Nutro Max Puppy Dog Food

November 30, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Nutro

Nutro Max Puppy Dog Food

Nutro Max Puppy Dog Food is made and manufactured by; Nutro Products, Inc. Nutro Max Dog Food comes in both a canned version and dry version. Dry bags come in 5lb, 17.5lb and 35lb bags.

Nutro Max Puppy Dog Food Review

As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.

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Nutro Max Puppy Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Chicken Meal
  2. Corn Gluten Meal
  3. Wheat Flour
  4. Rice Bran
  5. Ground Rice

Chicken Meal is the first ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. Meat is a good source of protein and is essential to a dog’s diet.

Corn Meal is the second ingredient. Corn provides your dogs with no nutritional value. Dog’s digestive systems have a hard time digesting this ingredient. If you feed your dog a corn kernel, you will get a corn kernel out. Corn in excess has also been linked to many cases of dog allergies.

Wheat Flour is thought to be the number one cause of allergies in dogs. A dog’s diet shouldn’t consist of many grains.

Rice Bran is a grain and also a filler. This ingredient offers no nutritional value to this dog food.

Ground Rice is the fifth ingredient and is a decent quality grain. This grain hasn’t been linked to as many cases of allergies unlike some other grains.


Nutro Max Puppy Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Flour, Rice Bran, Ground Rice, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Ground Whole Wheat, Chicken, Natural Flavors, Fish Oil (source of DHA, preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Yeast Culture, Lecithin, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Dried Kelp, Iron Oxide, Garlic Flavor, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Biotin, Copper Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin (source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid.

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Nutro Max Puppy Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein (minimum)
Crude Fat (minimum)
Crude Fiber (maximum)
Moisture (maximum)
Linoleic Acid (minimum)
Zinc (minimum)
260 mg/kg
Vitamin E (minimum)
120 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (minimum)*
35 mg/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (minimum)*

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

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7 Responses to “Nutro Max Puppy Dog Food”
  1. shannon says:

    the canned food and pouches made my puppy so sick I will never buy another nutro product again

  2. Katy says:

    I have a 5 month old german shepherd/boxer mix I adopted from a shelter. We have been feeding her Nutro Max Puppy for the past few weeks. I am wanting to change her food because i keep reading that her food shouldnt have corn or wheat in it. Any suggestions on what are the best dry puppy foods for dogs and why? Thanks!!

  3. Eric Watson says:

    Hi, I have only had my puppy for a week now, but have grown up with puppies all my life. I wasn’t worried at first when my puppy threw up a few days ago, but it has been on going. It is not all the time, but frequent enough to be a concern. We keep him inside except for when under supervision outside. He is a great dog, I can tell out with out a doubt that he is not feeling well.
    I bought him the Nutro Large Puppy Breed dog food, and noticed that a couple days later he was starting to vomit yellow bile and vomiting and gagging. I called the Vet I asked them about the food. However, the response that I got was that the Nutro brand of food is good. However, they suggested that I get the smaller Kibbles. Well, we have tried the smaller kibbles, but now he is vomiting the food up completely.
    It doesn’t take a genius to know that something is wrong with the puppy food, and not the puppy. Anyway, we are going to Jack’s Pet Store today to return the food and inform the store of the issues and the research I have pulled from several websites. Something is to be said about the this food; especially when consumers are outraged about the conditions that are associated with this pet food.
    After, we get our dog on something different and better I will be calling Nutro and whomever would like to file a class action lawsuit sounds like we have all the evidence we need. If anything a class action lawsuit would cost the company a lot of money in research, lawyers, and production cost, because their would most likely be a full investigation if this were to be brought to the table as such.
    Thank you to those who are concerned about their pets.
    My e-mail is [email protected]

  4. Jess says:

    Eric, if he keeps vomiting I would take him to see a vet and I would not wait long. I would change to one of these foods.

    1. Orijen
    2. Acana, Harvest, Pacifica & Grassland only.
    3. Wellness Core
    4. Instinct
    5. Go, Grain free only.
    6. Acana, Harvest, Pacifica & Grassland only.
    7. Blue Wilderness
    8. Taste of the Wild, wetlands & prairie only, Grain free
    9. Artemis
    10. Fromm
    11. Evo

    Or one of these

    The B list
    1. California Natural
    2. Now, Grain free.
    3. GO, free indurance,chicken,salmon only
    4. Merrick
    4. Evangers
    5. Timberwolf
    6. Wellness
    7. Solid Gold
    8. Canidae
    8. First Mate
    9. Innova
    10. Karma
    11. Nature’s Logic
    12. Kirkland, Costco

  5. cara says:

    I have adopted an australian shepherd puppy who is three months old. She has been having diarea for a couple weeks now and the. Breeder told me to put her on nutro max puppy food. Ever since then she hasn’t had diarea and she has been more active than before. It is true that you shouldn’t have corn or wheat in dog food but most brands do. The only thing to look for is if corn or wheat is the first ingredient. Nutro max puppy food has chicken meal as the first ingredient. Also, eric, if your puppy was vomiting before you started nutro max, then you don’t have any evidence. He may have started vomiting more but they may mean his sickness was just getting worse with time. He could have swallowed something like a large rock and that clogged his intestins. I reccomend nutro max.

  6. Diana says:

    My pups love Nutro Max, & they r very picky.. It has kept them very healthy, full of energy, & as shiny as can be.. I approve of the ingredients, including the corn, which aids in digestion.. It may not be for all pups, but it works great for us… 😎

  7. Lamb says:

    I have tried all the dog food avaliable on my island.. Purina one, Purina Beniful, Puppy chow, taste of the wild, and several other brands but Nutro Max puppy food was the only food that he will eat… I can sat out a cup of any other food even the wet food with or with out cottage cheese which vet said will help them fatten up and should intice them to eat… well that cup of food or half can of food will sit ther everyday and then I will have to let my big dog eat the wet food so it doesnt spoil.. he just would not eat anything started loosing weight 🙁 I saw Nurto max that had just been put on the shelf and desided to get it and well he is eating about three cups a day and thas all I will let him eat eventhough he can eat more… he loves this stuff and my picky yorkie that has 1/4 sitting all day for her and eats that amount in two days is eating it… So I have found this to be a good dog food for my picky eaters. No vomite, no runs, no nothing.. They just love it.. So what makes them happy makes me happy 🙂 I would prefer to use wellness like I have for many years but its not avaliable here on my island.

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