For Dogs

Large Breed Senior Dog FoodChicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula

Larger, heavier dogs need a premium dog food that supports a healthy heart and strong bones. For older, large breed dogs, NATURAL CHOICE® Large Breed Senior Dog Food features our SENIOR SUPPORT SYSTEM® Formula. It contains antioxidants to maintain immunity, omega-3 fatty acids for joint health and natural sources of amino acids to support heart health. Our natural senior dog food uses U.S.-farm-raised chicken for a great taste and natural whole grains to help nourish a healthy digestive system in mature large dogs. And even though your dog is older, our natural ingredients help maintain a healthy, shiny coat. So no matter the age of your senior dog, they can enjoy life to the fullest.

Package Sizes Available: 15 lbs., 30 lbs.
 

Overview and Key Benefits

  •  Great Taste for Finicky Eaters
    Real Chicken Is the #1 Ingredient
    Great-tasting, U.S.-farm-raised chicken delivers the amino acids that senior large breed dogs need to maintain a healthy metabolism and support healthy heart function.
  • Strong, Healthy Joints
    Strong, Healthy Joints
    Naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin help build healthy cartilage, which means healthy joints.
  • Rich in Antioxidants
    SENIOR SUPPORT SYSTEM® Formula
    Our SENOR SUPPORT SYSTEM® Formula delivers antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, ALA and DHA, to promote brain and cellular health.
  • Whole Grains for Better Nutrient Absorption
    Whole Grains for Better Nutrient Absorption
    Whole grains, such as whole brown rice and oatmeal, are nutrient-dense foods that nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption.
  •  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.

** 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.
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 22.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 12.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (min.) 3.50%
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
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) (min.)* 0.10%
Biotin (min.)* 2.5 mg/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.)* 0.10%
DGlucosamine (min.)* 150 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (min.)* 350 mg/kg
* 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 amounts based on the ideal body condition for large breed senior 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® Large Breed Senior 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
50 lbs.
3 1/3 3 3/4 4 1/3
60 lbs. 3 3/4 4 1/2 5
80 lbs. 4 3/4 5 1/2 6 1/4
100 lbs. 5 2/3 6 1/2 7 1/3
120 lbs. 6 1/2 7 1/2 8 1/2
160 lbs. 8 9 1/4 10 1/2
200 lbs. 9 1/2 11 12 1/3
† Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 2.89 oz. of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Large Breed Senior 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® Large Breed Weight Management Dog Food to achieve an ideal weight.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3615 kcal/kg, 296 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Large Breed Senior 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 73reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog has never looked better I have an 11 year old labrador whose coat has never looked better. He still acts like a puppy, jumping around, thanks to the glucosamine supplementation contained in senior formula. We have tried other foods, and nothing has given him the energy and physical benefits that Nutro has given him. We have been using the product for 3 years and have never looked back. My dog is worth it! February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product for my pet We switched to this food to get away from By-products and have better digestion for our 2 greyhounds. It has done wonders. They do not have anymore gas and their coat looks great. I love this dog food. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for my older dogs! I have 2 dogs that are both over 100 lbs. I buy dog food often! My dogs have been Nutro dogs for many years and have "grown" into the Large Breed Senior. The glucosamine and chondroitin has made a difference in their mobility and energy! They seem more like pups than old boys! The kibbles are easy for them to chew. Definitely a great line of dog food.! I would recommend the Nutro line to anyone who loves their dog! February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dogs love this food! I have two black labs, Shadow (12 years) and Hoosier (10 years). I started them on the large breed senior food about 2 years ago. I've noticed that Shadow has gotten the bounce back in her step. She's trimmed down, healthy, and acts like a playful pup. Hoosier's coat is thicker and healther than ever. Nobody ever believes me when I tell them the age of my dogs. The way they look, move, and act make most people think they are young dogs. I would recommend your large breed, senior food to anyone!! February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by love this for my Great Dane!! she loves the taste and the glucosomine is what i look for in a dog food February 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by NutroMax Beef & Rice I finally found a food that my dog can eat. She has many allergies and this formula has no chicken and it agrees with her health. Thank you for inventing a combination of beef and rice and she loves it as well. Thank You Nutro! February 22, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very Happy with Food My 102 pound,13 year old Irish Wolfhound mix, Dakota, really likes his food. We go for a 1 hour walk every day and he is always ready to go. Thanks for keeping him healthy!!! February 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keeping my 11 year old healthy My 11 year old dalmatian gets a cup in the a.m. and again in the p.m. He is incredibly healthy and active and has eaten Nutro Natural Choice dry food since he was 6 weeks old. The vet and everyone else thinks he's much younger. Thanks Nutro! February 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nothing else beats NUTRO Natual Choice Dry Dog Fd My two LARGE dogs won't eat anything else. They just LOVE Nutro Large Breed Senior Natual Choice. While on vacation (being away longer then anticipated), I needed addtional dog food and purchased brand "X". My dogs wouldn't eat it! I literaly had to find a location that carried Nutro products, then made a very LONG drive and great expense to get it. My dogs were so HAPPY! What we won't do for our animals!! Please don't discontinue or change this Nutro product! February 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog loves it! My 12 yr old mix breed dog has always been a picky eater. He loves this food and he sheds less (long black hair on white tiles, ugh!). I'm happy that we can give him the Large Breed Senior formula. February 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Dog's Healthy Life My husband took our chocolate lab to the park last summer. There was another family there with a chocolate lab puppy. Our dog was running all over the place. The man with the puppy seemed overwhelmed and asked my husband when do chocolate labs slow down. My husband looked over at our dog and said he's 9. The new owner looked mortified! Everyone comments that our dog has no gray to his hair and how spunky he is. He is 10 now and has had no vet visits other than his annual checkups in years. We feel it has been the Natural Choice dog food that he has eaten his entire life that has kept him doing so well! February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love, love this dog food!!! My dogs are at a healtier weight and love this food. My slightly overweight Bassett Hound who will be ten in May 2011 lost 15 lbs since starting the nutro almost two years ago. My ten year old shar pei/ dalmation mix gets mistaken for a puppy all of the time because she's so active. They are healthier, more active and I buy less food because they eat less. Highly recommend this product. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by The BEST Food Ever! My vet recommended this food for my 1 year old German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix. She was not fully digesting the commercial dog food I was feeding her. She is 8 years old now and is super healthy! I recently switched from Large Breed Adult to Large Breed Senior. She loves it! She eats all of the Natural Choice Treats too! This dog food had kept her healthy and strong! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by What a Difference In 2010 my husband and I adopted a 5 yr old Weimaraner. He had no hair and flacky skin. After being on the Large Breed for 30 days what a differance. It has been almost a yr. He has hair and a nice shinney coat. The Vet gave him a great bill of health. We are on the road to a great recovery. We had a black lab for 15 1/2 years he was on Nurto must all of his life I worked at a retail store that sold nutro and recommened this product alot. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by The proof is in my dog's ages All three of my dogs have been fed this product for about eight years. Sabra the shepherd x roti passed away at almost 14 years old. Jake the 12 year old roti x dobie is healthy and solid. Budge my lab x dalmation turns 14 today. This birthday boy just recovered from major surgery and is doing great. He also had knee surgery when he was 12 and recovered perfectly. The secret to happy healthy dogs? Love, good veterinary care, a healthy diet including good basic food like your product along with a variety of fresh snacks and lots of treats. I believe your quality dog food has contributed greatly to the well being of my dogs and helped add to their longevity. Thankyou for being part of this gift. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by great palatability, good stools, good results I fed this to my 2 older dogs. One is a very active shepherd and the other is a lab/shep mix w/ bad hips. They both loved the food and did awesome on it. Their skin & coat was healthier. They had a lesser amount of stool to clean up. It was easier to transition to than other diets. The shepherd is a very picky dog and she loves it. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by I have a healthy, elderly dog! My 15 year old Shepherd has been on NATURAL CHOICE her entire life. Because of her age I switched her to the Senior food about 7 years ago. Since there is little "waste" in the yard that means most of the food and it's nutrients are being used. I have an active, healthy and happy dog. Thanks, Nutro! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is shaped great for older teeth. My golden reteriver EMMA is 9 years old and loves this food. She loves to play soocer with a basket ball and runs until she drops!!! She keeps her weight right at 72 lbs which is great for her joints and her coat looks great. Try it you will love it. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent for skin/coat health my 13 year old German Shepherd seemed to be going down hll fast. I switched to your Senior Adult food after checking its ingredients and statements regarding coat health.She not only looks beautiful again, she loves the food and I have no trouble getting her to finish her meals. (she has been a picky eater for years). I am so pleased with this food I would recommend it to anyone. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elderly dogs love it When my Labs were puppies they would eat pretty much anything: shoes, dry wall, vegetables, but as they got older they started to get picky. They stopped eating their usually food until they got really hungry so they were eating every other day at most. I started shopping around trying to find something they would eat everyday. Well, they both absolutely loved this product. They were like puppies again in their attempts to inhale breakfast and dinner. Not only that but their coats improved and the glucosamine really helped them get around like normal. From now on this is all we will buy. When one of my pups passed away and we got a young dog she immediately went on this food (the puppy version). She will be a Natural Choice dog for life. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's all about quality of life I have owned large breed dogs for over 30 years and fed my senior dogs Nutro Large Breed Senior dog food. All my seniors have outlived their expected life span for their respective breeds. I've had a 100 lb. Bouvier des Flandres live 13 1/12 years, far beyond his 9 year life expectancy. Even his vet couldn't believe how long he lived and how healthy he was. Quality of life is more than just eating and breathing - quality of life means being able to do what a dog enjoys most. I have to attribute a great deal of my dog's longevity and quality of life to Nutro. Large breeds often suffer joint problems as they age and Nutro's large breed senior provides the nutritional support needed to ease joint problems and maintain overall good health. My 85 lb. black lab is now on the same food and is going strong at 9+ years. She still chases her ball, swims in the pool and is still loving life in only the way a lab can! Thank you Nutro for providing a complete nutritional base that has kept my dogs going for years past their prime. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our dog is very healthy due to this food. We have been feeding dogs for years with the Nutro Choice, starting with the puppy food up through the senior level. With the high level of activity for some of our dogs in the past, this quality food satisfied their nutritional needs. We recommend Nutro Choice to any dog owner. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Real good food for my dog... My dog has been on this brand of food since he was a pup, 11 years now he is still eating the Natural Choice. I am complimenting this company because of one thing. I was at a local pet store one day and they had given me a sample to try. Max my dog had such a reaction to it, Natural Choice was the only dry kibble he actually liked and his skin was not irritated by it hence the 11 years... February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dogs love it I had originally tried two other quality brand foods for my hound. He kept having allergies from the food and breaking out in rashes all over his tummy. After switching to Nutro, his coat became super soft and shiny and all allergies seemed to end. Thank you Nutro for giving my dog something he can eat and likes! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our dog loves your food Our dog loves the food and when it comes to cleaning the back yard there isless waste Coco loves all your treats also. We have only given our dog your brand of food and treats since we brought her home in March of 2003, she was born 12-7-2002. She is in excellant health and her coat is always nice and her breath does not smell bad. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has life-changing ingredients My dog Tailor started eating Natural Choice Senior approximately 5 years ago. She was starting to have trouble with steps, getting up and laying down, and sometimes running after the mailman. After a visit to a pet store, the rep convinced me that the ingredients in Natural Choice were superior to what I was feeding her. I bought a bag, and within a short period of time she was running, playing, getting up and down like a dog half her age, and back to chasing the mailman -- who was really her friend. She passed away February 16 of this year at age 16. The vet remarked how well she had aged, even though her body was starting to shut down due to age. I truly believe that the Natural Choice Senior food gave me a few more years of quality life for her. I am greatful! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by MY PICKY DOGS LOVE IT! I have two senior golden retrievers who tend to be a bit picky about the dog food they eat. A couple of years ago, I introduced them to Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Senior Adult Dog Food. They just about inhaled it!! They love it and can't wait for feeding time; in fact, they must have built-in clocks, because about 15 minutes before the time I usually feed them, they come and start "bugging" me to get their food! They seem to thrive on this dog food! I highly recommend it. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Greyhound is thriving on this product. I have been feeding my Greyhound Large Breed Senior for 6 years now and he is in perfect health with a very nice coat. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog loves it I am the proud owner of a dobermann pinscher named Anubis. He's been picky about his food all his life and we've stuck to Nutro because it has kept him healthy and going strong for almost 8 years now. We switched him to Large Breed Senior about a year ago and he loves it! It's the first time in all these years that he'll ask for his food (he'll walk us to the garage to where his food is). He's in great shape and I hope he has many more years left in him to share with us! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Only the BEST for Finnegan!! Finnegan is my 6 year old yellow lab who has been diagnoised with lymphoma and has been in remission for 1 year this month. I contribute to her progress the Excellent food from Nutro....along with chemo and lots of love!! I have two other labs who are also on the Nutro product as I am 100% pleased with not only the health benefit of it but my dogs LOVE it!! Thank you Nutro for supplying such high quality food for not only my pets but to others. I tell everyone what she is on as her coat looks so good and she is full of life...!!! Love Finnegan, Flannegan and Finley.....MY3LABS February 17, 2011
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