Thursday, May 19, 2016

product review: natural balance limited ingredient diet

this month bailey is reviewing natural balance limited ingredient white fish & sweet potato formula grain-free wet dog food courtesy of

upon opening the tub, you could see chunks of fish and veggies. the first ingredients are white fish, fish broth & sweet potato, followed by a list of vitamins and minerals.

day one went well. she liked it and finished both of her meals.

the next day however, she was a bit rumbly in her tumbly. hmm, coincidence or the food? i let a couple of days pass before trying it again. this time she didn't want it and ate around it. i let another couple of days pass and i opened another tub. when i spooned it into her bowl, i noticed a fish bone. then i found another and another. all in all, this is what i "fished" out of the 2.75 ounce tub.

this can't be right. they are sharp and i can only imagine what would happen if bailey were to ingest them. i called natural balance right away and they said it was not normal to find bones in the food. hmm. where's the quality control? needless to say, this was quite disconcerting. i've always trusted natural balance foods and since i didn't notice any in the first tub, i'm hoping this was just a fluke? but it sure was a lot of bones for such a small container.

overall, i am not that thrilled with this product. bailey ate it the first day but got a tummy ache. the next time she refused to eat it. then there's the issue of the fish bones. maybe i should have gone with the chicken.

according to their website:
• single source of animal protein
• limited carbohydrate sources
• premium flaked fish
• grain-free
• natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals
• contains no corn, wheat, soy, artificial preservatives, flavors or colors

thanks to sugar and oz for hosting the chewy influencer blog hop.

btw: provided us with the food in exchange for our honest opinion of the product. we did not receive any compensation for this post and we only share information that we feel is relevant to our readers.

until we meet again my friends-


  1. that would not be at all good - what if one got stuck in her throat?

  2. What the!!!! There is NO WAY Bailey could have swallowed that. I sure would email both companies and attach the picture
    Lily & Edward

    1. I hope Chewy saw that you called Natural Balance because we trusted their food too

  3. That is so not right to find bones! Thank goodness Bailey did not want to eat it. Thank you for your honest review - we will not buy this product
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  4. I find this very disturbing and would not buy this product. We all know fish have lots of little bones, perhaps you should of gone w/the chicken. You should write both companies and send the picture of the bones. Thank goodness Bailey did not eat it.

  5. Dear Bailey
    I am shocked! I'd like to read a follow up of what they did about it. A refund is not acceptable - a full apology is. Bones are very very dangerous to any dog - but especially to a petite one.
    Love Noodles

  6. Yikes! I'd definitely contact Chewy and Natural Balance!

  7. Glad Bailey didn't eat any of that container! Such a smart girl. :)

  8. There are no bones in ground sirloin

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