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Nutro Dog Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 39%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 70%
? 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 83%
? 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 62%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 82%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 44%

Company HQ

LocationFranklin, Tennessee

Parent company

Nutro Company, Inc

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Cat Wet Food, Dog Dry Food, Dog Wet Food, Cat Dry Food, Kitten Dry Food, Senior Cat Dry Food, Puppy Dry Food, Puppy Wet Food, Senior Dog Dry Food

Where to Buy

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  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All animal protein comes from animal sourced ingredients


  • 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 to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Dry Food $1.97/lb $2.49/lb -$0.52/lb
Dog Wet Food $0.39/oz $0.31/oz +$0.08/oz
Senior Dog Dry Food $1.92/lb $2.51/lb -$0.59/lb
Nutro dog food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Nutro Nutrient Profile comparison

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

Dog Dry Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 24.61% 30.10% -5.49%
Fat 14.61% 15.92% -1.31%
Fiber 5.19% 5.27% -0.08%

Dog Wet Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 42.81% 43.26% -0.45%
Fat 23.62% 22.89% +0.73%
Fiber 6.53% 6.99% -0.46%

Senior Dog Dry Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 26.91% 28.36% -1.45%
Fat 13.21% 13.52% -0.31%
Fiber 4.44% 5.43% -0.99%
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 since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Nutro - Dog treats (12/13/2015) -+
Date: 12/13/2015
Company Name: Mars Petcare
Product Description: Dog treats
Recall Reason: Potential for mold
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Who owns Nutro dog food?

Nutro is owned by Nutro Company, Inc.

Where is Nutro dog food made?

Nutro is manufactured in the United States .

Is Nutro AAFCO approved?

Not, all of Nutro recipes are AAFCO approved, the following recipes are not AAFCO approved.

Has Nutro dog food been recalled?

Nutro has been recalled 1 times in the years 2015.

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