Nutro Natural Choice (Chicken, Rice & Oatmeal)
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Natural Choice is the best food available from Nutro. It’s not a bad food, and compared to Nutro Max, it’s REALLY good. Natural Choice doesn’t contain any corn or wheat, by-products, or animal digest. This is really good to see, and it gives me confidence that the company is putting forth an effort at least, unlike so many other big companies.
One thing I’’d like to see from Nutro is the inclusion of fruits and vegetables as a natural vitamin and fiber source. They don’’t seem to do that. They do, however, include sunflower oil for lineolic acid (helps with skin and coat), and that’s a solid ingredient. The use of rice as the sole grain is excellent too.
What lets this food down is the inclusion of brewers rice and rice bran in the top ingredients. These are cheap fillers and provide little nutritional value, and may lead to digestive upset and diabetes in dogs.
Natural Choice seems to be readily available, so you’ll find it at most retailers. If you are shopping at a Petsmart or Walmart for your pet food, this is around the best you’ll do. The price is reasonable, so if you can’t afford premium brands then this is an improvement on other readily available foods.
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What’s good about this food….
Chicken and chicken meal are high on ingredients, inclusion of rice, oatmeal, sunflower oil, no corn or wheat.
….and what’s not so good.
Rice bran and rice flour are not the best way to include rice.
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Biotin, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract