Overall, Nutro Puppy Wet Dog Food Tender Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe is an above average dog food, earning 7 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
Nutro Puppy Wet Dog Food Tender Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.In this case, Nutro Puppy Wet Dog Food Tender Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken liver and beef liver as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Nutro Puppy Wet Dog Food Tender Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe also contains as top ingredients ground rice. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet.
Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum and carrageenan, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in dogs.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef liver and dried egg product which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from beef or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Nutro Puppy Wet Dog Food Tender Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Nutro Puppy Wet Dog Food Tender Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe has approximately 104 calories per 100g (29 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other wet dog foods in the DogFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on April 23, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Ground Rice, Beef Liver, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Dried Egg Product, Guar Gum, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Tricalcium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Choline Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).
Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.