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    1. #1
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      Nutro Ultra Dog Food..advice

      So we need to change Baxter's dog food and I was looking at the Nutro Ultra Dog food. The adult food seems pretty good but the adult formula doesn't seem as high in fat and protein as the puppy formula. Can I feed Baxter the puppy formula? He is 6 years old....

      below is a breakdown of the 2 foods:


      ULTRA™ Dry Puppy Food Ingredients
      Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Ground Rice, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Rolled Oats, Lamb Meal, Salmon Meal, Natural Flavors, Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Salt, Egg Product, Tomato Pomace, Dried Pomegranate, Dried Blueberry, Dried Cranberry, Dried Pumpkin, Dried Spinach, Dried Carrot, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Beta Carotene, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract
      Guaranteed Analysis
      o Crude Protein (min.)28.00%
      o Crude Fat (min.)15.00%
      o Crude Fiber (max.)4.00%
      o Moisture (max.)10.00%
      o Arginine (min.)1.00%
      o Lysine (min.)1.00%
      o Calcium (min.)1.10%
      o Calcium (max.)1.50%
      o Phosphorus (min.)0.90%
      o Phosphorus (max.)1.40%
      o Zinc (min.)250 mg/kg
      o Vitamin E (min.)400 IU/kg
      o Ascorbic Acid
      (source of Vitamin C) (min.)*60 mg/kg
      o Taurine (min.)*0.09%
      o Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.)*0.10%
      Beta Carotene (min.)*0.50 mg/kg
      Chondroitin Sulfate (min.)*300 mg/kg
      Glucosamine (min.)*200 mg/kg
      Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min.)*3.60%
      Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min.)*0.40%

      Adult Dog Dry Dog Food Ingredients

      Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Ground Rice, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Lamb Meal, Salmon Meal, Natural Flavors, Flaxseed, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Rolled Oats, Potassium Chloride, Egg Product, Tomato Pomace, Dried Pomegranate, Dried Blueberry, Dried Cranberry, Dried Pumpkin, Dried Spinach, Dried Carrot, Salt, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Carnitine, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Beta Carotene, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.
      Nutritional Adequacy Statement

      NUTRO® ULTRA™ Adult Food for Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.
      Guaranteed Analysis

      o Crude Protein (min.)25.00%
      o Crude Fat (min.)13.00%
      o Crude Fiber (max.)4.00%
      o Moisture (max.)10.00%
      o Arginine (min.)1.00%
      o Lysine (min.)1.00%
      o Calcium (min.)0.7%
      o Phosphorus (min.)0.6%
      o Zinc (min.)250 mg/kg
      o Vitamin E (min.)400 IU/kg
      o Taurine (min.)*0.09%
      o Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C) (min.)*60 mg/kg
      o L-Carnitine (min.)*50 mg/kg
      o Beta Carotene (min.)*0.50 mg/kg
      o Chondroitin Sulfate (min.)*300 mg/kg
      o Glucosamine (min.)*200 mg/kg
      o Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min.)*3.60%
      o Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min.)*0.30%

    2. #2
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      Not too many feed Nutro anymore, too many recalls. You could feed the puppy food, but I would just go with a better food.
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      I'm not inclined to feed the Nutro brand either due to past history. Putting that aside, if you look at the guaranteed analysis of both formulas I would definitely pick the puppy formula. Most labs can benefit from the somewhat higher protein/fat of 28/15 rather than the 25/13 of the adult formula. I find it's best to ignore labels of puppy or adult and just go by what the actual values are.

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