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 This Product Rocks!! I was glad that Nutro had another flavor of dog food for small adults dogs to pick from. My little Yorkie loves this food. She is a picky eater and was happy when she dug into her food when I gave it to her. She was a happy puppy dog. Thank you for making another flavor in small breeds. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pedro and Jitterbug: Instant FANS! THEY LOVE IT! I have fed this brand to my 2 chihuahuas since they were little! I feed it to them because it is a food with actual meat as the 1st ingredient! I was feeding them the Nutro Lamb Meal and Rice, but when Nutro came out with, Little Bites for Small Adult Breeds, I was so EXCITED! That fits my babies to a "T"! They love this food and always make sure that the cat doesn't get it, so when the food is put down they guard it with their lives! LOL February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by great product We feed this variety to our Bichon/Shih Tzu mix and she loves it. She is in excellent health and I'm sure it has alot to do with Nutro. It's funny..we have a large breed mix that also eats Nutro and the two of them try to eat each others food. I'm afraid my small breed will become large because she likes the large breed food too! We are very happy with our Nutro products. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Ever I have 2 wonderful mixed breed terriers. One ( we call her a RatRussell) very finicky eater and one that will eat about anything but both had dirty teeth.We switched to The Nutro Natural Choice Adult Small Breed from BilJac and what a difference. Their teeth are so clean now their Vet was amazed and not that a Rat Terrier/Jack Russell mix needs more energy but now both of them have so much more energy and seem to just feel fantastic and happy.The shape of the small bites has made a huge difference in their dental health.The picky one now likes the dog food as her treats, along with teeny greenies. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog thrives on this food! I have a 2 year old Doxie and she loves the taste of her food. She's healthy,shiny and playful. I think Nutro Small Breed dog food is the best! February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great for small aduly breeds Our dog Cocoa has been on this food for almost a year now. He has an allergy to corn so we couldnt use any other dog food. When we switched to this brand all his problems went away. We love the small bites and the flavor of it. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just Love I started my dog on Nutro as a puppy,and she loved. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for my Chihuahuas!! I started purchasing this food for my dogs on a suggestion from a friend. Wow! My dogs are so healthy and happy now. My older male seemed to throw up alot and I could never figure out why. After they started eating the Nutro, his throwing up has completely stopped. He has even grown a healthier, more shiny, softer coat. This has been a great food for him and his sister Lola. My mom has also started this food for her 3 dogs. ~Thank you! February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My doggie is happier and healthier My little doxie developed a large kidney stone. The vet determined that we needed to change her diet. He recommended the brands he sold in his office but she didnt' like it. In fact she vomited it and was quickly losing weight. I heard about Nutro from a co-worker who also works as a rep for your product. She gave me a coupon. I gave her the food. She gobbled it up, regained her weight and has regained her playfulness. She is our little girl and we are so grateful we found a product she loves as much as we love her. Thank you Nutro. You saved my doggies life. February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our Dogs love this New Dog Food:) We have 2 mini-Dacshunds, we used to feed them the nurto max for weight control. Dapple wasn't a big fan of it but ate it cause it was there & Maxi would just devour it so fast that she would get sick! We saw a coupon for the small breed & tried it. Both the dogs have seemed to really like it! With the smaller bite size they have no trouble at all & have been able to keep their food down:)They both come running now when they hear their food hit their bowls! February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our pets love the food We just took our pets to the vet for their yearly checkup and he said they were all in excelent health. We believe it is due to their good nutrition. We only feed them Natural Choice February 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dachsie LOVES IT! Our Dachsie, Bridgie Boo, absolutely loves this food...seems she likes the taste better than other dry foods and she likes the crunch...and, as she's been enjoying the food, her itchy coat has totally healed...she used to itch and scratch with other dry foods, but now her red coat is shiny and shimmery and no more itching...thanks Nutro! February 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by No More Wasted Time Looking For Top Dog Food! As a breeder, pet owner, and someone truly concerned with building the best dog I use Nutro all the time. Builds and maintains the best dogs. It has brought me several return puppy buyers. To be able to maintain constancy with your dog is key and tough to do. To thin, to heavy, dull inside and out, not a worry with Nutro products. Less time spent LOOKING and LOOKING at different products, so many types, etc is the best! February 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by No more tear staining, itching or discolored fur. We have a Maltese who is extremely allergic to just about every dog food we've fed him. We tried just about every dog food on the market but nothing helped. I came across Nutro Natural Choice Small Breed Adult at our local feed store and decided to give it a try. I'll be honest, the fact that it was on sale was a big motivator in trying the product but we are now believers. We noticed an improvement immediately and the tear staining, itching and discolored fur are GONE!!! February 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by I feel good about feeding my dog with Nutro I've been a loyal Nutro customer for over 10 years and two dogs - I can always feel confident in the choice I make when I buy Nutro! February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Picky Eaters I added a toy fox terrier to my family in August of 2009. When I bought her from the pet store they gave me some Natural Choice puppy food for sensitive stomachs. She was tired of that food so I bought her another brand of food. That food was too hard on her stomach so I had to go back to Natural Choice food. She can be very picky about the flavor, but she loves the new small breed adult dog food. The best thing is that it also keeps her healthy, is not hard on her stomach, and keeps her coat and nails looking great. Thanks Natural Choice! :) February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is perfect in size for us and flavor Our Maltese loves this brand and flavor. We have tried to change flavors etc. to give her some variety, with no real success. This is all she wants. It is now an hour before her lunch time, and she is scratching my leg, and everything else she knows to get my attention, asking for her lunch. She is 7 years old and is active, healthy with a beautiful coat. We couldn't be more pleased with the results. February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Right-sized kibble for little mouths Max Small Breed Adult dog food provides a healthy and nutritious meal that is sized for the smaller breeds. My little munchkin loves it and I feel great feeding a quality product! February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Will Dance for Food Roxanne started on Nutro Natural Choice Puppy, and has graduated to Small Breed Adult. Her coat is soft (like velvet) and extremely healthy. When it is time for breakfast or dinner, she dances until there is food in her bowl! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very pleased with results. My dogs walked away from other dry foods. We started the Small Breed Adult food several months ago. The dogs ate it and wanted more. One of dogs has a sensitive stomach. This dog food has made a difference for this dog and we do not see sensitive stomach for him as often. We highly recommend this food for small breed dogs! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for Little Big Dogs Perfect for the little dog that thinks that he is a big dog. Our 2 Shiba Inu's love the kibble size and taste, we love the quality product, shiny coats, and availabilty. They have energy to spare and the shedding is finally under control! Thanks Nutro. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food We have 4 small dogs, and this food disappears as soon as we put down their bowls! It gives them a glossy coat. I wish it was in a 5 lb. bag instead of 4 lbs. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome! This food we have found is really good! It is a pretty new product of Nutro. Our dogs love Nutro, they won't eat anything else! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Got rid of tarter buildup!!!!! My two toy poodles are on their second 15lb. bag of small breed adult. My older poodle, 7 yrs. old, had a very bad tartar problem. Doggie toothbrushing was not for him! I tried it, and it made his gums bleed, and he hated it. Now, after one bag of Nutro, 90% of the tarter is gone! I am amazed. My younger poodle 3 1/2 yrs, now has no tarter on her teeth. They like the food, and have lot's of energy. Thank you for an excellent product. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has changed our dog's life! Since trying this food our dog's allergy symptoms have completely disappeared! His coat has become very silky and soft! He used to lick his paws and scratch constantly while eating the Buffalo Blue dog food, but all of that has ended now. Thank you so much for this product! He also appears to be slimming down too! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful product for your best friend I have been feeding my dogs Nutro dry dog food for over 10 years now. I first became acquainted with it when I had my first dog Sammy. I liked the whole grains and natural foods put into the food. My dog loved it and I could tell it was good because his clean up was easy. I feed this type throughout his whole life. He passed away 3 years ago and I adopted another dog, Joey and have continued to use this product to feed my new best friend. I will never feed him anything else and have never felt the need to. This food is perfect and I can tell by the way my dog looks and acts. Thank you for a great dog food! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog really appears to enjoy it!! This product was recommended at a local farm and tractor store.The woman who was recommending it had been a loyal user and now was a sales rep.She was very knowledgeable and my bichon frise really loves the product!!! Thankyou very much!! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by my dogs love it! The Natural Choice small breed adult dog food is perfect for my two little dogs. I have a Maltese and a Yorkiepoo and they both love this food! My Maltese is picky but never hesitates to eat the nutro products. The size of the bites are perfect for a small dog and the benefits of a healthy dog food are evident in my dogs. Thanks Nutro! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to pick up after Our Cocker-poo like the small bites variety and we leave it out for him to "free-feed". He is nearing five now and has not gained any weight with Natural Choice. I specially like the fact that there is very little waster from the dog and it is easy to pick up after he does his thing, either in the back yard or in a dog park, where you must use a bag to pick up the doo. The waste is fairly hard, not wet and mushy like some dog droppings. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by small kibbles make this easy for small breeds to l My dog Sabrina loves this food. I do add a small amount of chicken with the dry food and she eats every bit! February 18, 2011
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