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Puppy Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe

Puppy RecipeFarm Raised Chicken

NUTRO™ MAX® Puppy Food is specially formulated to support the development of growing puppies ages 1 to 12 months. Our all natural recipes are made with farm-raised chicken plus added vitamins and minerals to provide complete and balanced nutrition. Your puppy will love the savory flavors of real chicken and whole grains in our natural dog food, and you will like that NUTRO™ MAX® Puppy Recipe With Farm Raised Chicken Dry Dog Food never contains chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat or soy protein.

Package Sizes Available: 4lb. 12lb.

Overview and Key Benefits

  • Contains one (1) 4-lb. bag of NUTRO™ MAX® Puppy Recipe With Farm Raised Chicken Dry Dog Food
  • NUTRO™ MAX® Puppy Food supports the healthy development of growing puppies ages 1 to 12 months
  • Our great-tasting, quality food for puppies is made with farm-raised chicken, plus whole grains as a nutritious source of fiber
  • Our all-natural, affordable dog food contains no artificial flavors or preservatives
  • NUTRO™ MAX® Dog Food is responsibly made in the U.S.A. in our own facilities
  • A complete and balanced natural puppy food that keeps your dog healthy and happy — at an affordable price
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Sorghum, Peas, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Chicken, Pea Protein, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Whole Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Chickpeas, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin E Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Selenium Yeast, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (Min.) 28.00%
Crude Fat (Min.) 15.00%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 3.00%
Moisture (Max.) 10.00%
Calcium (min.) 1.00%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.90%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.)* 0.10%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min.)* 0.05%
* 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 puppies. These guidelines should be adjusted as needed to obtain optimum weight.

Puppies: From 3 to 5 weeks of age, moisten food and feed frequently. From 6 weeks of age, feed the suggested amount in three meals per day until 6 months of age, then twice daily until 12 months.

Pregnant/Lactating Bitches: During pregnancy, offer 50% more and during lactation offer at least two to three times more than the amount shown for puppies 29 to 52 weeks of age. 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 it in a cool, dry location.
Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Cups)
Puppy Age 6 – 11 Weeks 12 – 16 Weeks 17 – 28 Weeks 29 – 52 Weeks
5 lbs. 1 to 1-1/4 cups 3/4 to 1 cups 3/4 to 1 cups 2/3 to 3/4 cups
10 lbs. 1-2/3 to 1-3/4 cups 1-1/2 to 1-2/3 cups 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups 1 to 1-1/4 cups
15 lbs. 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups 2 to 2-1/4 cups 1-2/3 to 2 cups 1-1/3 to 1-2/3 cups
25 lbs. 3-1/4 to 3-1/2 cups 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 cups 2 to 2-1/2 cups
35 lbs. - 3-2/3 to 4 cups 3-1/4 to 3-2/3 cups 2-1/2 to 3-1/4 cups
45 lbs. - - 3-3/4 to 4-1/3 cups 3 to 3-3/4 cups
55 lbs. - - 4-1/2 to 5-1/4 cups 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 cups
65 lbs. - - - 4 to 5 cups

Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.64 oz. of NUTRO MAX Puppy Recipe With Farm-Raised Chicken Dog Food.

Calorie Content
Calorie Content: Metabolizable energy 3,715 kcal/kg, 383 kcal/cup (calculated).
NUTRO® Dog Food Body Chart
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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

Puppy Recipe is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 765.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Change in bag size I used to buy the puppy formula in the 30lb bags, but was informed that that particular size was discontinued. I only had a few months left until she could eat adult food, but now I have to buy the bags every week instead of every month. They just don't last. Disappointed that they're forcing us to buy smaller bags, it's hard for people who have to travel far to get it. This was the only food she really liked but I can't keep buying these little bags.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nutro max puppy food My Willie loved it. He's finicky when trying new foods, but he really enjoyed it. He had energy and I'm glad puppy Max had real ingredients not bone meal or other processed ingredients. I would recommend it to others who want to give their four legged friends the best!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best dog food! I commend you Makers of Nutromax! My mastiff puppy loves to eat your food. It didn't give any problem at all. I also noticed that his coat became shiny. Check out the proof in my attached photo. Please do not change anything!!! You already started changing your packaging so I hope everything is still the same.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nutro MAX Puppy Recipe I think the Nutro MAX Puppy Recipe is a great choice for growing dogs!I got a free 4-lb sample bag from to try.My pup Bailey is just under a year old, and eats CONSTANTLY.She also had terrible, never-ending dog farts... that is, she did, until we tried this dog food.Nutro MAX Puppy Recipe has:- NO chicken by-product meal- NO corn, wheat, or soy protein- NO added artificial flavors, colors, or preservativesI think that by using a higher-quality dog food, my puppy was actually eating less.Her fartiness dramatically reduced... Whew!..She seemed to be processing the food much better than when she was on the store brand we had been using.My only criticism is that the pieces seem to be a bit large for a new puppy.My dog is 65 lbs, so this was not an issue, but I think for a smaller breed, a smaller chunk would be better.Overall, I love this dog food (as does Bailey) and we will continue to use it in the future. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nutro max dog food this dog food is great. my pup ate it with out hesitation and had no problems chewing. I would highly recommend and will buy. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nutro Max Puppy Food I was so excited to get the ample size bag of dog food for my puppy to try. I was confident he would like it because he'll eat most anything. And Neutro is a very good expensive brand of pet food. I followed the feeding instructions. Puppy ate a bit and then it just sat there in the bowl. He didn't like it at all. I stayed with it and looked in the bowl a few days later and he'd picked out the pieces of his old food, leaving behind the Neutro in the bowl. I kept to the feeding instructions, mixing in the correct amounts of new food to old food ratio. Nope, he doesn't like it. I really wanted to give this food a good review but I just can't. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nutro Max is loved I didn't think my girl roxie would like it because she is a picky eater. The thing I like was that was all natural. The first time I gave it to her I had mixed with her food and she ate with no problems. She actually loves it so I will have to add that to her food. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nutro Max- Puppy food I had been looking for a new food for my senior dog. And I found it with Nutro Max puppy food. After several months of my dog only taking a few bites at each meal I decided to try mixing in a bit of water. He has bad teeth and every food was hard for him to eat except soft food but he didnt like the smell of that. But with Nutro Max his tail starts wagging as soon as he sees me getting it out of the bag and he finishes every bite at each meal. I now have one happy dog that just loves this food and I know he is getting quality food with not a lot of filler, just the good stuff and extra vitamins. My puppy that i originally got this for just loves it too. no upset stomach because it digest very well without all the added ingredients in other foods. so we are all happy. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-04-13
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