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NUTRO Puppy Tender Chicken Rice Oatmeal Recipe Premium Loaf

Original Puppy Food TenderChicken, Rice & Oatmeal Recipe Premium Loaf

NUTRO™ Puppy Tender Chicken, Rice & Oatmeal Recipe Premium Loaf is targeted for dogs up to 1 year old. Our natural canned puppy food provides optimal nutrition for proper development. Linoleic acid and zinc promote healthy skin and a shiny coat you’ll notice. And our #1 ingredient is real chicken, so with its premium taste, you’ll help your puppy grow and enjoy a healthy life.

Package Sizes Available: 12.5 oz.

Overview and Key Benefits

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    Healthy Development
    Our natural puppy food contains quality vitamins and minerals to nourish healthy development.
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    Better Nutrient Absorption
    Oatmeal nourishes a healthy digestive system for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
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    Healthy Skin and Coat
    Formulated with optimal levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid) and zinc to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat.
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    Quality, Natural Ingredients
    Our puppy food contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Plus, it’s made in our own U.S. facilities to ensure safety and quality.
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Beef Liver, Ground Rice, Feeding Oatmeal, Egg Product, Rice Protein, Guar Gum, Minerals [Tri-Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide], Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Carrageenan, Vitamins [Choline Chloride, Sodium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2)].

Visit our Ingredient Glossary for more information.
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (Min.) 9.00%
Crude Fat (Min.) 5.50%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 1.00%
Moisture (Max.) 78.00%
Linoleic Acid (Min.) 1.10%
Zinc (Min.) 80 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Min.)* 13 mg/kg

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
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Feeding Guidelines

Feeding Guidelines
Suggested Amounts To Feed Per Day When Fed Alone (Cans)
Weight of DogWeaning to
4 Months
4 Months
to Adult
5 lbs.
1 1/2
10 lbs. 1 1/2 1
15 lbs. 2 1 1/3
25 lbs. 3 2
35 lbs. 3 3/4 2 1/2
55 lbs. 5 1/4 3 1/2
75 lbs. 7 4 1/3
1 can = 12.5 oz.
Puppies up to 4 months: Feed suggested daily amount in 3-4 meals per day.

4 months to adult: Feed in 2-3 meals per day.

Pregnancy/Lactation: Feed 2-3 times the amount shown for puppies 4 months to adult. Adjust food to maintain ideal body weight. Refrigerate unused portion for up to 3 days. Re-feed at room temperature. Provide fresh drinking water.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 1,237 kcal/kg, 439 kcal/can (calculated).
Nutritional Adequacy Statement
NUTRO™ Puppy Tender Chicken, Rice & Oatmeal Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth, gestation and lactation.
Transitioning to Our Products
If switching to this recipe or feeding NUTRO™ Dog Food for the first time, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of the new recipe with your old food for six days.
Read Our Transition Article

Product Reviews

Original Puppy Food Tender is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6102.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my babies I had a litter of Shorkie puppies and I'm using this to help them with weaning. It is easy for them to eat and a great way to start on their first real food. It made them healthy and happy as you can see in the photo!
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff! My 9-month-old Yorkie/Shih Tzu LOVES this food. Unfortuantely, in my area, I've only been able to find it in the small, one-meal containers, so she only gets it for a special treat.
Date published: 2012-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is great! I gave this to my dog after she had puppies. She wasn't eating anything and I was a little worried because I had tried several different can foods but this was the only one that she would eat and she loved it!
Date published: 2011-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Sensitive Stomach When we adopted Fred from Tennessee, he had been on another large brand puppy food for his whole life. He just flat out refused to eat it here after just a few days, and had constant loose BM. For months we tried all kinds of different foods, ran multiple expensive tests at the vet., but still Fred just couldn't produce normal BM. On a last resort, we went to Petsmart looking for anything else that might work... and picked up some Nutro Oatmeal Puppy formula for sensitive stomachs. Almost instantly Fred's bathroom breaks were normal and he even had more energy! I don't know what is in this that makes him better... because we have even tried just regular Oatmeal, grain free, wheat free... everything, but all I know is this worked, and we are very happy to have a healthy Fred! Even the Vet couldn't figure it out. Thanks!
Date published: 2011-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the natural ingredients Since acquiring my Papillon puppy she is thriving on Nutro Puppy Food. Her coat is very shiny and since switching to Nutro she is not shedding as much. She will be on Nutro Products from here on out.
Date published: 2011-02-17
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