Since 1926, The Nutro Company has been a leader in natural pet food with unmatched nutrition, taste and quality. We prepare each batch ourselves, 100% produced in our own U.S. facilities to ensure that all of what we&*#396;ve learned goes into every bag of Natural Choice dog food. Which includes using only the highest-quality natural ingredients, fortified with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to create formulas that deliver premium natural nutrition that's targeted to your dog's unique needs. We include real chicken as our first ingredient, as well as other wholesome natural ingredients, such as whole brown rice and sunflower oil, to please even the most selective palates, guaranteed. Small breed puppies not only spend the majority of their time indoors, but are also groomed frequently. This lifestyle lends itself to skin sensitivity. Our patented levels of Linoleic Acid, Zinc and B Vitamins provide a moisture barrier for skin & coat nourishment. Our puppy product has been precisely formulated with targeted levels of protein and fat to keep up with the higher energy needs of a small breed puppy. Small breed puppies have a high requirement for energy and nutrients from food in order to support their rapid growth rate. Our SMART START Formula with DHA and balanced minerals supports a small breed puppy's growth and development. Developing puppies need the right balance of calcium and phosphorus to build strong teeth for life.
Feeding guidelines: These are the recommended feeding ranges for puppies. These guidelines should be adjusted as needed to obtain optimum weight. 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 29-52 weeks of age. Lactating Bitches: Offer at least two to three times the amount shown for puppies 29-52 weeks of age. If feeding Nutro Natural Choice Dog Food for the first time, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of Nutro Natural Choice Small Breed Puppy Chicken & Whole Brown Rice Formula Dog Food with your old food for 6 days. Keep fresh drinking water available at all times, provide plenty of exercise and see your veterinarian regularly. Serve dry or lightly moistened. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing in a cool, dry location. Note: 1 cup = 1 standard 8 oz. measuring cup.
For Puppies 6 - 11 Weeks Old:
For Puppies 12 - 16 Weeks Old:
For puppies 17 - 28 Weeks Old:
For Puppies 29 - 52 Weeks Old:
Moisten the food until the puppy no longer has sore gums and has sufficient teeth to chew the kibble.
Underweight: Increase feeding amount to achieve ideal weight. Ideal Weight: Maintain feeding at current Activity Level. Overweight: Decrease feeding amount to lower range of target weight within the age category.
CALORIE CONTENT: Metabolizable energy 3821kcal/kg, 394 kcal/cup (calculated).
Ingredients:Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Rice Bran, Salt, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Monocalcium Phosphorus, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Sulfate, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Marigold Extract, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Copper Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin B12 Supplement, L-Carnitine, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin 3D Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract
Guaranteed Analysis:Crude protein: 28%, crude fat: 18%, crude fiber: 5%, moisture: 10%, linoleic acid: 3.5%, zinc: 250 mg/kg, vitamin E: 150 IU/kg, ascorbic acid*: 35 mg/kg, ALA*: 0.2%, DHA*: 0.1%, taurine*: 0.2%, glucosamine*: 300 mg/kg, chondroitin sulfate*: 300 mg/kg * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrition Profiles.
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