For Dogs

WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Adult Dog FoodChicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula

It’s a fact. Full-grown adult dogs need high-quality protein to maintain their energy and overall health. That’s why great-tasting, U.S.-farm-raised chicken is the first ingredient in our WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Adult Dry Dog Food. Real chicken delivers the amino acids adult dogs need to build muscle and maintain a healthy metabolism. Our premium, natural dog food also contains whole grains to nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption, whole oatmeal that’s high in soluble fiber for sensitive stomachs, and antioxidants, such as vitamin C and vitamin E, for a healthy immune system and overall cellular health. We never use artificial flavors, colors or preservatives; only the best ingredients nature has to offer. Not only will your dog enjoy the taste, but you’ll love the results. We guarantee it or your money back.

Package Sizes Available: 5 lbs., 15 lbs., 30 lbs.

Overview and Key Benefits

  • Real Chicken
    Real Chicken
    Our #1 ingredient is great-tasting, U.S.-farm-raised chicken, which delivers the amino acids necessary to build muscle and maintain a healthy metabolism.
  • Whole Grains for Better Nutrient Absorption
    Whole Grains
    Whole grains are nutrient-dense foods that nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption.
  • Great for Sensitive Stomachs
    Great for Sensitive Stomachs
    Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber, which helps ease digestion. This makes it an ideal ingredient for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
  • Promotes a Healthy Immune System
    Promotes a Healthy Immune System
    We include antioxidants, such as vitamin C and vitamin E, for a healthy immune system and overall cellular health.
  • Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat
    Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat**
    We guarantee healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat with our patented levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid), zinc and B vitamins.
** Complete satisfaction or your money back
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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 adult 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® WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Adult 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
15 lbs. 1 1/2 1 2/3 2
25 lbs. 2 2 1/2 2 3/4
35 lbs. 2 3/4 3 1/4 3 1/2
45 lbs. 3 1/4 3 3/4 4 1/3
55 lbs. 3 3/4 4 1/2 5
65 lbs. 4 1/3 5 5 2/3
† Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 2.73 oz. of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Adult Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula Dog Food.
NUTRO® Dog Food Body Chart
Underweight Dog
Idealweight Dog
Overweight Dog
Ideal Weight
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® Lite Dog Food to achieve an ideal weight.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3592 kcal/kg, 310 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Adult 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 240reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our Husky loves this. This is the only food we have found that our 13 year old finicky Husky will eat that is specially formulated for sensitive stomachs and that actually doesn't upset her stomach. We buy the dry, canned and treats and she loves them all. March 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Food Choice for My Westies I have 2, three-year-old Westies. Both had issues with digestion and stomach acid when they were puppies. My husband and I started our boys on the little bites version of this food and had great results...the boys loved the taste and had no problems digesting. As the boys matured, we switched to the adult food and have been loyal customers ever since. I am grateful to Nurto and its Natural Choice dog food for keeping "the little loves of my life" healthy and happy! March 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Dog Food We had our dog on a expensive dog food that was way to rich and his tummy could not handle it. We started using Nutro and he is doing awesome. Don't know what I would have done without it. Thanks for a great dog food. March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by The only food that doesn't upset my dog's stomach. Four years ago, I took in a 3 month old puppy off the street who was extremely ill and not able to keep down any food. After nursing him back to health on a bland diet of food I cooked at home that had been recommended by my vet, I started to look for a dry food to put my dog on. Everything, I tried upset his stomach, until I found Natural Choice Chicken, Rice, and Oatmeal formula. He has been a healthy, happy dog, ever since he started eating this brand. March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sensitive stomach My 8-year old Sheltie has a very sensitive stomach. Whenever I switched his food, he would have get sick. My vet suggested Nutro. He explained the benefits of Nutro and said he even uses it for his dogs. Ever since I switched his coat looks and feels better and he didn't get sick. I love Nutro! March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is high quality dog food Both the puppy and adult formulas are being used in our two dog household presently. My 9 month puppy can't gobble up her food fast enough. My 1-yr 11-mo old takes his time to enjoy every morsel. I am happy knowing they are eating the very best and that they are enjoying their meals. Their coats are just beautiful, their eyes are bright and their teeth gleaming. Penny the puppy is a mix Catahoula Leopard and Bentley is an Australian Shepherd. Both are rescues and are wonderful dogs. March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chicken is key I have always fed my dog, Chelsea dry dog food. She has a finicky stomach so when I switch brands or types I need to be careful to do it slowly, mixing the two together so she does not get loose bowels. I switched from Purina Pro Plan to Natural Choice Chicken/Rice formula some time ago. I did it slowly though. I was very glad that I did because she loves Natural Choice. The food doesn't lay in her bowl all day like the other brand did. I also like that Chicken is the first item on the ingrediant label. March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lotus & the Tummy Troubles My Aussie has had multiple health problems, one of which is a sensitive stomach. I have frequently been awakened in the middle of the night only to find the poor guy hovering by the door anxiously... or worse - waking seconds too late and dragging area rugs out to be hosed off after he lost control.After several food experiments, we landed on Natural Choice Chicken Meal, Rice & Oatmeal formula which put his tummy troubles to rest! Lotus has eaten this formula for the past 9 years and it has been great! Thanks, Nutro! From me, my dog, and my BACK! (those rugs get heavy!) March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Now he Can Play Like a Dog was Meant to My dog, Charlie, broke his leg when he was 3 months old. The doctors told me he would have pain for the rest of his life. I was heartbroken to know that he would never play like a puppy should. He would walk around and hold his broken leg up, it hurt him too much to put pressure on it. A friend of mine told me about the Nutro brand products and that they have glucosamine in them to promote strong joints. I tried Charlie on them and within months he was jumping and playing, and he has never been any different. He is 8 years old now and still as active as a puppy! March 11, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by My dog loves the taste and it stays down I have a picky dog with a sensitive stomach and this food keeps her digestion track healthy and she loves the taste. We have tried many brands of food and she may love the taste but then the food has major effects on her for days. This food keeps her regular but not too regular and does not make her feel sick. Nutro has also been a great food to introduce to our other dog as well. They both love the taste and I can be sure I am feeding them healthy food. It has also improved their breath and coat condition. It is all around the right choice for our dogs. March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has great ingredients My poor Gus Gus, my Weimaraner, has food allergies. I have tried everything on the market. At one point my house looked just like store.I even tried the raw diet.I was at friend's house one day and she happend to feed her dog with NUTRO. I never heard of that and my Gus Gus dive into the bowl and ate it. I was ready with my Benadryl waiting for an attac. Nothing happen!! He is a very happy healthy dog. March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dogs love it! We have given this to our dogs everyday for the last 7 years and they love it! March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by natural choice My goldens are both picky eaters. When I tried Natural Choice chicken meal with rice and oatmeal they both cleaned thier bowls. Broley will do a whole song and dance when it's time to eat. I will never use any other food. Thanks Nutro for making my boys happy and healthy.Andrea March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Changed my dog! We rescued a 7 month old whippet. At the time the person was feed the dog Purina Dog chow so not wanting to upset her digestive system we stuck with that food. We noticed that she had loose stool and she would throw up occasionally but we never attributed it to the dog food she was on. A friend suggested we try this food and what a difference! No more upset stomach and her coat is so smooth! I highly recommend this food! March 11, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for dogs with food sensitivities I have one dog with food allergies and another with a sensitive stomach. This is a great product because I can feed both dogs the same food. It's reasonably priced and even my finicky eater enjoys this food. March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saved my dog's life! My family bought a beautiful Labradoodle for me in 2006, and I named her "Miss Lexie Marie." She had a very sensitive stomach and could not eat anything and keep it down. After several trips to the vet, trying several remedies and products, and hundreds of dollars spent to no avail, we thought we would have to put the puppy down. Then, a friend suggested a pet supply store in Morgantown, WV, that specializes in Nutro products. The owner suggested Nutro Natural Choice "Sensitive Stomach" rice and oatmeal formula for puppies, and, not only was she able to keep it down, she started to GAIN weight. She was so full of energy (at times a little TOO much energy!), and has grown into the most beautiful "friend" and "little sister" I could ever ask for! Her coat is shiny, her vet is STILL in disbelief at how healthy she has become, and everywhere we go, people stop and ask use what breed she is (and always comment on what a beautiful dog she is!). I am leaving for college in two years, and I don't know who will have "Separation Anxiety Disorder" more, me or Lexie! March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this brand! I got my first dog in April 2010. I was feeding him a different brand of food the first few months, but realized that brand wasn't setting well with his stomach. So I switched to the Natural Choice Chicken, Rice, and Oatmeal formula, and he loves it. Every time I start to fill his bowl his tail wags and he gets very excited. I have noticed how shiny his coat is and he has had no tummy problems since. The price is good and I would recommend this product to any pet parent. March 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pickiest Dog Ever Loves It! Not only have I seen an improvement with my dog's allergies, she loves to eat this food. I'm not kidding when I say she will refuse to eat til she starves if she doesn't like her dog food. March 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product, Great Price We have 2 Irish Setters and we were told by the breeder that this breed has a tendency to have sensitive stomachs. We got our dogs home and tried cheaper puppy foods and had a terrible time with their bowels. We went to a big pet food store expecting to have to buy a really expensive food but a Nutro representative found us first & told us about this product. After a few weeks our dogs were so much better. It's a great product at a great price! March 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by NUTRO LOVERS!! We've been feeding our Chocolate Lab Nutro since she was 9 weeks old. She is now 7yrs old and won't eat anything else. It has kept her weight managable, her skin/coat nice and shiny and her teeth are beautiful. We tell all our friends about Nutro and our family only buys Nutro for their pets as well! We can't say enough great things about it!!! March 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful coat I've been a committed customer for 4 years. I wouldn't switch to any other brand even if it was free. People ask me what I feed them because their coats are so shiny and healthy. I tell them Nutro and that they would never look back. March 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Would not feed my dog anything else. My dog Rocky has a sensitive stomach and I feed him the Nutro food with rice and oatmeal, which he loves. Sometimes he gets a treat with the soft food as well. I think this brand is very good since it was not in any of the recalls. This means the company care about their animals. March 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Your Dog Deserves the Best Our miniature schnauzer is our pride and joy. My husband and I want him to live a healthy and active life. Since he was born, our breeder recommended Nutro products to us. Throughout each stage of his life, our little guy has grown up on Nutro dog food. We wouldn't think of anything more wholesome than the natural ingredients found in Nutro. Our dog is very special to us, and we feel confident that Nutro products will increase his longevity and bring many more years of joy to our lives. March 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product for an entire life Our three(3) pound puppies are now 14, 12 and 9 years old. The ONLY dog food their entire lives has been Nutro brand. Now that they are mostly seniors, as am I, they have some oatmeal every day. Nutro's Chicken, Rice and Oatmeal Formula fits their needs. Of course the daily dog walks, with great enthusiasm also help! Nutro brand dog food...........For a healthy, happy and long life! March 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wholesome food I have fed my dogs this brand for years. I stand by their product, and can't wait to try their new line.Many of my friends comment on the beautiful coats my dogs have, and I attribute it to my food. You get what you payfor! March 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfectly Amazing for all my four legged kidz I have three dogs from 10 pounds to 75. I also share my home with rescue dogs and pet sit to. The product has been amazing for all in my home. Our German Shepard was on death row when we adopted him with nitro he gain ten healthy pounds in a few month. I love this dog food March 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nothing beats Nutro for a shiny coat! Our eight year old Harry has been eating Nutro since he was old enough to eat solid food. We switched our two year old Sally to Nutro after we brought her home at 8 weeks. Both dogs are very healthy and have the most beautiful shiny coats. Since Labs are prone to allergies I have found Nutro to be the perfect choice in dog food. March 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a quality food. When I adopted my cairn terriers 6 years ago from Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, it was recommended that I use the Nutro products for good nutrition and to avoid stomach and allergy issues. They have thrived on it and they get consistent good health evaluations from their vet. I won't change foods and try to fix what isn't broken! March 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Dog Food Have been feeding my dogs this food for years and they look great. March 10, 2011
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