Gentle Balance™ Dry Dog Formula
Targeted Nutrition

Gentle Balance™ Dry Dog Formula

Our expert team of veterinarians, animal nutritionists and food scientists designed Gentle Balance to combine the benefits of healthy digestion, skin & coat support, and ideal stool quality into one formula. Including prebiotics and a special fiber blend to help support healthy digestion, we believe this formula is truly exceptional.

Available Sizes: 4.5 lb Bag, 13 lb Bag, 26 lb Bag
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Formula Benefits

Nutritional Info

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (Min.) 28.0%
Crude Fat (Min.) 16.0%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 6.0%
Moisture (Max.) 10.0%
Zinc (Min.) 80 mg/kg
Vitamin E (Min.) 50 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Min.) 55 mg/kg*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Min.) 0.5%*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Min.) 3.0%*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Full Ingredient List

GENTLE BALANCE FORMULA:
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Cassava Flour, Barley, Dried Eggs, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salmon Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Oat Groats, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Oat Fiber, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Carrots, Salt, Inulin, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Psyllium Seed Husks, Choline Chloride, Citric Acid (Preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), L-Carnitine, Kelp Meal, Cranberries, Parsley Flakes, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Spinach, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract
 
SYNERGY FORMULA:
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Lamb Meal, Dried Eggs, Oat Groats, Salmon Meal, Oat Hulls, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Carrots, Salmon Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Inulin, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Psyllium Seed Husks, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Citric Acid (Preservative), Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Dried Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Dried Cranberries, Dried Kelp, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract

Calorie Content (Calculated)

ME = 3,700 kcal/kg; 400 kcal/8 oz cup Note: The calories can vary slightly over time due to naturally occurring variation in ingredients, processing and analyses.

Nutritional Statement

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance® Gentle Balance Dry Dog Formula For Dog is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Adult Dogs.

Feeding Guidelines

Weight of Adult Dog (lb) Cups* Per Day
1 - 10 lb. ½ - ¾
10 - 20 lb. ¾ - 1 ¼
20 - 30 lb. 1 ¼ - 1 ¾
30 - 40 lb. 1 ¾ - 2 ¼
40 - 60 lb. 2 ¼ - 3
60 - 80 lb. 3 - 3 ¾
80 - 100 lb. 3 ¾ - 4 ½

*Based on a standard 8 oz measuring cup.

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 Gentle Balance Dry Dog Formula, we suggest starting 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.

 

For Dogs with Unique Needs


PREGNANT FEMALES
A minimal increase is needed during the first 6 weeks. Increase the amount fed up to 25% during weeks 7, 8, and 9.
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 workload increases, the demand for protein and fat increases proportionally. Dogs in hard training will generally require twice the maintenance levels.
OLDER DOGS
As your dog begins to age, his energy expenditure will decrease. Decreasing the amount of food accordingly will allow for the maintenance of proper body weight for a less active dog.

 

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 Gentle Balance Dry Dog Formula. 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!

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