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Puppy Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe

PuppyNatural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe

MAX® Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Puppy food is formulated for the specific needs of growing 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: 5lb. 15lb. 35lb.

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.) 15.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Calcium (min.) 1.00%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.80%
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 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 until 12 months.

Adult Dogs: Feed at least 80% of the amount shown for puppies 29-52 weeks of age.

Pregnant Bitches: During pregnancy, offer 50% more than the amount shown for puppies 29-52 weeks of age.

Lactating Bitches: Offer at least two to three times the amount shown for puppies 29-52 weeks 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 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.

Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Cups)
Puppy Weight 3 – 5 Weeks 6 – 11 Weeks 12 – 16 Weeks 17 – 28 Weeks 29 – 52 Weeks
3 lbs. Moisten & feed
2/3 – 3/4 2/3 – 3/4 1/2 – 2/3 2/5 – 1/2
5 lbs. Moisten & feed
1 – 1 1/4 4/5 – 1 3/4 – 1 1/4 2/3 – 3/4
8 lbs. Moisten & feed
1 1/2 – 1 2/3 1 1/3 – 1 1/2 1 1/4 – 1 1/3 1 – 1 1/4
10 lbs. Moisten & feed
1 3/4 – 2 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 1 1/3 – 1 1/2 1 – 1 1/3
20 lbs. 3 – 3 1/4 2 2/3 – 3 2 1/4 – 2 2/3 1 3/4 – 2 1/4
40 lbs. 5 – 5 1/2 4 1/3 – 5 3 3/4 – 4 1/3 3 – 3 3/4
60 lbs. 6 – 6 2/3 5 1/4 – 6 4 – 5 1/4
80 lbs. 6 1/3 – 7 1/3 5 – 6 1/3
100 lbs. 6 – 7 1/2

Use a standard 8 oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.42 oz. of NUTRO® MAX® Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe 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
Underweight Ideal Weight Overweight
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 3660 kcal/kg, 355 kcal/cup (calculated).
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® MAX® Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe 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 5 out of 5 by 40reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for sensitive stomach My puggle pup has had a sensitive stomach since I got him and I struggled to find something that would work. The vet had me try Fortiflora which helped but I wasn't willing to accept that that would be the only thing to help my dog digest properly. The vet even said if it didn't work he could have a condition where he could be missing an enzyme that would allow him to digest, which would require daily shots for the rest of his life. I couldn't accept that. I tried dried cranberry and pet kelp which definitely helped but I finally tried this food and it's been a miracle. He is a puggle so he will literally eat anything I give him so I knew the transition to a new food wouldn't be a problem for him but I was just so pleased to see him finally having a firm stool and his fur is so silky. I don't think I'll ever go to another dog food brand! January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by my babies love it! I have tried several different puply foods for my 5 month old akita and my 6 month old beagle mix. They are very picky. But they love this puppy food. I can not be more greatful that I finally found a puppy food they they will both eat! April 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Becky My Sheltie's love the Nutro Max puppy food and the peanut butter treats! December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Dog Food Ever! I have had dogs all of my life and I am 55 years old. I have even owned up to 7 dogs at one time and I wish I had this dog food to feed my puppies when they were all growing up. The dog I have now loves this food, has beautiful shiny teeth and a gorgeous shiny coat. He is happy and healthy and I attribute it all to the wonderful food he eats. He is now 1 and I have decided to keep him on the puppy food for another year because of the quality of the food and his being a large dog. October 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by My puppy actually enjoys eating nutro max I have tried three other different dry puppy foods and when saw an advertisement in a magazine about Nutro max I said everything I was looking for but mainly the firm stools in the description had me sold. I went to purchase it and to my surprise it wasn't on the shelf I waited for another week checked the store shelves again and saw only two bags of the puppy food remaining. I gave my 5 month old chihuahua a sample and when I returned after his feeding the bowl was empty I could not believe it and he had no stomach upset later on that day either. I thought it was a joke my puppy dislikes eating dry food but I gave him another serving he loves it I no longer supplement his diet with large amounts of wet food to keep his weight up. Thanks you very much your product is worth the money. March 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice shiny coat I have a 5 month old lab and his coat is so shiny since I got him at 12 weeks old. He loves the food and chows it right down!! :) August 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Food My puppy has been eating this for 8 months now and loves it! I think it has definitely contributed to her excellent health and happiness. Everyone always remarks on the beauty and softness of her coat. She has plenty of energy and is fit in every way. Worth every penny! February 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Recomended from feild trial breeder in canada Being of sound mind this referal from Mike regarding Nutro worked out very well for my pup. I am a loyal user of Purina Pro Plan I decided to see how it would work not transfering this pup from food to food and it worked out very well. She has a wonderful coat and very little shedding. The biggest problem I have is the prices of all dog foods have went threw the roof and the bags get smaller, but at least Purina pays me .12 cents a pound to feed and I have signed up with Nutro for coupons but not seen anything. Why don't you folks come up with something as Purina and try to sway me to feed a little more of your product, things out here are tough as you know, thanks 4 D Labs January 9, 2012
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