Dec. 5, 2016
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*Nutro MAX® Adult Natural Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
Nutro Dog Food gets just an average rating from us. The Nutro Company makes three different lines of dog food: Nutro Natural Choice, Nutro Max, and Nutro Ultra. All of their formulas contain animal protein as the main ingredient, and some of the formulas contain flaxseed and sunflower oils, which are very good sources of Omega fatty acids for healthy skin and coats.
The Nutro Natural Choice formulas are corn and wheat-free, making them safe for dogs that suffer from food allergies. The Nutro Ultra line uses rice as grain, which is easily digested and contains fibre. However, the inclusion of three different forms of rice may make these formulas a bit heavy on the carbohydrates.
We are not fond of the fact that the Nutro Max line uses corn gluten meal and wheat ingredients, which are nutritionally worthless for dogs, and could cause allergies. We recommend the Natural Choice line over the Ultra and Max lines, as it seems to contain higher quality ingredients.
Customer reviews of Nutro Dog Food are mixed. Some say that their dogs eat this food up happily, and that they are healthy, energetic, and fit as a result. Many dog owners like the fact that there is plenty of protein in these formulas, and that the protein comes from real animal tissue as opposed to plant-based proteins. The Nutro Natural Choice formulas are quite popular as they are made with natural ingredients, and dogs seem to like the taste.
However, quite a few people reported that their dogs got very sick after eating Nutro Dog Food. Many dog owners reported vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy in their dogs after consuming this food. Some dogs seem to develop food allergies from the Nutro Max formulas, which contain corn gluten meal and wheat ingredients. Based on customer reviews, it seems that dog owners with allergy prone dogs should either stick to the Nutro Natural Choice formulas, or find another brand that does not contain corn, wheat, or soy products.
The Nutro dog food brand is fairly well-known among dog owners. Nutro’s company has a long history, which spans nearly 90 years! Nutro markets their dog food formulas as being “made with natural ingredients plus added vitamins and minerals”. Some of the brands have high-quality ingredients than others. Make sure to choose the brand that is best for your dog!
The company who makes Nutro dog food is called Nutro Products, Inc. Though Nutro Products was founded in 1926, it is now owned by Mars, Inc. Nutro Porudcts was actually founded by a man named John Saleen, who first used the Nutro brand name. There are currently three Nutro brands produced by Nutro Products – Nutro MAX, Nutro ULTRA and Nutro Natural Choice.
As of right now, Nutro dog food is listed on the FDA’s pet food recall website. Most of their recalled products were involved in the 2007 pet food recall that was related to contamination with melamine. Since other recalls may occur, it’s essential that you check before feeding your dog Nutro dog food. 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.
The main source of carbohydrates in most Nutro formulas comes from rice, with ingredients such as ground rice, whole brown rice and rice bran often being at the top of the ingredients list. Certain formulas, such as some puppy formulas and certain Nutro MAX formulas, do contain corn gluten meal among their first five ingredients. There are no chemical preservatives in any Nutro brand dog food formula.
Since some Nutro formulas do contain corn gluten meal, this may mean that dogs with a corn allergy may experience symptoms when fed certain Nutro formulas. Due to the high amount of carbohydrates in Nutro dog food, some dogs with sensitive digestive systems may experience issues. When feeding your dog Nutro 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 Nutro?
You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Nutro Dog Food?”. To assist you, we have included links on the specific Nutro formula pages to purchase Nutro dog food.
How much Nutro should I feed my dog?
A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Nutro 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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Nutro Dog Food Ingredient List
Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Wheat, Wheat Flour, Ground Rice, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavors, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Carnitine, Potassium Iodide, Copper Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Manganous Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.