Allergy Management Made Easy with Natural Balance #PetSmartStory

Posted on Sep 5 2015 - 10:55pm by Susan Bewley

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As some of you know, our household is pretty excited about Natural Balance® now being available at PetSmart®. With the Ivi bitty puppy being allergic to turkey, we have had to re-think some of our treat and food choices, especially if it involves any sort of food Ivi may share with Reya. With Natural Balance now being available at our local PetSmart, we have an unparalleled selection of quality pet products now at our disposal. While they have always had a great selection of premium pet food, having such a great natural pet food selection was pretty great for us, especially since Natural Balance has a great selection of grain free natural pet foods for both dogs and cats.  As you can see, Ivi was pretty excited about our last visit to PetSmart to check out this awesome food.

Looking for food and treats to make managing dog allergies easier? See what we think of PetSmart's selection of Natural Balance food & treats here!  #PetSmartStory

For both the girls, the first Natural Balance food we tried that really impressed us was their Wild Pursuit Dry Dog Food. For those who haven’t heard of this food, it is a grain-free food that was inspired by the diet of our dogs’ ancestors, which is higher in protein and from different animal sources.  Not only is the kibble itself formulated to be as nutritious as possible for dogs, but also includes freeze-dried raw pieces, something that our girls have loved in both treat and dry food form. Since this food is formulated for both puppies and adults, we decided to try the Wild Pursuit™ Trout, Salmon Meal, and Tuna Dry Dog Formula. This food was perfect for Ivi’s sensitive tummy and she looked forward to meal times, a problem we have had with many other foods that are safe for her. Best of all, Reya loved it too, something that impressed us since she normally isn’t a huge fan of fish. Best of all, this natural pet food also comes in 22 lb bags, making it perfect for large breed dogs like ours!

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Of course, with two Alaskan Malamutes, treats are just as important as kibble. As anyone who knows the breed probably knows, they are VERY food motivated and are a must for training.  Since we had tried them in the past, I was immediately drawn to Natural Balance’s Limited Ingredient Diet treats when I learned she had an allergy. These treats are designed with a limited number of proteins and carbohydrate sources, making them highly nutritious and optimized for dogs coats. As well, they have no artificial flavors or colors, making them perfect for dogs with sensitive tummies like my Ivi. While Ivi is a big fan of the fish, Reya absolutely loves their Sweet Potato and Chicken formula treats. When these treats are in my treat jar, I have two very well behaved girls who are willing to do just about anything for a Natural Balance treat!


Really, Natural Balance being available at our local PetSmart has been a real life saver since we now have so many options that are safe for our sweet puppy. Best of all, the girls get to visit all of their friends at PetSmart since the employees there always look forward to seeing our well behaved girls. Now, if only Ivi would share more of her Natural Balance treats with her big sister Reya!

Would you like to learn more about Natural Balance or pick up some of these awesome natural products for your own pup? You can find the full selection of Natural Balance products at your local PetSmart store. If you aren’t sure where to find your closest store, make sure to check out their spiffy store locator!

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68 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. debbie campbell September 5, 2015 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    I have had a couple of dogs with some allergies, and this is great information.

  2. Mia September 6, 2015 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    I have not had dogs with allergies but I have had a cat who I had to really watch what he ate. It is nice to have this information out there.

  3. Natalie September 6, 2015 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    I have had a great experience using Natural balance products!

  4. Claudia September 6, 2015 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Ooh my babies will like the sweet potato chicken treats. I like that its limited on its protein and ingredients. My Lucas is starting to get on the chubby side.

  5. Karen Beckett September 7, 2015 at 5:18 am - Reply

    I have had a few pets with food allergies. Thanks for a geat informative review!

  6. Nikolina September 7, 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Thank you for this informative article!

  7. Robin Abrams September 7, 2015 at 8:50 am - Reply

    This sounds like a food I have to try for my dog. She has a itch problem and I have been wondering if it was from her food. I will give this a try. Thank you for the great review

  8. lisa September 7, 2015 at 11:01 am - Reply

    How do you out figure out that a dog is allergic to a certain food? I guess it would be easy to find something else to feed it.

  9. Heather Sell September 7, 2015 at 11:10 am - Reply

    It’s nice to know there are alternatives out there for our fuzzies. I’ve resorted to making my own, so like that I have additional options with Natural Balance.

  10. Lauryn R September 7, 2015 at 11:29 am - Reply

    I love Petsmart! I love that they carry everything under the sun for your doggies, and it’s awesome that they let you bring them in! This dog food looks great too, they deserve the best too!

  11. Linda Manns Linneman September 7, 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply

    I have never heard of Natural Balance. I will have to go to our local Pet Smart and check this out. I love that it is grain free. Thank you so much for sharing

  12. Debbie Welchert September 7, 2015 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    I have never tried these products before and they sound really wonderful. I would like to try them for our dogs and see if they like them. I think I will start with the treats first though.

  13. Laurel September 7, 2015 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    I don’t personally have a dog with allergies, but my best friend does. I will share this information with her for sure. Thanks!

  14. Tamara M September 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    That is a very beautiful puppy! I love the allergy article, not many people know there dogs might have an allergy to some foods! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Sheila Vives September 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I am just as picky about pet food ingredients as I am for people food. Pet’s want to feel good and be healthy too. Everyone should care about their pets.

  16. TrippyCusp93 September 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Really informational post, thanks for sharing! My husband and I are cat people, so we have 2 cats and currently no dogs (although I’m working on talking my husband into getting us a puppy!). Both of our cats have allergies, so maybe Natural Balance will come out with a similar formula for cats!

  17. denise low September 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    We have no animals but I will let my son read this. He has a puppy.

  18. Sophia,M.,McConnery September 7, 2015 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    It is all dogs.I have a Maine Coone born 17/12/2001.Name is Romeo.He is the tux version!

  19. N Bear September 8, 2015 at 12:55 am - Reply

    When we got our dog from the shelter that is the food they recommended (and even gave us a sample to start).

  20. Krystal Waters September 8, 2015 at 1:07 am - Reply

    My dog loves the Natural Balance in the Sweet potato and duck.

  21. lisa September 8, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Like I always say, I don’t have any animals, so I don’t know anything about the different pet foods that are available. Stick with what works. I’m glad that you’ve found a good product.

  22. Marissa C September 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I’ve always like Petsmart selection of pet food. I had a cat with grain allergies and another with fish so I was happy to find something that worked for both at Petsmart. I find most other stores are very limited. That’s an adorable dog too!

  23. Julie September 8, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Never had a dog with allergies…in fact never really even considered that but it’s nice to know for the future.

  24. Sue M. September 8, 2015 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Natural Balance pet food; I’m glad they make natural products that are safe for pets with allergies!

  25. Jerry Marquardt September 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    These are such a nice product. I am going to try it out.

  26. Gabrielle September 9, 2015 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I feel so grateful that my pup doesn’t have any allergies, but I do like to be careful with what he eats and this sounds like an excellent line.

  27. Melanie Westermann September 9, 2015 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the Infos!

  28. Sandra Watts September 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Been a while since I visited. I like that they came out with this type of product. Very cool!

  29. Kara Marks September 9, 2015 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    My son’s dog is very allergic–I need to let him know about this. Thanks!

  30. veronica lee September 10, 2015 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Good to know there are alternatives out there for our fur babies.

  31. Marthalynn September 10, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

    You have such beautiful pups! I love that this is at Pet Smart. That makes it so convenient to buy. Just about everyone I know recommends this brand!

  32. Huguette E. September 10, 2015 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    What a sweet dog! Good information, I’m going to have to try it out.

  33. Sonya Cocherell September 11, 2015 at 3:36 am - Reply

    I had a Shar-Pei that had severe allergies. It was so hard on her. Thanks for writing this!

  34. Shannon September 11, 2015 at 4:53 am - Reply

    My Sorcha doesn’t have any allergies but I am glad to know that this is available for pets that do. Thank you for your review!!!

  35. Natalie September 11, 2015 at 7:22 am - Reply

    I do not believe my pet has allergies, but I will have to be more aware of it.

  36. Mary Bearden September 11, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

    We have a Yorkie and I am thinking he may have to go on a special diet also. He is constantly licking and biting his feet and his hind thighs.

    We have tried the allergy pills and steroids but they just aren’t long term help. As soon as he stops taking it, the itch is right back.

    We have even tried the special allergy shampoo’s and they only work for a few days!

  37. Nidhi Chauhan September 11, 2015 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Every pet owner have to read this. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Julie September 11, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Such a great post, thank you!

  39. Sue M. September 11, 2015 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    A friend of mine has a dog who suffers from allergies; I will ask her if she’s tried Natural Balance and let her know about their food. Thanks for posting!

  40. Shannon September 11, 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    These sound like great food items for any dog, especially one with allergies. Thank you for your review.

  41. Amy Green September 11, 2015 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    I like the fact that Natural Balance has become one of the many lines of companies that have expanded their inventory to make sure that pets who suffer from allergy conditions are included. I also like the fact that they have widened their variety of flavors so that you have a better chance of their pet’s tastes being compatible.

  42. M.Clark September 12, 2015 at 12:06 am - Reply

    I did not know that pets could have food allergies. I always learn a lot by reading your posts. Thank you for sharing this review.

  43. Sherry Compton September 12, 2015 at 6:48 am - Reply

    I’ve seen Natural Balance at Petsmart but didn’t realize how many varieties and flavors. I like that their is a mixed fish one. We feed our girl higher protein formulas, and it’s good to know that they care about dogs nutrition and the differences in dogs’ needs….They have a higher protein!

  44. valerie guerrero September 12, 2015 at 10:50 am - Reply

    wow that is something new

  45. amy guillaume linderman September 12, 2015 at 10:58 am - Reply

    i am so glad there is pet food available for pets who have dietary restrictions or allergies

  46. Darla Peduzzi September 12, 2015 at 11:04 am - Reply

    These sound like a great healthy treat for any pup. My dog doesn’t have allergies, but I love that these are all natural.

  47. Debbie Snell September 12, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    thanks for the review and I absolutely love the dogs and the photo of one in the basket Adorable

  48. Terry Rodriguez September 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    My chihuahuas do not have any allergies, but it is good to know there is food for dogs with allergies. Thank you for sharing this piece of information.

  49. Sunil September 12, 2015 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Good post Allergy Management Made Easy with Natural Balance.

  50. Patty F September 13, 2015 at 3:40 am - Reply

    My pup is allergic to red dye. It makes his hair fall out!

  51. Debbie Welchert September 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a great product but to be honest I don’t our dogs would eat it. My dogs are just so picky.

  52. Dorothy Hubbard September 13, 2015 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Good review. I don’t have a dog at present but I do have a cat so I will be on the lookout for Natural Balance cat food.

  53. Sarah L September 13, 2015 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Never had a pet with allergies. Looks like a good product.

  54. Hannah C September 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I love natural balance. I do not know if my dog has any allergies. I guess that thought never really came to mind. Your dog is beautiful by the way.

  55. Sue E September 13, 2015 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    The older my dog gets the pickier he gets!! I have already bought him these Natural Balance treats & he loves them! Plus I feel better knowing that they ae natural & good for him! I really don’t know if he has allergies though.

  56. Lothwen September 15, 2015 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    This is very good to know! I always want the best for my dog and this brand sounds very good.

  57. Karen Hoover September 16, 2015 at 12:46 am - Reply

    My rescue dog is allergic to corn, wheat, and soy. Corn and soy were among the first crops with GMOs, it’s no surprize.

  58. denise low September 16, 2015 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I will pass this on to my son. He has several older dogs.

  59. Umi Kudori September 16, 2015 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Look like a good product.

  60. rhonda September 16, 2015 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    It’s great to see a dog food that truly cares

  61. Lorri S September 16, 2015 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    Your puppies are adorable. I’m sure they love their healthy food and snacks too!

  62. shawanda davis September 17, 2015 at 8:13 am - Reply

    My dog has allergies and I don’t know what to use for her I will look into this product now

  63. Ellie Di September 18, 2015 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Your dogs are amazing and very lucky to have a owner that is so much caring, like you. I didn’t know dogs could be allergic like humas…this is a interesting post!

  64. Judy Bradley September 19, 2015 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Some of my adult children have dogs with allergies. I guess it has become more of an health issue these last few years – just like with people! It is good to know that there are products like this that can help make doggies’ lives more comfortable for them and their owners.

  65. Lisa Brown September 22, 2015 at 4:45 am - Reply

    I don’t have a dog but my mother purchases this food for her dog. Dogs need a good, nutritious, and sometimes specific diet, just like humans.

  66. Jane Ritz September 22, 2015 at 10:57 am - Reply

    I’ve never had a dog with allergies. Right now I have a cat. I don’t think she has allergies.

  67. Sarah G September 25, 2015 at 9:05 am - Reply

    My dog Ohana has allergies and loves treats! I am definitely going to have to buy these!

  68. Susan August 15, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Great info!!! Thanks for sharing!

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