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.

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

Nutritional Info


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

3,526 kcal/kg, 310 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
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 (cup) Activity Level II Daily Feeding (cup) Activity Level III Daily Feeding (cup)
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 - 2 Hour(s)/Day Playing Off Lead
  • Activity Level III 3 - 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 6 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

About NUTRO Wholesome Essentials Dog Food

NUTRO Wholesome Essentials Recipes

NUTRO Wholesome Essentials Recipes

NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS dry dog food always starts with great-tasting, high-quality protein from chicken, lamb, salmon or venison meal as the #1 ingredient. Wholesome Essentials recipes provide complete daily nutrition for your dog's unique life stage and breed size using natural ingredients plus vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Promotes Healthy Digestion

These nutritious recipes contain natural fiber from ingredients like chickpeas and beet pulp for healthy digestion. Best of all, these recipes are rich in nutrients and full of flavor for a satisfying and delicious meal.

Quality Ingredients

Quality Ingredients

NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS dry dog food recipes are made with non-GMO ingredients† from trusted farmers and suppliers. Each recipe always has a high-quality protein source as the #1 ingredient, and is crafted without chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat, soy protein or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Healthy Skin and a Soft, Shiny Coat

Pet parents know that healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat are telltale signs of whole body health. NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS recipes are crafted to promote healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat.

Healthy Skin and a Soft, Shiny Coat

Real, Recognizable Ingredients With a Purpose


Chicken: This great-tasting protein source provides amino acids, which are essential nutrients that help promote strong muscles, aid in tissue repair, and help support a healthy immune system.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are a natural energy source rich in vitamins and minerals.

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower Oil: A source of omega-6 fatty acids that help promote healthy skin and coat.

Brown Rice

Brown Rice: Brown rice is an easily digestible, nutrient-rich grain. Brown rice provides balanced nutrition for your pet in the form of energy.









Description Tailored nutrition for life stage and breed size Crafted Without Grains or Glutens Made with 10 Key Ingredients or Fewer Plus Natural Flavors, Vitamins, Minerals & Other Nutrients Grain Free, High-Protein Diet for Dogs Simple, Wholesome Nutrition Nature's Very Best Ingredients
#1 Ingredient Chicken, Lamb, Salmon or Venison Meal Chicken or Lamb Lamb, Salmon, Duck, or Venison Meal Chicken, Lamb, Salmon or Venison Meal Chicken Meal Chicken
Life Stage Formulas Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior Adult Adult Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior
Breed Size Formulas Toy, Small, Medium, Large Small, Medium, Large Medium, Large Medium Medium, Large Toy, Small, Medium, Large
Weight Management Formulas Yes No No No No Yes
Grain Free Formulas No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Wet Food Formulas No No Yes Yes Yes Yes


The NUTRO brand has a long history of making great pet food—since 1926, in fact. From the beginning, they've been pioneers in pet nutrition, and their quality products, high standards, long heritage and pet-loving people make all the difference.



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  • For our elder dogs

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    I changed to this dog food for our 3 elder dogs who all have some hip/spine arthritis. They all seem to like it and have adjusted well during the change over, no digestive issues. The bites as small enough for our Toy Poodle and Maltese to eat and just right for our Blue Heeler. I’ll have to wait a little while longer to see if I can tell a difference in their mobility as this dog food has the supplements. Hoping for positive results!

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  • He loves taste

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    I chose to try this brand of food for the main ingredients, my dogs are seniors ahs I've of then had decided hes not crazy about his present food. He would look at me like this is it? Since starting to Mix with his old food, he goes for it with our hesitation loves the flavor. I gave it only 5 stars for now due just startinghim on it. As far as other health benefits I will do anther update later.

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  • Definitely Positive

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    Our 12 year old retriever is a bit on the sensative side, but she had no problems when she started eating this product. She's not shy about chowing down on it so it must taste good to her. I haven't tried it...yet. One complaint...when the box arrived, the bag had a large tear in it and the food was all over the box. Handlers need to be a bit more careful when packing. Cutting box size down a bit might help.

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  • Small breed

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    I was disappointed to discover that Nutro doesn’t sell their small breed senior dog food in a 30lb. bag. For the cost of the larger bag, I can only buy 3 - 5lb. Bags ( so 15 lbs vs 30 lbs for the same price). My dog will be eating the larger kibble for now. I have no issue with Chewy.com; I think it is a wonderful company.

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  • He likes it!

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    My big boy seems to like the taste of his Nutro Senior Dry food. This is the first time he has tasted it and since he went on Senior food we are trying different brands to see which he prefers. We will try a different flavor next time but we think Nutro may be his preference and he is a finicky eater.

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  • Easy for my small senior dog

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    Even though the package says for large dogs, the pieces are small enough for my senior bichon, the shape makes it easy for him to chew. Even my boxer grand-dog loves this food, we'll probably switch him over to this food. Easy on the digestive system for both. Highly recommend Nutro products

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  • The only food my dog eats

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    My dog LOVES this food and my vet LOVES that I feed him this. He has tried other brands and all upset his stomach. This is a great quality food to feed my senior large breed dog. It isn't made for weight management but he has been at perfect healthy weight since putting him on this last year.

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  • Tried something new

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    I have a pug rescue that came from a throw it on the ground and you all eat situation. I was trying to find the brand he was use to. I had two senior rescues and they used Purina canned, My Bugsy became spoiled. Of the brands I tried he eats this the most so he gets dry plus wet

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  • Yasmin Magarinos

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    Fast delivery! Excellent options that fit to every pet. My dog loves the Nutro food. Thanks for the 15off coupon wich I always take advantage of!!Highly recommended. With Chewy, you don't need to go to a physical store. Is the best pet store ever!!

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  • Nutro Senior dog food.

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    Received my order in two days. Delivered and well packaged. My dogs love the food. So happy I don't have to run for it anymore. Hope it continues to work this well.

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