Nutro Wholesome Essentials Senior Dog Food

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  • Contains all-natural ingredients, such as farm-raised chicken and whole grains
  • Contains glucosamine and chondroitin for increased mobility
  • Improves skin and coat
  • Promotes healthy mind and body
  • Good for sensitive stomachs and picky eaters
  • Ideal for dogs 7 years and older that weigh 15 - 65 lb.
  • Available in two sizes

Nutro Wholesome Essentials Senior Dog Food - Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula will provide the extra TLC your senior dog needs to stay healthy and agile. It is recommended for dogs that are 7 years of age or older that weigh between 15 lbs. and 65 lbs. This formula is created to promote a healthy mind and body in order to keep your faithful companion by your side even longer.

One of the main ingredients, real, farm-raised chicken, ensures that your senior dog is getting the right amount of protein and energy to sustain a slower metabolism without causing unwanted weight gain. Some older dogs are more sensitive to certain foods, so this food also contains whole grains such as brown rice and oatmeal to ease digestion and to ensure your dog is getting all of the nutrients necessary for optimal health. It is loaded with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids which encourage healthy brain, joint, and cellular functioning. Many dogs also suffer from pain in the joints, so naturally-sourced glucosamine and chondroitin have been added to promote healthy cartilage and to aid in mobility.

Nutro Wholesome Essentials does not use artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives, so you can rest assured that it is a safe, natural choice for your dog. In addition, the Chicken, Whole Brown Rice & Oatmeal Formula contains omega-6 fatty acids, B vitamins, and zinc, which are proven to make the coat healthier and provide extra moisture for more sensitive skin. To ensure quality nutrition and to prevent reactions to food, it does not contain corn-gluten, corn, wheat, or soy protein.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min.) 23.0%
Crude Fat (Min.) 12.0%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 4.0%
Moisture (Max.) 10.0%
Alpha-Linoleic Acid (ALA) (Min.) 0.1%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (Min.) 0.05%
Selenium (Min.) 0.35 mg/kg
Vitamin E (Min.) 60 IU/kg
Glucosamine (Min.)* 150 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (Min.)* 350 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Min.)* 0.20%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Min.)* 2.0%

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


Calorie Content

Metabolizable energy: 3502 kcal/kg or 313 kcal/cup (calculated)



Suggested Feeding Guidelines - Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Standard 8 oz. Cup)


Dog Weight

Activity Level I
<1 Hour/Day
Walking on Lead

Activity Level II
1 - 2 Hour(s)/Day
Playing Off Lead
Activity Level III
3 - 4 Hours/Day
Intense Training
10 lbs. 1 1/3 1 1/2 1 3/4
25 lbs. 2 2 1/4 2 1/2
35 lbs. 2 1/2 2 3/4 3 1/4
45 lbs. 3 3 1/2 4
55 lbs. 3 1/2 4 4 1/2
65 lbs. 4 4 1/2 5 1/4

Transitioning: Whenever you are switching to a different brand or formula, it is recommended to blend increasing amounts of this new formula with your old food for at least six days.


NUTRO® Dog Food Body Chart

Increase the feeding amount by one activity level to achieve an ideal weight.
Maintain feeding at the current activity level.
Decrease the feeding amount by one activity level to achieve an ideal weight.

Chicken, Brewers Rice, Whole Brown Rice, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Split Peas, Rice Bran, Barley, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Dried Sweet Potato, Natural Flavour, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Salt, Dried Apples, Dried Blueberries, Dried Carrots, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Selenium, Yeast, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.