4.5lb - 26lb
Natural Balance® Vegetarian Dry Dog Formula is designed to provide all breeds of adult dogs a complete and balanced alternative to a meat-based diet. This formula offers dogs the same essential nutrients found in diets with meat as the primary protein source, but it is made with no animal or dairy products.
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance® Vegetarian Dry Dog Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Adult Dogs.
Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Barley, Peas, Potato Protein, Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Potatoes, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D2 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin), Flaxseed, Dried Spinach, Parsley, Cranberries, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, L-Carnitine, Citric Acid (Used As A Preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (Used As A Preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Rosemary Extract.
Crude Protein (Min.) 18.0%
Crude Fat (Min.) 8.0%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 5.0%
Moisture (Max.) 10.0%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Min.) 0.30%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Min.) 1.5%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
ME = 3,480 kcal/kg; 365 kcal/8 oz cup Note: The calories can vary slightly over time due to naturally occurring variation in ingredients, processing and analyses.
|Weight of Dog (lb)||Cups per day|
|1 - 10||1/2 - 1|
|10 - 20||1 - 1 1/2|
|20 - 40||2 - 2 1/2|
|40 - 60||2 1/2 - 3 1/2|
|60 - 80||3 1/2 - 4 1/2|
|80 - 100||4 1/2 - 5|
*Based on a standard 8 oz measuring cup.
These feeding guidelines are suggested only. Feeding amounts may vary by breed, activity level, temperament and climate. Amounts are recommended for an average dog with normal activity. Adjust feeding guideline according to your dog’s age, activity level, and environment.
Adult dogs should be fed either once or twice a day. When you first start feeding Natural Balance® Vegetarian Dry Dog Formula, we suggest starting with the amounts recommended in the table. The amount of food should always be adjusted to suit your dog’s needs.
Based on the work your dog will be asked to perform, the nutritional requirements will vary accordingly. As the workload increases, the demand for protein and fat increases proportionally. Dogs in hard training will generally require twice the maintenance levels.
As your dog begins to age, his energy expenditure will decrease. Decreasing the amount of food accordingly will allow for the maintenance of proper body weight for a less active dog.
We recommend that you do not add vitamins, minerals, or any other supplements, except upon the advice of a veterinarian. When switching your dog's diet, the change should be made gradually by replacing the current food with increasing portions of Natural Balance® Vegetarian Dry Dog Formula. The change should be completed after 5 to 7 days. The maintenance of proper body weight is most important for your dog's health. Consult your veterinarian for specific weight recommendations for your dog.
Remember, fresh clean water should be available at all times!
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