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Last updated: 02 Nov 2020

Nutro Dog Food Review

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Destin Benoit
Published 15:05 pm

Nutro has been in the pet food industry since 1926, with their headquarters in Franklin Tennessee, just outside Nashville. All their pet food is sourced and manufactured within the U.S. and is produced by trusted farmers and suppliers. In short, Nutro dog food contains simple ingredients, that each ingredient serves a meaningful purpose, and that the integrity of the food is protected at every stage.

Our research team has put together the ten best products from their range, so keep reading to check out our full Nutro dog food review.

The Best Nutro Dog Food

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NUTRO ULTRA is specifically designed for the nutritional needs of small breed dogs and has kibble that is perfectly sized for smaller teeth and jaws. Its top ingredient is chicken, which is blended with whole grains and 12 superfoods, including whole flaxseed, blueberries, and coconut, to create a food that helps your dog to thrive. Additionally, this recipe follows the NUTRO Feed Clean philosophy and doesn’t contain any GMO ingredients, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. It is also free of corn, wheat, and soy proteins.

The kibble is designed to be used either as a stand-alone food or can be mixed with wet food if your pet pooch prefers. Either way, the food contains everything your dog needs to stay healthy. It supports the immune system and healthy digestion, sustains strong bones and supports heart health. NUTRO ULTRA is, by far, one of the most popular Nutro dog food products out there.

Amount of calories per serving cup: 351Kcals

Minimum amount of proteins: 26%

Minimum amount of fats: 15%

Maximum amount of moisture: 10%

Maximum amount of fiber: 4%

First 5 ingredients: Chicken, chicken meal, whole brown rice, brewers rice, rice bran

Contains chicken, lamb, salmon, egg

Contains vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, omega fatty acids, calcium, phosphorus, zinc

Specification:
  • Brand: Nutro
  • Model: 129453
  • Weight: 8 Pounds

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NUTRO MAX is specifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of large breed dogs. Made from farm-raised chicken and other natural ingredients, it provides the balance of vitamins and minerals that your canine companion needs. It supports skin, coat and fur health, as well as providing everything your dog requires for a healthy immune system, healthy digestion, and vitality. The natural ingredients create a taste that your dog will love, as well as providing vitamin A, D3 and a full range of B vitamins.

As with all NUTRO food, NUTROMAX is created using the Feed Clean philosophy. It contains no GMO ingredients, and no corn, wheat, or soy protein. It is also free from chicken by-products, and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, making it one of the highest-quality Nutro dog food products on the market.

Amount of calories per serving cup: 324 Kcals

Minimum amount of proteins: 22%

Minimum amount of fats: 13%

Maximum amount of moisture: 10%

Maximum amount of fiber: 3.5%

First 5 ingredients: Chicken meal, whole grain sorghum, brewers rice, whole grain oatmeal, chicken fat

Contains chicken

Contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate

Specification:
  • Brand: Nutro
  • Model: 91452
  • Weight: 25.9 Pounds

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NUTRO Wholesome Essentials is designed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of large breed puppies. The carefully sourced natural ingredients provide your puppy with omega fatty acids that are essential in growth and development, and essential amino acids to help with muscle growth and strength. The kibble is the perfect size for growing teeth and is perfect for moistening for very young puppies.

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NUTRO Wholesome Essentials has a high-quality protein source as its number one ingredients and contains no GMOs. It is also free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, as well as containing no wheat, corn, soy protein, or chicken by-products. This is a food you can feed your puppy, knowing that they will love the taste and with the peace of mind that it contains nothing that will harm them or their development.

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Amount of calories per serving cup: 379 Kcals

Minimum amount of proteins: 26%

Minimum amount of fats: 15%

Maximum amount of moisture: 10%

Maximum amount of fiber: 3%

First 5 ingredients: deboned lamb, chicken meal, whole brown rice, brewers rice, rice bran

Contains lamb, chicken

Contains omega fatty acids, glucosamine, chondroitin, calcium, vitamins, essential amino acids

Specification:
  • Brand: Nutro
  • Model: 10122947
  • Weight: 30.7 Pounds

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Finding food that your small breed dog loves, that is good for them, and which comes in small packages can be tricky. But, NUTRO Small Breed Adult Petite Eats ticks all these boxes and more — making it one of the most considerate NUTRO dog food products out there. The recipe is specially designed to meet the nutritional needs of small breed dogs and contains only natural ingredients, including real meat.

This food supports skin and coat health and is made without chicken by-products, soy, artificial flavors, or preservatives. As with all NUTRO products these Petite Eats contain no GMO ingredients. Owners should note, however, that this product does contain wheat gluten and may not be suitable for dogs with specific sensitivities.

Amount of calories per tray: 100 Kcals (Chicken) 103 Kcals (Beef and Potato)

Minimum amount of proteins: 8%

Minimum amount of fats: 3%

Maximum amount of moisture: 82%

Maximum amount of fiber: 1%

First 5 ingredients: for Chicken version – Chicken broth, chicken, chicken liver, beef liver, wheat gluten.

First 5 ingredients: for Beef version – Beef broth, beef, beef liver, chicken, wheat gluten

Contains chicken, beef, pork, fish oil

Contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, omega fatty acids

Specification:
  • Brand: Nutro
  • Model: 10178170
  • Weight: 9.55 Pounds

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Finding a tasty and nutritious food for dogs with highly sensitive digestive systems is not always easy. However, NUTRO Limited Ingredient dry dog food is perfect for large breeds with such problems. The recipe is completely grain free and has just 10 key ingredients, along with natural flavors, and the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that your dog needs.

This dry NUTRO dog food is designed so that it can be feed as a stand-alone food or mixed with wet food to create a great crunchy alternative to tempt even the pickiest of hounds. It is made from high-quality natural, non-GMO ingredients and has lamb as its number one ingredient, ensuring your dog has all the amino acids it needs to stay fit and healthy. It contains no dairy, corn, wheat, or soy and is free from artificial colors, preservatives, and flavors.

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Amount of calories per serving cup: 430 Kcals

Minimum amount of proteins: 22%

Minimum amount of fats: 14%

Maximum amount of moisture: 10%

Maximum amount of fiber: 3.5%

First 5 ingredients: Deboned lamb, lamb meal, chickpeas, dried potatoes, dried sweet potatoes

Contains lamb

Contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, taurine, biotin, zinc, linoleic acid

Specification:
  • Brand: Nutro
  • Model: 10157592
  • Weight: 24.1 Pounds

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Sometimes less is more and with Nutro’s Limited Ingredient Diet wet dog food you get just five key ingredients and is packed with goodness. To cater for more food sensitive dogs, the Limited Diet range uses natural non-GMO whole ingredients without any corn, wheat or soy. Plus, there’s no by-product meal, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. But don’t worry if you think this means your dog will miss out on mealtime satisfaction as the formula is carefully balanced to ensure maximum taste. This fish and potato recipe is grain and dairy free but is packed with flavor as well as goodness, with all the essential vitamins and minerals your dog needs for good health. And the wet formula is easy to digest, right down to the last mouthful.  

Amount if calories per can:  549kcals

Minimum amount of proteins: 7%

Minimum amount of fast: 6%

Maximum amount of moisture: 78%

Maximum amount of fiber: 1%

First 5 ingredients: fish, whole potatoes, sunflower oil, carrageenan, guar gum

Uses whole fish as the number one protein source

Contains essential vitamins, minerals and omega fatty acids

Specification:
  • Brand: NUTRO
  • Model: 10184010
  • Weight: 12.5 ounces

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Made with high-quality protein, sourced from chicken and turkey meats, NUTRO Hearty Stews is specifically formulated to look after your dogs’ joints, skin, and coat. All the ingredients in this recipe are carefully sourced and contain no GMOs. There is also no chicken by-products, corn, soy, or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives in this NUTRO dog food. Owners should note that this product does contain wheat gluten, so it may not be suitable for dogs with certain sensitivities.

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Amount of calories per can: 344 Kcals

Minimum amount of proteins: 8%

Minimum amount of fats: 5%

Maximum amount of moisture: 80%

Maximum amount of fiber: 1%

First 5 ingredients: Chicken broth, chicken, chicken liver, turkey, beef liver

Contains chicken, turkey, beef, egg, wheat gluten

Contains vitamins, minerals, glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, biotin, amino acids, linoleic acid, calcium

Specification:
  • Brand: Nutro
  • Model: 10183983
  • Weight: 10.85 Pounds

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If your pooch doesn’t like dry kibble or he needs to up his hydration, then NUTRO Ultra wet food is a lick-smacking alternative. Made with non-GMO ingredients and with no chicken by-products, corn, soy or wheat, this tasty grain-free formula will go down a treat. The entrée consistency is easy to digest, so a good choice for older pets or recuperating dogs, with the great value 12-can pack gives him a choice of tender beef or premium chicken. And the recipes read like a restaurant menu, with added ingredients such as tomato and spring vegetables upping the nutrient quota. The beauty of this wet formula is that it also works well with a handful of kibble for a little bit of extra nutritious crunch.

Amount of calories per can:  99kcals

Minimum amount of proteins: 8%

Minimum amount of fast: 3.5%

Maximum amount of moisture: 82%

Maximum amount of fiber: 1.5%

First 5 ingredients: beef, tomatoes, chicken broth, chicken, beef liver

No wheat, soy, corn and GMO-free

Balanced formulation with essential vitamins and minerals

Specification:
  • Brand: NUTRO
  • Model: 10190305
  • Weight: 3.5 ounces

Nutro Dog Food Reviews

When looking for the right nutritionally balanced and tasty food for your four-legged friend, it would help to know more about the company behind the food. Here we provide a little background and some of the reasons why you should consider Nutro dog food for your dog’s nutritional needs.

Why Choose this Brand?

One of the main reasons to choose this brand is the company’s commitment to using non-GMO ingredients in all of their food. Aside from this, their recipes are free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives and contain no by-products or fillers.

All recipes of Nutro Dog Food are corn and soy free as well, and the majority are wheat free, meaning they are suitable for dogs with specific sensitivities or general digestive difficulties. Nutro creates food that is designed specifically for dogs at different ages and stages of development, and that meets the differing nutritional needs of small and large breeds.

Destin Benoit
Destin Benoit
A former Special Forces Canine Handler, Destin Benoit has extensive knowledge and experience with military canine training. He has worked with multiple military dogs in the most stressful places and situations in the world. Currently, Destin is a SOC Canine Handler, aiding in the protection of the US diplomats abroad.
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