Natural Balance Ultra Premium Cat Food Review

Chicken & Liver Pate Formula

Natural Balance Ultra Premium Cat Food Chicken & Liver Pate Formula

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Review of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Cat Food
Chicken & Liver Pate Formula

This product is manufactured by Natural Balance Pet Foods. Natural Balance Pet Foods is a subsidiary of Big Heart Pet Brands. In addition to Natural Balance, Big Heart Pet Brands also owns Nature's Recipe, Milk Bone, Meaty Bone, Meow Mix, PupPeroni, Ally Cat, and several other brands.

According to our data, this Natural Balance recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Natural Balance Ultra Premium Cat Food Chicken & Liver Pate Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Cat Food Chicken & Liver Pate Formula with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.

The second ingredient is chicken liver. Chicken liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, chicken liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

The third ingredient is chicken broth. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The fourth ingredient is carrot. Carrots are naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.

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

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Natural Balance Ultra Premium Cat Food Chicken & Liver Pate Formula are not as important as the first five ingredients.

However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Natural Balance recipe.

Next we have natural flavor. The usage of natural flavor to improve palatability is fairly common practice in cat food products.

The next ingredient is dried egg. Dried eggs consist of shell-free eggs which are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.

Then we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

Moving on, we have vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by cats.

The remaining ingredients in this Natural Balance Ultra Premium Cat Food recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by cats. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Natural Balance Ultra Premium Cat Food Chicken & Liver Pate Formula is 3.0 out of 5.