For Dogs

Original Puppy FoodChicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe

Make sure your puppy gets off to a healthy start with a natural puppy food designed for growth and development. NUTRO™ Original Puppy Food contains real, farm-raised chicken with amino acids necessary for building muscle and maintaining a healthy metabolism. We've also added oatmeal for sensitive stomachs, whole brown rice for better nutrient absorption and a precise balance of calcium and phosphorus to help build strong bones and teeth. Our premium puppy food provides the long-term benefits you want and real results you can actually see.

Package Sizes Available: 5 lbs., 15 lbs., 30 lbs.

Overview and Key Benefits

  • sensitive_stomachs_and_easier_digestion
    Wholesome oatmeal for sensitive stomachs
  • healthy_development
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids like DHA for growth & development
  • antioxidant_immunity
    Essential antioxidants for healthy immunity
  • healthy_joints
    Calcium to build strong bones and joints
Accordian Arrow

Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

Nutro Food
See the back of this package in stores for the approximate kibble size.
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Split Peas, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Whole Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Natural Flavor, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, 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.

Visit our Ingredient Glossary for more information.
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 27.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 16.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (min.) 3.50%
Calcium (min.) 1.00%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.90%
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.)* 0.10%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min.)* 0.05%
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Accordian Arrow

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 formula 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 12 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 29 to 52 weeks 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.

Puppy Age — Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Cups)
6 – 11
12 – 16
17 – 28
29 – 52
Up to 5 lbs. 1 – 1 1/8 3/4 – 1 2/3 – 3/4 1/2 – 2/3
10 lbs. 1 1/2 – 1 2/3 1 1/3 – 1 1/2 1 1/4 – 1 1/3 1 – 1 1/4
15 lbs. 2 – 2 1/3 1 3/4 – 2 1 2/3 – 1 3/4 1 1/4 – 1 2/3
25 lbs. 3 – 3 1/3 2 2/3 – 3 2 1/3 – 2 2/3 1 3/4 – 2 1/3
35 lbs. 3 1/2 – 4 3 – 3 1/2 2 1/3 – 3
45 lbs. 3 2/3 – 4 1/4 3 – 3 2/3
55 lbs. 4 1/4 - 5 3 1/3 – 4 1/4
65 lbs. 3 3/4 – 4 3/4
† Use a standard 8 oz. measuring cup which holds 3.80 oz. of NUTRO™ Puppy Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe Dog Food.
NUTRO™ Dog Food Body Chart
Underweight Dog
Idealweight Dog
Overweight Dog
Ideal Weight
Increase the feeding amount to achieve an ideal weight.

Maintain feeding at the current level.

Decrease the feeding amount to the lower range of target weight within the age category.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3,741 kcal/kg, 403 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Statement
NUTRO™ 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

Original Puppy Food is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 2188.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love ir Love it. Dogs love it. Price is good. It is availabe is all stores
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome dog food! Our 8.5 month old miniature golden doodle loves this food! I truly believe it makes his fur shiny. I highly recommend this food, we will be purchasing the "young adult" next! :)
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our puppy LOVES this food! Our 11 week Goldendoodle puppy loves this food and has had no problems while eating it! We switched him from Royal Canin and he had no issues when we switched him over. He's been eating it for almost a month now. He is very important to us and it makes me feel better knowing we are giving him something more natural than a lot of other products. He goes crazy every time he knows it's time to eat!
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Puppy LOVES this food! My 7 month old lab mix has been on this food since he was 10 weeks. His coat is BEAUTIFUL and everyone always comments on how pretty he is. My dockson/pug has also been on this brand since he was 1, he's now 3. They love feeding time and have never gotten sick of the food. I pay more for the quality of the food because I want my dogs to live long and healthy lives just like my family. I recommend this food to everyone!
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BAD FARTS My puppy had the worst constant and lingering ROTTEN EGG gross farts from this food. Gag. I put her on another brand that is chicken and grain free and she is doing much better.
Date published: 2014-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great puppy food when I brought my puppy home she was eating cheap food and then I switched her to Nutro. I love it! She has lots of energy and has not had any upsets with her diet. I would definitely recommend this brand to others.
Date published: 2014-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nutro Puppy Food for Sensitive Stomachs Our chocolate lab started having issues with the food the breeder told us to feed him so we went and got the Nutro Puppy food and within a couple days he was so much better. He LOVES it and eats it very well. He is 17 weeks now and we get so many complements on how great he looks and how shinny his coat is. I would highly recommend this food. He will stay on Nutro as an adult dog as well.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing food!! I have a standard poodle who was very picky and would turn her nose up to anything. And she kept having ear infections. I decided to just try this food because i noticed it had no corn, wheat or soy. I am so glad I did!! not only does she eat it happily, cleans every bowl. Her ears are clearing up. I feed this to my pug puppy as well and he doesnt have one issue with it or the bite size. His coat is shiney, and both stools are great too!! worth the money!!
Date published: 2014-05-01
  • y_2016, m_11, d_24, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_2188
  • loc_en_US, sid_ncdog18, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=AGE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_nutro