For Dogs

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

Older dogs can experience some of the same challenges as aging humans, including mobility issues, memory loss and sensitivity to certain foods. NATURAL CHOICE® WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Senior Dog Food with our SENIOR SUPPORT SYSTEM® Formula helps replenish antioxidants older dogs need as they age. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, ALA and DHA for brain and cellular health. Our premium senior dog food is made with real chicken, whole brown rice and oatmeal, so it’s delicious and easy to digest. Plus, the added benefit of naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin will help keep your pet’s joints strong and healthy.

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

Overview and Key Benefits

  • Great Taste With Real Chicken
    Real Chicken Is the #1 Ingredient
    Great tasting, U.S.-farm-raised chicken delivers the amino acids that senior dogs need to maintain a healthy metabolism.
  • Rich in Antioxidants
    Our formula delivers antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids — ALA and DHA — to promote brain, joint and cellular health.
  • Whole Grains for Better Nutrient Absorption
    Whole Grains for Better Nutrient Absorption
    Whole brown rice and oatmeal improve nutrient absorption and digestive concerns.
  • Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat
    Guaranteed to Improve Skin and Coat**
    Our patented levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid), zinc and B vitamins promote healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat.
  • Healthy Joints for Life
    Healthy Joints
    Naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin help build healthy cartilage, which means healthy joints.
  • no corn
    Natural Ingredients
    Our dog food is made without corn gluten, corn, wheat or soy protein.

** 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.
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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 senior breed 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® 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
15 lbs. 1 1/3 1 1/2 1 3/4
25 lbs. 2 2 1/4 2 1/2
35 lbs. 2 1/2 2 3/4 3 1/4
45 lbs. 3 3 1/2 4
55 lbs. 3 1/2 4 4 1/2
65 lbs. 4 4 1/2 5 1/4
† Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 2.99 oz. of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® 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® Lite Dog Food to achieve an ideal weight.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3614 kcal/kg, 307 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® 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 4.9 out of 5 by 159reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product My Border Collie joined my family when she was 5 years of age. I feed her Nutro Natural Choice, Senior. Now, at 10 years of age she is as active as ever! Each day she takes ME for walks, generally 5 miles per day. Plus she runs and plays when we return home! She also helps with the cattle, working in places that we are not able to get ... all and all a super athlete! Additionally she has a beautiful hair coat! I give Natural Choice, Senior a lot of credit for her good health! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Results My dog "Max", is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever with very thick curly hair. The Chesapeake is a water dog that is used to living in colder climates. We, however live in Florida. As a result of the high heat, Max frequently loses patches of hair all over and sheds profusely. Sometimes his hair is so thin, you can't see the curls. I started him on Nutro Natural Choice Senior dog food with Glucosomine about 9 months ago. All I can say is that the results are absolutely amazing. Max's coat is so thick and shiny that I can't believe he's the same dog. For years I'd have to vacuum my house daily because of the shedding. Now his shedding is minimal and no more bald patches on his body. I am a firm believer that Max's full coat of hair is a direct result from using this product. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nutro got my dog moving again My Welsh Corgi developed back and hip problems at 6. We had always used Nutro food for our dogs so I switched him to the Nutro Natural senior formula (silver bag) with joint products added. He went from slogging around the yard to runnning and playing again like he was a puppy. He is 13 now and still runs around with the other dog like he is much younger. This is all due to Nutro Natural Senior Formula. Thank you so much! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great food for the elder dog This food is a great choice for an older dog. My 10 year old eats this food daily and continues to act as if he were a 3 year old dog. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome food!:) I have used Nutro products for years, and now feed Nutro Senior to my 2 mini doxies ages 14 and 7. They chomp it down in a blink of an eye:) It is an excellent choice and I highly recommend it to everyone:) February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has increased my dog's flexibility. Since Bubbles, my 13 year old dog, has been eating Nutro Healthy Choice Senior, she has regained joint mobility. It is easier for her to jump up onto the bed, and sofa. Her level of energy seems to have increased as well. I am really happy with this food. It is worth the cost. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Re-Energized My Older Dog I was really leary to start my older dog on Senior Food, part of it was that I did not want to admit that she was getting older. I finally switched her to your senior food at the age of 9, when she started to act a little older. She is my first dog, and had always had tons of energy, we do agility and obedience. At 9 she started slowing down. I releuctantly switched her to the Senior Food, boy did her energy level pick up, noticeable not only by me, but everyone who sees her run! She had never been a big fan of eating her food ... with your senior food, she is willing to do tricks for it! She is now 11 years old, and we are still going and having fun running agility and competing in obedience. People tell me that she looks and acts like a young dog having fun out on the course. Here's to many more years of "YOUTH" with my "SENIOR" DOG! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by OUTSTANDING CHOICE FOR YOUR SENIOR DOG ! My Chocolate Lab, BUCA, has been a Nutro fan since we adopted him at 22 months.At 13 years old ( October 2010 ) he has been on Nutro Senior for a number of years now and continues to do remarkably well. The hips are starting to slow him down but he is all over me to feed him at 7:00 A.M. & 5:00 P.M. and his appetite is excellent. The only sign of gray hair is under his muzzle, I have had a full head of silver many years before BUCA even started. He is my best buddy and I tell him every day that he has to stay healthy to take of " GRAMPY".Wouldn't feed him any other dog food on the market!!! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by my dogs are picky eaters Excellent food for older dogs. The only dry food my dogs like February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by The only dog food my dog will eat. This is the only dog food my 10+ year old Rottie will eat. When we were feeding her other foods she would either not eat or leave most of the food in the bowl. She also constantly used to eat grass and vomit. We have not had this problem while she has been eating the Nutro Senior. We have been very happy with this food! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is a great buy My 14yr old Sheltie loves her dog food. She is a bit arthritic and the glucosamine seems to work really well for her. The small pieces are easy for her to digest and after seeing what other dogs leave in the dog park, I really think she metabolizes this product very well; leaving me a happy scooper with no effort. She has been on Natural Choice for the majority of her life switching to the Senior after I could no longer find the Dental product. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great Healthy, good for older dogs and keeps coat shiny. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our little dog loves it! Our little dog George loves his dog food. He rarely leaves a morsel. He is a 13 year old Brussels Griffon and a real sweetheart. Natural Choice Senior Dog Food has helped him to remain active and playful. Thank you.. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by great food My dog really enjoy eating this food,staying healthy and happy February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product My dogs r almost 10 abd we have used Nutro for 9 years wish we would have known about it sooner. They love it have tried other brands but none compare to Nutro. GO NUTRO February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great for older dogs! I do like the ingredients in this Senior dog food, but I must say, I think my 10-year-old Shih-Tzu likes them even more! This is the first dry dog food she has ever eaten without me having to add broth or flavoring to it. She loves it! She also has had issues with torn cruciate ligaments in the past, and this food seems to help. She runs around like she is 5 years old! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by added years to life Using the Senior food added a year to Buster life. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harley's favorite food My mixed breed dog, Harley, loves this! She even entertains herself by scratching at the nuggets to make them skitter across the floor and then she gobbles it up! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by keeps my dog healthy I have only used Nutro dog food and I believe I have one of the healhiest pets around. My dog has never had any skin problems and her coat has always been nice and shiny.One of the great things is the easy clean up. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our dog loves Nutro Senior... Our 14 year old Lab mix Girl is still following us on our weekly horse rides in the cane fields of south Louisiana. Thanks Nutro for giving her that opportunity! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Dogs love it I orginally had my dogs on another type of well known dog food that claims to be wholesome and healthy, but it gave my dog really horrible gas; boy did he smell. My other dog also kept getting gas and was really bloated, we actually took him to the emergency room once because his stomach felt like balloon. After that, we switched to Nutro and the bad gas and bloating is gone. They love it too. When they were on the other brand I always had to mix a little wet food in with their dry food in order to get them to eat, but now I don't have to do that anymore. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product I have always used the "Natural Choice" products for my 5 large dogs and now that they are senior dogs I will continue to use this product until they are now longer with me. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by irresistable taste, fair price, wonder food For the money, you just can't find a better food with such lasting results. Dogs love the taste of it, you'll notice less and firmer feces with much less odor.Buy the largest bags and save even more money. My Border Collies have been eating Nutro Natural Choice Senior exclusively for six years now. I always get compliments on their thick and shiny coats, their overall health, and their happy demeanor. Their skin tone is excellent now, no dryness or flaking and they have so much energy. In the 52 years I have had dogs as my family, this is the most exceptional dog food I have ever tried. I'm a believer.Also, don't miss the tartar control crunchy treats! February 17, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Natural Choice Senior Adult Dog Food When we feed our dog this he is able to get up much easier. He doesn't seem as stiff legged. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by A very natural product with great features! Our 15 year old lab mix loves this food and it seems to be helping her with her joints. She has hip dysplasia and awful arthritis in her hind legs. She has been eating this food for about 6 months and seems able to move about more easily when even supplements didn't work. Her coat is shiny and she seems to have more pep in her old age! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our dog eats healthy We were given a 10 year old Chocolate lab that weighed uver 100 lbs, After I year and a steady diet of Natural choice senior she now weighs 71 lbs and is the picture of health February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Your Old Dog We have a 12 year old Pug (Ned) and Nutro is the only product we have ever fed him. For the last 6 years he's been eating the Senior product. His coat is still shiny, just more gray and he's still jumping on the furniture and playing like a puppy. He does get tired quicker now, but he's old! I'd recommend these products to everyone! February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good! My dog, Dutch, loves the Senior Adult Dog Food and eats it eagerly. I like that it has certain extra things for senior dogs. It makes me feel content knowing I'm feeding him Nutro and a version especially for his age. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has great nutritious features I switched over to the Nutro for Seniors about a year and a half ago because my golden retriever was having problems with his digestion. I have noticed that within the year it is much easier for my dog to digest his food and when he has to do his business, it is a huge difference. He is absorbing all of the nutrition of the food without having a lot of waste. He loves his meal time and seems to be very happy and healthier, my retriever is 11 years old and he acts like he is a pup! Thank you Nutro Balance for the natural ingredients used in the product. February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for my dog I jhave a13 yr old boxer which is quite an advanced age for that type of breed. He had fallen ill some time ago and I decided to go to a more natural holistic type of dry food for him. Over the period of time that he has been using it, I find him much more energetic and playful, almost like a puppy again. It's unbelievable the change that has come over him since using this product. It's well worth the money keeping him healthy and active February 17, 2011
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