Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult Venison Meal, Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Help minimize stomach sensitivity and improve your dog's skin and coat. Nutro Limited Ingredient Diet Recipes are natural adult dog foods fortified with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They help promote healthy digestion and have a great taste. Real New Zealand venison meal is a high-quality source of protein not typically found in dog food. Along with whole brown rice, these nutrient-dense ingredients are excellent sources of protein, fiber and vitamins to ensure premium nutrition and meals that are never boring. It’s a real difference you’ll notice.

Key Benefits

  • New Zealand venison meal is a unique, high-quality source of protein not often used in dog food, so it's less likely to aggravate food sensitivities
  • By limiting the number of ingredients, this nutritionally complete formula helps promote optimal digestive health in dogs with sensitive stomachs.
  • Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber, which helps ease digestion. This makes it an ideal ingredient for dogs with sensitive stomachs. Keep your dog happy and going regularly!
  • Formulated with optimal levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid) and zinc to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat. Help keep your pet keep looking great and robust.
  • 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

New look, same great formula! This product has recently gone through a packaging change. Customers may receive the old packaging during this transition.

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  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


  1. Old Formulation: Venison Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Brewer's Rice, Chickpeas, Rice Bran, Pea Protein, Split Peas, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, 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, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Biotin, 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: Venison Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Chickpeas, Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Pea Protein, Split Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, 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. 3,795 kcal/kg, 316 kcal/cup
Crude Protein 22.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% 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

Feeding Instructions

Weight Activity Level I Daily Feeding (Cups) Activity Level II Daily Feeding (Cups) Activity Level III Daily Feeding (Cups)
15 lbs 1 1 1/4 1 1/2
25 lbs 1 1/2 1 3/4 2
35 lbs 2 2 1/3 2 2/3
45 lbs 2 1/2 2 3/4 3 1/4
55 lbs 2 3/4 3 1/3 3 3/4
65 lbs 3 1/4 3 3/4 4 1/4
  • 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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Customer Reviews

Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult Venison Meal, Brown Rice & Oatmeal Recipe Dry Dog Food is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 127.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best dog food for sensitive stomachs When I got my lab/terrier mix from the shelter she had chronic diarrhea. I believed it was from stress and the poor quality food provided at the shelter. Over the next several months I gave her brands I trusted like Pro-Plan and Eukanuba. When that didn't help I tried a few other brands for "sensitive stomach". Over time I noticed that anything with chicken made it worse; maybe a food allergy. Once I tried Nutro's venison for sensitive stomach, I saw firm stools from my girl for the first time in a year! The combination of wholesome ingredients plus the absence of irritants is perfect for my dog's difficult gut. She's been eating this venison for six years and still gobbles it up with gusto! It also has the nourishment to match her high energy and our active lifestyle. I'll never switch to another. It's always the most expensive of the varieties by Nutro and it rarely goes on sale in pet stores, so I truly appreciate Chewy.com for helping me purchase this perfect food at a reasonable price.
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product so far! My lab mix has been having trouble with his stools and I couldn't seem to find a food that worked for him and his sensitive belly. It would always take him awhile to eat an entire serving, which seemed odd for a dog of his size. I consulted with a customer service representative about my dog and they suggested this specific Nutro product and I must say, my boy has been loving it! My 3 year old pup has been eating this for about a month and his stools are finally regular. Not to mention he devours his food now! Thanks Chewy for the wonderful suggestion! Copper and I are very happy!
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All four pups LOVE it!! I have always fed Nutro products over the last 23 years! I've had German Shepherds, Lab/Border Collies, and have now Papillons and Chihuahuas and I've fed them all NUTRO products. Lamb and Rice, Fish and Potato and Chicken small bites and now the Venison Rice and Oatmeal... I currently buy three varieties for them to eat and my dogs love it all including this new Venison Rice and Oatmeal. I also buy Nutro treats! Nutro makes a great product... their coats and health has always been great and I think a good food contributes to that! I'm a happy and sold for life Nutro customer!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is good for dogs to have bowel and bladder problems. It is all natural. My dog has issues with her bladder and I switched her from store-bought food to this and we have not had any other problems. I have also put my three other dogs on the same food because I figured it could be prevented measures. All four of my dogs enjoy this food and seem a lot happier and healthier.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic dog food! If you have a dog with skin and allergies issues, this is a must try! My Pitt mix is allergic to just about everything! This food has given him a wonderful cost, stopped his scratching, and his stools are firm. He loves the taste as well! A must try if you have a allergy sufferer!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dog loves it! After rescuing our sweet girl, she was very finicky. We tried a couple of different brands, but she has really been enjoying Nutro, especially the venison formula. Our local pet store won't be carrying this formula anymore and don't want to change food since she is enjoying it!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Charlie Boy My Blacklab/CockerSpaniel mixed, LUV's this food he has been on it for years now after going through different brands of dog food we found this food works best for him. On other brands he had food allergies, always hungry and his bm's don't get me started on that as well as bad gas! He was always scratching himself raw spent so much money on vet bills for infections from him scratching so bad! We found that Charlie enjoys eating this food and he only eats what he wants and he is not hungry all the time and his fur grew back and his coat is full and shining I have people asking me "what do you do to get his coat so shiny and beautiful like that"? I tell them I just feed him NATURAL CHOICE and a WHIMZEES for his teeth and gums daily. I wouldn't have it any other way! This food is keeping my Charlie boy happy healthy and and looking good and no more high vet bills. Oh, his vet check up he gets an A+ on his health check ups now. LUV IT! Charlie Boy and I would highly recommend this dog food! Thank you!
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Great Danes Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! Favorite Food!!! It gives them energy as I'd they are back in the wild. It helps skin, and coat. And most of all its healthy food it doesn't out my Danes over weight, nor does it make them sick, or have skin irritation.
Date published: 2017-03-06
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