Natural Balance dog food is regarded as one of the best commercial dog food brands, by consumers and experts alike. Natural Balance dog food is regularly featured on various 10 Best Dog Food lists, and on the approved dog foods list published by the Whole Dog Journal.
Its founder, Dick Van Patten, is likely most recognized as the star playing the role of Tom Bradford in the TV show Eight is Enough.
He founded Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., in 1989. The company is based in Pacoima, California, and their dog food manufacturers are Chenango Valley Pet Foods, Sherburne, New York, and Diamond Pet Foods, Meta, Missouri.
Natural Balance is a human grade dog food. They use only USDA approved meat, and all dog food ingredients are grown domestically. All grains used in this top rated dog food are certified free from genetically modified organisms.
All Natural Balance products are free of fillers, wheat, corn, soy, and by-products. They are rich in vitamins and chelated minerals, and Omega three and Omega six fatty acids.
Since the 2007 dog food recalls, they began testing for Melamine and Cyanuric Acid in their own laboratory. They utilize an independent laboratory (NB Laboratories and Midwest Labs), who test for: E. coli, Salmonella, Ochratoxin, Zearalenone, Fumonisin, Aflatoxin, and DON (Vomitoxin).
Their product line includes a natural organic dog food formula, a vegetarian dog food, and allergy free dog food.