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I’m trying a new food designed to feed the true nature of Bella and Thomas.

When Natural Balance® Pet Foods approached me with an opportunity to test and spread the word about their new Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ food, I jumped at the chance. Why? Because it is a high-protein, grain-free food — a key requirement for anything I feed Thomas and Bella.

Natural Balance Wild Pursuit canned cat food

With a diabetic in remission and a senior gentleman under my care, I have to be very careful about what I feed my cats — and I wouldn’t promote a food I wouldn’t give to my own cats.

My first task was to make sure they liked the food, so I bought 20 cans — four cans of each of the five flavors — and let them try each out.

Their favorite at this point seems to be the chicken, turkey and quail formula. Each formula has a balanced blend of three protein sources including turkey, chicken and guinea fowl; trout, salmon and tuna; beef, buffalo and venison; and salmon, herring and walleye.


They have their own dishes, but they took turns eating out of one another’s bowls.

Natural Balance says that Natural Balance Wild Pursuit will feed a cat’s true nature, and if my first experience of feeding it to Thomas and Bella is any indication, it certainly does that! They ate the food with gusto and eagerly checked one another’s dishes to try the different flavors.

Thomas and Bella eating out of Bella's dish

They went from dish to dish trying the new food.

Many cat foods are high in carbohydrates, and that can be a problem. My vet has told me that biologically, cats can’t efficiently metabolize carbohydrates, and this is one reason why she recommends a high-protein, grain-free diet for all her patients. Natural Balance Wild Pursuit has a 100% grain free formula with unique nutrient sources such as garbanzo beans and peas, which are naturally concentrated energy — certainly lower in carbohydrates than many dry or canned cat foods on the market.

Bella stretched out in a sun puddle

Bella relaxes after a delicious meal.

Both Bella and Thomas seem to meow in agreement that Natural Balance Wild Pursuit is worthy of their most exalted (and perhaps just a bit silly) character! They like the taste and the variety of flavors, and I like the fact that it’s complete and balanced nutrition formulated by expert nutritionists.

Thomas plays with a catnip toy

It doesn’t take much to bring out Thomas’s wild nature!

If you’re interested in trying Natural Balance Wild Pursuit, it’s available at independent pet stores as well as at Petco and online outlets including Chewy.com, Pet360.com and Petflow.com.