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

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Large breed puppies have unique needs. Whether it’s developing strong and healthy joints or ensuring overall balanced growth, they need proper nutrition to help keep them strong and active. That’s why Nutro Large Breed Puppy Food uses naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin to promote the development of healthy cartilage. With balanced protein and fat for optimal growth, this great-tasting, natural puppy food also features U.S.-farm-raised chicken for strong muscles and a healthy metabolism. Plus, whole brown rice and oatmeal provide easy digestion for large breed puppies with sensitive stomachs. They’ll enjoy the taste, and you’ll love seeing them mature into the happy, healthy dogs they were meant to be. 

Key Benefits

  • Great-tasting, U.S.-farm-raised chicken delivers the amino acids large breed puppies need to build muscles and maintain a healthy metabolism.
  • Naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin, the nutritional building blocks of healthy cartilage, which means 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
  • Precisely formulated with targeted levels of protein and fat to support the high energy levels of large breed puppies. Whole grains are nutrient-dense foods that nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption
  • 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
    Large Breeds, Giant Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


Chicken, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brewers Rice, Split Peas, Whole Grain Sorghum, Whole Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Lamb Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Dried Sweet Potato, Natural Flavor, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, 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, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Selenium Yeast, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,753 kcal/kg, 404 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 26.0% min
Crude Fat 15.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Eicosapentaenoic Acid 0.05% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid 0.05% min
Calcium 1.20% min
Calcium 1.70% max
Phosphorus 1.0% min
Phosphorus 1.60% max
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 6-11 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 3-5 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 6-8 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 9-12 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 12+ Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups)
Up to 10 lbs 1 3/4 - 2 1 1/2 - 1 3/4
20 lbs 3 - 3 1/4 2 1/2 -3 2 - 2 1/2
30 lbs 4 - 4 1/3 3 1/3 - 4 2 3/4 - 3 1/3 2 2/3 - 2 3/4
40 lbs 5 - 5 1/2 4 - 5 3 1/2 - 4 3 1/4 - 3 1/2
60 lbs 5 1/2 - 6 2/3 4 3/4 - 5 1/2 4 1/2 - 4 3/4 3 2/3
80 lbs 7 - 8 1/4 6 - 7 5 1/2 - 6 4 2/3
100 lbs 7 - 8 1/4 6 1/2 - 7 5 1/2
120 lbs 8 - 9 1/3 7 1/2 - 8 6 1/4
140 lbs 9 - 10 1/2 8 1/3 - 9 7
160 lbs 9 1/3 - 10 7 3/4
180 lbs 10 1/4 - 11 8 1/2
200 lbs 9 1/4

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 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

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    I have 3 dogs, 7 year mini dashund, 2 year Lab, 4 month Lab. The older dogs are grazers and don't care what I put in the bowl and they nibble all day. NOT THIS FOOD, they empty the bowl and beg for more. They LOVE this and yesterday the puppy found the 30 lb bag with leftovers of what didn't fit in the bin, climbed in the bag and ate until she could barely walk. Good stuff, I signed up for auto ship to make sure I never run out.

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  • Chewy is the best!

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    I've been ordering from chewy.com for a few months now and subscribed to have my dog food delivered on a recurring basis. Products are excellent (toys, food, etc) and shipping is super fast. Customer service goes above and beyond to take care of any issues. I accidentally placed a double order and they took care of it for me in a snap. Wish I could give more than 5 stars. Chewy really is the best!!!!

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  • My puppies are very happy with this food!

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    I loved that my Chewy order arrived on time, and that my puppies are eating it right up enthusiastically! I didn't know about this brand, but the person we got the puppies from was using it, and we saw no reason to change. Our vet said that some puppies have a hard time with it,( but we have not seen that at all.) and if they were good with it, then to keep using this brand.

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  • Yum Yum Yum

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    Our previous Golden Retriever ate Nutro from the time he was a puppy, throughout his 15 years. So -- when we got our new little guy I knew right away that we'd change him from the other name brand food that the breeder had him on, to Nutro Large Breed Puppy. He's doing so well on it. I'd definitely recommend Nutro for quality at a reasonable price.

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  • My puppy LOVES this food and solved her stomach issues

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    we adopted a shepherd/lab retriever mix puppy who is now 7 months old. Originally we bought her Wellness large breed puppy food but it didn't sit right with her and diarrhea (TMI, I know). It was getting difficult to get her to eat her food as well. The vet wanted to switch her to a prescription diet but the food is only available through vets and super expensive. We decided to try this first and SO glad we did! She LOVES it and it solved her tummy issues. Now we have a very happy, playful pup again and her coat looks great!

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  • Sky loves it!

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    We just got an 8 week old Aussie from the shelter and we only feed Nutro! Our other dogs love it! Best food out there! Especially for our large breeds!!!

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  • New Rotti puppy

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    I had this brand recommended to me for my new puppy since she is going to end up about 130 lbs. She is doing really well with it and I am going to continue to use Nutro. I want to add I am really impressed with Chewy I got exactly what I ordered in only one day.

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  • Puppy loves the taste!

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    My Golden Retriever puppy loves the taste of this Nutro blend. I'm mixing it with the puppy food the breeder gave to wean him off it, but he's been picking out the Nutro and leaving the breeder's food. Very happy I picked a winner for my pup's food!

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  • My mastiffs love this

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    We have always used Purina proplan. My 2 yr old mastiff lost 8 pounds in a month and wouldn't eat. I tried this on the off chance she'd eat it. Turns out both my mastiffs absolutely love it. I'm integrating it in with the proplan to change over to this. I just wish it came in a 50 pound bag. By the way, my 2 yr old mastiff has gained 3 pounds back since starting this food. I'm a happy momma.

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  • so good the cats want some too lol

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    my puppy loves this so do the cats they are always sneaking trying to eat some must taste great and good for him

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