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Small Breed Puppy FoodChicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula

Small breed puppies have higher metabolisms, sensitive skin, developing teeth and are often finicky eaters. They require the right energy and nutrients from their food in order to support rapid growth. Because finding the right food is crucial to their overall development, we’ve formulated a natural diet for their specific needs. Made with real, farm-raised chicken, this healthy, natural small breed puppy food contains targeted levels of protein, DHA, minerals, and the right balance of calcium and phosphorus. Its unique kibble shape is designed to reduce tartar and plaque buildup. Plus, our premium puppy food never uses artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and is packed with a taste your small breed puppy will enjoy.

Package Sizes Available: 4 lbs., 8 lbs.
 

Overview and Key Benefits

  • Real Chicken Is the #1 Ingredient
    Great Taste for Finicky Eaters
    We include real chicken as our #1 ingredient, as well as other whole, natural ingredients, such as whole brown rice and sunflower oil, to please even the most selective palates, guaranteed.
  • Minerals to Support Puppy Growth
    Minerals to Support Puppy Growth
    Small breed puppies have high requirements for energy and nutrients from food in order to support their rapid growth rate. Our SMART START® Formula with DHA and balanced minerals supports a small breed puppy’s growth and development.
  • Whole Grains for Better Nutrient Absorption
    Whole Grains for Better Nutrient Absorption
    Whole grains are nutrient-dense foods that nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption.
  • Targeted Nutrition for a Higher Metabolism
    Targeted Nutrition for a Higher Metabolism
    Our formula has targeted levels of protein and fat to keep up with the higher energy levels of a small breed puppy.
  • Healthy Teeth and Oral Care
    Healthy Teeth and Oral Care
    Puppies need the right balance of calcium and phosphorus to build strong teeth for life.
  • Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat
    Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat**
    Small breed puppies not only spend the majority of their time indoors, but are also groomed more frequently. This lifestyle lends itself to skin sensitivity. Our patented levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid), zinc and B vitamins provide a moisture barrier for skin and coat nourishment.
** Complete satisfaction or your money back
 
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis
See the back of this package in stores for the approximate kibble size.
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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 until 12 months.

Pregnant Bitches: During pregnancy, offer 50% more than the amount shown for puppies 29 to 52 weeks of age.

Lactating Bitches: Offer at least two to three times the amount shown for puppies 29 to 52 weeks of age.

If feeding NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Dog Food for the first time, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® 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
12 – 16
Weeks
17 – 28
Weeks
29 – 52
Weeks
Up to 2 lbs. 1/2 – 2/3 1/3 – 1/2 1/3 – 1/2 1/4 – 1/3
3 lbs. 2/3 – 3/4 1/2 – 2/3  1/2 – 2/3  1/3 – 1/2 
5 lbs. 1 – 1 1/4 3/4 – 1 3/4 – 1 1/2 – 3/4
10 lbs. ----- 1 1/3 – 1 1/2 1 1/4 – 1 1/3 1 – 1 1/4
15 lbs. ----- ----- 1 2/3 – 2 1 1/3 – 1 2/3
20 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 1 2/3 – 2
25 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 2 – 2 1/3
† Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.64 oz. of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Small 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 3821 kcal/kg, 394 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Small 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 88reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best food for my dog I decide to change the dog food to my miniature schnauzer to natural choice he behavior have been change my dog is not more aggressive toward other dogs in people thank u for make this food my dog is been improved in his behavior. July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pleased Pom mom My new Pom puppy wasn't eating the food the breeder sent home with me.I knew she needed a tiny kibble to accommodate her tiny mouth.After searching through all the reviews & actually seeing the kibble sizes,I ended up buying a bag & could not believe how eagerly she ate it up. She wouldn't eat but a few morsels before,now she cleans her little bowl.So glad I found a palatable food that I can feel confident feeding her. June 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not for Jack Russell terriers The local pet supermarket by my home suggested Nutro's Natural Choice for my 8 weeks old Jack Russell terrier puppy. In the beginning she absolutely loved it, but by 11 weeks, she stopped eating it all together. They strongly advertise to those who are finicky eaters, but I guess that doesn't really apply to JRT's. The price overalls is on the cheaper side. May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Molly chowed this down, she loves it! Our dog trainer suggested the Nutro Natural Choice for our Molly-Sue who is 17 mos. old. I wasn't sure if she'd like it since she is used to eating Kibbles & bits mixed with Cesar's wet food. She surprised me when I put some in her dish to taste test her. WOW! What a relief! Thank you to Vikki @ Angel Dogs Training. Now for the training part! She is a combo dacshund/long haired chihuahua and mini schnauzer...Talk about mouth of the south!!! May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by George, Khloe and Marley Our dogs love Nutro!From Puppies to adult!If you love your pet feed them great food.Plus, the "end" result goes away from your yard faster! :)Woof! April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for my puppy! I recently got a Shih-Tzu puppy, he is currently 9 weeks old. My Mom (who has 2 Shih-Tzu's# and my sister #who has 4 Shih-Tzu's) recommended Nutro Natural Choice for my puppy. I feed him a mix of ground soft food and dry food. He loves it! It has helped with his digestion. I am very pleased with this product and highly recommend it to others. March 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Italian Greyhound Puppy 18 Wk My Italian Greyhound is 18 weeks old and started him on this food about 3 weeks ago. I see a significant improvement. I also began giving him omega 3 dog pills and between both of those changes I see a huge improvement in his overall health. Thanks for making this product and his skin is now silky smooth! Also, this puppy food has made his stools much harder. I had him on a different puppy food and this had a higher fiber content and read this makes dog stools firmer and it has worked! Thanks! December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by puppyfood I have been searching for a good food for my 3 chihuahua puppies and this is it!! They love it and I am very happy with it !! February 28, 2013
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