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Limited Ingredient Diet Large Breed Puppy FoodLamb & Whole Brown Rice Formula

NATURAL CHOICE® Limited Ingredient Diet Large Breed Puppy Food is designed to help provide healthy, balanced growth for large breed puppies. Made with premium Australian and New Zealand lamb and whole brown rice, your puppy will get the natural nutrition they need without added ingredients that could cause digestive problems or aggravate food sensitivity. Our limited ingredient diet formula is a careful blend of proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals that promotes proper skeletal development. Plus, its naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin help to develop strong and healthy joints, and it has a delicious taste your large breed puppy will enjoy again and again.

Package Sizes Available: 15 lbs., 30 lbs.

Overview and Key Benefits

  • 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.
  • Strong, Healthy Joints
    Strong, Healthy Joints
    Our naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin deliver the nutritional building blocks of healthy cartilage and help develop strong and healthy joints.
  • Targeted Nutrition for a Healthy Growth
    Balanced Growth
    Our proper levels of protein and fat help target healthy and balanced growth, while minerals help promote optimal skeletal development.
  • Minerals to Support Puppy Growth
    Development With Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    Our exclusive SMART START® Formula provides omega-3 fatty acids – EPA and DHA – that are essential for healthy growth and development.
  • Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat
    Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat**
    Optimal levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid), zinc and B vitamins promote healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat — guaranteed.
** Complete satisfaction or your money back
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

NATURAL CHOICE® Large Breed Puppy Food with Chicken, Brown Rice, and Oatmeal
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
Niacin (min.) 250 mg/kg
Biotin (min.)* 2.5 mg/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.)* 0.05%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min.)* 0.05%
Glucosamine (min.)* 100 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® Limited Ingredient Diet Large Breed Puppy 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.
Puppy Age — Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Cups)
6 – 11
3 – 5
6 – 8
9 – 12
Over 12
Up to 10 lbs. 1 2/3 – 1 3/4  1 1/3 – 1 2/3  ----- ----- -----
20 lbs. 2 3/4 – 3 2 1/3 – 2 3/4  2 – 2 1/3 ----- -----
30 lbs.  3 3/4 – 4 1/4  3 1/4 – 3 3/4 2 2/3 – 3 1/4  2 1/2 – 2 3/4
40 lbs.  4 2/3 – 5 1/4 4 –  4 2/3 3 1/4 – 4 3 – 3 1/3 -----
60 lbs. ----- 5 1/4 – 6 1/3 4 1/2 – 5 1/4 4 1/4 – 4 1/2 3 1/2
80 lbs. ----- 6 1/2 – 7 3/4 5 2/3 – 6 1/2 5 1/4 – 5 2/3 4 1/3
100 lbs. ----- ----- 6 2/3 – 7 3/4 6 1/4 – 6 2/3 5 1/4
120 lbs. ----- ----- 7 2/3 – 8 3/4 7 – 7 2/3 6
140 lbs. ----- ----- 8 2/3 – 10 8  – 8 2/3 6 2/3
160 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 8 3/4 – 9 1/2 7 1/3
180 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 9 2/3 – 10 1/2 8
200 lbs. ----- ----- ----- ----- 8 2/3
†Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.53 oz. of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Limited Ingredient Diet Large Breed Puppy Lamb & Whole Brown Rice 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 3724 kcal/kg, 373 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Limited Ingredient Diet Large Breed Puppy Lamb & Whole Brown Rice 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 91reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite dog food We have a German shepherd husky mix puppy that we got right at 8 weeks old. The previous owners told us they had fed him pedigree, but we noticed his stool was very watery. After reading the ingredients we knew we had to switch, and a worker at Petco suggested natural choice. I was surprised at the price, but I wanted to get my puppy the best. You definitely get what you pay for. We get compliments daily about how soft and beautiful his coat is. His stool is no longer watery, and he loves the brand. He is now 7 months old and as healthy as can be. I will never feed my dog another brand. February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MayberryMom We have fed the Large Breed Puppy formula to our Great Dane since we brought her home as a baby. She loves it and has grown into a beautiful, well-balanced weight. We are very happy with this product. January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nutro is the best! Awesome product. Such a great line of products. Can't get enough! January 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Switch We had our puppy on another very high quality dog food, that was almost twice the price and about 20% more protein. As she is an Olde English Bull dog and High protein was recommended to us.She never had solid stool and was always a bit under weight. On her last puppy shot check up I mentioned it to the vet and he said to slowly change her food. With reading reviews, we chose to go with the Nutro puppy and since the complete change over her stools have been solid and she is putting on a normal amount of weight. Super happy with our choice. October 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Better than blue I'm always getting compliments on how shiny my 8 mos old mastador's coat is. He's almost 90lbs and is beautiful in part because of his diet. The other brand only had chicken for large breed pups and he itched constantly. No more scratching! September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shiny , beautiful coat! I highly recommend this. I have been feeding it to our labradane for 14 months and I cannot count the number of times I've been asked what I feed him. People say his coat is so shiny, I'd have to agree!! Now we adopted a goldador and I am feeding him large breed puppy food. I can't wait to see how his coat is when he's older. September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Great Dane Puppy We also have a Great Dane Puppy. We are very pleased with this dog food. She loves it and She has maintained a healthy weight and beautiful coat. August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mr Robert Cianfarani I imported a Cane Corso pup that was having digestive problems @ first i thought it was the flight , Being on another brand BLU for sometime I was recomended to swith to Nutro Large breed and when I did the stools became manageable and the weught he had lost was replaced in no time , He is now 8 months grouwing, thick full of energy, I would recomend Nutro to anyone. February 9, 2014
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