Nutro Wholesome Essentials Large Breed Adult Pasture Fed Lamb & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Limited ingredient diets for large breed dogs can help minimize food sensitivities, make digestion easier and ensure that your dog receives the natural nutrition they need. This Nutro Lamb & Rice Recipe Dog Food offers a premium taste your dog will enjoy while providing the necessary vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are crucial for a healthy metabolism. Each bite is infused with optimal levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic), zinc and B vitamins to guarantee a soft coat that shines. Plus, your adult large breed dog will enjoy the added benefit of naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin for strong joints and cartilage to keep them moving. 

Key Benefits

  • Number-one ingredient is great-tasting grass-fed lamb, which delivers amino acids to build muscle and maintain a healthy metabolism. Give your dog all she needs to thrive and stay healthy.
  • By limiting the number of ingredients, this nutritionally complete formula helps promote optimal digestive health in dogs with sensitive stomachs.
  • Naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin, the nutritional building blocks of healthy cartilage, help maintain healthy joints. The right fiber balance from whole ingredients, such as brown rice and oatmeal, promotes an ideal digestive environment to help absorb available nutrients.
  • Made with absolutely no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. This is a high quality product that is produced in the manufacturer's own facilities to ensure safety and quality.
  • Nutro's dedicated team of experts tailor their formulas to your pet's life stage and health condition. They only use natural ingredients that they directly buy and can trace back to their suppliers.

Special Note

This product has recently undergone a packaging and slight formulation change. Please refer to transition instructions when transitioning your pet to the new formula. Note: Customers may receive the old formulation during this transition.

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  • Item Number
  • Breed Size
    Giant, Large
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


  1. Old Formulation: Lamb, Lamb Meal (Source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brewer's Rice, Rice Bran, Chickpeas, Whole Brown Rice, Split Peas, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Sunflower Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Taurine, 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.
  2. New Formulation: Deboned Lamb, Lamb Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Whole Brown Rice, Rice Bran, Brewers Rice, Chickpeas, Split Peas, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Selenium Yeast, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

  1. 3,647 kcal/kg, 326 kcal/cup
Crude Protein 21.0% min
Crude Fat 13.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.5% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Linoleic Acid 3.5% min
Zinc 250 mg/kg min
Selenium 0.35 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 60 IU/kg min
Niacin 250 mg/kg min
Biotin 2.5 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate 350 mg/kg min
Glucosamine 80 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Activity Level I Daily Feeding (Cups) Activity Level II Daily Feeding (Cups) Activity Level III Daily Feeding (Cups)
50 lbs 3 3 1/3 3 3/4
60 lbs 3 1/3 4 4 1/3
80 lbs 4 1/4 4 3/4 5 1/2
100 lbs 5 5 2/3 6 1/2
120 lbs 5 2/3 6 1/2 7 1/3
160 lbs 7 8 9 1/4
200 lbs 8 1/4 9 1/2 10 3/4
  • Activity Level I <1 Hour/Day Walking on Lead
  • Activity Level II 1 to 2 Hour(s)/Day Playing Off Lead
  • Activity Level III 3 to 4 Hours/Day Intense Training/Play

Transition Instructions

If feeding Nutro Dog Food for the first time or changing formulas, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of the new formula with your old dog food for six days.

  • Days 1-2: 25% Nutro/75% Old Formula
  • Days 3-4: 50% Nutro/50% Old Formula
  • Days 5-6: 75% Nutro/25% Old Formula
  • Days 7+: 100% Nutro

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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Large Breed Adult Pasture Fed Lamb & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 159.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent food - my dog loves it! Chewy.com is awesome! I love this company! Anything that I've order has arrived extremely quick, 2-3 days... and their prices beat most. I always utilize their free shipping, which makes it that much better. I highly recommend using them to anyone. My lab just turned 2 yrs old... she's been on Nutro large breed food her entire life, well at least since she's been 8 weeks old when I got her.... puppy stage, Youth stage and I just transitioned her to the adult lamb. Each have exceeded my expectations. Her skin and coat have been excellent. Everywhere I go, we continuously get complements on her shinny soft coat. She loves the food so much that when it comes to treat time, I give her own food as a treat. I promote chewy.com and Nutro almost everywhere I go. My vet is also loving that I use Nutro.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Food! My Chocolate Labrador had been having a lot of tummy issues and soft stool with many brands of food (especially Blue Buffalo). It got to the point where his vet was going to put him on a perscription diet, but wanted him to try Nutro first....and boy it did wonders! Needless to say, he will not need prescription food and Nutro is here to stay!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Probably the best we have found We have been feeding this to our dogs for years. Not because of any other reason than it completes their diet, it is much healthier and for our English Lab and our Great Dane puppy, it has proven that I can feed both and meet both dogs demands of nutritional need. We love that Chewy discounts on Autoship and that the delivery is fast and great. Overall, I recommend Chewy.com to all of my friends and family. Thank you!
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adult formula following 1st 19 months @ puppy formula Our 20 month old Airedale is not too keen on this new kibble. I did a considerable amount of reviewing food options before deciding to keep him w/Nutro. Simply switched up from Large Puppy to Adult Lamb n Rice. He is hardly eating and when he does he leaves adult (slightly larger kibble) on floor or in bowl. This morning 1st time he scoffed down bowl of 50/50 mixture with his usual diced yams.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff My Great Pyrenees (2-yo and 7-yo) do well on this food, even the picky eater. They seem healthy and energetic.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for all dogs I have switched to Nutro lid ingredients lamb and rice for a few reasons.. one because I have GSD dogs who in my case seem to have some allergies to certain foods.. their coats are softer! And the scratching has stopped.. and they love the taste,however they seem to be loosing weight and I have increased their food a lot..they do not have worms as They get they're Sentinel every month and I have frequent stool checks done. Now I am having to buy to often and that defeats the other reason I started the Nutro to save some money!! I am also not to happy that chewy.com seems to raise the price little by little every or every other order!! Not only will I change they're food but maybe changing who I buy from.. not decided just yet... :-(
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puppy Loves It! I was starting to think my puppy had ADD or something like that because I would have to intentionally focus his attention on his bowl to get him to eat instead of just running around. After switching to "Nutro Limited Ingredient Diet Large Breed Adult Lamb & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food," I realized puppy's attention problem was that he was bored with his food. "Nutro Limited Ingredient Diet Large Breed Adult Lamb & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food" has puppy gobbling down his food and wanting more. I can even give him one kibble at a time and he thinks it is a dog treat.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC food!! I adopted an ex racing greyhound recently, and since he's been off the track, his diet has switched a lot, and he's been underweight because of the stress of a new environment. We started feeding him Nutro right away on the recommendation of a friend, and I noticed a difference almost immediately. He has more energy, he's back up to a healthy weight (it's been about a month and a half) and his coat is so smooth, soft, and shiny! Would 1000% recommend Nutro brand to anyone with a dog or cat!
Date published: 2017-03-15
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