For Dogs

Small Breed Adult Dog FoodChicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula

Small breed dogs require the right balance of proteins and fats to keep up with their higher energy levels. To meet their unique needs, NATURAL CHOICE® Small Breed Adult Dog Food contains real chicken, whole brown rice and oatmeal along with increased natural antioxidant support. Our kibble is appropriately sized for smaller dogs to grasp and chew. Not only will your dog enjoy the great taste of our premium small breed dog food, but they’ll also benefit from increased immune system support and a healthy solution for their higher metabolism. We also guarantee healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat with omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid), zinc and B vitamins to help small dogs look as good as they feel.

Package Sizes Available: 4 lbs., 8 lbs., 15 lbs.

Overview and Key Benefits

  • Real Chicken Is the #1 Ingredient
    Real Chicken Is Our #1 Ingredient
    We include real chicken as our #1 ingredient, as well as other whole, natural ingredients, such as whole brown rice and sunflower oil, to please even the most selective palates — guaranteed.
  • Unique Kibble Shape for Oral Care
    Unique Kibble Shape for Oral Care
    Due to their smaller mouths, small breed dogs’ teeth are more prone to overcrowding, which can lead to oral health concerns. Our unique kibble shape is designed to naturally reduce plaque and tartar buildup.
  • Antioxidants for a Long Life
    Antioxidants for Immune Systems
    Since many small dogs live up to 20 years, they need increased antioxidant support. Our DNADVANTAGE BLEND® Formula includes a unique blend of antioxidants that nutritionally rejuvenate your dog’s immune system.
  • Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat
    Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat**
    Small dogs not only spend the majority of their time indoors, but they also are groomed more frequently. This lifestyle lends itself to skin sensitivity. We guarantee a healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat with our patented levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid), zinc and B vitamins.
  • Higher Energy Needs
    Targeted Nutrition for a Higher Metabolism
    Our formula has been precisely formulated with targeted levels of protein and fat to keep up with the higher energy needs of a small breed adult dog.

** Complete satisfaction or your money back
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

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See the back of this package in stores for the approximate kibble size.
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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 small breed 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® Small Breed Adult Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal 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)
Dog Weight Activity Level I
< 1 Hour/Day
Walking on Lead
Activity Level II
1 to 2 Hour(s)/Day
Playing Off Lead
Activity Level III
3 to 4 Hours/Day
Intense Training
10 lbs. 1 1 1/4 1 1/3
15 lbs. 1 1/3 1 1/2 1 3/4
20 lbs. 1 2/3 2 2 1/4
25 lbs. 2 2 1/4 2 1/2
† Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 2.89 oz. of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Small Breed Adult Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula Dog Food.
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® Small Breed Weight Management Dog Food to achieve an ideal weight.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3674 kcal/kg, 300 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Small Breed Adult 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 189reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finicky Min Pin I have a 2-year-old Miniature Pinscher that could go 2-3 days without eating and to encourage him to eat, I would have to hand feed him or put Tuna in the food. We switched to the Nutro Small Breed Adult Food and haven't looked back. We now get a happy hop before meal time and the food doesn't last long! October 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dogs are back We switched from Bil Jack to Natural Choice Small Breed Adult as soon as it became available in our area. Over the summer, we had family visit and to facilitate their dog we started using Kibbles and Bits. After the company left, I couldn't wait to get my dogs back on Natural Choice. They feel better and have more energy. This is the perfect food for my dogs. October 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dogs love it, wish it came in a bigger bag I had a very finicky eater that had food allergies to corn and wheat. After a lot of research I decided to try the small breed adult. THEY THINK ITS GOLD IN A DISH!! I'm a breeder and would love to feed this to all the adults and puppies but I wish they made it in a larger bag for multiple small dog households. Any plans for that Nutro? September 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect size bite for my Yorkie! Nutro is the BEST and I am so thankful they came up with this line for my little guy. It's a perfect size and shape for his small mouth and he loves it. Nutro is also wonderful for his coat and it makes it shiny and soft. All his treats are by Nutro as well... Awesome! September 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by great food My dogs were on Science Diet and they were always begging for more food. I switched them over to Nutro and they are no longer begging for food! September 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by New favorite I have a 4-1/2 year old Yorkie who is like a child to me and I had been using Science Diet since it is what my vet recommended but I wanted something more natural and healthy. I bought Natural Choice and mixed it with her Science Diet and she has not eaten one bit of her Science Diet since then. She eats all around them and leaves it. August 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by my dog loves it! tolerated very well by our cockapoo and he loves it August 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Shih-Tzu Loves This Food I have a 3-year-old Shih-Tzu who is a very finicky eater. I have tried various brands of dog food without success. A friend of mine gives her dog Nutro and she highly recommended it to me. I went to the pet store and purchased it and I was very surprised at how much she liked it. I am so happy that I finally found a dog food that she will eat with gusto. I am going back today to buy some Nutro treats and will keep her on Nutro. It is very gratifying to see Macy finally eat something that she loves. July 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for tiny tummies! We have a 6lb Chihuahua/Brussels Griffon mix who has a sensitive stomach and the original 2 brands we tried did not help at all! Our 3rd try was Nutro and she has been on it since! We just switched from the Small Breed Puppy to the Small Breed Adult when she turned 1 year old, and it is working awesome! Wouldn't use anything else for my dogs! July 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sophie loves it! We have a 7.5 lb female Chihuahua who loves "Nutro Natural Choice Small Breed Adult" dog food. We like the fact that the very first ingredient is Chicken. We know she is getting the best nutrition possible and she loves it. The food is small enough for her eat. We do not feed her any can food or table scraps. I walk her twice a day for exercise and to burn off her high energy metabolism. I would recommend this food to any one with a small dog. May 28, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by my dogs love this food I have 4 small dogs 2 ( Dachunds) are about 15 yrs. old and 2 ( Chihuahuas ) are about 2 yrs.old. We just switched them over 2-3 moths ago. They love this food, their coats improved and they are alot more active then before. May 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This food is the best I did a ton of research to find the best quality food at an affordable price and the more I read about Nutro, the more I was a believer this would be the one and only food I would feed my dogs. I have four small breed dogs, ages 6 months to 14 1/2 years. Different foods for the pup and oldest dog but easy to feed and they all love it. I have been in the pet store and saw people in a dilemma over what food to buy their dog and talked to them. They ended up purchasing this food as well. My research paid off, my babies love meal time! Thanks Nutro! April 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great stuff! I have a Miniature Dachshund and this is all he eats. This is a wonderful doggie food and he loves it. He gets nothing but Nutro - food and treaties. We also have a Golden Retriever who eats Nutro Weight Management as we rescued her and she was a tad overweight, and a Black Lab puppy who is eating the large breed puppy formula. I recommend Nutro to everyone I know that has doggies - and kitties! April 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by our dachshund loves his Nutro Natural Choice My dachshund Sumo LOVES Nutro Natural Choice food - we tried 2 other brands when he was a puppy then discovered Nutro Natural Choice. April 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bought this as a temp replacement... but... I have fed my mini dachshund California Natural for years. But the only place I can get it is a family owned pet food store in town. I ran out of food and needed it on a Sunday (when the store is closed), so I had to go to PetCo to pick up a bag of food to feed my dog for the day until i could get another bag of Cali Natural.He ended up loving this food so much, I've decided to just keep feeding him this for a while, and I'll switch back and forth between this and Cali Natural every 6 months or so to keep life interesting for him.Good stuff, good ingredients. My dog is eating more with this food. He used to be skinny, now I have to watch how much I give him! April 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My 4 Puppies Dance for Nutro All 4 of my "puppies" love the food they "dance" for it !! I have one that has abad under bite and he has no problem with eating this the bites are so small.I have been feeding Nutro to all my dogs past and present for the past 10 years April 1, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it!! We recently adopted a Jack Russel from a local Animal Control center. They don't feed them the best of food... Ol' Roy I believe. We went to rural king looking for a good pet food. We were considering science diet, but a rep happened to be there and he was wonderful. Gave us huge coupons too! Lana Loves the food. Her coat is less flaky and dry and she sheds alot less. Thanks you!!! March 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works for me My two-year-old small terrier mix really likes this food. I like it because his stools are easy to clean up and not runny, as they can tend to be after he eats other dog foods (I've experimented with several). March 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Product My Lhasa loves this dog food. He was originally on the puppy food and I switched to the adult food now that he is older. The switch was made without incident and he looks forward to meal times.P.S - when I just got him he refused to eat as his previous owners used to fed him deli meat, when I started feeding him Nutro he ate with no problem. March 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful Dog Food! I adopted my Italian greyhound a little over a year ago from an animal shelter that I work at. She was 10 weeks when I brought her home. I had her on another brand that she had been eating in her foster home and I noticed she wasn't quite eating as much as she should have been. I decided to switch her to Nutro Natural Choice after my neighbor told me she loves the Nutro Venison for her dog with food allergies. I printed off a coupon and tried it and my puppy LOVED it!! She seems much for lively and happy. Also, her coat is so soft and shiny! Once she reached one year of age, I switched her to the Nutro Small Breed Adult and also the Nutro Lamb small bites because she loves the Lamb taste mixed with the chicken. I would definitely recommend this brand over any other! March 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This food is great for a picky eater. I have a long hair chihuahua that is very picky. After several attempts of trying different dog foods we tried Nutro's Natrual choice dog food. Finally we found a dry dog food that our dog loved. It's nice to know that Toby is finally enjoying what we serve him. March 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Food Ever! A few months ago our American Eskimo Dog, Wolfie, decided he did not want to eat his dog food anymore. We tried everything we could to get him to eat, dog gravy, cheese, we mixed it with wet food, etc. But nothing came out of it.So when we were in town we stopped at our local Pet store and decided to see if another food would work. Well did it ever! We decided to buy Nutro Natural Choice Small Breed Adult Dog Food, we checked the ingredients and they looked healthy and really good for our dog. He is very active and needs a lot of protein and other vitamins and minerals. Wolfie enjoys running around in circles in the yard all day, so much so that he has a ring of no grass where he runs. It is hilarious to watch him run around just enjoying himself immensely.The first day that we gave him the new food he gobbled it up like there was no tomorrow and has been doing so ever since. He now watches the window where he can see the food containers, and as soon as he sees us getting his dinner ready he barks like crazy and runs in little circles, very excited. He loves his new food. So we wanted to sayThank You Nutro, for giving our dog a better life and making a food that he enjoys and is good for him. March 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Dog Food! I have quite the picky eater on my hands, and this food has been such a winner! She loves the taste and I love it because I know she is eating something healthy. I am grateful for wonderful foods out there that keep our pets healthy, strong and vibrant! I have no plans to ever change up her eating regiment because this is working so well! March 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dogs love this food My dogs are a touch picky with their food, and this Nutro Adult Small Bites brown rice and chicken seems to fill their requirements. It helps to maintain their weight, their coats are shiny and full, and there are no fusses about eating it. My youngest dog used to lay next to his dish, sling his head over, take a small bite of whatever was in his dish, etc. A real drama prince. Now he eats enthusiastically and none of the drama with his other food. March 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Dry food evaa My little Cavalier Spaniel still gets excited at feeding time, and this is the only food she ever remembers eating. As a pup, we tried all the 'premium' brands and Trina likes Nutro Natural best. For even more excitement, sometimes I add a splash of water to her meal..Yum Yum..she licks the bowl clean. My groomer says she has the best skin and shiniest fur, due in great part to her excellent diet. March 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by my little cancer patient loves it! Our 12 year old Maltese was diagnosed with inoperable malignant cancer on her hip bone last year. Feeding time had become increasingly difficult; until we found NUTRO NATURAL CHOICE Small Breed Adult Dog Food. Camilla loves it and eats all her food just like she used to when I fed her what I thought was great dog food; Science Diet. March 12, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by good product, dogs don;t care for it This is a good product. But my dogs really don't care for it. I do think it is a good dog food tho. Just not a flavor my dogs like. Trying to find one they like in a small kibble . Maybe they will like the new Nutro without grains. I might try that. But need it in a small bite size. My fur kids are small , 12 and 14 lbs.. March 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makes the difference I switched from Science Diet to Nutro. My chihuahua was getting bored of the limited and bland flavors. She has gone from being overweight to looking sleek and strong. I attribute that to the quality of Nutro and, of course, exercise. But, Nutro has added to her energy which helps her as we walk and run. Nutro is a good company who loves their customers and the customer's pets even more. Thanks NUTRO!!! March 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dachshund loves this My little six year old dachshund loves this food, Nutro the only brand I buy March 12, 2011
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