I know many of my friends use Natural Balance. I know, because I have recommended their products for years. We've used many of their dry foods and their rolled food as training treats.
Natural Balance just recently recalled some of their foods due to melamine contaminated rice gluten.
I had been feeding the recalled product, Venison and Rice, on and off, switching it out with the Natural Balance Ultra Premium and Candidae when I couldn't get the Venison and Rice. And I was using it even during the time that we lost Chelsea a couple months ago. Oddly enough, all my dogs got sick immediately after opening a bag of the Natural Balance Venison and Rice. All of them except for one. Kishi, the one who eats a raw meat diet.
The other dogs bounced back after taking them off the food and feeding them homemade rice and chicken for a couple of weeks. Chelsea just got weaker and weaker. We didn't test her for kidney failure. So I guess we'll never know for sure. It was a couple weeks before the Menu Foods recalls began. I sighed with relief when I didn't see Natural Balance on the first list. I really never expected to see them on the list. I felt I was feeding a high quality food that would never let something like this happen.
But it did. The announcement was made a few days ago and these products were on the list.
Venison and Brown Rice Dry Dog Formula
Venison and Brown Rice Canned Dog Food
Venison & Brown Rice Formula Dog Treats
Venison and Green Pea Dry Cat Formula
Chicken Formula Canned Dog Food
Lamb Formula Canned Dog Food
Beef Formula Canned Dog Food
Ocean Fish Formula Canned Cat Food
If you want more information on the Natural Balance Recall:
Needless to say, my pups are all happily eating a different brand of food-