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 Glucosamine & Chondroitin Our 11 yr old 120lb Dakota has arthritis in his joints, especially his hips and we bought this food for its glucosamine and chondroitin. He likes the taste and we know we're providing a food that will help him out. February 17, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Female dog issues My dogs love this food, the only problem is that the female gets spontaneous urination after eating it. I read a Vet's review online that said high amounts of gluchosomine will do that to females who were neutered at an early age.We give her the brown bag which is lower and she seems fine with it. So I think its the higher levels. Our male dog is in great health and he loves the food too.Just thought you should know. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by still here My Golden Retriever, Annie has been eating Nutro since she was six weeks old. Starting with Puppy, then large breed weight management, for a brief period on Lite, and the last few years on Large Breed Senior. She will be 15 in May and other than some hip problems is in great health for her age and size ( 87lbs) I would recommend this food to all dog owners as providing a well balanced diet with all the required nutrition for maximum well being. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saved my Babies Life My baby has hip dysplasia and at age 11 she was having problems getting up and down. She was in pain and without medicating her daily, she was pretty much sedentary. I wasnt too fond of the idea of daily meds due to the effects it would have on her Liver and Kidneys. By chance, there was an associate at Petsmart that directed me to Nutro Brand dog food and pointed out the amount of natural glucosamine the food contained. All the other ingredients and nutritional amounts seemed to be the perfect fit of what I was looking for. After 4 weeks of feeding her this food, it was like a completely different dog. She is now 14 and 1/2 years old and eats nothing other than her Nutro brand dog food. I am a firm believer in this food and recommend it to any and everyone!! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's the BEST My 12 year old black Lab dances for his two cups twice a day. He wakes me up on Saturday and Sundays if I haven't feed him at the time he is use to. I have been feeding this for two to three years and have noticed a difference in my Lab's appearance, health etc. He acts like a 3-4 year old Lab. I would recommend this food.Doug in Colorado February 17, 2011
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