Mar. 29, 2023
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*NutriSource® Adult Dog Chicken and Rice Formula was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
Nutrisource Dog Food gets an above average rating from us. We like that the ingredients are fresh, locally sourced, and meet the AAFCO standards. High-quality meats top the ingredient lists, and the food contains plenty of vitamins and minerals for a balanced diet. We also like the addition of probiotics for healthy digestive systems and better immune systems. The formulas also contain healthy grains like brown rice for fiber, and barley, which has a low glycemic index that can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
One thing we are not fond of is the inclusion of starchy carbohydrates, and plant-based fillers in the dry foods. These include corn gluten meal, white rice, and brewers yeast. Some dogs may be able to handle these ingredients, while others may exhibit signs of allergies. However, the canned wet food does not contain any of these ingredients. Overall, Nutrisource is a high-quality, nutritious dog food.
Dog owners have very positive things to say about Nutrisource Dog Food. The wide range of formulas are customised to large and small breeds, puppies, adults, and seniors. The company also makes weight management and super performance formulas. Dogs seem to do very well with this food, exhibiting high energy levels, shiny coats, and normal stools.
Some dog owners who have obesity prone dogs have reported that their dogs have lost weight and have managed to maintain ideal weight levels while on a Nutrisource diet. Dogs seem to like the taste of the all-natural formulas, and owners are pleased that the food is sourced locally in the United States.
A few dog owners are wary about the inclusion of corn gluten meal in some of the formulas, as they believe this is an unnecessary plant-based protein substitute. Despite the concerns about this controversial ingredient, dogs and dog owners seem to be satisfied with Nutrisource Dog Food.
According to many dog owners, Nutrisource is one of the few pet food formulas that have actually improved over time. Nutrisource markets their company as producing “Super Premium Nutrition for Pets”. They have met the AAFCO standards, and for the most part, Nutrisource uses high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.
The company who makes Nutrisource dog food is called Tuffy’s Pet Foods. Tuffy’s Pet Foods was founded by Darrell “Tuffy” Nelson in the year 1947. In the beginning, Tuffy’s Pet Foods was a company that sold feed formulas for livestock. Eventually, Darrell and his son, Kenny Nelson, developed several different formulas that could be fed to pets.
According to current information, there are no Nutrisource dog food formulas listed on the FDA’s pet food recall list, and Nutrisource has not been subject to recent recalls. However, it’s important to remember that recalls may happen at any time. In order to make sure that your dog’s food is safe, it’s always highly recommended that you check the FDA’s pet food recall website. This will help you to stay updated on the latest pet food recall information.
Though Nutrisource previously only offered a few choices for pet food, they have now expanded their product line, even producing several grain-free formulas. Nutrisource grain-free formulas derive the majority of their carbohydrates from pea products. The first ingredient in all Nutrisource formulas is either a meat or a meat meal. Other ingredients may include brewers yeast, dried eggs and tomato pomace. The carbohydrates in formulas that are not-grain free may include brown rice, oatmeal, barley and corn gluten meal.
Some Nutrisource dog food formulas do contain corn gluten meal. Since corn gluten meal is one of the three most common ingredients to cause allergies in dogs, it should be avoided (especially if your dog has a sensitive digestive system). When feeding your dog Nutrisource dog food, it’s always best if you thoroughly read the ingredients list, especially if your dog has special dietary requirements.
Where can I buy Nutrisource?
You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Nutrisource Dog Food?”. To assist you, we have included links on the specific Nutrisource formula pages to purchase Nutrisource dog food. Also, don’t forget that Nurtrisource is sold at many small and large pet food stores, and online as well.
How much Nutrisource should I feed my dog?
A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Nutrisource dog food should I feed my dog?”. Since the answer is dependent on several factors (such as your dog’s age, weight, activity level, etc) always follow the specific instructions on your formula’s packaging.
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Nutrisource Dog Food Ingredient List
Chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, barley, chicken fat, white rice, oatmeal, fish meal (a source of fish oil), beet pulp-dried, turkey and chicken flavor, flax seeds, dried egg product, dried brewers yeast, potassium chloride, salt, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, selenium yeast), vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), glucosamine hydrochloride, choline chloride, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), chondroitin sulfate, yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, rosemary extract, yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtillis fermentation product.
Regarding it being hard to find, I have found it at several small local pet food stores. Also, I have one supplier, Dunrovin Farms who will ship it for you. http://dunrovinfarm.com/pet-food-and-supplies.html
In addition to my five dogs (Newfoundlands, Great Pyrenees, and Anatolian Shepard/Pyr mix, I foster 9 addition large breed dogs. All, even the picky eaters, love it. I have seen a noticeable difference in their coats, energy level, and their over all health. I have one boy with allergies and switched him to the grain free. No more itching or hot spots. You can’t beat the results or the price point compared to other high-end healthy foods!
Below is my allergy boy!
If you don’t slowly transition your pet to a new food by mixing it in with the old and slowly weaning them off the old and only the new food, then your dog will most likely experience runny stools. Try to imagine only eating one food every day and then one day trying something new. It’s probably going to upset your stomach. You need to slowly introduce the new food.
I have a yellow lab puppy 12 weeks old. I’ve gad her on
Large breed puppy food since we got her at 7 weeks. In the last 5 days she has been consistently having diarrhea (with a very bad smell). We thought we were pretty well on the way to having her potty trained but again the last 5 days she has gone in the house.
Does anyone know if it could be caused by the food after being on it for 5 weeks?
Carl- make sure you leave the food in its original bag. My puppy got sick and we couldn’t figure out why- then somebody asked if we were transferring the food to a plastic container ( we were) and told us that the chemicals in the plastic leech onto the food.
I’ve been feeding my dog nutrisource chicken for 3 weeks. Why is she getting the runny poop and multiple times during the day. She is 5 and just started doing it in the house. Switching back to get old food.
Sounds like an allergy, your feeding likely feeding a higher quality food that hasn’t caused an issue before even though ingredients(marketing) on the front of the bag looked the same.
Call a reliable rep to walk you through what’s causing the issue cause likely it’s not that the food is bad. The fact your dog is getting diarrhea is likely a good sign of a quality protein that just doesn’t settle well with your specific dog
Call KLN as they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee or give us a call and we can hdp you out. 1-855-POOCREW (1-855-766-2739).
I have been feeding my boxer nutrisource grain free buffalo would like information on it please. Thank you
My mini schnauzer has been on nutri source for three years. It’s what the breeder recommended. We use the grain free chicken formula and she is very healthy. We like the food but it is sometimes hard to find.
We just switched our 9 mth Rott to Nutrisource Lg Brd Puppy Chicken & Rice, she is doing wonderfully and no problems with the transition. When we got her she was on Fromm lg brd puppy gold, she could clear the room with her gas, around 5 months she was treated for giardiasis, her stools never went back to normal, we switched her food to Origen lg brd puppy, not much improvement with probiotics added still smelly gas. Within the last couple weeks we made the switch and finally scoop able poop, and much less gas with no smell. I’m not wild about the corn gluten meal, but if her tummy is good and she likes it were staying with it.
I feed the grain free bison. NO corn of any type
I have 2 shepards and they resonded wonderfully to this food
Our old Aussie has had messy stools for months but has responded very well to the Senior dog food. We are thrilled that Chloe has had normal poops lately. Happy with nutri-source.
I switched my 2 GSD’s to nutrisource grain free heartland select about 4 months ago. They have responded beautifully. My lean boy has gained wieght and my other has maintained a lean optimal wieght. No digestive issues, no feeding of supplements. My vet noticed the difference in their coats. I thought i was feeding a good food (the price was premium, the food was not). I like locally sourced ingredients and manufacturing process. Great food.
I had my 11 year old Schnauzer on the Nutrisource weight management for six months. I thought I would try the Senior dog food. After trial and error I found out that the peas in the Senior food made my dog very sick.
I switched back to the weight management food and she is just fine.Please let people know that some dogs are very allergic to peas.I wish I knew before spending $30.00 for a large bag that she can’t eat.
Otherwise I love the way my dogs coat looks and she has more energy.
I feed my senior Yorkshire terriers, and my diabetic Yorkshire terrier, the senior NutriSource chicken and rice. They are all doing very well(including the 14 year old). My diabetic boy has a blood sugar that I check every morning, and he is doing super with this food. Their coats are all shiny and they have no dandruff on their skin as they had with several other brands of ‘premium’ dog foods. I will continue to buy this food for as long as I have dogs! Since I foster for rescue and have now had 302 rescues, who all ate NutriSource, all I can say is thank you NutriSource for the great food you manufacture!!
We have 2 Cockapoos (one is 14#, the other is 27#) that were both on Blue Buffalo dry food (small breed adult Lamb & Rice and small breed puppy Chicken & Rice). For the last few months we have noticed their stools were becoming softer and less consistent than they had been while on that food, and one of our dogs seemed to be bored with the BB. All things considered, we decided to switch foods. After talking to our local holistic pet food store they recommended this food for both of our dogs. It breaks down to $1.15/lb vs. the $2.20/lb we were paying for BB. Love the savings! After doing a lot of research on this food and reading one after another glowing reviews for this food, we decided to try it. Our puppy is one who, when he eats ANYTHING different than normal, is known to have room clearing gas. His one previous food change was a nightmare! We are completely switched over to this food now (took about a week to do) and our puppy has not had any digestive issues! Both dogs seem to like it, and we like that their coats are shiny and healthy looking. Our older dog’s coat is noticeably smoother and softer than before! Both of our dog’s stools have been much firmer and very healthy looking, as well as smaller. Less waste is a good thing! Also, our older dog (not quite 2 years old) seemed to be slowing down a little bit, but since switching to this food has perked back up and has more energy than she has had in a while! Overall, we are extremely pleased with the noticeable results from feeding this food. We are very glad we made the switch!
We have a 5 month old Basset Hound and the place we got him had him on Nutrisource, large breed puppy. We didn’t want to change his food so we kept him on it. I have to say I love this dog food! Everywhere I take him I constantly get complements on how shiny his coat is. The cost isn’t bad and it is totally worth it! I wish they sold it in pet stores!
They sell it at mud Bay pet store
When we first adopted mason from our breeder she had him on Purina pro performance….which I heard wasn’t the best food….we put him on Nutri Source Grain Free Chicken formula and within a month we noticed his coat being much softer and shinier….its not the easiest food to find….but our Mason loves it!!
The Grain-Free Chichen and Grain -Free Lamb formulas are the only grain -free dog foods that I have found here in Costa Rica at a reasonable price. There is one other (Evo) that I got at the vet’s office but it is very expensive. In fact the cost is more in Costa Rica than it is in the states. My Aussies like the Nutri Source grain-free chicken formula. I have not tried the lamb but I suspect they would like it as well. I have also tried the same formula in large breed and they liked it as well. Their coats look great. They have lots of energy and feel fine.
i buy nutri-source in costa rica as well. the last bag i bought cost me C7300. but my dogs only get a handful each — the rest of their diet is homecooked, organic chicken/meat and vegetables — no rice or other grains.
What store in Costa Rica did you find this dig food? I’ve been making rice and chicken everyday but it would be nice to have a dog food that I can give her that doesn’t contain wheat or corn…someone in Costa Rica help please??????
Hi Marge, I buy nutrisource at vet chang diaz in Guachipelin. great price too! (costa rica)
People needs to get your facts straight before you write comments! NutriSource Large Breed Puppy food has corn gluten meal as it’s 6th ingredient!!!!! Shame on you Gary, Marie, and Dave for not realizing that there are many different types of dog food that this brand carries! Kudos to Lindsay for educating herself and having her facts straight before posting.
Lisa I do believe your the one who needs a higher education. There is no corn gluten in the large breed puppy formula.
I changed my Dog diet since he is really Allergic an Bull Terrier White, she is currently taking NutriSource Lamb and Rice Formula which is available in Costa Rica and I can see really good improvements, her skin is getting much better and allergies are going away!
I would recommend Nutri Source for any Bull Terrier!
We feed our dogs (1) Large breed puppy and the other 2 Chicken and Rice. I am very happy with it and have done a lot of research. I have fed other brands that I would prefer (cost prohibitive), but this is decent food for a more reasonable cost.
My dogs have been eating Nutrisource adult chicken ever since the vet recommended that I take them off of any food with corn, wheat, soy or bi-products. Where does Lindsay get her information? I specifically chose Nutrisource because it did not have any of these.
Nutrisource is a decent dog food, but I dislike the amount of corn, grain, and by-products. These ingredients are hard to digest and cost very little to place into a food. It’s enough to keep me away.
Where are you finding corn, grain and by-products?? I feed both NutriSource Chicken and NutriSource Grain Free Lamb and Rice and have never found any of these ingredients. Better check your label again!
I think Lindsey is confusing NS with another product. NS does not have any corn or by-products in their food.
We have been feeding Nutrisource to our dogs for about 4 years. We have 8 dogs ranching in weight from 13 pounds to 67 pounds. Their ages are between 4 years and 13 years. All are shelter rescues of various breeds. All of the dogs do well on this food. Recently I have been using some dog food recipes to supplement their diet and they now get 1/2 of their calories in the morning with only kibble, 1/4 of their calories in the evening with kibble and the remaining calories from either cooked skinless chicken, fish, liver, or boiled lean hamburger mixed with barley or rice. Added veggies are either green beans, sweet potatoes,peas or carrots. The dogs have great looking coats, lots of energy and well formed stools.
Nutrisource is a great high quality dog food for a great price. Made in the USA by a company that does not make food for other companies. They do have I think just two formulas with corn gluten. Do not feed those formulas! They are currently working on removing all corn gluten from there products. The large breed puppy is one of them. Just feed the regular puppy. The Large breed products are for great danes ect… Their Pure Vita line is amazing!!! I have a dog with allergies and after a lot of money and food trials this one works!