Nutro Wholesome Essentials Senior Farm Raised Chicken, Brown Rice & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Older dogs can experience some of the same challenges as aging humans, including mobility issues, memory loss and sensitivity to certain foods. Nutro Senior Dog Food with our Senior Support System Formula helps replenish antioxidants older dogs need as they age. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, ALA and DHA for brain and cellular health. Nutro's premium senior dog food is made with real chicken, whole brown rice and oatmeal, so it’s delicious and easy to digest. Plus, the added benefit of naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin will help keep your pet’s joints strong and healthy. 

Key Benefits

  • Number-one ingredient is great-tasting, U.S.-farm-raised chicken, which delivers amino acids to build muscle and maintain a healthy metabolism. Give your dog all that she needs to thrive and stay healthy.
  • Senior Support System formula delivers antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids — ALA and DHA — to promote brain, joint and cellular health. Patented levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid), zinc and B vitamins promote healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat Naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin help build healthy cartilage, which means healthy joints
  • 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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  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


  1. Old Formulation: Chicken, Chicken Meal (Source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Split Peas, Whole Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Natural Flavor, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Salt, 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: Chicken, Brewers Rice, Whole Brown Rice, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Split Peas, Rice Bran, Barley, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Sweet Potato, Natural Flavor, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Salt, Dried Apples, Dried Blueberries, Dried Carrots, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), 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. 3,526 kcal/kg, 310 kcal/cup
Crude Protein 23.0% min
Crude Fat 12.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Alpha-Linolenic Acid 0.1% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid 0.05% min
Selenium 0.35 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 60 IU/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate 350 mg/kg min
Glucosamine 150 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.2% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.0% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Activity Level I Daily Feeding (Cups) Activity Level II Daily Feeding (Cups) Activity Level III Daily Feeding (Cups)
10 lbs 1 1 1/8 1 1/4
15 lbs 1 1/3 1 2/3 1 3/4
25 lbs 2 2 1/4 2 1/2
35 lbs 2 1/2 2 3/4 3 1/4
45 lbs 3 3 1/2 4
55 lbs 3 1/2 4 4 1/2
65 lbs 4 4 1/2 5 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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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Senior Farm Raised Chicken, Brown Rice & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 101.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service, products, and prices We are just transitioning to Nutro Natural Choice Wholesome Essentials Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula Dry Dog Food, so will know more in a month on it, but our 14-year-old Lab likes it. We were considering that it was time to say goodbye after 12+ years, but I found Vets' Best and NUPRO products on Chewy.com. We have been using NUPRO Joint Supplement for a few months, and Vets' Best Pain tablets, as she was having a great deal of problems - like us - getting up after lying around. She now can jog to the back of the yard to do her business again. We may even be able to cut back on the NUPRO a bit, as Nutro Senior has glucosamine/ chondroitin in it, also. What I really like, though, is the prompt service that Chewy provides. I have never had the service that this company provides from any other on-line site. I needed to cancel an auto-shipment, and a real person answered the phone on the first ring, and it was taken care of promptly. Ship quickly, to our door. Love it!
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for me! Sometimes I have trouble finding this brand and type (Senior) dog food! Being an older widow it can be difficult lugging huge bags (anything over 20 lbs.) through the store, up to the cashier, then to the car, loading into car, then hauling out of car, opening products, refilling storage container and then stowing the remainder. CHEWY really helped streamline the process, a lot! The price was competitive enough so I gave it a try! Having the food delivered to the door meant I could slide it along in the box to the utility room where after opening the bag, I could lift the bag to refill storage bin once -- after rolling the bag down securely was able to carry the remaining portion to the freezer where it stays fresh and ready to go when I need it! My dogs & I ❤️ the product (or I would not buy it) but not having to schlep a large bag of dog food very far, is a real bonus!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Dog Food! Bella loves the Nutro Senior Dog Food. We started her on Nutro as a pup and she has grown on it to a healthy 10 year old dog. Good product for every kind of dog.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality food for my kids I love the Nutro brand of dry dog foods as I have Poms and have fed them this food for most of their life. I have one live 16 amazing years, and have a 13 year old female plus two of her 10 year old sons. I swear by this senior dog food as it is easy for the to digest and they love it ...If you love you FUR BABIES why not feed them quality food and treats!! You will have them longer to love..
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good We started on this food after our last food option began making my pups ill. I wanted to make sure I purchased a product that didn't include a bunch of meat supplements but instead had real meat. So far my dogs have been doing great on this food. All affects they previously had are gone and they love the taste. Crossing my fingers that I'll last and we can keep them on this for a lifetime.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a great product for my senior dogs. It's such a convenience to have the dog food delivered to my door. It was such a drag to go to the store and bring it home. I purchase the larger bags for the savings. As we are senior citizens it's great to not have to lug it from the store to our car and then again into the house. Thanks. I'm finding that we will only need a bag every other month.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my 8 year old My dog used to be on Diamond Naturals but I think the bites were starting to become too big/hard for her to chew. Some days she just refused to eat and started to prefer the cat food, which is smaller chunks. So, I decided to try out this Senior Nutro and she loves it! I still love Diamond, but this suits her better.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Food This is the best food for a sensitive tummy. Would feed my dog nothing else. Cannot say enough about Chewy ' s selections and prices. They beat ALL the local store prices, plus 30lbs. delivered to the front door. Can't beat that! Their CS is outstanding. Will continue to use Chewy.
Date published: 2017-01-07
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