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WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Senior Dog Food Chicken, 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.
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Overview and Key Benefits

  • Real Chicken Is the #1 Ingredient
    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.
  • SENIOR SUPPORT SYSTEM<SUP>®</SUP> Formula
    SENIOR SUPPORT SYSTEM® Formula
    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
    Healthy Joints
    Naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin help build healthy cartilage, which means healthy joints.
  • Natural Ingredients
    Natural Ingredients
    Our dog food is made without corn gluten, corn, wheat or soy protein.

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 this new formula with your old food for six days.
** Complete satisfaction or your money back
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis
See the back of this package in stores for the approximate kibble size.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min.) 23.00%
Crude Fat (Min.) 13.00%
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%
Glucosamine (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 this new formula with your old food for six days. Learn More
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
10 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 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 156 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by New recipe smells like fish I've been feeding my dog Nutro Natural Senior for more than 7 years! She loved it and is a fairly healthy 13 yo dog because of it. But they changed the recipe. Now it smells like fish, and my dog is very reluctant to eat it. I wish they would change it back. We will buy a competitor's dog food instead. --Sad, ex-longtime-loyal fan March 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Change in formula Why change a good thing? smell is unappealing. I have raised two Old English Sheep Dogs, 90lb. Living to 12 and my present OES at 10yrs. Old On your product, but do not like the "new improved" recipe. March 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by best dog food on the planet I have always fed my dog Nutro and as a result I think I have one healthy dog. Her coat has always been good and skin clear. Her teeth have always been tartar free and clean. February 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Senior dog eats this like there is no tomorrow My dog prob does not know the difference between the old bag and the new bag. All i can tell is the shape and smell is different. My dogs have been on Nutro for years, even introduced another friends to try Nutro for their dogs. Now my question is what is the amount of OMEGA that is in the food .My senior dog has allergies, this works fine for her but my vet said, due to her flaky skin to add 1000mg of fish oil to her diet. My younger dog eats the Dark Green bag small bites. 4 stars due to not enough information for me with fish oil and wish a there would be senior for skin conditions. February 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by New Formula My pugs used to love the senior formula until it was recently changed. I found myself adding treats to get them to show more interest in their food. I think the senior formula is healthy and my pugs did well on it. They have skin and tummy issues, so I was grateful to find food that worked well for them. Sadly this product no longer works for them because of the taste. January 20, 2013
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