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Alpha® Lamb, Chicken Meal & Rabbit Dry Dog Formula

Alpha® Lamb, Chicken Meal & Rabbit Dry Dog Formula
Available in 5 lb, 12.5 lb & 25 lb bags

Description

When dogs roamed the earth they hunted for their meals, pursuing a balanced diet of protein, fruits and vegetables. Natural Balance® has created ALPHA: a grain-free blend of high quality proteins, fruits and vegetables. We've balanced your dog's nutritional needs with a formula that rivals the grain-free benefits of the wild.

Complete and balanced nutrition for all breeds, from puppies to adults.

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Product Highlights

Moderate Protein Levels We use a unique Dawn of a New Grain-Freecombination of proteins combined with the novel source of garbanzo beans to provide a balanced diet for your dog's overall well-being.

Editor's Choice AwardsCompletely Grain Free Grain-free carbohydrate sources, like sweet potatoes, provide the energy your dog needs to thrive in their natural form.

Healthy Digestion Prebiotics Prebiotics feed the beneficial bacteria that reside in a healthy digestive tract so that your dog can maintain optimal digestion.

ALPHA CricleUnique Fruits & Veggies In addition to the legume garbanzo beans - an excellent source of fiber and protein - we have also added blueberries, zucchinis and apples to help your dog achieve a harmonious balance that is both healthy and delicious.

 

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Daily Feeding Guidelines

Puppies
Weight of Puppy (lbs)Serving Size
10 or less1 1/2 to 2 cups*
10 - 202 to 3 1/2 cups*
20 - 303 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups*
30 - 405 1/2 to 7 cups*
40 - 607 to 9 cups*
60 - 809 to 11 1/2 cups*
80 - 10011 1/2 to 13 cups*

*Standard 8 oz. measuring cup.

Note: These feeding guidelines are suggested only, feeding amounts may vary by breed, activity level, temperament and climate.

Puppies can begin nibbling on moistened Natural Balance® ALPHA® Dry Dog Food before they are weaned. From six weeks to six months, feed three times a day. You may want to add a small amount of Natural Balance® Canned Dog Food for ease of feeding. The amount of canned dog food can be gradually decreased as the puppy matures. After six months, it is recommended to feed twice daily.

Adult Dogs
Weight of Dog (lbs)Serving Size
10 or less1/2 to 1 cup*
10 - 201 to 1 1/2 cups*
20 - 301 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups*
30 - 402 1/2 to 3 cups*
40 - 603 1/4 to 4 cups*
60 - 803 3/4 to 4 3/4cups*
80 - 1004 3/4 to 5 1/2 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® ALPHA® Dry Dog Food, 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.

Pregnant Females

Minimal increase needed during first 6 weeks. Weeks 7, 8, & 9 increase up to 25%.

Lactating Females

Immediately after whelping, the nutritional demand increases by 50% compared to maintenance levels. Feed in 3 equal meals per day.

Working Dogs

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.

Feeding Management

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® ALPHA® Dry Dog Food. 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

Lamb, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Garbanzo Beans, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Rabbit, Alfalfa Meal, Beet Pulp, Pea Protein, Potato Starch, Dried Egg, Salmon Oil, Vegetable Pomace (carrot, celery, beet, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach), Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Blueberries, Apples, Zucchini, Dried Kelp, Vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid), Taurine, Inulin, Minerals (zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous sulfate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), L-carnitine, Ascorbic Acid (source of vitamin C), Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-methionine, L-lysine, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives).

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein26.0% minimum
Crude Fat11.5% minimum
Crude Fiber4.0% maximum
Moisture10.0% 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® ALPHA® Dog Lamb, Chicken Meal and Rabbit Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for all life stages.

Calories

Metabolizable energy 3508 kcal/kg, 375 kcal/8 oz cup (calculated).

Note: The calories can vary slightly over time due to naturally occurring variation in ingredients, processing and analyses.

Testimonials

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