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WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Senior Chicken & Rice Formula Premium Ground

WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Senior Dog FoodChicken & Rice Formula Premium Ground

NATURAL CHOICE® WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Senior Chicken & Rice Formula Premium Ground Dog Food is formulated specifically for older dogs. As dogs age, they need nutrients and energy levels that are properly formulated for their age. Our premium, natural senior dog food features real chicken and naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin to help maintain healthy joints. Your senior dog will not only feel good, but look great. Our healthy, canned dog food contains optimal levels of linoleic acid and zinc to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat.

 Package Sizes Available: 12.5 oz.

Overview and Key Benefits

  • Real Chicken for a Great Taste
    Real Chicken for a Great Taste
    Our #1 protein is U.S.-farm-raised chicken, which delivers the amino acids necessary to build muscle and maintain a healthy metabolism.
  • Strong, Healthy Joints
    Strong, Healthy Joints
    Our naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin are the nutritional building blocks of healthy joints.
  • Highly Digestible Rolled Oats
    Better Nutrient Absorption
    Natural fibers nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption.
  • Healthy Skin and Coat
    Healthy Skin and Coat
    Formulated with selected levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid) and zinc to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat.
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    Quality, Natural Ingredients
    Our dog food contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Plus, it’s made in our own U.S. facilities to ensure safety and quality.
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 7.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 4.50%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.00%
Moisture (max.) 78.00%
Linoleic Acid (min.) 0.90%
Zinc (min.) 60 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min.)* 15 mg/kg
Glucosamine (min.)* 190 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (min.)* 150 mg/kg

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
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Feeding Guidelines

Feeding Guidelines
Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day — Moderate Activity*
Weight of Adult Dog
Feed Alone
12.5-oz. Can
15 1 1/4 Cans
25 1 3/4 Cans
35 2 1/3 Cans
55 3 1/3 Cans
75+ 4 1/4+ Cans
* Dogs in moderate activity play off lead for one to two hours per day.

Adjust food as needed based on your dog's age, weight and activity level. Refrigerate unused portion for up to three days. Re-feed at room temperature. Provide fresh drinking water at all times. See your veterinarian regularly.

Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy (ME) 1030 kcal/kg, 365 kcal/can (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Senior Chicken & Rice Formula Premium Ground Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.
Transitioning to Our Products
If switching to this formula or feeding NATURAL CHOICE® Dog Food for the first time, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of the new formula with your old food for six days.
Read Our Transition Article

Product Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nutro canned chicken and rice dog food for seniors My dog liked the chicken and rice senior canned until you changed the can. I checked with Petsmart and they said they were told the only thing that changed was the can. However I think something must have been changed in the food also because she won't touch it. Fortunately she still likes the turkey and rice yet. I have not gotten any dry food since the change but she would eat the senior dry previously. I have gotten two bags of Nutro treats since the change. The first I returned to Petsmart. I still have the second which are small breed all natural biscuits adult chicken and whole brown rice recipe and she won't touch those either. My philosophy is if it isn't broken don't try to fix it. June 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Its wonderful My dogs love this food. along with the coat benifitsthis is a great food the canned has real veggiesthat you can even see. we no longer have skinproblem. I recommend this line of dog food toanyone getting a new dog or anyone that isnot happy with what they are giving to a pet now. March 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding food I have my 15yr old Pom on this food and he has totally changed since I did this. Lots of get up and go for being almost 16. The food looks like something I would cook for him with ground meat, peas, carrots and potatoes. He does eat the senior dry as well for little snacks between morning and night feedings but tooth loss hinders full dry. He deserves the best and gets it. Plus he loves it. March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Had a hitch in his gettyup! I have a Walker Coonhound that is 14yrs old. He was starting to lose flexibility and strength in his back legs a year or so ago. I talked to my local feed store and they reccommended I try your senior formula. I must say he is really getting around much better now. So much so, I was able to take him hunting a couple nights this season! February 18, 2011
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