Natural Balance Under Dog Food Recall

Venison & Brown Rice dry dog food now on dog food recall list.

Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc. is recalling two pet foods – Venison & Brown Rice dry dog food and Venison & Green Pea dry cat food – after consumers complained of pets vomiting and experiencing kidney problems.

The animals’ symptoms are similar to those in pets affected by the Menu Foods’ recall of more than 90 foods last month, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is investigating both recalls, says there is no indication at this time whether these incidents are related.

Neither of the venison diets contain wheat products, according to Natural Balance’s ingredient list.

Although the company believes the problems are limited to one particular lot of food, it is recalling affected products of all dates from shelves and advising pet owners to stop feeding all Venison & Brown Rice dry dog food and Venison & Green Pea dry cat food that they might have at home.

Pacoima, Calif.-based Natural Balance, co-owned by actor Dick Van Patten, also produces organic, raw and allergy formulas of its food, as well as zoo diets. None of its other products is affected, the company said.

The FDA’s website,, includes a full list of recalled products.

If your dog or cat is acting strangely or exhibiting any of the above symptoms, immediately seek advice from your veterinarian.

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