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Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Vegetarian Dry Formula provides adult dogs with the same essential nutrients found in diets containing meat. We do not use any animal or dairy products in this formula.
Complete and balanced nutrition for adult dogs.
A TRUE Vegan Formula A complete and balanced alternative to a meat-based diet. Provides adult dogs with the same essential nutrients found in diets with meat as the protein source. We do not use any animal or dairy products in this formula.
Brown Rice Rice grain with the bran portion intact, an excellent source of carbohydrates. Contains increased levels of B vitamins.
Oatmeal An exceptional source of carbohydrates, fiber, thiamine and vitamin E. Not widely used in pet food because of cost.
Potatoes Premium quality carbohydrate, rich in potassium and highly digestible energy source.
Green Peas An excellent source for B complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin A, protein, carbohydrates and fiber.
No Artificial Flavors or Colors.
Daily Feeding Guidelines
|Weight of Dog (lbs)||Serving Size|
|10 or less||1/2 to 1 cup*|
|10 - 20||1 to 1 1/2 cups*|
|20 - 30||1 1/2 to 2 cups*|
|30 - 40||2 to 2 1/2 cups*|
|40 - 60||2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups*|
|60 - 80||3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups*|
|80 - 100||4 1/2 to 5 1/4 cups*|
*Standard 8 oz. measuring cup.
Note: The amounts in the table are intended as guidelines only. The food intake should be adjusted according to the age, weight, breed, temperature, climate and activity level of your dog. Consult a veterinarian for specific weight recommendations.
Adult dogs should be fed either once or twice per day. When you first start feeding Natural Balance Vegetarian Formula, we suggest to start with the amounts recommended in the Table. 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.
Based on the work your dog will be asked to perform, the nutritional requirements will vary accordingly. As the work load 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 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 Ultra Premium Vegetarian 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!
Ingredient Listing/Guaranteed Analysis
Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Peas, Potato Protein, Canola Oil, Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Vegetable Flavoring, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Cranberries, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Kelp, 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, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-2 Supplement, Folic Acid.
|Crude Protein||18.0% minimum|
|Crude Fat||8.0% minimum|
|Crude Fiber||4.0% maximum|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids*||2.0% minimum|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids*||0.3% minimum|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Vegetarian Formula For Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for adult dogs.
Metabolizable energy 3520 kcal/kg, 340 kcal/8 oz cup (calculated).
Note: The calories can vary slightly over time due to naturally occurring variation in ingredients, processing and analyses.