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Large Breed Puppy Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe

Large Breed PuppyNatural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe

MAX® Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Large Breed Puppy food is formulated for the specific needs of large breed puppies, 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 Brain
    Natural protein and fatty acids to support healthy brain development.
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

Nutro Food
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 26.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 14.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Calcium (min.) 1.00%
Calcium (max.) 1.50%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.80%
Phosphorus (max.) 1.30%
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
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.)* 0.10%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.)* 3.00%
* 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 ranges for large breed puppies. These guidelines should be adjusted as needed to obtain optimum weight.

Puppies: Feed the suggested amount in three meals per day until 6 months of age, then twice daily.

Adult Dogs: Feed the amount shown for puppies over 12 months of age.

Pregnant Bitches: During pregnancy, offer 50% more than the amount shown for puppies over 12 months of age.

Lactating Bitches: Offer at least two to three times the amount shown for puppies over 12 months of age. 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 Puppy 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.

Puppy Age - Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Cups)
Puppy Weight Up to 11 Weeks 3 – 5 Months 6 – 8 Months 9 – 12 Months Over 12 Months
3 lbs. 3/4 – 4/5 2/3 – 3/4
5 lbs. 1 – 1 1/4 4/5 – 1
8 lbs. 1 1/2 – 1 2/3 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 1 – 1 1/4
10 lbs. 1 3/4 – 2 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 1 1/4 – 1 1/2
20 lbs. 3 – 3 1/3 2 1/2 – 3 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 2 – 2 1/4
40 lbs. 5 – 5 1/2 4 1/4 – 5 3 2/3 – 4 1/4 3 1/3 – 3 2/3
60 lbs. 5 2/3 – 6 3/4 5 – 5 2/3 4 1/2 – 5 3 3/4
80 lbs. 7 – 8 1/2 6 – 7 5 2/3 – 6 4 2/3
100 lbs. 7 1/4 – 8 1/3 6 2/3 – 7 1/4 5 1/2
120 lbs. 8 1/4 – 9 1/2 7 2/3 – 8 1/4 6 1/3
140 lbs. 9 1/4 – 10 2/3 8 1/2 – 9 1/4 7
160 lbs. 9 1/2 – 10 1/4 7 3/4
180 lbs. 10 1/3 – 11 1/4 8 2/3
200 lbs. 9 1/3

Use a standard 8 oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.42 oz. of NUTRO™ MAX® Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Large Breed Puppy Food. Moisten the food until the puppy no longer has sore gums and has sufficient teeth to chew the kibble.

NUTRO™ Dog Food Body Chart
Ideal Weight
Increase feeding amount to achieve ideal weight

Maintain feeding at current level

Decrease feeding amount to lower range of target weight within the age category
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3580 kcal/kg, 347 kcal/cup (calculated).
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO™ MAX® Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Large Breed Puppy Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
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 4.9 out of 5 by 55reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Built For Champions Switched our AKC Golden Retriever from a holistic food due to digestion issues to this food by vet recommendation. Our little guy has been growing full speed with the bag recommendations! At 6 months he weighs a healthy 75lbs with an ideal body structure! If you follow switching suggestions and the recommended serving size your pup will grow healthy with this food. It also is beneficial for their growing joints with their much needed supplements! Great Job Nutro ! August 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by loose stools I've been giving my 2 month old rottweiler puppy nutro max lg breed puppy for 2wks now and her stools been very loose and watery have not improved at all, I'm surprised this is happening my past dogs always fed nutro and never had this problem before. Thinking of switching to natural choice chicken & oatmeal to see if that will help her any suggestions? January 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great started food for puppies I recommend this to anyone starting their puppies out for first dry kibble. March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy Pitties We have 2 pit bulls and both of them love this food. Both of their coats are shiny and soft because of it. One of our dogs was a rescue, and he was severely underweight and malnutritioned. He is now at a normal size. They both eat their food extremely quickly because they love it! March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best dog Food I have 6 American Akitas puppies and 3 more adults all for show qualities and really I am very happy with Nutro Max.Just I live in Laredo and its difficult to find a lot of bags in PetcoBut really the best super premium dog food. March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sensitive Systems I have 2 Siberian Huskies and as we all know they can have super sensitive systems. I tried so many different foods and was to the point I thought I would just have to buy each their own food. I tried Max as a last ditch effort to get them on the same page and it worked! My fur babies couldn't be happier on Max and I am happy I don't have to try and feed separately. Keep up the good work Nutro your doing something right! January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best food ever!!! I have a German Shepherd puppy and this is by far the best priced puppy food for the amazing quality. With my puppy I went through 4 different brand of food before finding this brand. My little girl had bad dry, itchy skin from when I got her. I didn't know what to do. I gave her baths to sooth her skin but nothing helped. It wasn't until I changed food four time to this brand that her skin cleared up and she now has a beautiful shiny, silky coat and her skin is no longer dry. I only recommend this brand dog food for people with German shepherd dogs or any breed of dog to use this food. Both dog and owner will be happy and healthy. This shall be the only brand I ever use for my dog. December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful! I feel sorry for my current 7 month old German shepherd. He used to be given Purina puppy chow, healthy morsels. I thought it was a good brand, although that was until I read the ingredients in it. Nasty stuff, purina has! My neighbors recommended Nutro Max Large Breed Puppy food. I took there word and tried it, and I was astonished! You can tell how much healthier and beneficial Nutro is compared to purina puppy chow by the smell and feel between the two. The purina smells like humid, artificial and processed meat, and feels oily/greasy to the touch. Nutro's food barely has a scent, but you can tell it has real chicken, unlike purina who uses slaughterhouse waste(looked it up!). Nutro's food feels dry like dry dog food is support to! And it doesn't have processed shapes or food dye. Nutro is the best food for its price! The only thing is my dog is overweight, not too much. December 11, 2013
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