Questions About Natural Choice? Ask NUTRO!

As you know, we’re members of the Nutro Knowledge Network. Recently, The Nutro Company updated its NATURAL CHOICE® dog food in several ways:

“Our team of pet food experts evaluated each and every ingredient in the new NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® dog food,” said Dr. Preston Buff, Chief Natural Nutrition Officer for The Nutro Company. “We began by making real meat the main ingredient because protein plays such a vital role in pet nutrition. Protein is essential for healthy growth and the daily regeneration of muscle tissue. Plus, it supports immunity, helping the body to stay strong and healthy.”

According to Dr. Buff, The Nutro Company then focused on carbohydrates, a key energy source that fuels growth and vitality of dogs. NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® dog food now offers an optimal balance of complex carbohydrates, with more whole grains. Whole grains deliver the fiber dogs need for optimal digestion.

“The new formulations also have at least three times the fiber from whole grains,” said Dr. Buff. “In general, whole grains are less processed, as they are not broken down into their components like bran, starch and gluten.”

According to The Nutro Company, whole grains provide natural sources of vitamins and minerals essential for dogs including:

  • Good vision
  • Efficient metabolism
  • Strong teeth
  • Bone development

While real meats and whole grains have increased in the new food, The Nutro Company has simplified the formulas by excluding items such as chicken by-product meal, corn or corn gluten meal, wheat or soy protein, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

The result is a NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® dog food formula offering targeted benefits for dogs:

  • Improved taste – By including real meat in the formula, dogs are provided with improved taste and guaranteed freshness.
  • Improved digestion – Delivers better digestive benefit to your dog through a precise mix of protein and fiber from natural pet food ingredients.
  • High Nutrient Density – The new and improved formulas are nutrient dense providing more nutrition in each serving. They also help ensure dogs get concentrated sources of key nutrients, such as amino acids for muscles, natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health, calcium and phosphorus for healthy bones and teeth, and essential fats that provide energy, and promote healthy skin and coat.

We’d like to know what questions YOU have about these newly-reformulated foods. What would you like to ask Nutro? Send us your questions and we’ll get answers from the experts at Nutro! You can leave your questions below or email We look forward to hearing from you!


This post was written by a Nutro Knowledge Network Member and sponsored by the Nutro Company.



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