Is VF Balance Dry Dog Food Good?
VF Balance Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3.5-star rating — around 20% of all the pet food we review fall in this tier.
They seem to have nutrition ratio similar to a common pet food and contain mainly named ingredents. We think they are quite fine, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
What We like
- No Plant Protein in Top Ingredients
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
- No Chemicals or Suspicious Ingredients
- Oven-Baked to Retain More Nutrition
What We Concern
- More than 37% Carbs
- Numberous Controversial Ingredients
- Contain Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- Include Ingredients that might be Related to Poor Digestion
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsRecipes have different ratings. This means they might be designed a bit differently.
Recipe to review
To rate VF Balance Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||30% or more||31%|
|Fat||15% or more||19%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||36%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||3.9%|
36 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
Chicken MealAnimal Protein
White Fish MealAnimal Protein
Egg ProductAnimal Protein
Natural Chicken FlavorFood Additive
Brewer's YeastPlant Protein Concentrate
Pea ProteinPlant Protein Concentrate
Chicken CartilageAnimal Protein
Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation ProductProbiotics
TipsWe find 7 Concerned and 3 Notice ingredients from Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Beet Pulp
- Dehulled Oats
- Egg Product
- Brewer's Yeast
- Canola Oil
- Dl Methionine
- Brown Rice
- Pea Protein
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
0 / 7 (0%)in top 7 ingredients
31%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be Medium !
It looks like it contains a moderate amount of meat. Your furbabies should still be fine with it.
VF Balance Dry Dog Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 7 recipes, the group has an average of 31% protein, 16% fat and 40% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 1 (%) higher than ideal
- Fat is 1 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is 12 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,VF Balance Dry Dog Food has an carbs level higher than our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- Similar nutrition ratio as a common pet food
- Clear, named animal products as main ingredient
- Medium level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude VF Balance Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3.5 star rating.
Do we recommend VF Balance Dry Dog Food ?It is a fine pet food, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.