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Nutro Dog Food Review

NUTRO ULTRA Adult Dry Dog Food

Nutro Ultra Dry Dog Food

NUTRO Wholesome Essentials Puppy Dry Dog Food

NUTRO Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Dry Dog Food

NUTRO Crunchy Dog Treats

Nutro Natural Crunchy Dog Treats

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Dr Tracy Douglas
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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If you are looking for a wet dog food that provides the nutrition your dog needs, then try NUTRO Kitchen Classics. All the ingredients that go into this Nutro dog food are carefully chosen from a network of trusted farmers and suppliers and are GMO-free. Made from steamed fish and sweet potato the loaf is formulated to support healthy digestion in your dog, as well as nourishing their skin and coat.

As well as being GMO-free, NUTRO Kitchen Classics is free from chicken by-products, soy, corn, and artificial flavors and preservatives. The loaf style formula is not only high in protein but is also soft and easy to eat, making it perfect for dogs with dental issues. It can be mixed with dry food to provide a crunchy compromise to feeding either just wet or just dry food.

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Amount of calories per can: 495Kcal

Minimum amount of proteins: 9%

Minimum amount of fats: 2.5%

Maximum amount of moisture: 78%

Maximum amount of fiber: 2%

First 5 ingredients: Fish, water, sweet potatoes, sunflower oil, ground rice

Contains fish, egg

Contains vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids

Specification:
  • Brand: Nutro
  • Model: 10161281
  • Weight: 11.20 Pounds

3

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 Crunchy Dog Treats are the perfect answer to the question of how you provide healthy and nutritious snacks for your dog, that they will love. At only 5 calories per treat, you can reward your four-legged friend without worrying about their weight. Suitable for small or large dogs, these treats are made from high-quality ingredients and are rich in antioxidants from the fruits that are used.

As with all NUTRO dog food products, the Crunchy Dog Treats are free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservative, as well as being GMO-free. They also contain no chicken by-products, wheat, corn, or soy protein. While these taste fabulous and are a great way to reward good behavior they do not contain the full range of nutrients your dog needs and should not replace their main meals.

Amount of calories per treat: 5 Kcals

Minimum amount of proteins: 12%

Minimum amount of fats: 6.5%

Maximum amount of moisture:11%

Maximum amount of fiber: 2%

First 5 ingredients: Whole brown rice, oatmeal, chicken meal, cane molasses, sunflower oil

Contains chicken

Contains antioxidants, amino acids

Specification:
  • Brand: Nutro
  • Model: 10100625
  • Weight: 1.09 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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If your dog is not a fan of dry food, then NUTRO ULTRA wet dog food is the perfect alternative. Made from carefully selected natural ingredients it provides balanced nutrition that supports the immune system and your dog’s digestion. It also supports healthy skin, coat and fur health. The ingredients include a special blend of 14 superfoods and 4 sources of protein.

The recipe is rich in omega fatty acids and includes complex carbohydrates from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. All ingredients are non-GMOs and are free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. In keeping with the company’s clean feed philosophy, this food is also free from chicken by-products, corn, and soy. Owners should note that this product does contain wheat gluten, so it may not be suitable for dogs with certain sensitivities.

Amount of calories per can: 367 Kcal

Minimum amount of proteins: 8%

Minimum amount of fats: 5.5%

Maximum amount of moisture: 80%

Maximum amount of fiber: 1%

First 5 ingredients: Chicken broth, chicken, chicken liver, potato starch, wheat gluten

Contains chicken, lamb, salmon, turkey, egg, wheat gluten

Contains vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, essential amino acids, taurine, zinc

Specification:
  • Brand: Nutro
  • Model: 791693
  • Weight: 10.80 Pounds

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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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Made with wild blueberries and pomegranate, NUTRO ULTRA dog biscuits are tasty and healthy treats that provide an extra boost of antioxidants for your canine companion.

With three sources of protein, complex carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables, your dog will love these treats and at just 35 calories per biscuit, owners can be assured that they are not going to affect their weight. It is important to note that these are designed to be treats and do not contain everything your dog needs from their primary food source.

Amount of calories per biscuit: 35 Kcals

Minimum amount of proteins: 18%

Minimum amount of fats: 8%

Maximum amount of moisture: 11%

Maximum amount of fiber: 5%

First 5 ingredients: Whole brown rice, ground rice, whole oats, oatmeal, chicken meal

Contains chicken, lamb, salmon, egg

Contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, beta-carotene, omega fatty acids, amino acids

Specification:
  • Brand: Nutro
  • Model: 10090030
  • Weight: 1.05 Pounds

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.

Sources:

  1. FAQ About Nutro Brands - Nutro
  2. Wheat Allergy in Dogs - VetInfo
  3. Is GMO-Free Pet Food Safer than Regular Pet Food? - PetMD
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Dr Tracy Douglas
Dr Tracy Douglas
General Practice Veterinarian, currently working at the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic, Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Dr. Douglas began her veterinary career as a Veterinary Nurse in Highton Veterinary Clinic, Highton Victoria, and then as an Emergency Veterinarian in Uintah Pet Emergency, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tracy is particularly interested in surgery, neurology and internal medicine, which gives her a well-rounded knowledge on animal health and well-being. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Melbourne, while her undergraduate bachelor of science is from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
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