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A quote I often use is “The best diet for a dog is a well formulated raw diet, but the worst diet for a dog is a poorly formulated raw diet”. Feeding raw takes research and consideration, which is why foods such as Balanced Life offer an excellent solution. This is a raw diet conveniently dried for you to reconstitute at home with water before feeding. It’s a raw diet with the convenience of kibble, which is fantastic.
There are four formulas for dogs, and two for cats. Each formula uses a single meat protein source which makes this an excellent choice for dogs who suffer allergies to specific meats or grains (it’s grain free too!). In addition there’s a range of healthy treats which are also worth considering for healthy dog training sessions.
All recipes conform to the same formula of 80% meat/bones/offal, and 20% fruit/veg/vitamins/minerals/oils, so you can pick and choose what meat you want, and alternate between them.
The ratio of 80% to 20% is excellent. With many commercial brand kibbles you can be looking at 80% filler and perhaps 10% meat. That means Balanced Life is significantly healthier. Don’t be put off by bones and offal either, these are fundamental to a raw diet and provide essential nutrients for your pet to sustain a healthy life.
The remaining 20% is a mix of wonderful ingredients, with super-foods alfalfa, flaxseed, a mix of lentils, as well as peas, coconut, carrot, and more. Many of the minerals are chelated which means they’re much easier to absorb. This oozes quality and really shows it’s a quality product.
With the food being air dried it’ll retain a much higher nutrient content than kibbles which are cooked at high temps.
Could it get any better? Nope, not really. 5 star.
Where to buy?
Available from My Pet Warehouse
Well formulated raw diet with the convenience of being dried and easy to feed.
Nothing at all. You could argue the price, but you get what you pay for.
* Carbohydrates aren’t listed on pet food labels. With this being an air dried food moisture will be significant constituent, and carbohydrates will be low.
Chicken Meat, Chicken Organs (tripe, liver, heart, kidney, lung)*, Ground Chicken Bone, Alfalfa, Flax Seed, Green Peas, Coconut, Carrot, Green Lentils, Red Lentils, Sunflower Oil, Potato Starch, Chicory (Prebiotic), Cranberries, Parsley, Beetroot, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Barley Grass, Lecithin, Vegetable Extract Guar, Vegetable Glycerine, Vitamin C, Psyllium Husk, Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Natural Antioxidants (Rosemary Extract), Fish Oil, Sea Salt, Zinc Chelate, Vitamin E, Iron Chelate, Copper Chelate, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12.
*Organ Option may vary.