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Large Breed Puppy FoodChicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula

Large breed puppies have unique needs. Whether it’s developing strong and healthy joints or ensuring overall balanced growth, they need proper nutrition to help keep them strong and active. That’s why NATURAL CHOICE® Large Breed Puppy Food uses naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin to promote the development of healthy cartilage. With balanced protein and fat for optimal growth, this great-tasting, natural puppy food also features U.S.-farm-raised chicken for strong muscles and a healthy metabolism. Plus, whole brown rice and oatmeal provide easy digestion for large breed puppies with sensitive stomachs. They’ll enjoy the taste, and you’ll love seeing them mature into the happy, healthy dogs they were meant to be.

Package Sizes Available: 15 lbs., 30 lbs.
 

Overview and Key Benefits

  • Real Chicken Is the #1 Ingredient
    Real Chicken Is the #1 Ingredient
    Great-tasting, U.S.-farm-raised chicken delivers the amino acids that large breed puppies need to build muscles and maintain a healthy metabolism.
  • Strong, Healthy Joints
    Strong, Healthy Joints
    Our naturally-sourced glucosamine and chondroitin are the nutritional building blocks of healthy cartilage to help in developing strong and healthy joints.
  • Whole Grains for Better Nutrient Absorption
    Whole Grains for Better Digestion
    Whole grains are nutrient-dense foods that nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption.
  • Targeted Nutrition for a Healthy Growth
    Targeted Nutrition for a Healthy Growth
    It’s precisely formulated with targeted levels of protein and fat to support the high energy levels of large breed puppies.
  • Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat
    Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat**
    Patented levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid), zinc and B vitamins promote healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat — guaranteed.
  • Quality, Natural Nutrition
    Quality, Natural Nutrition
    Our formula is made without corn gluten, corn, wheat or soy protein.
** Complete satisfaction or your money back
 
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

Pack Content
See the back of this package in stores for the approximate kibble size.
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 26.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 15.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (min.) 3.50%
Calcium (min.) 1.00%
Calcium (max.) 1.50%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.90%
Phosphorus (max.) 1.30%
Zinc (min.) 250 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min.) 250 IU/kg
Niacin (min.) 250 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C) (min.)* 50 mg/kg
Biotin (min.)* 2.5 mg/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.)* 0.05%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min.)*
0.05%
Glucosamine (min.)* 150 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (min.)* 350 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.)* 0.15%
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
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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 ranges for puppies. These guidelines should be adjusted as needed to obtain optimum weight.

Puppies: From 3 to 5 weeks of age, moisten food and feed frequently. From 6 weeks of age, feed the suggested amount in three meals per day until 6 months of age, then twice daily.

Pregnant Bitches: During pregnancy, offer 50% more than the amount shown for puppies over 12 months of age.

Lactating Bitches: Offer at least two to three times the amount shown for puppies over 12 months of age.

If feeding NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Dog Food for the first time, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Large Breed Puppy 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.
Puppy Age — Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Cups)
Puppy
Weight
6 – 11
Weeks
3 – 5
Months
6 – 8
Months
9 – 12
Months
Over 12
Months
Up to 10 lbs. 1 3/4 – 2 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 ----- ----- -----
20 lbs. 3 – 3 1/4 2 1/2 – 3 2 – 2 1/2– ----- -----
30 lbs. 4 – 4 1/3 3 1/3 – 4 2 3/4 – 3 1/3 2 2/3 – 2 3/4
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40 lbs. 5 – 5 1/2 4 – 5 3 1/2 – 4 3 1/4 – 3 1/2 -----
60 lbs. ----- 5 1/2 – 6 2/3 4 3/4 – 5 1/2 4 1/2 – 4 3/4 3 2/3
80 lbs. ----- 7 – 8 1/4 6 – 7 5 1/2 – 6 4 2/3
100 lbs. ----- ----- 7 – 8 1/4 6 1/2 – 7 5 1/2
120 lbs. ----- ----- 8 – 9 1/3 7 1/2 – 8 6 1/4
140 lbs. ----- ----- 9 – 10 1/2 8 1/3 – 9 7
160 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 9 1/3 – 10 7 3/4
180 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 10 1/4 – 11 8 1/2
200 lbs. ----- ----- ----- ----- 9 1/4
† Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.37 oz. of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Large Breed Puppy Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula Dog 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 Dog Idealweight Dog Overweight Dog
Underweight Ideal Weight Overweight
Increase the feeding amount to achieve an ideal weight.
Maintain feeding at the current level.
Decrease the feeding amount to the lower range of target weight within the age category.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3701 kcal/kg, 353 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Large Breed Puppy Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth, gestation and lactation.
 

Product Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 79reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Benefits Everyone! Our 5 month old golden retriever puppy has loved this product since she could eat solid food. Her stool has never been runny and people are always complementing her extremely soft and shiny coat. Our family swears by Nutro Natural Choice. November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My puppy loves it My puppy loves this food. It also makes his coat shine so much! No digestive problems at all. He is growing very well and very alert and strong. I highly recommend this product. September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love love love Nutro! At the mere age of 10 weeks my blue nose pit bull was experiencing spots of hair loss all over his coat and was eating puppy chow.I thought that it may have been an allergy to the ingredients in his diet.He switched to Bil-jac and his coat got a little better.I researched natural foods and chose Nutro out of 3 choices.He is now 16 weeks and his coat glistens.He does not look blue/gray, he looks metallic silver.He has not had a single loose or runny stool since beginning Nutro.His vet is sooo impressed by his coat and development and says "His coat is so beautiful and he is so healthy."He also loves all nutro products.He is given the dry kibble, puppy development biscuits, and occasionally the large breed puppy can food mixed with his kibble.I will always and forever use Nutro Natural Choice!!! July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our tails are wagging for Natural Choice Chicken! At the tender age of 12 weeks, we were looking chunky. Our Momma researched many, many foods and discovered Natural Choice. All the reviews and recommendations meant nothing until she tried it for us, and noticed the results with her own eyes :)After just a day and a half of cutting it in with our old food, our pot bellies disappeared and we have much more energy! April 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best food for the money I have used Nutro for about 15yrs. I feed it to my Shih-Tzu till he passed due to age. Then I got a Husky and he ate it everyday since I bought him, now I have a pit bull and he was not feed well from original owner. Now he is up to weight at 4.5 months old he weighs 27.8lbs. His coat is so soft and he only eats the recommended amount a day and it satisfied. I would recommend Nutro for any dog breed February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this food I have three hound-dogs and wanted a good food for them, but at a decent price. At Petco, PetSmart and Pet Supplies Plus, I was directed to Nutro. I have been feeding Natural Choice to my dogs for over a year and I am very pleased with the outcome....plus, they LOVE it. I don't have to add anything to it to get them to eat it.The one thing I like the most about the Nutro brand is the choices. I tried Natural Choice and the Ultra, but I liked the Natural Choice best. I will continue to feed my hounds this food. July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this food! We used all the Natural Choice stages for our last lab/retriever mix and i strongly believe she lived a long healthy life because of this food. We now have a new lab puppy and there was no question we'd use this product again. I would recommend this food to anyone!Thank you Nutro! February 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by darr1964 We got Mack my step son could not take care of him so we adopted him. He was being fed some cheap dog food that gave him diarrhea, was always hungry and had to go all the time. This food is very good he loves it and stays full and the price is not bad.He loves his new food. He is very active his coat is shinier, and he sheds allot less. We are very happy and would recomend it. February 3, 2013
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