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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 A great way to start life off When you invite a new member of your family to live with you for the duration of their life, you feel compelled to feed and nurture your guest to the highest standards. When I was directed to use Nutro Large Breed Puppy food, I was sure that my professional trainer had the background and training to give such advice. WOW!!! The food has exceeded my expectations of what good quality food does for a puppy!! My good friend purchased my puppy's litter mate and has fed him run of the mill dog food. The difference was in their coats, energy level and the ease of clean up of their waste. I am sold on Nutro’s quality.Being a responsible pet owner is also ensuring a preventative maintenance program for your pet’s health. The best start in a puppy’s life is serving Nutro’s line of high quality dog formula. My dog is and will always be cared for by Nutro!! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for our growing puppy We have had our adult dog, Maverick, on Large Breed Lamb & Rice, so it only seemed natural that when we got our new puppy Goose over the summer that we'd start him on Large Breed Puppy Lamb & Rice. Maverick has some sensitivities to chicken proteins, so we were delighted to know that our new dog Goose would be able to eat Lamb & Rice food as well. Goose is almost a year old and once he reaches that birthday we will start switching him over to the adult formula. Great product! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by She's a quick learner! When we brought our puppy home from the "pound adoption center" she could not wait or get enough to eat, we were sure it was that she had shared everything with five other hungry pups. For the past month and a half every morning it's out the back door to start the morning and then out the garage door to eat breakfast. We've fed Nutro from the start and she is growing, looking healthy and ready to play hard throughout the day. "When she's not sound asleep getting her puppy rest"! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is TOPS After trying a few other brands, my dogs literally chose this brand of food over the others. They can't wait until I set their dishes down and dive right in the second they can. Their droppings have reduced in sized and are more consistant. Their coats look great! We are sticking with Nutro all the way! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for sensitive stomach Our Labradoodle has a fairly sensitive stomach. This food has been great at keeping him regular. He will be transitioning to the adult formula soon, but this has been a fantastic product. He loves the taste and the kibble size was perfect even when he was little. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by love love love this for my bully The breeder I bought my first bully from, fed him this. Two months later I decided to venture out and try Costco's brand... uhh... after 1 week of him getting used to the new kibble I immediately noticed 1. dullness in coat 2. hair shedding 3. his smell changed... After my month-long stray I started feeding him Natural Choice again and physically all the goodness of the food is apparent on him. Now, I've got a second baby bully and took him into to see his breeder recently and his first comment was "Wow! His brother doesn't look anywhere near as good as yours!" Nutro baby!!! <3! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by We love it and our puppy loves it Our Belgian Tervuren mix puppy loves this food! We originally had her on the Nutro Max puppy food, but the commissary on base only carries the Natural Large Breed food, so we switched and she has thrived on it (she did great on the Max too--we love Nutro products).Her coat is shiny and healthy--even our vet has commented on how healthy her coat looks. She's full of energy and growing just as she needs to (27 pounds at 4 months). Her bowl movements are firm and not excessive, so I know that her body is doing well with this food.I highly recommend the Nutro products--we will definately keep our fur baby on them, even after she outgrows the puppy formula! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is so awesome& nutritious for Cody Nutro's the best, Cody loves his dog food. Go Nutro. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by very good product! Very healthy After doing extensive research for quality dog food, we came upon Nutro, and haven't looked back! Since the day I brought my first puppy home, a chocolate lab named Roxanne, Roxy for short, we have not given her anything but Nutro. She absolutely loves it and loves to play with the bag everytime we bring her home a new one! She has had many compliments on how good she looks and how she shines. She has had a bundle of energy and gets all the right nutrients she needs on a daily basis for health from nutro. So far we have been very satisfied with the food, and hope to continue to purchase in the future. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by I accredit GREAT health of my dogs to Nutro I just LOVE The Natural Choice products. I have 2 Labs, 9yrs old and 7 yrs old. Both have outstanding health and I can really say I believe its because of the healthy diet they receive from you. I am so grateful to have a company I can trust that puts good quality into their product. I actually have a patient who works for your company and I asked her why prices were a little higher than competitors and she explained that the grain is great quality and they do not skimp on the quality of the food. They spend time searching for good products that are healthy. I kinda compare it to a "Kashi" but for dogs. It just goes to show that Nutro helps keep my family happy and healthy. I appreciate all the hard work you guys do for us!! I now have a puppy (mastiff pitbull) mix that has started his diet on the puppy formula. He Loves it. He has to eat on a baking dish to slow him down. I want him to actually taste his food. lol I know it will ensure good health for him. Thank you for your consistancy in putting a a great product. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Puppy Approved:) We have a 13 week old black lab. Originally, we bought another brand of food, but our puppy immediately rejected it. A family friend recommend this food, and he absolutely loves it. He's at 3+ cups a day right now, and I am sure he would gladly accept more. The ingredients are great and simple. And it appears to be pretty moist for a dry food especially compared to the original food we purchased. We will definitely stick with Nutro! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My only choice When I first had my CaneCorso puppies, I was using Purina Puppy Chow, which i purchased from the grocery store. After the first 2 weeks I learned my lesson, and went to a local pet store to buy in larger quantity. That's where I met the Nutro Rep. Nutro was a name that I had never heard of before, but he explained the ingredients, and about protien issues with large breed dogs, and how they have joint issues if they grow too quickly. He also pointed out that Nutro would make their feces less foul smelling.I bought a small (20 lb.) bag t get through about a week to test it out. The dogs loved it! And the rep was correct about less odor. So i stuck with it, and since have used nothing else for any of my dogs.Nutro Large Breed puppy formula was also recommended when my breeding female was pregnant, in order to supplement vitamins and nutrients that she would need. I used it for her, and she delivered 9 large (1.5 lbs) pups, and the next time 12.I now have an AmStaff puppy, and will stay with Nutro throughout. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Echo love it This kind of puppy food is awesome. It improved his coat as well as giving him the nourishment he needs to grow to be our big boy. The minute Echo hears the bag of food he immediatly runs to his bowl and sits patiently. Thank you for making such great meals for our son. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very trusted product We just got a new puppy after losing our older dog. We thought that we would try another food.(Even tho we have used Nutro for years.) It was more expensive and highly recommended. Our new puppy had a dull coat, and was very itchy. After tring the new food, there was no improvement in his coat. We changed back to Nutro. After 2 or 3 weeks we saw a great improvment in his skin and coat condition. His stools are also alot smaller! We will always trust Nutro. It is a quality food. Will never switch again. We also feed our cat Nutro. He is in great health. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great dog food with no junk We use this dog food religiously for our Olde English Bulldogge. Beau. As a result, his coat is gorgeous, soft and he is very lean and muscular. Even his breath is good! Not to mention, with the controlled growth, he isn't putting on a lot of excess weight or growing too fast, just slow and steady. No fillers means no dry skin issues (common with bulldogs) or GI problems. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saved my puppy This puppy food is the best. We researched dog food before we got our puppy and had decided to get the regular large breed puppy food for her. What we did not know at the time was that she is highly allergic to any product with chicken base in it. It was the natural choice for us to switch to the lamb and rice due to the high quality of the product. She began eating well again and it saved her life. We are so grateful. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Balanced high grade dog food Always been a Nutro fan. I used to work in the pet industries before my current job. This allowed me to see which food was quality and which was just junk. The owners that fed Nutro to their pets always seemed to have nice looking dogs and cats. Their pets had shiny coats, good reflexes and seemed to be happy. From then on I changed my dog food to Nutro. My dogs had more energy, less stool.I just picked up a new Husky and switched her off of Science Diet (Breeder's Choice) and started her up on Nutro Large Breed Puppy Lamb Meal & Rice Formula. She is growing healthy and well and her stool is compact and solid. Keep up the good work Nutro. Thanks! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by A real winner! We added a puppy to our family this year, and we switched him from the lower grade food he was on to this. By the time the switch was complete, we could already see a difference in his coat and nails. Better yet, there was less waste to pick up since Nutro is so highly digestible. Nutro large breed puppy formula is a real winner, and I'd recommend it to anyone! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coco and DIllon are thriving! Last September we brought home 2 lab puppies similar in size. Now 8 months old, one is near 90 pounds and the other hovers in the 60s. We have an outdoorsy family and take the pups with us to run along on fitness runs, hiking and ski trips. It isn't easy to find large breed puppy food that truly delivers what it promises nutritionally. We tried some other brands and kept running into digestive problems and/or turned up noses. Nutro Large Breed Puppy food solved those problems and is enabling both pups to grow and grow and grow....and most importantly, thrive. Thanks for the great product! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best for Large Breed We have an "American Bulldog" puppy we adopted at 7 weeks old and 9Lbs. She has been very active and Healthy and the we have been very Happy with Her Growth. She is now just over 8 months and 80Lbs. and is still growing. The Vetrinarian tells us she is not overweight at all and is in very good shape. We give Credit to her Consistant diet of Nutro Large Breed Puppy Lanb & Rice Dry Food.... Thank You Nutro!!!!! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a great product. My dog is has a chicken allergy so its nice to have a large breed puppy food that isn't chicken and he loves the taste. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My puppy loves this food! For a while, we were able to use this puppy food as treats as well as food. Jethro is a German Shepherd mix, and they can have allergies, so we were looking for an affordable food that was wheat and corn free. The Nutro works great! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by The perfect balance of ingredients! After trying a few all natural/organic foods and having no success I found Nutro Lamb & Rice for large breed puppies- I absolutely love the results-no more loose stools or upset stomach. Both my boys have healthy shiny coats,plenty of energy and overall healthy appearance. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone with a puppy with a sensitive stomach and anyone looking for a food with the right balance of protein,wholesome ingredients and also flavor......which is important or they wont eat it! February 17, 2011
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