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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
  • healthy_development
    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
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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

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 91reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nutro is the best! Awesome product. Such a great line of products. Can't get enough! January 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Switch We had our puppy on another very high quality dog food, that was almost twice the price and about 20% more protein. As she is an Olde English Bull dog and High protein was recommended to us.She never had solid stool and was always a bit under weight. On her last puppy shot check up I mentioned it to the vet and he said to slowly change her food. With reading reviews, we chose to go with the Nutro puppy and since the complete change over her stools have been solid and she is putting on a normal amount of weight. Super happy with our choice. October 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Better than blue I'm always getting compliments on how shiny my 8 mos old mastador's coat is. He's almost 90lbs and is beautiful in part because of his diet. The other brand only had chicken for large breed pups and he itched constantly. No more scratching! September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shiny , beautiful coat! I highly recommend this. I have been feeding it to our labradane for 14 months and I cannot count the number of times I've been asked what I feed him. People say his coat is so shiny, I'd have to agree!! Now we adopted a goldador and I am feeding him large breed puppy food. I can't wait to see how his coat is when he's older. September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Great Dane Puppy We also have a Great Dane Puppy. We are very pleased with this dog food. She loves it and She has maintained a healthy weight and beautiful coat. August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mr Robert Cianfarani I imported a Cane Corso pup that was having digestive problems @ first i thought it was the flight , Being on another brand BLU for sometime I was recomended to swith to Nutro Large breed and when I did the stools became manageable and the weught he had lost was replaced in no time , He is now 8 months grouwing, thick full of energy, I would recomend Nutro to anyone. February 9, 2014
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