Nutro Small Breed Puppy Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula Dry Dog Food

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The Nutro Wholesome Essentials Small Breed Puppy Farm-Raised Chicken, Brown Rice & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food is just plain good for your dog’s health. With farm-raised chicken as the first ingredient, this recipe serves up the necessary ingredients to support the rapid growth, higher metabolism, and sensitive skin of puppies. It also helps promote a soft coat with fatty acids, and it’s made with non-GMO ingredients—absolutely no by-products, corn, wheat, soy protein, or artificial flavors allowed. And with natural fiber for healthy digestion and essential antioxidants for immunity, it’s food that you’ll love feeding your dog as much as he'll love eating it.

Key Benefits

  • Number one ingredient is chicken, which delivers amino acids to build muscle and maintain a healthy metabolism.
  • Offers balanced calorie and nutrient density, as well as nutrients essential for the healthy growth and development of the brain and nervous system of developing puppies.
  • Premium natural diet for small breed puppies contains just the right amount of protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
  • Formulated with optimal levels of fatty acids and zinc to protect sensitive puppy skin and promote a shiny coat.
  • Made in the USA with absolutely no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

Please note This item has recently undergone a packaging change. Customers may receive the old packaging during this transition.

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  • Item Number
  • Breed Size
    Small, Extra Small
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


  1. New Formulation: 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.

Caloric Content

  1. 3,791 kcal/kg, 391 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 28.0% min
Crude Fat 18.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Linoleic Acid 3.5% min
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorus 0.9% min
Zinc 250 mg/kg min
Niacin 250 mg/kg min
Biotin 2.5 mg/kg min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.1% min
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0.05% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight 6-11 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 12-16 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 17-28 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 29-52 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (Cups)
Up to 2 lbs 1/2 - 2/3 1/3 - 1/2 1/3 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/3
3 lbs 2/3 - 3/4 1/2 - 2/3 1/2 - 2/3 1/3 - 1/2
5 lbs 1 - 1 1/4 3/4 - 1 3/4 - 1 1/2 - 3/4
10 lbs 1 1/3 - 1 1/2 1 1/4 - 1 1/3 1 - 1 1/4
15 lbs 1 2/3 - 2 1 1/3 - 1 2/3
20 lbs 1 2/3 - 2
25 lbs 2 - 2 1/3

Puppies: From 3 to 5 weeks of age, moisten food and feed frequently. From 6 weeks of age, feed the suggested amount in three meals per day until 6 months of age, then twice daily until 12 months.

Pregnant Bitches: During pregnancy, offer 50% more than the amount shown for puppies 29 to 52 weeks of age.

Lactating Bitches: Offer at least two to three times the amount shown for puppies 29 to 52 weeks of age.

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 Small Breed Puppy Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula Dry Dog Food is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great food for small breeds When we had out first pup, she was eating beneful and other store brand puppy food. She was having a hard time chewing (perhaps b/c of they are bigger form) and so she never seem to eat, mind you she is a Chihuahua. So I did some research and started purchasing nutro. Since then she has gained weight and enjoys eating very much! The small pebbles are easier for her and since she's still small weighing at 5lbs, I've continued to keep her on the puppy food. We now have a pug/ Chi/ terrier mix, he's to the smaller size also. We started him off with nutro right away and he loves it! He's constantly eating all the time. He's also a sheds alot, so with a high protein diet it'll help with his shedding. It's changed our whole way of living and life is better when your pets are happier and healthier!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought ingredients looked good My new puppy loves this food. My puppy was a Christmas surprise. This was the first food I bought for her. She was 3 days off of being 8 weeks the small bites are great for her.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love how the food is so tiny & shaped in bones I absolutely love Nutro! This food is perfect for my small chihuahua. Plus Nutros food makes all his poops solid so it's an easy clean up!
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from My puppy does not like it Maybe my puppy is a picky eater because he does not like it at all. I am giving 2 stars since it came on time.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Shihtzu Puppy likes it! I have had issues finding a food thats small enough and gentle enough for my puppy's sensitive digestive system and this food seems to be the winner. I have tried numerous others that either he couldnt eat or he wouldnt eat. Based off his most recent vet visit, he is gaining weight normally as he should and he eats more of this food than any other and has a beautiful coat to show for it! I highly recommend this food for small breed puppies!
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best value Perfect for small breed puppies and very wholesome. All the adult food specializes for breed, sizes and stage of life and I was happy to find a puppy food to have the same qualifications. Good ingredients at a good price!
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small bites. Our Tibetan Terrier loves this food. We mix it with another dry food, Fromm. She enjoys the combination.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from puppy approved My puppy loves this food. She is a little dog so the small pieces of kibble are easy for her to eat
Date published: 2016-10-23
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