Nature’s Recipe Large Breed Puppy Recipe

We do not like seeing poultry fat, fat product, salt or animal digest used in a puppy food or for that matter any dog food as there is no way to know what these ingredients really are. Menadione sodium bisulfite complex is an ingredient that needs to be removed from all dog foods. We consider this a below average dog food and grain heavy. We do not recommend this dog food.

Nature’s Recipe Large Breed Puppy Recipe Ingredient Analysis

  1. Chickennatures recipe large breed puppy recipe meal
  2. Oatmeal
  3. Pearled barley
  4. Brown Rice
  5. Poultry Fat

Chicken meal is a good meat source for dogs.

Oatmeal has been linked to the control of heart disease.

Pearled barley is a low quality grain.

Brown rice is one of the highest quality grains.

Poultry fat is an extremely low quality fat and comes from and unknown source.

Nature’s Recipe Large Breed Puppy Recipe Ingredient List

Chicken meal, Oatmeal, Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Chicken, Fat Product (natural source of DHA), Tomato Pomace, Dried Brewers Yeast, Animal Digest, Salt, Chicory Root, Potassium Chloride, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Inositol, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta-Carotene, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of vitamin K activity), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, L-Carnitine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Yucca Shidigera, Rosemary Extract.

Nature’s Recipe Large Breed Puppy Recipe Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements.

Crude Protein Min. 22.0%
Crude Fat Min. 10.0%
Crude Fiber Max. 4.0%
Moisture Max. 10.0%
Calcium Min. 1.0%
Phosphorus Min. 0.8%
Vitamin E Min. 100 IU/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Min. 0.1%
Glucosamine* Min. 400 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* Min. 120 mg/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Min. 2.0%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Min. 0.25%

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles

Nature’s Recipe Large Breed Puppy Recipe Recommended Daily Feeding

Weight of Dog Weaning to 6 months
Cups* per day
6-12 months
Cups* per day
** Greater than 12 months
Cups* per day
3-10 lbs. 1 – 2 1/4
10-20 lbs. 2 1/4 – 3 1/2 1 1/2 – 2 3/4
20-50 lbs. 3 1/2 – 6 1/2 2 3/4 – 5 2 1/4 – 4
50-75 lbs. 5 – 6 1/2 4 – 5
75-100 lbs. 6 1/2 – 7 3/4 5 – 6 1/4

Note: Add 1/2 cup for each 10 lb of body weight over 100lbs

* Measurements are based on a standard 8oz. Cup.
** For gestation and lactation feed as much as 3 times the amount indicated in 3 feedings per day.
** For animals over 8 years of age, feed 15% less than the amount indicated.


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Should you have a concern regarding the diet of your dog, you should contact your veterinarian. All information on this site is the opinion of the author, and is presented solely for informational purposes and should not, at any time, be considered a substitute for seeking or receiving professional veterinary care for your dog(s).
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