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Alpha® Trout, Salmon Meal & Whitefish Dry Cat Formula

Alpha® Trout, Salmon Meal & Whitefish Dry Cat Formula
Available in 5 lb & 10 lb bags


When cats roamed the earth they hunted for their meals in the wild to pursue the nutritional balance they craved. Inspired by their primitive instincts, Natural Balance® has created ALPHA: a grain-free blend of multiple, high quality proteins, fruits and vegetables to balance your cat’s nutritional needs with a formula that goes back to the grain-free benefits of the wild.

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

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Product Highlights

Moderate Protein Levels We use a uniqueDawn of a New Grain-Free combination of proteins combined with the novel source of garbanzo beans to provide a balanced diet for your cat’s overall well-being.

Editor's Choice AwardsCompletely Grain Free Grain-free carbohydrate sources, like sweet potatoes, provide the energy your cat 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 cat 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 pumpkin, cranberries and blueberries to help your cat achieve a harmonious balance that is both healthy and delicious. We’ve also added garden greens to satisfy their green cravings.

Daily Feeding Guidelines


Newly weaned kittens can be offered Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance® ALPHA® Dry Cat Food moistened with warm water. You can also mix in Natural Balance® Canned Cat Food for ease of feeding. Kittens should be fed free choice to promote healthy growth and adequate weight gain. Food intake requirement may vary depending on age, activity, and environment, and should be adjusted accordingly.

Adult Cats
Weight of Cat (lbs)Serving Size
4 or lessup to 3/8 cup*
4 - 73/8 to 2/3 cup*
7 - 102/3 to 3/4 cup*
10 - 133/4 to 7/8 cup*
13 - 167/8 to 1 cup*

*Standard 8 oz. Measuring Cup.

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

Adult cats should be fed either once or twice per day. When you first start feeding Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance® ALPHA® Dry Cat Food, we suggest to start with the amounts recommended in the Table. Energy requirements vary with environmental conditions, temperature and activity of your cat. The amount of food should always be adjusted to suit your cat’s needs. If you would like to provide a special treat for your cat, you can add small amounts of Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance® Canned Cat Food.

Gestating and Lactating Queens

Gestating and lactating queens will consume more, usually 1/2 to 2 cups daily.

The Older Cat

As your cat 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 cat. Older cats are sometimes more reluctant to eat hard foods. Adding larger amounts of Natural Balance® Canned Cat Food will make the most "finicky" eater enjoy their daily meals.

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 cat’s diet, the change should be made gradually, by replacing the current food with increasing portions of Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance® ALPHA® Dry Cat Food. The change should be completed after 5 to 7 days. The maintenance of proper body weight is most important for your cat’s health. Consult your veterinarian for specific weight recommendations for your cat. Remember, fresh clean water should be available at all times!

Ingredient Listing/Guaranteed Analysis

Trout, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Salmon Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Peas, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Fish Meal, Pea Protein, Sweet Potatoes, Whitefish, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Pumpkin, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Egg, Salmon Oil, Carrot Pomace, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Celery Pomace, Cranberries, Blueberries, 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, menadione sodium bisulfite complex), Kelp Meal, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Inulin, Minerals (zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), Beet Pomace, Ascorbic Acid (source of vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Parsley Pomace, Lettuce Pomace, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Watercress Pomace, Spinach Pomace, Citric Acid And Mixed Tocopherols (preservatives), Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein35.0% minimum
Crude Fat12.0% minimum
Crude Fiber3.5% maximum
Moisture10.0% maximum
Taurine0.12% minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids*2.0% minimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids*0.8% minimum

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance® ALPHA® Cat Trout, Salmon Meal & Whitefish Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles for all life stages.


Metabolizable energy 3574 kcal/kg, 370 kcal/8 oz cup (calculated).

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


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