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NUTRO Young Adult Chicken Whole Brown Rice Oatmeal Recipe 

Original Young Adult Dog FoodChicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe

Dogs between the ages of 6 months and 2 years old are young adults. Young adult dogs might look full-grown, but they still need nutrients for development — without the extra calories that lead to early weight gain. The NUTRO® Brand is the first pet food company to identify this nutritional need and offer natural young adult dog food formulas. NUTRO® Young Adult Dog Food ensures dogs get the natural nutrition they need for proper development of the brain and nervous system and strong, healthy bones. It’s a real difference you can actually see. Learn More About the Young Adult Life Stage.

Package Sizes Available: 5 lbs., 15 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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    Whole Grains for better nutrient absorption
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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, Chickpeas, Split Peas, Rice Bran, Whole Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, 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.) 25.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 14.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.50%
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%
* 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 ffor the first time, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of the new recipe with your old food for six days.
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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 III
1 to 2 Hour(s)/Day
Playing Off Lead
Activity Level IV
3 to 4 Hours/Day
Intense Training
15 lbs. 1 1/4 1 1/3 1 1/2
25 lbs. 1 2/3 2 2 1/4
35 lbs. 2 1/4 2 1/2 2 3/4
45 lbs. 2 2/3 3 3 1/3
55 lbs. 3 3 1/2 4
65 lbs. 3 1/3 4 4 1/2
†Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.37 oz. of NUTRO® 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 or feed NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® Lite Dog Food to achieve an ideal weight.
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3,685 kcal/kg, 352 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® 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

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by best dog food we have fed a lot of major brands of food but we found NUTRO young adult our dog loves and she is doing great on it. her hair and skin is shinny and she has increased muscle mass. I would put it up against ANY of those so called major brands any day. August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great I have tried several foods for my dog and this is the first one he has actually liked. June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by great food my dog loves the food. she was switched from a different brand she loves this better and this doesn't give her gas. agreat food and wonderful price. January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by best dog food We started our older (7yr) chihuahua/cocker mix on the puppy food, not the small bites adult food. We have a new puppy (8 mo) that is loving this food! Healthy, active dogs, shiny coats, strong teeth. And with the treats, they smart & well trained dogs. I just wish coupons were available. I just spent $60 on food for the both of them!! Worth every penny but it would be nice to catch a break here or there!!! January 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RPM My dog enjoys the taste and her coat is shinier and smoother. Her stool is solid and the smell does not singe your nose hairs. Wish it were sold in bags larger than 15lbs. December 13, 2012
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