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What is Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Bison Formula?

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Bison Formula is part of the Allergy-Free line of foods created for dogs prone to food allergies or sensitivities. This dog food limits the ingredients in your dog's diet which may help to reduce allergic reactions such as skin problems, upset stomach, or an irritable bowel. Fresh sweet potatoes, real bison meat, canola oil, and salmon oil comprise the bulk of this food without any artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors.

For:

Puppies and Dogs

Benefits:
  • Fresh and simple ingredients provide natural sources of protein and carbohydrates
  • Bison meat is rich in amino acids and contains less fat than other animal proteins found in many commercial pet foods
  • For all breeds and life stages
  • Limited ingredients make this an ideal food for dogs with food allergies or sensitivities
  • Grain free
  • Easily digestible
  • No artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors
  • Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids promote healthy skin and coat
  • Formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) dog food nutrient profile for all life stages
  • Made in the USA
How it works:

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets are specially formulated to help reduce allergic reactions in dogs with food sensitivities. By using fresh protein sources and quality carbohydrates (such as sweet potatoes and real bison meat) these simple ingredients may help to rebuild your dog's immune system and reduce allergic reactions. The bison meat used in this formula was raised on an all natural diet free of antibiotics and hormones. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids from canola oil and salmon oil help to maintain your dog's skin health and shiny coat.

Cautions:

None.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Puppies: From six weeks to six months, feed three times a day. You may want to add a small amount of canned dog food for ease of feeding. The amount of canned dog food can be gradually decreased as the puppy matures. After six months, it is recommended to feed twice daily.
  • Adult Dogs: Adult dogs should be fed either once or twice per day. When you first start feeding Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Bison Formula, we suggest to start with the amounts recommended in the table below. Energy requirements vary with environmental conditions, temperature, and activity of your dog. The amount of food should always be adjusted to suit your dog's needs.
  • Pregnant Dogs: A pregnant dog requires little or no increase of food during the first 6 weeks of pregnancy. During the remaining 3 weeks, the demand for nutrients will gradually increase and the food intake should increase accordingly. During the 7th week, the food intake should increase by approximately 10% and by 20% during weeks 8 and 9.
Lactating Dogs:

Lactation is the most nutritionally demanding period in your dog's life. Immediately after whelping, the nutritional demand for the new mother increases by 50% compared to the maintenance level. Nutritional requirements are dependent on the size of the mother and the number of nursing puppies. So as not to overwhelm the digestive system, the lactating mother should be fed 3 or 4 times per day. As a guideline, we suggest the following schedule:

  • After whelping, feed 50% above maintenance level-feed in 3 equal meals per day.
  • During the second week, feed twice the maintenance level-feed in 3 or 4 equal meals per day.
  • During the third week, feed three times the maintenance level-feed in 3 or 4 equal meals per day.
  • During the sixth week gradually reduce the food intake back to twice the maintenance level-feed in 3 equal meals per day.
  • During weeks 7 and 8, feed 20% above maintenance levels-feed in 2 equal meals per day.
Tip:

We recommend a gradual introduction by replacing the current food with increasing portions of the new Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Bison Formula. The change should be over a 5 to 7 day weaning period.

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Bison Formula
Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Bison Formula
Storage:

Store in a cool and dry place.

Ingredients
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Bison Formula:

Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes, Bison, Potato Protein, Canola Oil (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Potato Fiber, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Salmon Oil (a source of DHA), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Amount
Crude Protein
20.0% (Min)
Crude Fat
10.0% (Min)
Crude Fiber
3.0% (Max)
Moisture
10.0% (Max)
Calcium
1.0% (Min)
Phosphorus
0.8% (Min)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
0.3% (Min)
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
0.01% (Min)
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
3.0% (Min)
Calorie Content: 345 kcals per 8 oz cup
Customer Reviews
Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Bison Formula is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Food for my 3 large dogs I have 3 picky eaters with different needs: Bear, Brutus, and Scarlett. Bear and Brutus both get food allergies so I have to be careful on the contents of the food- Brutus and Scarlett are found to have issues with chicken and certain foods cause Bear to dig at his ears and paws. As far as taste goes, Bear and Brutus are super picky on what food they will eat- The Bison and Sweet Potato is by far their favorite. Scarlett will walk away from food if it's not up to her standards, but dives right in when it's "dinner time". My dogs have been on this food for ~4 months and so far so good- they're still happy with the flavor, haven't had any allergy issues, and have maintained a healthy weight.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puppy to adult food I have 2 Akita's 5 month old & 2 year old. Was in search for food for both. This product does that it's food for puppy to adult. Since my dogs have been eating this product I have noticed a big difference in their health and so as their Vet. So happy to have found a great product
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my dog from endless scratching! Since my female GSD was 3 months old she has been scratching and biting non-stop to the point where she pulled out patches of fur on her sides and under belly. Vet visits led to prescriptions that only temporarily relieved her discomfort and complicated bathing regiments that were hard to implement. After extensive research into low allergy diets, I decided to give this food a try. I started with the sweet potatoes and fish variety which she didn't prefer and gave her very foul smelling excrement, but after settling on this food she has never been better. This food dramatically decreased her scratching and her fur is growing back in her bald spots. I encourage anyone who is struggling with allergies to give this a try, especially before turning to the allergy panel vets suggest which are costly and the results are wishy washy. Might as well give this food a try since your pet has to eat anyway over paying the 200$ for the test. Just remember that when doing a new food trial (especially for allergy pets) you need to give the food at least 8 weeks and feed NOTHING else during that time which could trigger a reaction- no treats or human food. I even prefer thi sover prescription diet options which I can get for free as a veterinary student. Best of luck!
Date published: 2012-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! My dog is part shar-pei with dry skin issues, this food does wonders for her coat. Not to mention she absolutely loves it and has been eating it for about 2 years now! Great dog food.
Date published: 2012-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes Allergic Dogs Happy! Amazing food for dogs with allergies. Queenie loves it and who knew Bison would help her get rid of the rashes and scratching she used to have. I think this meat must be amazing for her coat as it is shiner than it has ever been. Love Natural Balance for making amazing food for allergic dogs! My Queenie gives it a royal four paws up!
Date published: 2012-02-01
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Q&A

How many calories are in a cup?  Also what wet food would you recommend.

Asked by: carrie
375 calories per cup. My dog Lula loves  this one http://www.1800petmeds.com/Natural+Balance+L.I.D.+Limited+Ingredient+Diets+Canned+Dog+Food-prod60366.html
Answered by: Laura PetMed Pro
Date published: 2016-03-08

I have two 7lb Chihuahuas and I'm worried the actual food may be too hard/large for them. How large is each piece of food and how hard is it?

They obviously have tiny teeth and mouths so I'm on the search for food that is tiny and somewhat soft. Thanks for your time.
Asked by: Jco
Thank you for your question. The dog food is a smaller size and it is hard like a normal dog food.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-04-09

My 50 lb. dog eats 2.5 cups/day of his current food. Would he really need 5.5 cups/day of this food??

Asked by: lsmiaka
Thank you for your question. The recommendation is as follows: Dogs weighing 41-60 lbs 2 1/2 - 3 1/3 cups.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2013-12-30

How many pounds in this bag

Asked by: chris
The Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Bison Formula comes in 3 sizes. A 5 lb bag, a 15 lb bag, and a 28 lb bag..
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2013-09-18
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