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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 78reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Choice After trying many different dog foods for my Bernese/Pyrenness puppy, this is the one he consistently enjoyed the most, the one he digested the best, and the one that made him the least gaseous. Would recommend to everyone! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Overall Great . This product has given my puppy, a golden retriever, a gorgeous coat. The food is easy for him to chew and he LOVES to eat it! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Healthy Food We adopted our dog Millie from the local shelter. She is an american bullgog boxer mix. She had a for of mange called Demodex when we got her. She had almost no fur and was covered in scabs. Within a week of switching her to the Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy Formula, she was growing a nice healthy coat of fur. Now, her scabs are all gone and she is a beautiful puppy. She has tons of energy and has gotten a clean bill of health from the vet. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by so far so good! So far my puppy (curly coated retriever) loves the dog food and she finishes the bowl every time it is filled. Her fur looks great and she seems to be growing like a weed. We plan n switching her to the adult food when she is ready. Also makes me feel good knowing that she is eating the best dog food on the market. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product. We have had 4 litters of Rottweiler puppies. I had used other puppy foods on the last 3. The puppies did fine. This last litter I fed Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy Food and it was wonderful. The puppies picked up on food alot easier and ate alot better. The weaning process from the mother was excellent. The Vet was really impressed on the growth and health of these puppies. I took a test and gave my older Rottis alittle of the puppy food to see if they liked it. They loved it. Now they are on Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Adult. They love it. I will stay with Nutro, because it seems to be doing a great job on our Rottis. They are really looking great. I wish I had tried it when they were puppies. Thanks Nutro! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Awesome puppy food that has everything my puppy needs. It's also one of the only food she will eat. Tried many kinds, and b/c she is part poodle she is very picky. Highly recommanded for any large breed. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Black GSDs grew up on Natural Choice Puppy! I have two black German Shepherd brothers. When they were puppies, they needed premium food because of their high energy and something to help their gorgeous coats really shine! My picky boys would not eat just anything, but once I found Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy, they wouldn't eat anything else! It was also great to know that chicken parts and corn were not part of their diets. I love it and they love it too :) February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Large Breed Puppies I am an English Labrador Retriever Breeder and will only wean my puppies to this formula. I never have had any problems with the transition and never have puppies with diarrhea from the day I start the weaning process. It grinds up in the blender very easily for the first 2 weeks and then it is on to wet down whole kibble. My puppies never gain allot of fat as the ratio is perfect. I recommend my puppy buyers keep them on this food until they are 5 months old and then switch to an All Growth Formula. I am very pleased with this product. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gives Dog Soft Coat After adopting a new German Shepard puppy it was important to buy a product that is all natural. After trying different products I began feeding my Dog Zena Natural Choice Puppy Food. I noticed the quality of the food was better than most.The natural ingredients gave my new puppy a shiny fluffy coat. She also enjoys the food because it has no by products and that makes a difference.Anyone adopting a new puppy or pet I would recommend this product. You will see a difference in their growth and fur. Especially living in cold weather it helps the pet feel better too. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful My puppies love this food sometimes we switch between this and the Lamb to give them variety but it keeps them full. Even their stole is firm and they don't go that often as with other brands we tried they went ALL day long. February 17, 2011
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