WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ Puppy Dry Dog Food Pasture-Fed Lamb & Rice Recipe

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This product is set to be discontinued and will no longer be available. If your puppy likes chicken, try WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ PUPPY Farm-Raised Chicken, Brown Rice & Sweet Potato Recipe.

NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ Puppy Pasture-Fed Lamb & Rice Recipe Dog Food always starts with pasture-fed lamb as the first ingredient. This natural dog food is made with Omega 3 fatty acids like DHA for healthy growth and development for your puppy, plus vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. These recipes are also crafted to promote healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat and contain calcium to build strong bones and joints. NUTRO™ Food for Dogs follows the THE NUTRO FEED CLEAN™ philosophy, is always made with Non-GMO Ingredients and is made with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

*Trace amounts of genetically modified material may be present due to potential cross contact during manufacturing.


Food that every dog deserves

All the “life” in your pet’s life is dependent on how you feed them. A pet's food energizes them from the inside out, and NUTRO clean recipes are simple, purposeful, and trustworthy - made of real, recognizable, non-GMOingredients. NUTRO. FEED CLEAN

Trace amounts of genetically modified material may be present due to potential cross contact during manufacturing.

NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™  Puppy Pasture-Fed Lamb & Rice Recipe


Deboned Lamb, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Whole Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Pea Protein, Rice Bran, Lamb Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Selenium Yeast, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min.) 27.00%
Crude Fat (Min.) 16.00%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 3.00%
Moisture (Max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (Min.) 3.50%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (Min.) 0.05%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (Min.) 0.05%
Calcium (Min.) 1.20%
Phosphorus (Min.) 1.00%
Zinc (Min.) 250 mg/kg
Selenium (Min.) 0.35 mg/kg
Vitamin E (Min.) 60 IU/kg
Niacin (Min.) 250 mg/kg
Biotin (Min.)* 2.5 mg/kg

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

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These are the recommended feeding amounts based on the ideal body condition for puppy 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)

Puppy Weight 6 – 11 Weeks 12 - 16 Weeks 17 - 28 Weeks 29 - 52 Weeks
5 lbs. 1 --- 1 1/4 3/4 --- 1 3/4 --- 1 1/2 --- 3/4
10 lbs. 1 1/2 --- 1 3/4 1 1/3 --- 1 1/2 1 1/4 --- 1 1/3 1 --- 1 1/4
15 lbs. 2 --- 2 1/3 1 3/4 --- 2 1 2/3 --- 1 3/4 1 1/4 --- 1 2/3
25 lbs. 3 --- 3 1/3 2 3/4 --- 3 2 1/3 --- 2 3/4 1 3/4 --- 2 1/3
35 lbs.
3 1/2 --- 4 3 --- 3 1/2 2 1/3 ---3
45 lbs.

3 2/3 --- 4 1/4 3 --- 3 2/3
55 lbs.

4 1/3 --- 5 3 1/3 --- 4 1/3
65 lbs.

3 3/4 --- 5

Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 3.64 oz. of NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ Puppy Pasture-Fed Lamb & Rice Recipe Dog Food.

Calorie Content

Metabolizable energy 3,657 kcal/kb, 377 kcal/cup (calculated)

Nutritional Adequacy Statement

NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ Puppy Pasture-Fed Lamb & Rice Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth, gestation and lactation, except for growth of large size dogs (70lbs. or more as an adult).

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.


NUTRO™ Dog Food Body Chart

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    Underweight: Increase feeding amount to achieve an ideal weight.
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    Ideal weight: Maintain feeding at the current level.
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    Overweight: Decrease feeding amount to lower range of target weight within the age category.


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