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Large Breed Adult Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe

Large Breed AdultNatural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe

MAX® Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Large Breed Adult dog food is formulated for the specific needs of a large breed dog, and Made in the USA using only the finest ingredients that can be traced back to their source — like real chicken protein from farm-raised chickens and whole grain rice and wheat. And because we only use the best ingredients, you'll never find any chicken by-product meal, ground corn, sorghum, rye or any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. We're committed to provide great tasting, natural nutrition so your dog will live a long, healthy life.

Package Sizes Available: 15lb. 30lb.


Overview and Key Benefits

  • Dental Health
    Crunchy kibble scrubs teeth to reduce plaque and tartar build-up, whiten teeth and freshen your dog's breath.
  • Immune System Health
    Made from natural ingredients fortified with vitamins, minerals and taurine to support a strong immune system.
  • Healthy Heart
    Nutrient-rich chicken protein and vitamin E to help your dog maintain a strong, healthy heart for life.
  • Healthy Muscle Mass and Mobility
    Protein from farm-raised chicken promotes healthy muscle mass and mobility for a long, healthy life.
  • Digestive Health
    A combination of natural fibers for easy digestion and small, firm stools.
  • Healthy Skin & Coat
    Rich in omega-6 fatty acids for healthy skin and a lustrous coat.
  • Vitality
    Whole grain wheat and rice for healthy and balanced energy throughout the day.
  • Healthy Joints
    Natural sources of glucosamine & chondroitin for healthy joint function.
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

Nutro Food
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 24.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 13.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Calcium (min.) 0.70%
Phosphorous (min.)
Zinc (min.) 250 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min.) 250 IU/kg
Taurine (min.)* 0.10%
Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C) (min.)* 35 mg/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.)* 3.00%
Glucosamine (min.)* 250 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (min.)* 200 mg/kg
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
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Feeding Guidelines

Note: These are the recommended feeding amounts based on ideal body condition for large breed adult dogs of various weights. Individual dogs’ energy requirements may differ. Adjust the amount fed to obtain or maintain your dog’s optimum weight. If feeding NUTRO™ MAX® Dog Food for the first time, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of NUTRO™ MAX® Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult Dog Food with your old food for 6 days. Keep fresh drinking water available at all times, provide plenty of exercise and see your veterinarian regularly. Serve dry or lightly moistened. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing in a cool, dry location.

Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Cups)
Dog Weight Activity Level I
< 1 hr/day Walking
on Lead
Activity Level II
 1 to 2 hr/day Playing
off Lead
Activity Level III
3 to 4 hr/day
50 lbs. 3 1/4 3 2/3 4 1/4
65 lbs. 3 3/4 4 1/2 5
75 lbs. 4 1/4 5 5 2/3
85 lbs. 4 2/3 5 1/2 6 1/4
95 lbs. 5 6 6 3/4
130 lbs    6 1/2 7 1/2 8 1/2
170 lbs   8 9 1/4 10 1/3
200 lbs  9 10 1/3 11 3/4

† Use a standard 8 oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.64 oz. of NUTRO™ MAX® Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult Dog Food. 

NUTRO™ Dog Food Body Chart
Ideal Weight
Increase feeding amount by one activity level to achieve ideal weight

Maintain feeding at current activity level

Decrease feeding amount by one activity level to achieve ideal weight. If currently feeding at Activity Level I, switch to NUTRO™ MAX® Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult Dog Food [but that’s this product. Should this be Weight Loss?]
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3560 kcal/kg, 361 kcal/cup (calculated).
Nutritional Adequacy Claim

NUTRO™ MAX® Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.


NUTRO® Dog Food Body Chart
Underweight Dog Idealweight Dog Overweight Dog
Underweight Ideal Weight Overweight
Increase the feeding amount by one activity level to achieve an ideal weight..
Maintain feeding at the current activity level.
Decrease feeding by one activity level or feed NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Large Breed Weight Management Dog Food to achieve an ideal weight.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3615 kcal/kg, 296 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Large Breed Senior Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.

Product Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 128reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food AND great price! We are retired (and tired) seniors with only social security to live on so every penny counts. We have 2 large,rescued dogs and their care is most important to us! About 3-4 years ago, I found Max food and they have been on it ever since. I talked to the pet store manager and did research and I AM SO CONFIDENT IN THIS FOOD and have recommended it many times. Along with it being a very good dog food is the fact that IT IS AFFORDABLE. Both of our dogs go 70-80 pounds so they go through the 35 lb. bags pretty fast. The affordability of this food helps us be able to rescue dogs and love them everyday of their lives! THANKS, NUTRO MAX! February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect dog food for out Lab! We've had Dexter on NutroMax for several years now and would never switch.He has an amazing coat, great amount of healthy energy, and perfect weight!Our dog is who he is thanks to the NutroMax! February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Would and have recommended I have used Nutro ever since welcoming my 2 german shepherds from Germany 5 years ago. It was breeder recommended and I can see why. A friend adopted a yellow lab and was complaining about the dog always seeming to be hungry and using the bathroom alot. I told her that the inexpensive brands of dog food will not fill them up. She tried Nutro and noticed a difference withing a week. I have moved out of state and I am in the process of finding a dealer for this dog food. February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cut Gas and Keeps Coat Shiny For Kona, he is my boyfriend's dog. I bought a home and Kona moved in with me. He had SERIOUS gas "issues", as well as bad breath and his coat wasn't too shiny. He is a doberman, about 7 years old now. When I first moved in a window contractor who IS a dog lover, had to comment about the bad gas Kona demonstrated frequently while he was at our home. How embarrassing! Kona's been with me since May 2009 and I changed his diet to my special sweet potato mixture I call Kona's Blend 3-4 nights per week but the ONLY dry food he gets is NutroMax Adult Large Breed. His coat is shiny, all visitors remark about how beautiful he is, a good weight and NO MORE GAS ISSUES! I think we can ALL agree that is a BIG DEAL. I heartily recommend Nutromax as a reasonably priced good food for dogs! February 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Food My dog Clyde has been eating this for about 2 years. Its easy on his stomach and The Improvement in his coat from his food before (eukanuba) was absolutely mind blowing. Thanks Nutro February 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great, less stool cleanup. My English Mastiffs love this food. I have a male who is very picky of what he eats, so we switched him to Nutro. He started to clean his bowl every morning/night. I then switched everyone to Nutro and they keep begging for more. I use this also as a treat for them when we are training for show. Great food for my babies. February 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great I switched my dogs over to this about 1.5 years ago and they love it. They seem to do much better on this than any other brand. I will not switch to anything else. February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nutro to the rescue Our rescued chocolate lab was underweight(52lbs) and his coat was in horrible shape. I selected nutro. His coat went from a dry and frizzy look to a shiny and healthy looking coat. His second vet visit was amazing. They couldn't believe it was the same dog. He was at 65lbs with white teeth and a healthy looking coat. I later switch him to the Max flawlessly to continue with the same results as the regular Nutro. I highly recommend Nutro products. February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Healthy Happy Mastiff Adopted a female mastiff at age 2, 2 years ago. She ate grocery store brands in her former home. Since I put her on Nutro for large breeds, she not only gobbles it down, she has gained weight and built muscle, sheds less, and is admired as good looking wherever I take her. Her Nutro diet has helped her grow into a healthy, happy, and well fed dog. February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by nutrotastic! i am a college student so money is always an issue with me, i didn't want to buy some cheap brand that wasn't healthy for my dog. but i love this dog food, it is fairly cheap and is very healthy for my dog and my dog loves it. my mom feeds her dog Alpo and he rarely likes to eat it but when i feed my dog around hers he loves the food and will eat all of it! i would recommend this to all dog lovers February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greyhound Gas My Greyhound had terrible gas, so I tried Nutro dog food. We no longer have offensive smells permeating our home, thanks to Nutro. Thank you! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works for Us I've always wanted my dog to eat food without any bi-products. At first this seemed impossible without paying over $50 per bag. I love my dog but that is just too much when the bag is way smaller. Luckily after much research I found Nutro Max. This doesn't have the bi-products or too much other "junk" I don't want my dog having. His stool improved 100%. It was almost instantly after switiching fully to Nutro. I definitely recommend this priduct to anyone who loves their dog but cannot or will not spend the other rediculous prices! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by maintains weight well We have very active, working dogs who drop weight very easily. We found Nutro Max and loved the product as stated on the bag, loved it even more when we started the dogs on it. They have filled out great, have maintained their weight, and have full, thick, shiny coats. We have even changed our house dog to Nutro Max, and it does her really well! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product We have an 8 year old Weimaraner Lucky that has been using Nutro products for 4 years now. We initially started for the benefits of glucosomine and chondrotin for our boxer who has since passed on, that was having joint issues. Lucky benefitted from the food as well and it has shown in his activity level. The 11th bag free promotion was not a bad choice either but we understand the reasons for it discontinuation. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Food for Adult Dogs My lab absolutely LOVES her Nutro Max dog food. It helps keep her healthy and her coat beautiful. She always knows when it's time to eat and gets excited for her food. She was never this way on other foods so I have to think that's a good thing! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a great product I have 5 American Staffordshire terriers that I feed the MAX LG BREED adult to. 3 of these dogs compete in comformation events in AKC. All of the dogs coats are in great shape and the dogs have great muscles! I would recommend this food to any of my Staff freinds, February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by The nutrition in this dog food saved my dogs life. Ten years ago, my mother had a Pomeranian named Windy. My mother loved her as much as Windy loved her. Sometime in the summer of 2001, my mother noticed that Windy was very tired more often. Windy was only six years old and had never showed signs of fatigue. Mom had switched Windy's dog food to a major brand in the early spring of that year because she thought Windy needed a food for mature dogs. Eventually, by the end of summer, Windy was seemly always sleeping and she also seemed to shed more. The vet did not see anything wrong with her. After the vet visit, I stopped in a local pet shop and the owner gave me some free samples of Nutro. I explained what was happening to my mother's dog and the owner thought that maybe we were starving Windy without knowing it. The owner showed us a chart of the different nutritional values of various dog foods. Nutro was almost number one in each category. With nothing to lose, my mother started to feed Windy Nutro small bites. As god is my witness, Windy within a two week period gained her strength, was running around and her coat was shinny again. We also noticed that Windy was not evacuating as much and that her waste was small and solid. The pet shop owner attributed that to the fact that Windy was using more of the nutrients in the food allowing for fewer waste byproducts. As for the spots on her belly, they never went totally away; however the faded and no more appeared. Nutro saved WINDY! From that point on, I always tell everyone I meet with a dog or who is deciding to get a pet the story of Windy and Nutro. I currently have a small mixed terrier from the rescue center and exclusively feed him Nutro Max . Windy has passed away (natural causes) and mom now has two large mixed breeds from the shelter. No matter the price, coupon, sale, or advertising scheme, she nor I will not switch or buy another brand of dog food other than Nutro. My sister uses it for her dog and cat. My military buddy uses it for their dog. I was devastated that I could have unknowingly starved my dog, but with Nutro, all of our pets are strong, healthy companions. Thank You Nutro. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is a must for large breeds I have two english cream golden retrievers.This is the best product on the market. I started with feeding my pups with the large breed puppy food and now they are 3 years old and so beautiful. I use the large breed adult formula now and they are thriving and so healthy. i would not use anything else for my dogs. This product is easy on the stomach and so many nutrients that make my dogs healthy, happy and their coats are soft and cuddlely. Thank you for such a great product. February 18, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Happy dog! I rescued a newfoundland that was severely underweight and had a bad case of mange. One could not recongnize her as a newfoundland at the time. With proper medication and shampoo we got the mange under control and eventually gone! Nutro Max was the food that she preferred and her weight came on at a steady but healthy pace. She has gained 30lbs in 6 months and is still growing. Her coat looks like silky black ink and she has so much energy I hardly recongonize her from the dog that I adopted 7 months ago. I believe that Nutro Max dog food is a good choice for people and their pets who want a good quality dog food but don't have the budget to spend on more expensive dog foods. This product has many of the essential ingredients that dogs need in their diet and a taste that they like. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by For big White German Shepards I have had a white German Shepard named Chuckie since he was 8 wks old. In that time, I have made sure he has eaten nothing but the best. Now that he is 7 1/2 yrs old. I have been now feeding him Large Breed Adult, because of his still active life style. He enjoys playing his frisbee every morning and evening as well as playing his soccer. Most of all with the neighborhood kids.His digestive system is better, stools are better and I see his behavior in his playing being much more active. All because of the change in the brand of food he is now eating thank you NATURAL CHOICE February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Improved dogs coats My 2 dogs coats have greatly improved and both are now very shiny. They look sohealthy since I changed to Nutro large breed food.I would highly recommend it. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This dog food offers numerous benefits Since we switched to Nutro Max, there's been less waste to pick up in the yard, our black lab no longer passes gas that disgusts the whole family and any unfortunate guests plus her coat stays shiny and beautiful. Thanks! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nutro Max Have used Iams for years, but was becoming uneasy with things I discovered about it. My dogs also had to be urged to eat. We have two large dogs and one with expensive medical issues so upgrading to a better quality dog food was a challenge. We are so glad we did. They are excited to eat and enjoy their crunchy nuggets. We feel much better about what they eat and have noticed improvements in skin and coats, as well as digestive differences. Thanks Nutro for your excellent product! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nutro Max is a high quality dogfood Nutro Max Large breed adult formula dogfood is by far the best dogfood on the market. My great dane has had multiple problems with a sensitive stomach and this dogfood is the only one he can eat and digest without problems. We have used Nutro Max for 8 years and will never use another brand of dogfood again. Nutro Max dogfood is very high quality and affordable. We currently use Nutro Max with 2 dogs and will use it for many years to come! Thank you! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worked for dog with allergies! Our black lab / golden retreiver mix had been having issues with food allergies for over a year. We had tried 6 different brands before finally trying nutro max. It worked! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by a face licker! When Ziva eats her dinner (she waits until we begin to eat ours) she then comes back out by us and licks the sides of her face until she has every last crumb possible. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shiny Coat! I have a 98 lb. chocolate lab who is 2 1/2 years old. His name is Sullivan. He is quite healthy and vibrant. He is always receiving compliments on his shiny chocolaty coat. He is so handsome and strong. He has been eating Nutro Max Large Breed Adult Max ever since he got off the Max Puppy Food. He absolutely loves it. He eats 4 cups of food a day (2 in the morning and 2 in the evening). He never has an upset stomach, loves the flavor an maintains a healthy body weight for his frame. Our vet always raves about how great he looks! Good job Nutro! :) February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Better for Dog Health Harley is my 6 year old lab/chow mix. I rescued him from the animal shelter and couldn't believe how someone could leave a wonderful animal at the shelter. He is loyal and loving and I couldn't imagine my life without him. Shortly after I had him home he began to have some skin problems. He was scratching constantly yet he had no fleas. It was to the point where all of his hair was falling off and he was just about skin and bones. I had him to the vet several times coming up with no real solutions. It was even to the point that they wanted to send us to the U of M for further testing. I just couldn't afford the expense that was about to be real until a friend asked if I thought about changing his dog food. Since I was feeding him what I thought was a good brand of dog food, I had not thought about changing. After giving it some consideration I went to my local pet store to look at some options. I came across this Nutro Max for Adult dogs. I was told that he may have an allergy to beef so I should try the chicken. It was a miracle shortly after he was eating this brand I noticed immediate results, less biting and gaining weight back. I did of course completely change our brand of dog food and saw complete transformation of my loving dog, he is healthy and back to normal again. After a while of having him on this brand I thought I would try switching back to something a little more affordable. Within days he was back to scratching and biting. There is definately something to be said about buying your pet food from a grocery store vs. a pet store. The pet store has your pet in mind and only produces and sells what is best for your pet. I will not ever switch again no matter the cost. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Satisfied Greyhound After adopting our retired racing greyhound, Luke, he was VERY thin and unfortunately used to very low quality food. After close to one year later, he is super healthy, energetic and loves his Max Lamb & Rice February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Try it!!!!!! I have three large dogs and love this product. One thing is clear, I am doing way less "yard duty" than other dog foods. It is more money than the typical dog food BUT way better. All of my dogs are over 11 years, in great shape, for the last 8 years I having been using this. Give it two months, you will never go back to your other brand.I have had dogs for over 30 years.... February 18, 2011
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