Natural Balance Original Ultra' Reduced Calorie Formula for Cats  16.5 lbs. bag

Natural Balance Original Ultra' Reduced Calorie Formula for Cats 16.5 lbs. bag

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Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula for Cats is made specifically for senior or overweight cats.

Our Reduced Calorie Dry Cat Food contains 20% fewer calories per cup than our Natural Balance Ultra Premium Dry Cat Food. One cup of our Reduced Calorie Dry Cat Food contains 352 calories, compared to one cup of our Ultra Premium Dry Cat Food, which contains 440 calories; resulting in a reduction of 20% of caloric intake.

Product Highlights

Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Dry Formula is formulated for overweight, less active and senior cats, and can help kindle the appetite of older cats.

Less Calories 20% Fewer Calories per cup than our Original Ultra Ultra Premium Dry Cat Food

Chicken, Salmon Meal, Lamb Meal This unique blend of high quality proteins provides the essential amino acids to help maintain strong muscle tone and a healthy, shiny coat

Brown Rice A superior rice grain with the nutrient-rich bran portion intact. This bran layer holds nutrients of vital importance, such as fiber and essential oils

Fresh Potatoes Rich in potassium and an excellent source of highly digestible carbohydrates

Fresh Carrots An excellent source of Beta Carotene

Skin and Coat, Omega-3* and Omega-6* Essential Fatty Acids are combined to produce an excellent skin and coat for your cat

Taurine Fortified To help maintain a healthy heart and good vision.

No Artificial Flavors or Colors

Daily Feeding Guidelines

Adult Cats
Weight of Cat (lbs) Serving Size
4 or less up to 3/8 cup*
4 - 7 3/8 to 2/3 cup*
7 - 10 2/3 to 3/4 cup*
10 - 13 3/4 to 7/8 cup*
13 - 16 7/8 to 1 cup*

*Standard 8 oz. Measuring Cup.

Note: These feeding guidelines are suggested only, feeding amounts may vary by breed, activity level, temperament and climate.

Adult cats should be fed either once or twice per day. When you first start feeding Natural Balance dry cat food, we suggest to start with the amounts recommended in the Table. Energy requirements vary with environmental conditions, temperature and activity of your cat. The amount of food should always be adjusted to suit your cat’s needs. If you would like to provide a special treat for your cat, you can add small amounts of Natural Balance Canned Cat Food.

The Older Cat

As your cat begins to age, his energy expenditure will decrease. Decreasing the amount of food accordingly will allow for the maintenance of proper body weight for less active cat. Older cats are sometimes more reluctant to eat hard foods. Adding larger amounts of Natural Balance Canned Cat Food will make the most "finicky" eater enjoy their daily meals.

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 cat's diet, the change should be made gradually, by replacing the current food with increasing portions of Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Cat Food. The change should be completed after 5 to 7 days. The maintenance of proper body weight is most important for your cat's health. Consult your veterinarian for specific weight recommendations for your cat. Remember, fresh clean water should be available at all times!

Ingredient Listing/Guaranteed Analysis

Chicken Meal, Chicken, Brown Rice, Dried Potatoes, Oats, Pearled Barley, Pea Fiber, Pea Protein, Alfalfa Meal, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols), Lamb Meal, Beet Pulp, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Carrots, Potatoes, Duck, Dried Egg, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salmon Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid), Minerals (zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous sulfate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), Taurine, Flaxseed Meal, Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, DL-Methionine, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), Kelp Meal, Cranberries, Dried Parsley, L-Lysine, Dried Spinach.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein 35.0% minimum
Crude Fat 10.5% minimum
Crude Fiber 8.0% maximum
Moisture 10.0% maximum
Taurine 0.16% minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 1.7% minimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.3% minimum

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient profiles.

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the A.A.F.C.O. cat food nutrient profiles for all adult cats.


Metabolizable energy 3420 kcal/kg, 352 kcal/8 oz cup (calculated).

Note: The calories can vary slightly over time due to naturally occurring variation in ingredients, processing and analyses.