For Dogs

Lite Adult Dog FoodLamb & Whole Brown Rice Formula

Less active dogs often carry extra weight. An overweight dog can benefit from a diet that blends high fiber and proper protein levels. NATURAL CHOICE® Lite Adult Formulas can help adult dogs feel full and reduce their overall food intake, which can help with weight loss. Our nutritionally complete, low-calorie formula is made with two primary ingredients: real Australian and New Zealand lamb and whole brown rice, which helps promote easier digestion. Omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid), zinc and B vitamins also support healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat. We use premium ingredients and no artificial colors or flavors so it has a natural flavor dogs will enjoy, guaranteed.

Package Sizes Available: 5 lbs., 15 lbs., 30 lbs.

Overview and Key Benefits

  • Low-Calorie, High-Fiber Formula
    Low-Calorie, High-Fiber Formula
    This low-calorie, high-fiber formula provides all of the nutrients overweight or less active dogs need — without the extra calories.
  • Real Chicken Is the #1 Ingredient
    Real Lamb Is the #1 Ingredient
    Real Australian and New Zealand lamb is our #1 ingredient. Along with whole brown rice, it provides optimal nutrition and easier digestion.
  • Healthy Skin and Coat
    Healthy Skin and Coat
    Formulated with omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid), zinc and B vitamins for healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat.
  • Targeted Levels of Fiber and Protein
    Targeted Levels of Fiber and Protein
    The blend of high fiber and the right protein level helps dogs feel full, which can reduce overall food intake to aid in weight loss.
  • Promotes a Healthy Immune System
    Healthy Weight Maintenance
    Our reduced feeding guidelines provide optimal nutrition to help your dog lose weight for a lean body condition.
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Feeding Guidelines

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
Feeding Guidelines
These are the recommended feeding amounts based on the ideal body condition for 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® NATURAL CHOICE® Dog Food for the first time, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Lite Adult Lamb & Whole Brown Rice Formula Dog Food with your old food for six 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 it in a cool, dry location.
Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Cups)
Ideal Dog Weight Weight Reduction Weight Control
15 lbs. 1 1/3 1 1/2
25 lbs. 2 2 1/4
35 lbs. 2 1/2 3
45 lbs. 3 1/8 3 1/2
55 lbs. 3 2/3 4
65 lbs. 4 4 2/3
† Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 2.78 oz. of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Lite Adult Lamb & Whole Brown Rice Formula Dog Food.
NUTRO® Dog Food Body Chart
Underweight Dog Idealweight Dog Overweight Dog
Underweight Ideal Weight Overweight
Increase the feeding amount or feed NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Lamb & Whole Brown Rice Formula Dog Food to achieve an ideal weight.
Maintain feeding at the current level.
Feed at the weight reduction level to achieve an ideal weight.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3100 kcal/kg, 244 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Lite Adult Lamb & Whole Brown Rice 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 169reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product works! I had 2 yellow labs that lived until they were 15 years old and I have 2 almost 9 year old German Shepards. We feed them all Natural Choice Lite and I firmly believe this dog food contributed to my labs long healthy life and I know my Shepards will live a long life also. February 24, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nutro Lite made us all happy! I am the proud "Mommy" to two English Springer Spaniels. Maggie is almost 10 years and Murphy just turned 4. They are house pets-in other words they share their home with me and my family!! Because they do not work, I found it necessary to put them on a reducing diet. My first choice was your Nutro Lite. I have, in the past coked chicken and rice for them, spent lots of money on designer food formulas, and had them tested for food allergies (because of skin problems). To say that I am totally satisfied with the results is an understatement. They have dropped between 8-10% of their weight and their skin has cleared up almost completely! Add the fact that they actually enjoy their mealtime, and you can see what a wonderful product we think you have developed. Now, if you can make a treat with a similar formula, we will be forever grateful! February 24, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for the whole family Our family has a beagle and a pembroke welsh corgi in it. Because the beagle will eat ANYTHING and everything and the corgi's belly is so close to the ground normally, we have been feeding them lite dog food since both were 2 years old and up. Our corgi also seems to be very sensitive to corn products, they cause what we call "clogged dog" (stuffed up nose). I choice to try Natural choice because it has no waste products and not corn. Both dogs love it, and no more "clogged dog" corgi. The beagle has even managed to finally slim down some! February 24, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dogs eat this up!!! I never have a problem getting my 2 dachshunds to eat this dog food. The dry crunches help keep their teeth clean. The nutrients in this food keep their energy levels high. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Natural Choice Lite is Just what our Girl Needed Our Amy is a Lab, and as everyone knows they are a bottomless pit! She is 7 now and was getting a little thick around the waist (ok a lot thick). She began acting sluggish and a once highly energetic girl really didn't enjoy playing fetch or walking with her daddy any longer. Sure she would humor him for a couple of retrievals, but after that lost interest. When he would get her leash, she would just walk away and lay on her bed. We began feeding the Lite Natural Choice in October. I am happy to report that she has lost 10 pounds in 5 months and is getting back to her old self. She enjoys her nightly walks and we have to take the fetch toy and put it away, because she doesn't want to stop!Thanks Nutro for giving our gal another chance at being young again!P.S. We will continue on this recipe for another 7-8 pounds and then chose a maintenance formula. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by this is great to keep weight off both dogs enjoy the flavor and crunch of this product and it helps to keep their weight down February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Weight Management I have 6 dogs all on Nutro. Two of them are sibling pugs, Maggie & Otis. Otis, my chunka-chunka fatty pug has a bit of a weight issue & I wanted to avoid Maggie getting overweight. The Nutro has kept Maggie's weight on target & Otis finally has the taper a pug should have February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog loved the flavor and he lost weight! My chubby Lab has been on numerous diet foods, alot with corn as the first ingredient. The corn would make him have awful skin lesions. So when we found your lite formula, i was thrilled. he no longer gets sores and he loves dinner time, he has lost a few pounds, which is great , because his whole life revolves around food. He may never be as thin as an active Labrador, but he is happy and so am I. Thankyou Nutro February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by the best ever my dog will 12 years old this year. he has been on nutro since I got him as a puppy. he loves it and has been put on lite after he was neutered.he has had no health problems, would not use anything else and always recommend it to my friends .cocojo February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Weight loss food with great nutrition My 11 year old foster Chihuahua "Ghita" has slimmed down from 8 lbs to a svelte 6 lbs, while maintaining her good health, energy, bright eyes and shiney coat during the past year. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by it works! We have a 3 year old puggle that is just about the laziest dog I have ever owned. When she is not napping she is eating. We never had a set eating schedule for our animals, we just fill up their bowls and its open buffet! Well needless to say with food accesible at all hours of the day and minimal exercise our puggle became a little overweight. Having a set feeding time for our dogs wasn't what we wanted to jump towards first so we thought we would give the natural choice lite a chance. My husband and I have seen an awesome change in our overweight baby with no need to change the ways and times we feed her. We are so happy with this product! Thank you for helping our baby get healthier! February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for our dogs! We have three dogs that begin to take things a little easy in the winter. If we do nothing, they gain unhealthy weight. We like to switch to this product during the winter months, while using the Lamb and Rice formula during the summertime while the dogs are much more active. The dogs switch to this product easily and enjoy their meals. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by I feel like a good Mom when I feed Oliver My sweet boy is actually a beagle/basset cross (I call him my little "bagle"). Oliver was a Katrina rescue who came to a shelter in our state with 7 other orphaned dogs. We fell in love with him from the start. Oliver has been on a Nutro Lite diet since day 1 for all of its benefits, not the least of which is sensitivity to certain foods. I sometimes give him the canned version along with his dry food just for variety and he loves the Nutro Lite and Tartar Control biscuits as well, his main diet is the dry food and he loves it. He will be eleven years young in March and is still very playful and active, our Vet is very pleased with his weight, especially because both breeds tend to become overweight as they grow older. I have recommended Nutro Lite to several folks and have gotten many favorable comments from them. Bottom line, it performs just as advertised. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keeps my dog lean I wouldn't dream of feeding Kali anything less then Nutro Natural Choice Lite. She doesn't tolerate chicken very well so this was perfect for her. When she was a puppy we started her off on the large breed puppy formula, then went into large breed adult. When she was 1yr 7 months old she ruptured her cruciate ligament and needed surgery. From that day on she's only been fed Nutro Natural Choice Lite formula in an effort to keep any excess weight from creeping on. Kali actually needed to lose some in order to assist with her healing and getting back to normal. I would never feed her another brand of dog food now matter what their claims are. Nutro is a company that stands behind their food 100% and only has the health of you pet in mind. I recommend Nutro to everyone I meet that's looking for a good quality food to feed their animals. February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slimmer waist size When I got my puppy (Ridgeback/shepard mix) I was encouraged to put him on large dog puppy food. He ate this for a year and gained so much weight it was unbearable for him and his skinny legs. I changed to Nutro Lite and after several years of good exercise and this product he gained his svelte look and though now getting to be an "old man" is enjoying his handsome figure. I do supplement his diet with glucosomine but he loves his Nutro and I would never change his diet as it seems to work so well for him February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Low Fat Option! This is an excellent choice for any English Bulldog owner. This product keeps the weight off. February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dogs have never been healthier I was introduced to this product by a clerk at Petsmart. She offered me a coupon to try the product and told me her dog had lost weight on it as well. I have 4 dogs, 2 labs and 2 pugs. All a bit "fluffy" my vet wanted them to all loose weight. So they have all done very well, my labs each lost about 20 lbs and im working hard on the pugs. With that, they all were so much more active with having an all natural diet as opposed to a by-product diet. Im very thankful to the clerk for recommending this product and will always use your products for many years to come. My one pug does eat the wet food because pugs have tiny teeth and the other pug does eat the dry once I wet it. February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by gobbled up Our beagle, once a little overweight, loves this food! I tried various other "lite" foods, but did not see the results that I have seen with this product. I recommended it to a family member who was asking for ideas for her Sheltie. She has seen good results too. Thank you for making a product that does as it claims. February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worked Amazingly After the birth of my baby, my black lab Finnegan put on a lot of weight due to the fact we were not taking him to the dog park as often as we used to. We changed him over from the Adult Food to the Lite. Within 2-3 months, Finnegan was down 28 lbs. We are so happy to have found this product, and would recommend it to anyone! We now will have many more healthy and happy years with Finnegan! February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by love it My Rottie has a severe case of hip displaysia and was not as active and he and I would both like him to be. Feeding him Natural Choice Lite has made all the difference in the world. He has lose weight and because of that he is more active and he and I are very happy. Thank you Natural Choice February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great for weight management My husband and I have always had at least one dog in our house and always fed them dry food from the supermarket. When we bought two English Springer Spaniel puppies in July 1996 our Veterinarian recommended Nutro Dog Food. We have been using this product ever since. Our "boys" never ate any other dog food. When the older brother tended to gain a little too much weight the vet told us about the Natural Choice Lite Adult formula and he has been eating this since about 1999. He will be 15 years old in April and still going. LOVES his meal times, has all his teeth and still has a great coat. (his brother had to be put down a few years ago for a non-health related issue), We would recommend this product and all Nutro foods to any one looking to get their dog's digestive system on the right track. February 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manages Hunger+ This product gives my lab energy, fills her up, and helps her loose weight. February 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by great brand i'm glad to say that my 7yr old coker spaniel "MICKEY" is doing great thanks to this formula for less active dogs, my dog for the past year was struggling with his weight and i had tried several brands before nutro, non of these worked either because he didn't like it, his stomach was to sensistive or it just didn't work.. But Nutro is the only one that solve all three problems, and now i'm happy his weight is under control and he's happy, he loves his food.. February 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is a great balance. My dogs love this food. They now let me know when it is time to eat. My oldest dog is very picky about what she eats, but she begs for this food. I had to switch my dog food when my puppy developed a food allergy. This was the only food that provided great taste with the ingredience we needed to curb the allergy. All 3 of my dogs have a tendency to be overweight so we had a hard time finding a food that tasted great, proveded weight control, and did not contain foods that my dog was allergic to. February 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog has never looked better! My longhaired Dachshund has been eating Nutro since she was a puppy. Now that she's a little older and less active, I feed her Nutro Natural Choice Lite, and she loves it! It's important for Dachshunds to keep fit and trim to minimize potential issues with their backs, so this food keeps her happy and healthy. Plus, her long coat looks so much more luxurious than other longhaired Dachshunds I see. You can really tell that Nutro uses high-quality ingredients versus those low-quality, cheap foods that leave other dogs' coats looking dull. February 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This keeps my old friend happy! Beau, our 14 year old Lab started teating Nutro Lite about 3 years ago after we found our he had cancer in his chest. The medicine he was taking caused him to be hungry all the time. After switching to this product, it kept him feeling fuller while maintaining a healthy weight for his age. We still have our old buddy and he's a happy eater, especially with the Nutro! February 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Less Visits to the Vet I have used NC Adult and Lite for nearly nine years. About three years ago I decided to switch to another brand for a change. Little did I know, my poor dog bloated up, developed skin aliments and became overweight. Becuase of this I visited the vet on several occasions and come to realize it was the food and high sodium content hidden within. I immediatly switched back to NC Lite and Mr. Riley returned to his normal figure and health! My mistake. Sticking with NC Lite for good. February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our dogs loved it! We went to our local family owned pet store asking for the best product for our dogs who were slightly overweight. They recommended Nutro lite. Skeptical at first that our dogs wouldn't take to different food, we decided to trust the store owner and give it a try. Our dogs loved it and lost healthy weight, have healthy skin, and always are full of energy. Thank you! February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makes My Dog Happy & Healthy... We put our complete trust in Nutro Natural Choice products, especially the Lite Adult Dog Food. The ingredients aren't frightening like in most dog foods! The sad thing is that pet owners do not realize the huge difference in brands and unfortunately are giving their best friends the worst nutrition possible by using anything but Nutro products. Natural Choice Lite has kept our 8 year old Jack Russell Terrier, "Elvis" happy & healthy and that is all that we can ask for in a dog food. We are grateful to the Nutro Company for caring so much about our animals! February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fit and healthy now Our 4 year old Lab was a tubster. The vet said he needed to lose weight NOW. We went straight to the Nutro aisle at our feed store. He was on Lite for a couple of months and reached the weight he should be. He ate it right up and didn't act hungry between meals. He looks good now and obviously feels good. Thanks Nutro! February 19, 2011
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