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Nutro Dog Food



The Nutro dog food company has been producing quality pet foods since their inception in 1926.

The goal of the company ever since has been to provide customers with a healthy dog food alternative. They strive to keep their product chemical-free by using all natural Vitamin E as a preservative instead of chemicals such as BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin. This commitment to excellence has earned Nutro a blue ribbon for their lamb and rice formula as recently as 2006.


Company Background

In 1926, John Saleen bought a little known British dog food company and moved it to southern California. He renamed the company Nutro Products and began to offer the product locally. His intentions were to merely provide the local area with a great dog food; however, 1976 would find the company in new hands and with a new direction. The company immediately began to expand its market until they were in US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Soon Nutro dog food was offering a new Max line of natural pet foods for their customers. What is unique about the new formula is more in the way it was not advertised. Instead of utilizing common marketing techniques, the company decided that information would be their best advertisement. Nutro Products began printing and distributing literature about the product and how it compared with the competition. This has been an effective method since about 1985.

Nutro Dog Food Products At A Glance

Nutro dog food comes in three main brands: MAX, Natural Choice, and Ultra. Each product line has a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, and proteins geared toward many pet dietary needs.

  • MAX
  • This is the premium line of Nutro products. It is created with premium ingredients and added vitamins. Included in the natural ingredients are real chicken and beef proteins. In addition, Nutro MAX dog foods are easy to digest and 100% guaranteed.

  • Natural Choice
  • "Healthy" and "natural" should be the buzzwords for this product line. In addition to creating a natural product, the company also decided to leave a few things out. There are no chicken heads, feet, or intestine present in this vitamin rich pet formula. This choice includes added omega-6, zinc, antioxidants, and natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy joints.

  • Ultra
  • This line was created out of a need for holistic dog foods. Nutro dog food in the Ultra line has some of the best holistic ingredients available. There are three animal proteins (chicken, lamb, and salmon) that give your pet essential amino acids. You will also find vitamin C, omega 3 and 6, and lycopene in the list of ingredients. The Ultra line maintains the same chemical free and natural ingredient commitment of all other Nutro Products.

Most Popular Nutro Products

When you have a company that provides as many types of dog food as Nutro does, you are bound to find that customers have their favorites. The following is a list of some of the most popular dog foods from Nutro:

  • Natural Choice Lamb Meal
  • This is one of the highest customer ranked pet foods from Nutro dog food. It is available at a variety of pet stores and local retailers; However, prices may vary. One site lists a 5-pound bag for around $12.

  • Natural Choice Chicken Meal
  • Customers rave about the effects that this food has on ailing and malnourished shelter animals in terms of helping them to get back on their feet. Price for a 17.5-pound bag is around $25.

  • Nutro Large Breed Puppy
  • This is the large breed puppy food from Nutro. This is specially formulated for those puppies that will go from a small bundle of fur to a huge animal in a short amount of time. They need proper nutrition to reach these goals and this food delivers. Price for a 35-pound bag is around $50.



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