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NUTRO Large Breed Young Adult Chicken Whole Brown Rice Oatmeal Recipe 

Large Breed Young Adult Dog FoodChicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe

Large breed young adult dogs, between the ages of 6 months and 2 years, need targeted nutrition as they grow into adulthood. The Nutro Company is the first pet food company to offer natural dog food just for young adult dogs. NUTRO™ Large Breed Young Adult Dog Food includes real chicken to help build strong muscles, DHA for healthy brain and nervous system development, and naturally-sourced glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy joints. Plus, our SMART STEP™ Formula offers optimal nutrition without the added calories that might lead to an overweight adult dog. Help your large breed dog transition from a puppy to an adult while staying lean and strong. Learn More About the Young Adult Life Stage.

Package Sizes Available: 30 lbs.

Overview and Key Benefits

  • SMART STEP™ Formula
    For young dogs transitioning into adulthood
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    Balanced calories and nutrient density to help minimize early weight gain
  • Healthy Brain Development
    DHA from fish oil for brain and nervous system development
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    Natural Sources of Glucosamine & Chondroitin to support strong and healthy joints
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

See the back of this package in stores for the approximate kibble size.
Chicken, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Whole Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, 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.) 24.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 13.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.50%
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
Niacin (min.) 250 mg/kg
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 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
Feeding Guidelines
These are the recommended feeding amounts based on the ideal body condition for young large breed dogs of various weights. Individual dogs’ energy requirements may differ. Adjust the amount fed to obtain or maintain your dog’s optimum weight. 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
40 lbs. 2 2/3 3 3 1/2
50 lbs. 3 1/4 3 2/3 4 1/4
60 lbs. 3 2/3 4 1/4 4 3/4
80 lbs. 4 1/2 5 1/4 6
100 lbs. 5 1/3 6 1/4 7
120 lbs. 6 7 8
160 lbs. 7 1/2 8 3/4 10
200 lbs. 9 10 1/3 11 3/4
†Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.10 oz. of NUTRO™ Large Breed Young Adult Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe Dog Food.

Note: If you neuter or spay your dog, decrease amount fed by One Activity Level.

NUTRO™ Dog Food Body Chart
Underweight Dog
Idealweight Dog
Overweight Dog
Ideal Weight
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
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3,547 kcal/kg, 312  kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO™ Large Breed Young Adult 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 and maintenance.

Product Reviews

Large Breed Young Adult Dog Food is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4518.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice for the teenage dog As a puppy I fed Duke, a bloodhound/black lab rescue, Eukanuba puppy chiot. I only wish I had found Nutro beforehand, a week after feeding him Nutro Young Adult his coat and even behavior changed completely. Coat was shinier and softer. He started listening and behaving more often. Not to mention he completely loves this food. His activity level is pretty high so we do the 6 cups, but he still stays lean and muscular. I'll forever remain loyal to Nutro as long as they do the same for our dogs.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Dane Loves It! When we purchased our great dane puppy, his breeder had been feeding Nutro Ultra adult dog food. We transitioned him to the Nutro Natural Young Adult formula without any problems, and he loves it. Our poor boy has been through a lot in his eight months, including a bowel obstruction (requiring a six hour surgery), a case of gastroenteritis (from doggy day care), and an upper respiratory infection (for which he had to receive antibiotics). Through it all he has loved this Large Breed Young Adult formula, and it has kept him at a healthy weight. We are thrilled to find a formula that minimizes the protein and fat while including the appropriate amounts of calcium and phosphorus for growing giant breed puppies. Now we just have to hope that our local store doesn't quit carrying it!
Date published: 2013-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wanted the best for him. We adopted our Chessie "Coco" from a shelter last year. He was severely neglected and malnourished; his hair was dull and falling out, his teeth were dark brown, and you could see every single bone in his body. It literally hurt your heart to look at him. I made a promise to this poor animal that I would do anything I could to bring him the health and happiness he so deserved -- which is why I started researching dog food brands. I wanted to find the highest quality nutrition available.Fast forward one year...Coco is now the happy & healthy dog he was always meant to be. He has completely regrown a new shiny coat, more than doubled his body weight, and his energy level is through the roof... oh, and his teeth are WHITE! My veterinarian and I both strongly believe that a high quality diet like Nutro Natural Adult was instrumental in Coco's successful recovery. A million 'Thank yous' to Nutro. - Coco & Family
Date published: 2012-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GSD CAN'T STOP EATING THIS!!! I just bought a bag of this stuff and let me tell you, my finicky 3yr old German Shepherd has been eating this product since he was 7 weeks old. He was always the 'take it or leave it' kinda dog. Well no more! He really loves the taste of this stuff and with the improvement they've made by making REAL CHICKEN the FIRST INGREDIENT...I, as a adoptive mom am very pleased. :)
Date published: 2012-09-10
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