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L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® Potato & Rabbit Dry Dog Formula Testimonials

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Not Once but Twice in a Lifetime

My oldest dog Spanky is a Boston Terrier. Boston's are notorious for belly issues, and Spanky was no different. When he turned about 2 years old he started losing weight and couldn't keep anything down. This went on for over 3 months. Between diarrhea and vomiting, he was one miserable dog. Finally I researched homemade diets and started the timely process of making all his meals by scratch. Some weeks I would spend up to 10 hours a week preparing his meals. But it worked and he was able to put back the weight and got a clean bill of health. After doing this for 2 years I decided to try and give dog food another try. I started out with a formula from Pet Value, it was ok but Spanky started vomiting once or twice a week again. One day I decided to pick up a few sample bags of Natural Balance. That very first night I opened the sample bag my cat believe it or not, went wild about the food. We couldn't keep him out of the dog bowl. Spanky scarfed down his food and even with as fast as he ate he never vomited. Immediatly the next day I checked his bowel movement, and I couldn't believe the reduction. I though maybe something was wrong with him. I went to the store and bought a small bag of the food and gave it a try for a week. I just couldn't believe the immediate turn around. Spanky has now been on Natural Balance for approx 8 years. But this isn't the end of our tale. About a month ago I inquired about a dog that was being used as a "Breeder". Maci had her first round of puppies but was in dire straights. While she was pregnant she became very ill. Her stools turned to bloody masses and she was vomiting several times a day. The man who owned her did nothing for her as her puppies were very valuable to him. During her pregnancy Maci lost almost 8 lbs and delivered her 4 Old English Bulldogges by emergency C-Section. 1 puppy was a still born, and one puppy died over the course of a few days. 2 puppies remained and the breeder continued to make Maci welp them. She lost an additional 4 more pounds and continued with bloody stools and vomit for almost 6 weeks. Her days were coming to an end and when it was evident that she could no longer care for her puppies the breeder decided she was no longer worth anything to him and he was going to have her put to sleep. Even the vet agreed that ending her life was probably the best for her, as her blood tests revealed she was in multi organ failure. But a woman that was helping with Maci saw in Maci's eyes that she wasn't ready to go yet. She asked for a day or two to see if she could find her a home. I answered the call and immediately picked up an extremely weak, emaciated abused dog. I wasn't sure she was going to live through the night. I took Maci home, and bathed her. I made her a gigantic bowl of rice and liver and just cuddled with her. After a few days she started to have more energy and her stool was forming. After 2 weeks I started giving her Natural Balance dog food. We use all the Limited Ingredient Flavors with Spanky but chose the Potato and Rabbit for Maci. I am extremely happy to report that Maci just received a clean bill of health from our Vet. Her lab levels are completely normal. She is slowly gaining back the weight she lost, and she has all the energy an 18 month old dog is supposed to have (and then some). I sincerly credit Natural Balance in helping me save this dogs life. My vet also credits it as well. I don't generally give product recommendations as I feel most products play plenty of money to make plenty of money on advertising, but this is not just some product. This is food for my dog that saved her life! So thank you, keep up the great work, and please by all means SEND ME COUPONS!!!

Tasha K

Best Dog Food Ever

Since my Chocolate Lab was a puppy he had issues digesting dog food to add to my problem at 7 months old he almost went bald. I brought him to a dog dermatologist and spent $700 dollars in painful test to find out there was nothing wrong with his coat but clearly there was a problem. They suggested he may have a food allergy and told me to try a limited ingredient diet. They wrote me a prescription for a very expensive dog food to remedy the problem. Then I brought my boy to a regular check up with his vet. The vet was very concerned about his hair loss and told me he didn't want to run any test and waste my money. He explained my dog has a food allergy and the number one food allergy for dogs is chicken. He went on to say after the dog food companies went to a healthier grain free diet revolution their primary protein went from beef to chicken. He even went on to say many people don't realize that their dogs even have allergies they just think their little friends just shed a lot, but in fact the shedding is an allergic reaction to chicken. He told me to try a limited ingredient diet and suggested Sweet Potato and Venison by Natural Balance. I picked up a bag and seen an immediate difference my dogs coat grew back and his stools were very solid. He still shed, but I figured that was natural however I noticed when I tried Sweet Potato and Fish he responded even better with a shiny coat. Then just to switch it up I tried sweet Potato and Rabbit because the local pet store was out of the other types I used. The Sweet Potato and Rabbit was remarkable! Not only does he like it, but he doesn't shed at all now (I cant even comb enough out to make coming worth while anymore) On top of all that his coat is so thick and full now he doesn't even look like my dog anymore. I hope they never discontinue this mixture because it took me 3 years to find it and I would just die if it ever got taken off the market. He's my Hunting buddy and the smartest dog I have ever trained. It would be so much better if chicken/ poultry would just be removed from dog food but for now Natural Balance makes the safest dog friendly dog food I have ever bought!

Gary R

Rabbit and Potato

I must say the LID Rabbit and Potato is by far the best choice and taste I've given both my dogs! I have a 5 yr old puggle with severe allergies to every type of protein except this and he highly enjoys it! I also have a beagle I just rescued form a puppy mill and she is at the tender age of 12 with many health issues and this appears to be the best choice for her as well as it hasn't affected their digestive tract or allergies. But I cannot seem to replenish the rabbit and potato anywhere, I've searched online and all the local pet stores that carry it and it's sold out everywhere! How long will this issue take to fix? I hope its not a recall problem. I truly hope this is brought to the proper persons attention. Thank you! regards, happy parent and customer :)

Maria R

Potato & Rabbit

My 10 year old beagle had constant ear problems. Smelly red tared ears. I switched to L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Potato & Rabbit from a chicken based product and the ears cleared up after one and a half weeks. The only problem is the beet pulp ingredient caused lots of painful gas. Today I changed his food to L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Bison which does not contain beet pulp. I read the pulp does not digest well and can cause gas. I hope my new food choice works out. I let you know in a few weeks in the Bison Sweet Potato review section. Tom

Tom G


I have a family of 3 pugs. A mama, and a boy from each of her two litters. They have all been on high quality limited ingredient dog food their entire lives. Everyone they meet are amazed at how youthful and healthy they are for their age. I used to have to keep switching brands and varieties as inevitably, one or another of my pugs would develop an allergy or digestive problem to an ingredient. Then we tried Natural Balance's L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Rabbit and Potato formula, and I was amazed at the results! The energy level of my aging puggies sky rocketed. Also their fur became rabbit soft, to the envy of all at the dog park! All of the Petco's have sold out, and tell me there has been a supply issue from the company. I truly hope it is resolved as quickly and inexpensively as its uncompromising high quality standards permit. I hope this entry is useful. Thank you!

Benjamin F

I have an 8 year old pug, she has suffered from allergies since a pup. She was constantly licking and scratching her butt, her legs and/or paws. It looked so awful because it looked like her skin was on fire from her constant licking. She had horrible smell coming from her ears. All around her skin produced an awful smell. I have spent tons of $$ on Vet visits, dermatologists, allergy medication; and offered her a large variety of foods (also tried different kinds of Natural Balance foods). About a month ago I walk into my local Petco and I'm standing in the Natural Balance aisle debating which flavor to buy her because I'm to the point I don't know how to help her. I'm walking back and forth looking like a lost soul and a Petco employee comes up to me and offers to help me. I explain the situation and she points to me the L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Potato & Rabbit formula. She HIGHLY recommended it to me and she continued to say she feeds her own dogs. I immediately start feeding her the food (of course she loves it, my pug is just happy to eat). One day on our daily walks I start noticing her behind isn't fire red anymore, I pick her up and just start examining her. Her legs and paws are actual color. Her ears aren't that awful flaky red color with that disgusting smell. I'm kind of in shock (its been maybe about 1 or so since starting the formula) I start noticing she's not constantly jumping from her naps attacking her skin. Her skin isn't smelly anymore. She's finally a happy pug and I'm finally a happy pug owner :) I 100% recommend this L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Potato & Rabbit formula! If I could of started her on this 8 years ago I could of saved tons of $! It is worth every single penny.

Jennifer M

Finally found one that works for my dogs!

We switched to Natural Balance (Original Ultra Premium) approximately 2 years ago at the recommendation of a vet right be we moved across the country. When we relocated to the new area we noticed our dog started chewing and licking his paws. The new vet said it was likely anxiety, or allergens in our new yard. We tried wiping his feet off after being outdoors, everything to no avail. I recently switched vets, and he thought the paw licking was due to food allergies. I had never even considered that, and had forgotten I switched him around the same time of our move. He recommended a dog food with rabbit as it tends to be more hypoallergenic. We were happy to find that Natural Balance also carried a L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Potato & Rabbit choice! We switched them over and the licking seemed to subside...but he had also been given a steroid, so I thought I would wait before determining the reason for improvement. 3 weeks later not only has his licking and chewing nearly completely ceased, but his ears stopped smelling too! The vet also told me that food allergies can affect their ears, which I didn't know. He is no longer itchy, and his coat is so soft and shiny now! Thank you for offering choices to the dogs who might be a little more sensitive to certain ingredients. We love it, and purchase quite a lot on a routine basis for our two hungry golden retrievers! Thank you.

Heather S
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