Natural Balance Delectable Delights Review

Tender Cuts Venison Formula

Natural Balance Delectable Delights Tender Cuts Venison Formula

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Review of Natural Balance Delectable Delights
Tender Cuts Venison Formula

Ingredient Review

The first ingredient is venison. Although venison is an excellent protein source, raw venison contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of venison is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.

The second ingredient is chicken. Chicken is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, chicken contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of chicken is dramatically reduced after cooking.

The third ingredient is brown rice flour. Brown rice flour is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, brown rice flour is easy to digest.

The fourth ingredient is vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin is a clear, orderless liquid derived from plant oils. It is often used to increase the product's moisture and/or improve palatability.

The fifth ingredient is tapioca starch. Tapioca starch is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard.

Controversial Ingredients

Caramel color is a concentrated form of caramel, a natural food colorant. Caramel color has been linked to cancer in laboratory animals. Since our pets do not care about food color, caramel color is an unnecessary addition with possible health risks.