For Dogs
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.
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 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

Original Young Adult Dog Food is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 4201.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Kibble Overall I started feeding my 25 lb. (Coonhound/Cattle dog mix) dog Nutro when we got him at 3 months old and we've never had an issue! We chose Nutro because it's the same brand we give our two cats. The only issue that I have with this product is that there is a spokes women who works at the local pet shop and always wants our thoughts on Nutro; when I'd like to just get in and out store quickly. Last time I was in the store, she talked for 30 minutes about the product. I listened nicely expecting to get some type of coupon out of the conversation, however, she just smiled and went about her day.The women was extremely pleasant, however, I'd expected her to hand out some type of discount, especially if I took time out of my day.Overall i've never had a problem with this food, and my 3 animals absolutely LOVE it! I found it's priced pretty well and has the key ingredients my animals need!My puppy is now almost 1 year and we will continue our loyalty to Nutro!
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this Dog Food I have a nearly 2 year old English Setter.When I originally got her at about 3 months, I started her on a different brand of dog food that was corn and wheat free because my mother's dog had allergies. As my dog got older I knew I wanted to switch her to a cheaper brand of dog food as the old stuff was seriously costing me an arm and a leg.That's when I found Nutro.It is still corn and wheat free. My dog loves it. And the price isn't too terrible! Not to mention this dog food seems to be reliable and hasn't been under any recalls that I've heard of. However I'm giving a 4 paw rating because I do wish it came in bigger bags than just 15 lbs. and I wish it was more available. I only have one store that keeps the original young adult formula in stock/on the shelves. TSC doesn't carry it and neither do other stores and when I last had to get dog food the store that used to carry it had to "special order" it for me and I then had to wait a week.I'll definitely be keeping with Nutro brand for as long as I can for my dog and any future dogs I may have. But once my girl is done with her 2 bags of this Young Adult formula, I'm hoping on up to the Original Adult Formula simply because it is more readily available to me.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I have tried several foods for my dog and this is the first one he has actually liked.
Date published: 2013-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!!
Date published: 2013-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-12-13
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