Nourishing grain-free canned cat foodNatural Balance cat food at offers complete nutrition for all life stagesLimited number of protein and carbohydrate sources for high quality nutritionDeveloped by veterinarians and animal nutritionistsNo artificial flavors or colors
Average Customer Rating:
(93 Reviews) 93
Rating Breakdown93 reviews
83 out of 93(89%)reviewers recommend this product.
This is my cats favorite brand of cat food, and the Venison and green pea is usually their pick. They do also like the duck and green pea, and the salmon and green pea. It is a quality food as I always read the ingredients thoroughly before I buy. I recently lost my 17 year old cat to complications of hyperthyroidism, but I still have 4 furbabies ranging in age from 16 to 2 years. One is overweight and two have long hair. Due to this I have to find a food that works for all of them, and the Dick Van Patton food does rhis well.
My cat jinxy can and will not eat anything except this food. I did a lot of research after her breakout of bleeding sores, scratching and sneezing. I was feeding her Friskies, wet food. Her coat looked bad, her eyes where dark. She was sick. I started eliminating certian meats, that didn't work. Then I found out that Friskies had a salmonella out break. I was so sad that she was sick because of that. So, I switched her to this food. She healded very quickly and she liked the food. I had tried so many other brands and food. She wouldn't touch it. She will and can eat the Duck, Venison and Salmon.
My cat is allergic to something, we think fish, and finding an affordable cat food with limited ingredients has been difficult. With this food an medicine from his Vet, he is able to live a healthy life with all the nutrients he needs. I can't tell if he doesn't like the texture or the taste but sometimes it takes him a bit to dig in. Over all, best solution for his allergies.
Our cat was having issues with very soft stools and diarrhea when we first adopted her. We had her tested several times for giardia, and her test kept coming back positive. We kept treating her for the giardia, but nothing got better. After a few months, we were told to have a feline diarrhea panel run and try switching to a limited ingredient diet. Turns out our baby was a carrier for giardia with no symptoms from it... the diarrhea was caused by her food. We were feeding her a good, balanced kitten food, but it was just too much for her stomach to handle. We have been feeding her the duck & green pea diet for 3+ years now (both soft and hard food), and we have had NO PROBLEMS with her stools since. We tried a few flavors when she was younger, but she seemed to do the best with the duck & green pea. She loves it as well! We now have another kitten, and he's doing great on this diet as well. The price for this food seems quite comparable with other well balanced cat/kitten foods.
I always am pleased ordering online with Petco. It's cheaper than buying here in Hawaii. If I ever have a problem with damaged cans (I'd rather be safe than sorry when dealing with a possibly broken seal and mold), I bring them in and have them evenly exchanged at the store. Just print out your return-to-store receipt. They NEVER give me a hassle and are always great! They always seem to have great specials online, and my cart always seems to be full enough for the free shipping! Even without the free shipping, the price for shipping is very reasonable (even to Hawaii). The only time I wouldn't recommend buying online is if you don't have a Petco near... no where to exchange out any damaged cans.
I would HIGHLY recommend anyone to try this diet if their kittens/cats are having problems with soft stools.
Have been giving this to my Ragdoll kitty for the past 20 months, ever since finding she had an allergy to chicken proteins. Also appreciate that it's gluten free and less of the typical "canned cat food smell". Only thing I would change would be to have it a little less "mushy".
I rescued three kittens when they were young and ended up keeping one of them. I named her Pumpkin. I soon realized she was developing sores on her lips, and her mouth became swollen. I was feeding her Friskies at the time.
Took her to a Vet, who diagnosed her with food allergies and told me to experiment with different brands, although Natural Balance L.I.D. was one food she did recommend.
I tried it and now Pumpkin no longer has those awful sores and swelling of the mouth. Plus she cries for it all the time. Very hungry my little Pumpkin. I have two other cats that do not have allergies but since they all steal each others' food I have to feed them all the same thing and the other cats love it too.
I recommend this cat food to anyone who has a cat with food allergies. It does "NOT" trigger allergies and is definitely worth the price.
I bought a case of this expensive limited ingredient cat food because my cat has developed a sensitive stomach and throws up most cat foods. But he steadfastly refuses to eat this. Guess he doesn't like green peas.
I have two cats who happen to have severe food allergies. After spending more than twice the amount on vet-prescribed limited ingredient food, I tried this food and crossed my fingers. Over a year later, my cats are healthier than ever. I was visiting my vet's office every month (sometimes more often) for gastrointestinal problems, skin problems, gum health problems, etc. before switching and now my kitties have been vet visit free except for well kitty checks. Their coats are shiny and they both eat every drop.
My cat savors the flavor of this product and awaits patiently every morning for her delicious morsel. She does not smell it first to see if it is edible. She digs right in and licks the plate clean. This makes me very happy knowing she enjoys her new found food supply.
I found the venison product to be the one food that settled my cats IBS, along with switching away from clay cat litter (use natural product only) and dry food. However, in the past 6 months, this product has been looser, mushy, watery. I called the company and they said they haven't changed the product, just sometimes the water content varies. I don't like paying for water, but am uncomfortable changing my cats diet as her IBS is well controlled. I don't use their other products, so I can't say how they've been, ie duck, chicken, etc.
We acquired a Himalayan cat who had skin problems. She scratched a lot and the groomer saw scars and scabs across her back when he was blowing her dry after a bath.
I switched to Natural Balance, one of several that the vet suggested, and in a month she was cleared up completely. I happened to pick the Duck and Green Pea, simple because it was the first one I saw, but I am sure that any of the other flavors would have worked just as well.
Now both our cats eat the dry and the canned Natural Balance and no more skin problems!
My cat LOVES all the Natural Balance canned flavors! Whenever I've tried switching him to more generic brands in the past, he's sniffed at them disdainfully and then cried. I also love these products because of their high quality ingredients. Would definitely recommend!
My kids are enjoying the new food. We had to switch because we had a very smelly poo problem. They are not too keen on the salmon but will eat it. They LOVE the venison, duck and chicken! I also love that I can get this delivered to my door as I live on the second floor. The redeliver function is also awesome! Thanks Petco for that option!
Great for allergy prone cats and owners on a budget
PostedApril 2, 2014
from Dunwoody, GA
Both of my cats love this food. It is a great supplement to the dry food of the same variety. They prefer this to the venison and green pea formula but like both of them. Great for my adult cat who can't have grains, and for our new kitten. Definitely one of the best values in grain free food and it contains NO byproduts or meal.