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Nutro Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationFranklin, Tennessee

Parent company

Nutro Company, Inc

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dry Dog Food, Wet Dog Food, Dry Puppy Food, Wet Puppy Food, Dry Senior Dog Food

Ratings

55%
? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 43%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 66%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 37%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 60%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 81%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 45%
Pros
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • Nutro makes a diverse range of foods for various ages, sizes, and lifestyles
  • All recipes are free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives
Cons
  • Some recipes contain plant-based protein
  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled

Brand Overview

Nutro has been producing pet food since 1926. The company offers a few different product lines including Nutro, Nutro Max and Nutro Ultra, with options for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. All Nutro pet foods focus on clean, real, non-GMO ingredieants that are easy to recognize. Grain-free options are available.

How Much Does Nutro Dog Food Cost

We’ve compared Nutro dog food price to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Dry Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $2.78 $3.43 -19%
Price per 100 kcal $0.17 $0.22 -21%
Price per day $0.10 $0.13 -23%

Nutro Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.42 $0.36 +17%
Price per 100 kcal $1.46 $1.32 +10%
Price per day $0.87 $0.79 +10%

Nutro Wet Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Dry Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $2.42 $3.57 -32%
Price per 100 kcal $0.15 $0.22 -32%
Price per day $0.09 $0.13 -31%

Nutro Dry Puppy Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Wet Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.45 $0.29 +55%
Price per 100 kcal $1.76 $0.93 +89%
Price per day $1.06 $0.56 +89%

Nutro Wet Puppy Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $2.54 $3.45 -26%
Price per 100 kcal $0.16 $0.29 -45%
Price per day $0.09 $0.17 -47%

Nutro Dry Senior Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Nutro Nutrient Profile Comparison

We’ve compared Nutro dog food recipes nutrient profile to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Dry Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 24.61% 30.03% -18%
DM Fat 14.61% 16.01% -9%
DM Fiber 5.19% 5.37% -3%
DM Carb 55.60% 47.69% +17%

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 42.84% 42.92% -0%
DM Fat 23.63% 22.91% +3%
DM Fiber 6.40% 7.10% -10%
DM Carb 27.14% 26.32% +3%

Dry Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 29.72% 32.35% -8%
DM Fat 16.11% 17.94% -10%
DM Fiber 3.61% 4.66% -23%
DM Carb 50.56% 44.25% +14%

Wet Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 44.44% 42.84% +4%
DM Fat 20.83% 27.27% -24%
DM Fiber 6.95% 7.01% -1%
DM Carb 27.78% 22.55% +23%

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 26.91% 28.44% -5%
DM Fat 13.21% 13.38% -1%
DM Fiber 4.44% 5.48% -19%
DM Carb 55.43% 51.94% +7%

All of Nutro dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Nutro Dog Food Review since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Nutro - Dry Cat food (05/21/2009) -+
Date: 05/21/2009
Company Name: Mars Petcare US
Product Description: Dry Cat food
Recall Reason: Incorrect levels of zinc and potassium
Nutro - Nutro dry dog food (10/01/2009) -+
Date: 10/01/2009
Company Name: Mars Petcare US
Product Description: Nutro dry dog food
Recall Reason: Plastic found in production line
Nutro - Dog treats (12/13/2015) -+
Date: 12/13/2015
Company Name: Mars Petcare US
Product Description: Dog treats
Recall Reason: Potential for mold

Explore All Reviews of Nutro Dog Food Recipes

Overall Score
71%
Nutro Hearty Stew Turkey Nutro Hearty Stew Turkey
Cost per day $0.48
Overall Score
64%
Nutro Grain-Free Beef Nutro Grain-Free Beef
Cost per day $0.90
Overall Score
63%
Nutro Puppy Tender Beef Nutro Puppy Tender Beef
Cost per day $1.00
Overall Score
61%
Nutro Premium Loaf Turkey Nutro Premium Loaf Turkey
Cost per day $0.39

FAQ

faq-item-image Who owns Nutro dog food?

Nutro is owned by Nutro Company, Inc.

faq-item-image Where is Nutro dog food made?

Nutro is manufactured in the United States .

faq-item-image Is Nutro AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Nutro recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has Nutro dog food been recalled?

Nutro has been recalled 3 times in the years 2009, and 2015.

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