Sunday, July 16, 2017

Having Issues With Natural Balance Duck & Pea Cat Food?

There isn't an official recall or anything. Just a friendly warning to pet owners to be cautious when buying pet food online. Whether it is a new brand you haven't tried yet or one you have buying for years and wish to switch the source of where you buy it. Before buying check out reviews. If you see more negative than 5-star ratings, don't be surprised if your pet doesn't wind up sick or even worse dead if you decide to purchase it. 

Another important message I want to stress to all pet lovers out there. If you give your pet some food and they refuse to eat it, take note of it. Don't continue to force your pet to eat it. There is a reason they are turning their nose up to it. It's not because they are stubborn. Your pet is trying to tell you something. Pat attention and listen. 

If you are introducing new food to your pets, you need to do it little by little. You can't just switch just like that and think everything will be okay. What you do is mix some of the old brands you normally feed your pet with the new brand you plan to feed your pet. That way if there is a negative reaction it will be a small one and you can get it taken care of immediately. Small reactions can result in death if not taken care of immediately. 

Now I want to tell you about the Natural Balance Duck and Pea cat food. As it has come to my attention from a friend many cats are getting sick or dying from this product being purchased through Amazon. My friend decided to purchase the Natural Balance Duck and Pea cat food as her cat has allergies. The food was working great for about a year, till she decided to buy a case through Amazon.  She received the food earlier this month. Shortly afterward her cat started showing signs of a fever, became lethargic, and was near death. She rushed her cat to the vet where it ended up costing her over $1200 for treatment in the care of her cat. 

Upon hearing from my friend, I started a Google search for Natural Balance pet food to see if there were any recalls. I haven't noticed any recalls. I have noticed that the company was bought out several times. The most recent one by Smuckers. I am not sure if the switching in company owners is the problem or quality of ingredients was changed up to save money. Either way, before purchasing a new brand, do some research and see if other pets are having problems with the food. Just because there isn't a recall, it doesn't mean the food is safe for your pet. I can not stress nearly enough that you must do your research when buying pet food. It is no different than researching when you want to find a reliable second-hand car or looking for the best products when you're about to become a parent for the first time.

If you have an issue REPORT it. As you will be doing your pet, other pet owners and their pets a tremendous favor. The more people who report issues the faster a recall can be made. That is how it works

If your pet is experiencing issues with Natural Balance (any flavor) you can call the following number to make a report: 
Consumer report 1-866-270-4413 

4 Ways To Contact Natural Balance

1. Customer care team at Natural Balance 1-800-829-4493
Call Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST

2. You can send them an email at

3. Write Natural balance at:
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.
100 N. 1st Street, Suite 200
Burbank, CA 91502

4. Go straight to Natural Balance website and look for their contact page. It will say 'Contact Us'. Click on the following link to go straight there:

Have you had any issues with Natural Balance pet food or any other brand? Please, tell me your story.


  1. I don't have a cat at this time but I have friends who do so I will be sure to share this with them. As I would want them to be educated so there cats don't end up sick or worse dead. Have a Blessed day.

  2. Good info to share Sandy. I don't have a cat but will share on my social sites for those that might not know about this.

  3. Thanks for the warning. But first thing would get my attention is "pea" cats aren't much on veggie. There a true meat eater...Coffee is on

  4. I make my dogs food myself...There is too much bad press on animal foods and in all honesty it is easy to make..very cost effective and I have a very healthy dog. I also know exactly what is in his food and on the one occassion when my grandson persuaded me that Saangchai would love this new food..I gave in and it went straight through him... It really is easy to make and cooks itself and less than half the cost of tinned food. :)

  5. We have a dog, but I'm always so nervous about pet food recalls.

  6. You got to research and know your cat foods before you purchase any. Know how long they are in the business. In this industry, longevity is the key. Be very careful of counter fits being sold on line.


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