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Nutro Ultra Adult Dry Dog Food

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Nutro Ultra Adult Dry Dog Food

Updated: Jul. 25, 2018

Ranked 4th of 10 dog food with a Quid Score of 90.

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Nutro Ultra Adult Dry Dog Food

Ranked 4th of 10 dog food with a Quid Score of 90.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 4th overall.

Key Information
  • Bag Sizes: 4.5lb, 15lb, 30lb
  • Available Dog Sizes: Toy, small. Regular and large dogs
  • First 5 Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Rice Bran
  • Available Life Stages: All life stages
Product Specifications
  • Recall History: 10/4/2009; 12/13/2015
  • Calories Per Cup: 341 kcal/cup
  • Flavors Available: 1
  • Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min.) 25.00%, Crude Fat (min.) 14.00%, Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%, Moisture (max.) 0.00%, Calcium (min.) 1.20%, Phosphorus (min.) 1.00%, Zinc (min.) 250 mg/kg, Vitamin E (min.) 80 IU/kg, Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min.)* 0.4%, Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min.)* 3.50%
  • Protein By-Products: Yes - Chicken Meal, Lamb Meal, Salmon Meal
  • Full Ingredients List: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Lamb Meal, Natural Flavor, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Grain Oatmeal, Whole Flaxseed, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), Dried Coconut, Whole Chia Seed, Dried Egg Product, Tomato Pomace, Dried Kale, Dried Pumpkin, Dried Spinach, Dried Blueberries, Dried Apples, Dried Carrots, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Selenium Yeast, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.

Expert Rating: 81%

Ranks 7th among competitors.

Expert Rating: 81%

Ranks 7th among competitors.

Experts say that Nutro Ultra adult dry dog food contains many vitamins and minerals that help grow dog muscles and solve digestive problems. They also report, however, that Nutro Ultra adult dry food reduces energy levels in dogs and can lead to obesity and diabetes.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Price- Above Average
  • Flavor Variety- Below Average
  • Life Stage/Size Variety- Above Average
  • Healthiness- Above Average
Notable Positives
  • Contains minerals and vitamins that shape up muscles and other parts of the dog’s body
  • Made from 12 blends of superfoods
  • Solves dog’s digestive problems
  • Formulated to support healthy joints
  • Smaller bites
Notable Negatives
  • Wheat reduces energy levels in dogs
  • Presence of corn can lead to health issues like obesity and diabetes
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Price- Above Average
  • Flavor Variety- Below Average
  • Life Stage/Size Variety- Above Average
  • Healthiness- Above Average

Customer Rating: 95%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Customer Rating: 95%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Customers like that Nutro Ultra adult dry food helps to improve their dogs’ coats and prevents skin issues. Customers also say that Nutro Ultra adult dry food has extremely high protein levels and contains ingredients that can make dogs sick.

Ideal for people:

Dogs who may be experiencing skin issues and itchiness.

Not ideal for people:

Dogs who are not used to eating high protein foods and ingredients.

Notable Pros:
  • Helps dogs with skin issues
  • Improvements in their coats
  • Balance of grains and proteins
  • Top quality ingredients
Notable Cons:
  • Recent added ingredients of kale, coconut, and chia have made dogs sick
  • Extremely high proteins for certain breeds

Brand Score: 78%

Ranks 9th among competitors.

Brand Score: 78%

Ranks 9th among competitors.

Nutro focuses on a "Clean Feed Philosophy" by using non-GMO ingredients and having high-protein and no artificial preservatives, or colors.

Heritage - 4/5

Nutro, located in Franklin, Tennessee, has been making pet food since 1926. For generations, Nutro has used nutritious ingredients that dogs enjoy.

Innovation - 4/5

Nutro has 2 kitchens for manufacturing strictly dry foods in Lebanon, Tennessee and Victorville, California, and 3 others solely for producing canned and wet foods in Arkansas, South Dakota, and Ohio.

Reliability - 4/5

Nutro's website has a contact page where customers can submit a form or call for assistance. The site also provides the hours and days when its office is open. The FAQ Page also provides feedback to common questions.

Social Good - 5/5

Nutro launched the Nutro™Room To Run™ program which supports non-profit dog parks throughout the nation. Nutro also pledged to donate $1 million to the Natural Disaster Dog Search Foundation and partner with rescue banks.

Relevance - 3/5

Nutro uses its social media to promote their products and share pictures of pets and their products.

Retail: Best Price $55.09

Ranks 6th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $55.09

Ranks 6th in value among competitors.

Petflow, a premium dog food distributor, offers free shipping for any purchase over $49.00. The Nutro website has an optional newsletter sign up that sends out new deals to customers regularly.

Best Purchase Options
Petco - $55.09
Pet Flow - $57.99
Other Purchase Options
Amazon - $57.99
Best Purchase Option
Petco - $55.09
Other Purchase Options
Pet Flow - $57.99
Amazon - $57.99

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