This article features our pure balance dog food review. You may be surprised to know that this premium dog food brand is actually manufactured by Old Roy. Some people are understandably wary of this brand for that reason as Old Roy has always been regarded as a cheap food. Many others though praise it as a healthier budget dog food. In this pure balance dog food review we’ll go over the ingredients, and give you the real deal on this food. This food comes in several formulas including a grain free and a small breed variety if you’re looking to specialize. Read on to see if Pure Balance makes the cut.
Available Pure Balance Dog Food Recipes
- Pure Balance Grain Free Dog Food
- Pure Balance Limited Ingredient Dog Food
- Pure Balance Lamb and Brown Rice Dog Food
- Pure Balance Superfood Trout and Lentils Dog Food
- Pure Balance Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
- Pure Balance Small Breed Dog Food
Pure Balance Dog Food Review: Old Roy Goes Grain Free
As previously state, Pure Balance is a premium food manufactured by Old Roy. While this may put off many people the reality is that very often brands that are seen as “lower quality” are in fact made by the very same company and factory that produces the name brand variety. This is as true for people food as it is for pet food, but many people are not aware of it. The difference is usually in the ingredients that are included. An off brand or cheaper brand may have more fillers, water, or less of something expensive so the price can be knocked down to appeal to a new variety of consumer. This brand has done the opposite. While Old Roy has been known since its conception as a bottom of the barrel food for price sensitive consumers, now they’ve moved to try to capture those who are looking for a higher quality dog food as well. Let’s take a look at the ingredients for Pure Balance Chicken and Brown Rice.
Pure Balance Chicken and Brown Rice Ingredients
Ingredients: Chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, brewers rice, pea protein, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), rice bran, dried plain beet pulp, dried egg product, natural flavor, oatmeal, sunflower oil, dried peas, dried carrots, whole flaxseed, dried cranberry, potassium chloride, salt, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), choline chloride, manganese proteinate, l-carnitine, copper proteinate, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, biotin, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), folic acid
Right off the bat we see chicken as the first ingredient. That’s a good sign. Right behind it is chicken meal, which is a high protein dehydrated chicken product. This is common in most dog foods to boost the protein levels. You’ll also notice that this food does not have corn, soy, or wheat. Instead they use higher quality whole grain carbohydrates. This particularly recipe is certainly not grain free if that’s what you’re looking for, but if you’re okay with your dog have some whole grains it might be a solid choice. There’s also some excellent vegetable matter in the form of peas and carrots.
As for the nutritional value, we can see a decent ratio of fat and protein is present. While some other premium dog food brands have slightly higher fat and protein, this one is still pretty good. It should be noted that this food contains no glucosomine (a joint supplement) which could be important to you if you have an older dog, and you don’t supplement them through other means. This food is also made in the USA if you have concerns about buying pet foods from other countries. They also have a completely grain free recipe if you’d prefer to feed your dog that.
Pure Balance Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 27.0%
Crude Fat (min) 15.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 5.0%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Linoleic Acid (min) 3.5%
Zinc (min) 250 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min) 250 IU/kg
*Alpha-Linolenic Acid (min) 0.35%
*Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C) (min) 35 mg/kg
*L-Carnitine (min) 15 mg/kg
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Pure Balance Grain Free Dog Food Reviews
The grain free version of the Pure Balance dog food comes in two varieties. You can either purchase it in a salmon flavor or a bison flavor. For the purposes of this review we’ll go over the Salmon recipe. If you’d like to feed your dog a totally grain free food that won’t break the bank this might be it. Like the other Pure Balance recipes the first ingredients are a high quality protein and protein meal. The grain free dog food recipe uses peas and tapioca in place of the brown rice seen in the other flavors. These ingredients should typically be okay for dogs with sensitive stomachs or allergies as they’re typically easy to digest. Below you can see the whole ingredient list for Pure Balance Grain Free Salmon and Pea recipe.
Ingredients: Salmon, salmon meal, dried ground peas, tapioca, pea protein, fish meal, dried plain beet pulp, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried carrots, sunflower oil, natural flavor, whole potato, calcium carbonate, salt, flaxseed, potassium chloride, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, choline chloride, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, l-carnitine, biotin, sodium selenite, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid
Pure Balance Dog Food Review
Pure Balance Dog Food Review From Customers
We have a rescued Westie and she is the most picky eater of any dog I have ever owned, lately we have been buying Eye of The Round Steak and cooking it rare and mixing it with her dried dog food, but after a while she wised up and started picking out the real meat and left the dried food behind.
Then about a month ago we were in our local WM and I saw a couple buying the Pure brand of dried dog food and they told me their dogs love it, so for the price which is 75% less of what we are paying for the High End Big Named EXPENSIVE dog foods I figured I would give a small bag a try, and to our surprise she Loves It (All Natural-Grain Free Bison & Pea Formula) and we are now on our second bag, I would also like to say is this food seems to be more easy on her digestion and I see no signs of skin allergy’s. – Greg