Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Small Breed
Dog Food Review
Nutro Natural Choice Puppy food Reviewed by Janice Jones
|Last Updated 05-23-2023
Lee, from Ontario Canada writes.
“Teddy is now on NUTRO Natural Choice Puppy, Small Breed, Chicken, Whole Brown Rice and Oatmeal but I was considering another brand and want to find out which one is best.”
Teddy is a Bichon Frisé Puppy.
So, Small Dog Place accepted the challenge and researched Teddy’s dog food. This is what we found…
Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Food is made by the Nutro Company, headquartered in Tennessee, just outside of Nashville and has been in business since 1926.
All food is made in facilities located in the U.S.A.
The company also makes the popular dental chew, GREENIES® DOG TREATS.
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NUTRO Natural Choice Puppy
This food comes packaged in two sizes: 4 lbs., 8 lbs.
It is indicated for small breed dogs up to 1 year of age and 25 pounds at maturity.
The company makes an interesting claim about kibble size. Its unique kibble shape is designed to reduce tartar and plaque buildup.
For a small dog, this is important. The kibble is about the size of a pencil eraser making it easy to eat even for the smallest of small breed puppies.
From the Nutro Company Official Website…
The following information was taken directly from the Nutro Company Website.
Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Food Ingredients
NUTRO Natural Choice Puppy, Small Breed, Chicken, Whole Brown Rice and Oatmeal
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Whole Grain Oatmeal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Rice Bran, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, 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.
Crude Protein (min.) 28.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 18.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 5.00%
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%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (Min.)* 0.05%
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Calorie Content of Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Food
Metabolizable energy 3,791 kcal/kg, 391 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Statement
NUTRO® Small Breed Puppy Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal RecipeDog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by theAAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth, gestation and lactation.