Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Food Review

June 28, 2011

Nutro’s Natural Choice, Chicken and Rice Formula for Puppies
2/5 paws

Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Dog Food

Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Dog Food Chicken and Rice

Price per 5lbs: $13

The company has been around for 80 years and now provides three main product lines for pets: Natural Choice, Max, and Ultra Holistic.

Like all NATURAL CHOICE® products, this formula contains no chicken heads, feet or intestines and no ground yellow corn. We use real lamb protein and high levels of linoleic acid for healthy skin and coat, and strong muscles.

Not recommended by Dog Food Analysis due to insufficient meat content, mixed quality ingredients, fat of unidentifiable origin, and controversial filler. Considered very average kibble on Dog Food Advisor.

I was only eating this dog food because the breeder started us out on it. It’s easy to digest – when mixed with the wet food version it makes it even tastier. Very easy to find in almost any pet store.

The first ingredient is chicken meal, not a whole protein source. Products are not claimed to be made in America, likely to be outsourced from other countries. The price is not considered reasonable for the quality of ingredients.

Chicken Meal, Ground Rice, Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Pea Protein, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Chicken, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Oatmeal, Natural Flavors, Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Egg Product, Sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Biotin, Copper Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (minimum) 21.00%
Crude Fat (minimum) 12.00%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 5.00%
Moisture (maximum) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (minimum) 3.50%
Zinc (minimum) 250 mg/kg
Vitamin E (minimum) 150 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (minimum)* 35 mg/kg
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) (minimum)* 0.20%
Glucosamine (minimum)* 150 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (minimum)* 125 mg/kg

Calorie Content: 3515 kcal/kg, 330 kcal/cup

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