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NUTRO Large Breed Puppy Chicken Whole Brown Rice Oatmeal Recipe 

Large Breed Puppy FoodChicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe

Large breed puppies have unique needs. Whether it’s developing strong and healthy joints or ensuring overall balanced growth, they need proper nutrition to help keep them strong and active. That’s why NUTRO™ Large Breed Puppy Food uses naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin to promote the development of healthy cartilage. With balanced protein and fat for optimal growth, this great-tasting, natural puppy food also features U.S.-farm-raised chicken for strong muscles and a healthy metabolism. Plus, whole brown rice and oatmeal provide easy digestion for large breed puppies with sensitive stomachs. They’ll enjoy the taste, and you’ll love seeing them mature into the happy, healthy dogs they were meant to be.

Package Sizes Available: 15 lbs., 30 lbs.
 

Overview and Key Benefits

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    Omega-3 Fatty Acids like DHA for growth & development
  • healthy_joints
    Natural Sources of Glucosamine & Chondroitin to maintain healthy joints
  • antioxidant_immunity
    Essential antioxidants for healthy immunity
  • whole_grains
    Whole Grains for Better Nutrient Absorption
 
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

Pack Content
See the back of this package in stores for the approximate kibble size.
Ingredients
Chicken, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brewers Rice, Whole Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Rice Bran, Split Peas, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Natural Flavor, Salt, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Selenium Yeast, Biotin, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

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Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 26.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 15.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (min.) 3.50%
Calcium (min.) 1.00%
Calcium (max.) 1.50%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.90%
Phosphorus (max.) 1.30%
Zinc (min.) 250 mg/kg
Selenium (Min.) 0.25 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min.) 80 IU/kg
Niacin (min.) 250 mg/kg
Biotin (min.)* 2.5 mg/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.)* 0.05%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min.)*
0.05%
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 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
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.

Pregnant/Lactating Bitches: During pregnancy, offer 50% more and during lactation offer at least two to three times more than the amount shown for puppies over 12 months of age.

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 in a cool, dry location.
Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Cups)
Puppy
Weight
6 – 11
Weeks
3 – 5
Months
6 – 8
Months
9 – 12
Months
Over 12
Months
Up to 10 lbs. 1 1/2 – 1 2/3 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 ----- ----- -----
20 lbs. 2 1/2 – 2 3/4 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 1 3/4 – 2 1/4 ----- -----
30 lbs. 3 1/2 – 3 3/4 3 – 3 1/2 2 1/2 – 3 2 1/3 – 2 1/2
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40 lbs. 4 1/3 – 4 3/4 3 2/3 – 4 1/3 3 – 3 2/3 2 3/4 – 3 -----
60 lbs. ----- 4 3/4 – 5 3/4 4 1/4 – 4 3/4 4 – 4 1/4 3 1/4
80 lbs. ----- 6 – 7 1/4 5 1/4 – 6 4 3/4 – 5 1/4 4
100 lbs. ----- ----- 6 1/4 – 7 1/4 5 3/4 – 6 1/4 4 3/4
120 lbs. ----- ----- 7 – 8 1/4 6 1/2 – 7 5 1/2
140 lbs. ----- ----- 8 – 9 1/4 7 1/3 – 8 6 1/4
160 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 8 – 8 3/4 6 3/4
180 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 9 – 9 2/3 7 1/3
200 lbs. ----- ----- ----- ----- 8
† Use a standard 8 oz. measuring cup which holds 3.80 oz. of NUTRO™ Large Breed Puppy Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe Dog Food.
NUTRO™ Dog Food Body Chart
Underweight Dog
Idealweight Dog
Overweight Dog
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Ideal Weight
Overweight
Increase feeding amount to achieve an ideal weight.

Maintain feeding at the current level.

Decrease feeding amount to the lower range of target weight within the age category.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3,753 kcal/kg, 404 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO™ Large Breed Puppy Chicken, Whole Brown 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.
 

Product Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 83reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome coat! I've been feeding my puppy with this since he was 2 months old, his coat is shiny, always soft, it's awesome! YES, his feces are a little bit stinky.. that's the bad part, but I highly recommend this brand. June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Dog's Digestive system Loves this food! We started out with Blue, and soon discovered they made changes to the food which did not agree with our new puppy's sensitve stomach... we switched over to Nutro Natural Choice. This was the 3rd switch that really worked and now i have a healthy and happy Golden Retriever. It is difficult to truly determine what is in the dog food (aside from what is listed on the bag)...and we need to assume that it has what is needed to keep your dog vital. I would recommend firstly....what works for your dogs digestive system. and Nutro Natural Choice worked! March 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Great Dane loves his food! Our 13 week old Great Dane loves this food! He is always excited to eat, and finishes his bowl in seconds. His stools are solid and are usually pretty clean. His coat is shiny and very soft. I have always only given Nutro to my dogs, and they have been very healthy. Great product. February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best kibble for our GSD pup This is the kibble that our pup was on when we picked her up from the breeder. We gradually switched her to Fromm Large Breed Puppy formula, but that gave her diarrhea. We then switched her back to this kibble and have never looked back. Her coat is very shiny and she has firm stools. Highly recommended! January 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Benefits Everyone! Our 5 month old golden retriever puppy has loved this product since she could eat solid food. Her stool has never been runny and people are always complementing her extremely soft and shiny coat. Our family swears by Nutro Natural Choice. November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My puppy loves it My puppy loves this food. It also makes his coat shine so much! No digestive problems at all. He is growing very well and very alert and strong. I highly recommend this product. September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love love love Nutro! At the mere age of 10 weeks my blue nose pit bull was experiencing spots of hair loss all over his coat and was eating puppy chow.I thought that it may have been an allergy to the ingredients in his diet.He switched to Bil-jac and his coat got a little better.I researched natural foods and chose Nutro out of 3 choices.He is now 16 weeks and his coat glistens.He does not look blue/gray, he looks metallic silver.He has not had a single loose or runny stool since beginning Nutro.His vet is sooo impressed by his coat and development and says "His coat is so beautiful and he is so healthy."He also loves all nutro products.He is given the dry kibble, puppy development biscuits, and occasionally the large breed puppy can food mixed with his kibble.I will always and forever use Nutro Natural Choice!!! July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our tails are wagging for Natural Choice Chicken! At the tender age of 12 weeks, we were looking chunky. Our Momma researched many, many foods and discovered Natural Choice. All the reviews and recommendations meant nothing until she tried it for us, and noticed the results with her own eyes :)After just a day and a half of cutting it in with our old food, our pot bellies disappeared and we have much more energy! April 5, 2014
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