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NUTRO Large Breed Puppy Lamb Rice Recipe 

Limited Ingredient Diet Large Breed Puppy FoodLamb & Rice Recipe

NUTRO™ Limited Ingredient Diet Large Breed Puppy Food is designed to help provide healthy, balanced growth for large breed puppies. Made with premium Australian and New Zealand lamb and whole brown rice, your puppy will get the natural nutrition they need without added ingredients that could cause digestive problems or aggravate food sensitivity. Our limited ingredient diet recipe is a careful blend of proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals that promotes proper skeletal development. Plus, its naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin help to develop strong and healthy joints, and it has a delicious taste your large breed puppy will enjoy again and again.

Package Sizes Available: 15 lbs., 30 lbs.

Overview and Key Benefits

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    Limited Ingredient Diet to minimize food sensitivities
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    Omega-3 Fatty Acids like DHA for growth & development
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    Natural Sources of Glucosamine & Chondroitin to maintain healthy joints
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    Essential antioxidants for healthy immunity
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

NATURAL CHOICE® Large Breed Puppy Food with Chicken, Brown Rice, and Oatmeal
See the back of this package in stores for the approximate kibble size.
Lamb, Lamb Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brewers Rice, Pea Protein, Rice Bran, Whole Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Split Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Chickpeas, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Taurine, 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.

Visit our Ingredient Glossary for more information.
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 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 until 18 months.

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)
6 – 11
3 – 5
6 – 8
9 – 12
Over 12
10 lbs. 1 3/4 – 2  1 1/2 – 1 3/4  ----- ----- -----
20 lbs. 3 – 3 1/4 2 1/3 – 3 2 – 2 1/2 ----- -----
30 lbs. 4 - 4 1/3 3 1/3 – 4 2 3/4 – 3 1/3 2 2/3 – 2 3/4
40 lbs. 5 – 5 1/2 4 – 5 3 1/2 – 4 3 1/4 – 3 1/2 -----
60 lbs. ----- 5 1/2 – 6 2/3 4 3/4 – 5 1/2 4 1/2 – 4 3/4 3 3/4
80 lbs. ----- 7 – 8 1/4 6 – 7 5 1/2 – 6 4 2/3
100 lbs. ----- ----- 7 – 8 1/4 6 1/2 – 7 5 1/2
120 lbs. ----- ----- 8 – 9 1/3 7 1/2 – 8 6 1/4
140 lbs. ----- ----- 9 – 10 1/2 8 1/3 – 9 7
160 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 9 1/4 – 10 7 3/4
180 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 10 1/4 – 11 8 1/2
200 lbs. ----- ----- ----- ----- 9 1/4
†Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.31 oz. of NUTRO™ Large Breed Puppy Lamb & Rice Recipe Dog Food.
NUTRO™ Dog Food Body Chart
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Ideal Weight
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 3,760 kcal/kg, 353 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO™ Large Breed Puppy Lamb & Rice 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

Limited Ingredient Diet Large Breed Puppy Food is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 4173.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great puppy food We had to wean our puppy early, the dam dried up. We tried a "so-called" premium food and our puppy had terrible diarrhea. It was the chicken base - our dam also has a chicken allergy. We then tried this food with its limited ingredients. An instant success! No more diarrhea and a very healthy puppy.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dog food! When we adopted our German Shepard Husky mix he was 8 weeks old and I started feeding him Nature's Recipe at the recommendation of a family member. He had diarrhea on and off for several weeks so I tried Blue Buffalo and his diarrhea was better but he was still very gassy (and it was bad!!!). I don't know for sure but the common main ingredient was chicken and I found that almost all large breed puppy food was chicken. When I found this one was lamb I went and got a bag to try it and I couldn't be happier. He almost never has diarrhea anymore and though he still had gas it is not as often or as unbearable! He is now 1 and has been eating Nutro for about 6 months now and I will definitely keep him on this food as an adult dog.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right for sensitive system Can,t feed my husky with a very sensitive system anything else. Love this product. His coat is soft shinny and so healthy looking. Tried other food with no success. worst one was Blue Buffalo.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Love! Love! We have a 16 month old Dogue De Bordeaux, who has extreme allergies. We have tried so many limited ingredient, organic, and even a RAW diet with no success. She was underweight, lethargic and had diarrhea and vomiting nearly daily and even got to the point she wouldn't eat. With recommendations from out vet we found Nutro. She has stopped getting sick, put on much needed weight, and it is so obvious she is thriving from this food. Our vet has suggested we keep her on it until 24 months and then switch to adult formula. Mastiffs, by nature, generally have allergy issues with food and this was truly the answer to our prayers for our poor sickly girl!
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you! I just got my first puppy a week ago. I bought her the same food her previous owner fed her, which was Billjac puppy food. For almost the entire week I have had her, she would throw up constantly! I was so worried I took her to the vet. They recommended I change her food, and I found the Nutro Limited Ingredient Puppy Food! She has not thrown up once!!! I'm so happy she feels better. I'll always keep her on your great products. Thank you for making such great food!
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite dog food We have a German shepherd husky mix puppy that we got right at 8 weeks old. The previous owners told us they had fed him pedigree, but we noticed his stool was very watery. After reading the ingredients we knew we had to switch, and a worker at Petco suggested natural choice. I was surprised at the price, but I wanted to get my puppy the best. You definitely get what you pay for. We get compliments daily about how soft and beautiful his coat is. His stool is no longer watery, and he loves the brand. He is now 7 months old and as healthy as can be. I will never feed my dog another brand.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MayberryMom We have fed the Large Breed Puppy formula to our Great Dane since we brought her home as a baby. She loves it and has grown into a beautiful, well-balanced weight. We are very happy with this product.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nutro is the best! Awesome product. Such a great line of products. Can't get enough!
Date published: 2015-01-13
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