For Dogs

Small Bites Adult Dog FoodLamb & Rice Recipe

Some adult dogs prefer smaller kibble for easier chewing. That’s why we designed NUTRO™ Limited Ingredient Diet Small Bites Adult Dog Food. Using limited ingredients, such as premium Australian and New Zealand lamb and whole brown rice, this formula helps reduce the likelihood of food sensitivity and digestive problems. Natural ingredients, such as linoleic acid, zinc, B vitamins and antioxidants, also help give your dog a healthy immune system and a soft, shiny coat. Plus, our limited ingredient diet formula is made without corn gluten, corn, wheat or soy protein. It’s a small bite with a big taste your dog will enjoy, guaranteed.

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

Overview and Key Benefits

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    Limited Ingredient Diet to minimize food sensitivities
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    Small Bites for Dogs that Prefer a Smaller Kibble
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    Essential antioxidants for healthy immunity
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    Natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin to support healthy joints
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

Limited Ingredient Diet Small Bites Adult Dry Dog Food - Kibble Image
See the back of this package in stores for the approximate kibble size.
Lamb, Lamb Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Chickpeas, Split Peas, Whole Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Biotin, 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.) 22.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 14.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.50%
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
Biotin (min.)* 2.5 mg/kg
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. 1 3/4 2 2 1/3
35 lbs. 2 1/3
2 2/3 3
45 lbs. 2 3/4
3 1/4
3 2/3
55 lbs. 3 1/4
3 3/4 4 1/4
65 lbs. 3 2/3 4 1/4 4 3/4
† Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.15 oz. of NUTRO™ Small Bites Adult Lamb & Rice Recipe Dog Food.Limited Ingredient Diet Small Bites Adult Lamb & Whole Brown Rice Formula Dog Food.
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 or feed NUTRO™ Adult Lite Weight Loss Dog Food to achieve an ideal weight.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3,642 kcal/kg, 326 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO™ Small Bites Adult Lamb & Rice Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.

Product Reviews

Small Bites Adult Dog Food is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5538.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from He Love It! My border collie has been eating this for about a year now and I absolutely love it. He has very sensitive skin and this is the first food in awhile that he has been able to tolerate without getting itchy and dry skin. It keeps his coat shiny, he's maintained a good weight, and he really seems to enjoy the taste. It also saves from me having to buy the expensive stuff from the vet which I am super happy about. I would definitely recommend this for anyone whose dog has sensitive skin, it's worth a try.
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reasonably priced and the shiniest black coat My hound/pointer mix has been enjoying this food for a year and a half now. We often get asked what food she eats because her coat is so shiny. She maintains a good weight on it and we don't worry about allergies with this food either. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving this food! I have 2 rescue is 4 and the other 8 yrs old..the 8 yr old would avoid following the kids upstairs and when he did it would take him 5 minutes to get up them and would often stop halfway, well we are 2 bags into the nutro small bite lamb and rice and he is bolting up and down those stairs and has the energy of a puppy..its amazing! I have always given them quality dog food but this one has made a huge difference..its my keeper!!
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent food for atopic Cairn I have a Cairn Terrier, who suffers from Atopic Dermatitis. In addition, certain foods also do not agree with him. After coming down with a serious and very seldom autoimmune problem which was successfully treated last summer, my Vet recommended putting him on a limited ingredients diet due to my Cairns over reactive immune responses to just about everything. He mentioned Nutro Limited Ingredients, Lamb and Rice as an alternative to a Prescription dog food. I studied the labels of both options and decided to go with Nutro. Thank you! He is doing very well on this food.He has a ton of energy, firm stools. I appreciate the exclusion of Probiotics (friendly bacteria) in this food. My Cairn has an adverse reaction to them resulting in very loose stools and horrible gas. In the winter time, when we have to shorten our long walks in the Rocky Mountains, I switch him to the "Light Version" of Lamb and Rice to prevent weight gain. He loves this food as well and is a happy, slim, energetic dog.Highly recommended, this is an excellent "no frills" but nutritious food. We are sticking with this.
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What happened? My westie loved the small bites lamb and rice . She couldn't get enough of it. I bought two new bags and she will not touch it. Why did you change it?
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My German Shepherd LOVES this food! My sweet girl is a bit intolerant of certain ingredients, so we switched her over to this. She absolutely loves it! She can't wait for her meals! Ever since she's been on it, we've noticed her coat is shinier, she's stopped having digestive issues, and seems healthier overall. Thanks so much for such a great product!
Date published: 2013-10-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dogs will suddenly not eat it Our lab and Australian Shepard have refused to eat the bag of large breed lamb and rice we just bought. They have been eating it for years.
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diet Small Bites :lamb and rice We have been using this product for about 6 years now for both of our dogs; a 3 lb. Yorkshire terrier and a 17 lb. miniature schnauzer. Not only do they love this product, but it keeps their teeth clean and breath pleasant. Their weight has always been optimal and health excellent. They also never have stomach issues.Thank you for providing such a wonderful product for our loving animals.
Date published: 2013-10-04
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