Limited Ingredient Diets

These formulas can help you provide unique alternatives for your pet and minimize the number of ingredients they're exposed to.

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Overview

Limited ingredient diets minimize the number of ingredients that pets are exposed to, which can be helpful for pet parents looking for simple formulas with simple ingredients.

Natural Balance® LID Limited Ingredient Diets® foods and our LIT Limited Ingredient Treats® provide unique alternatives for pets, including:

  • True limited ingredient formulas, with single-sources of animal protein and limited carbohydrate sources
  • The most extensive selection of unique proteins including duck, venison, bison, and lamb
  • Complete lines of limited ingredient offerings for both cats and dogs, including dry and canned formulas and treats!

Explore the FAQs to discover more!

Overview

Limited ingredient diets minimize the number of ingredients that pets are exposed to, which can be helpful for pet parents looking for simple formulas with simple ingredients.

Natural Balance® LID Limited Ingredient Diets® foods and our LIT Limited Ingredient Treats® provide unique alternatives for pets, including:

  • True limited ingredient formulas, with single-sources of animal protein and limited carbohydrate sources
  • The most extensive selection of unique proteins including duck, venison, bison, and lamb
  • Complete lines of limited ingredient offerings for both cats and dogs, including dry and canned formulas and treats!

Explore the FAQs to discover more!

FAQ

How can I limit the ingredients my pet is exposed to?
Feeding formulas with limited ingredients is a great way to minimize their exposure to ingredients. Limited ingredient formulas have a restricted number of protein and carbohydrate sources.

How should I go about trying a limited ingredient diet for my pet?
Food trials on a limited ingredient diet should take place over at least 12 weeks using a novel protein and carbohydrate source that the pet has not had before. No other treats or food items should be fed during these first twelve weeks.

How else can I limit my pet’s exposure to certain ingredients?
Pets that can benefit from a limited ingredient diet should not have unsupervised access to human foods, garbage, or outdoor areas where they can ingest plants.

I primarily feed dry food, but I also occasionally give my pet canned food and treats. Can I still do this with a limited ingredient diet?
Yes. Simply match the protein and carbohydrate sources of your LID Limited Ingredient Diets® Dry Formula with the appropriate LID Limited Ingredient Diets® Canned Formula and/or L.I.T. Limited Ingredient Treats® Formulas.

For example, if chicken and sweet potato are the protein and carbohydrate sources in your dog’s limited ingredient diet, you can feed these Natural Balance® formulas:

  • LID Limited Ingredient Diets® Chicken & Sweet Potato Dry Dog Formula
  • LID Limited Ingredient Diets® Chicken & Sweet Potato Canned Dog Formula

You can also choose from five L.I.T. Limited Ingredient Treats® Formulas—including Dental Chews—that offer chicken and sweet potato!

Testimonials

2015/12/22-R-Monica

My two year old German Shepherd began having extreme breathing problems. After several visits to the Vet, and confirmed xrays of bronchitis, the Vets weren't sure of what was wrong with him. Numerous steroids and antibiotics did not rid him of his rapid breathing. I began reading on forums that GSD's are known to have many food allergies. Several people recommended Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets, and monitor his reactions. After trying several of the L.I.D. Limited Ingredient D
Monica
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2015/12/18-W-Brent

I am writing to you today to tell you that I am so pleased with the way my dogs are doing on your food. I am a breeder/exhibitor of American Cocker Spaniels. I am currently feeding your Sweet Potato & Venison formula. I have never had such wonderful results as I am having now. If you have any items that you might be interested in giving me, and would love to represent your brand. I see a lot of exhibitors with Purina and Eukanuba towels and aprons, and I think to myself how much better your prod
Brent
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2015/12/23-P-Deborah

My 11-year-old cat was suffering from severe scratching of her face and ears ...We switched her to the L.I.D. Duck & Green Pea and within 1 week...the scratching has stopped. She is back to her old self. I just wish I had made the change sooner.
Deborah
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