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NUTRO Small Breed Puppy Chicken Whole Brown Rice Oatmeal Recipe 

Small Breed Puppy FoodChicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe

Small breed puppies have higher metabolisms, sensitive skin, developing teeth and are often finicky eaters. They require the right energy and nutrients from their food in order to support rapid growth. Because finding the right food is crucial to their overall development, we’ve formulated a natural diet for their specific needs. Made with real, farm-raised chicken, this healthy, natural small breed puppy food contains targeted levels of protein, DHA, minerals, and the right balance of calcium and phosphorus. Its unique kibble shape is designed to reduce tartar and plaque buildup. Plus, our premium puppy food never uses artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and is packed with a taste your small breed puppy will enjoy.

Package Sizes Available: 4 lbs., 8 lbs.

Overview and Key Benefits

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    Farm raised chicken provides great Taste for Finicky Eaters
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    Unique Kibble Shape is designed to reduce plaque and tartar buildup
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    Omega-3 Fatty Acids like DHA for growth and development
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    Targeted levels of protein and fat to keep up with the higher energy needs of a small breed puppy
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Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis
See the back of this package in stores for the approximate kibble size.
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Whole Grain Oatmeal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Rice Bran, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Soybean 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.) 28.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 18.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 5.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (min.) 3.50%
Calcium (min.) 1.00%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.90%
Zinc (min.) 250 mg/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
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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
2 lbs. 1/2 – 3/4 1/2 – 3/4 1/3 – 1/2 1/4 – 1/3
3 lbs. 2/3 – 3/4 1/2 – 2/3  1/2 – 3/4  1/3 – 1/2 
5 lbs. 1 – 1 1/4 3/4 – 1 3/4 – 1 1/2 – 3/4
10 lbs. ----- 1 1/3 – 1 1/2 1 1/4 – 1 1/3 1 – 1 1/4
15 lbs. ----- ----- 1 2/3 – 2 1 1/3 – 1 2/3
20 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 1 2/3 – 2
25 lbs. ----- ----- ----- 2 – 2 1/2
† Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.64 oz. of NUTRO™ Small Breed Puppy Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal 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 3,791 kcal/kg, 391 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO™ Small Breed 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

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 94reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this food! Opted to go with the brand my vet sells. After two trips to vet in two months, I went back to Nutro Natural Choice. Used it years ago with a previous dog. Loved it then. Love it now! No more diarrhea or soft stools. Yay!!! Nutro! September 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! I really want to ask for this to come in a larger size bag. I have several small dogs and they all love it but I have to buy it constantly to keep up. The bigger bites don't work. August 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tried and true for small breed puppies My only complaint is that it doesn't come in a larger bag. I Foster rescue dogs, and typically whelp small breed litters. I have had consistent success with this food for both stool consistency and palatability for babies, and worked for 3 week old chihuahuas when I couldn't safely feed alternative kibbles due to size. I recommend to all of our small breed adopters. Wish you had a loyalty program for fosters who pay out of pocket for the consistent quality! May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it I fed this to my bichon she loved it ,now i feed it to my miniature schnauzer and she absolutely loves it to. ..wouldn't feed any other brand. January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Would choose any other brand I love everything about this brand! Mostly that it is made out of real meats and not corn in the ingredients list. My dogs have had nothing else other then this brand and love it. I have my Toy Fox Terrier on this style, and my Sheltie on the Puppies large dog. It really works great for them! December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Food For Tiny Puppies My 2 pound Chihuahua puppy loves this food. I'm glad to see that it comes in tiny bites which makes it easier for him to eat. He always clears his bowl. He will always be a Nutro boy. September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best food for my dog I decide to change the dog food to my miniature schnauzer to natural choice he behavior have been change my dog is not more aggressive toward other dogs in people thank u for make this food my dog is been improved in his behavior. July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pleased Pom mom My new Pom puppy wasn't eating the food the breeder sent home with me.I knew she needed a tiny kibble to accommodate her tiny mouth.After searching through all the reviews & actually seeing the kibble sizes,I ended up buying a bag & could not believe how eagerly she ate it up. She wouldn't eat but a few morsels before,now she cleans her little bowl.So glad I found a palatable food that I can feel confident feeding her. June 24, 2014
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