For Dogs
NUTRO Senior Chicken Whole Brown Rice Oatmeal Recipe 

Original Senior Dog FoodChicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe

Older dogs can experience some of the same challenges as aging humans, including mobility issues, memory loss and sensitivity to certain foods. NUTRO™ Senior Dog Food with our SENIOR SUPPORT SYSTEM™ Formula helps replenish antioxidants older dogs need as they age. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, ALA and DHA for brain and cellular health. Our premium senior dog food is made with real chicken, whole brown rice and oatmeal, so it’s delicious and easy to digest. Plus, the added benefit of naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin will help keep your pet’s joints strong and healthy.

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

Overview and Key Benefits

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    Wholesome Oatmeal for Sensitive Stomachs
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    Essential antioxidants to support your aging dog's immune system
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    Omega-3 fatty acids ALA and DHA to help maintain brain acuity
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    Natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin to support healthy joints
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

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See the back of this package in stores for the approximate kibble size.
Chicken, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Split Peas, Whole Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Natural Flavor, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Salt, 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.) 23.00%
Crude Fat (Min.) 13.00%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 4.00%
Moisture (Max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (Min.) 3.50%
Zinc (Min.) 250 mg/kg
Selenium (Min.) 0.25 mg/kg
Vitamin E (Min.) 80 IU/kg
Niacin (Min.) 250 mg/kg
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) (Min.)* 0.10%
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 adult 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
15 lbs. 1 1/4 1 1/2 1 2/3
25 lbs. 2 2 1/4 2 1/2
35 lbs. 2 1/2 2 3/4 3 1/4
45 lbs. 3 3 1/3 3 3/4
55 lbs. 3 1/2 4 4 1/2
65 lbs. 4 4 1/2 5
† Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.10 oz. of NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Senior Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe Dog Food.
NUTRO™ Dog Food Body Chart
Underweight Dog
Idealweight Dog
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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 or feed NUTRO™ Adult Lite Weight Loss Dog Food to achieve an ideal weight.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3,526 kcal/kg, 310 kcal/cup (calculated).
Nutritional Adequacy Statement
NUTRO™ Senior Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.

Product Reviews

Original Senior Dog Food is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5972.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best around I fed my 75 lb chow mix rescue Nutro from the time he was a pup, who lived a to a long healthy 14 years old. I have also fed my 11 year old Corgi Nutro from the time she was a pup and is still extremely active, healthy and has a beautiful coat. Just started our 9 week old beagle pup on the puppy formula. Wouldn't feed my pups any other brand
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the line I always feed my dogs Nutro. my Chihuahua/doxie mix was allergic to everything. when I went to PetSmart the Nutro representative was there and explained why nutro was so good. That was 10 years ago, and now my little guy eats the senior, the price is a bit high, but when I look at the ingredients, and can pronouce everything in there then it reminds me what good dog food is.
Date published: 2015-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensitive Beagle had zero issues with this product My 15 year old Beagle has an incredibly sensitive digestive system and we tried several top brands to no avail. This product is the only one that agrees with her. We've used this brand for about 7 years and have had zero issues. Even when I tried to upgrade her to the Nutro Ultra Senior it bothered her so I'm very thankful to have found a healthy dog food that she loves while being beneficial for her senior needs. I absolutely love this brand and so does my four legged mature princess!!
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from seems okay but not for her anymore New formula seems yo make her thirsty and we have to coax her to eat it. She eats grass now because she has an upset stomach often. The formula worked so well as she is 13 years old and in amazing health. So sorry but will have to look for something new for her.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dog loves it I have no experience with the prior formula, so no comments there. However, I have an extremely picky 9 year old who only eats the chicken flavor of a lower-tier competitor. Turns his nose up at most other formulas. Until now. He loves this stuff. I'm looking forward to seeing the health benefits down the road.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from New recipe smells like fish I've been feeding my dog Nutro Natural Senior for more than 7 years! She loved it and is a fairly healthy 13 yo dog because of it. But they changed the recipe. Now it smells like fish, and my dog is very reluctant to eat it. I wish they would change it back. We will buy a competitor's dog food instead.--Sad, ex-longtime-loyal fan
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Change in formula Why change a good thing? smell is unappealing. I have raised two Old English Sheep Dogs, 90lb. Living to 12 and my present OES at 10yrs. OldOn your product, but do not like the "new improved" recipe.
Date published: 2013-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best dog food on the planet I have always fed my dog Nutro and as a result I think I have one healthy dog. Her coat has always been good and skin clear. Her teeth have always been tartar free and clean.
Date published: 2013-02-06
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