Nutro Ultra Adult Dry Dog Food
We love dog food brands that are committed to transparent business practices. If you make quality dog food you should be willing to openly talk about how it’s sourced and produced. That’s why we reached out to pet food companies, asking questions about all their brands and products. Each company had three weeks to reply to our messages.
How Easy Was it to Reach the Company?
Nutro is part of the Mars family of brands and was pretty responsive. It only required one email, and they responded in 4 days. Not lightning fast, but compared to the average it was good response time.
Does Nutro have a veterinary nutritionist on staff? If so, who are they?
We have two nutritionists on staff for better checks and balances. One is full time and has done 7 years post graduate work in nutrition, his work has been published in peer reviewed Veterinary and Nutrition journals for over 30 years. His work is also cited in the NRC Nutrient Requirements for Dogs and Cats. The other is a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist (DVM, PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR) who has an office in our headquarters but is considered part time so he can continue his work in academia.
The detail here is great, but they were unable to share the specific names of the professionals.
Who formulates your recipes, and what are their credentials?
Developing pet foods involves teams of Associates with expertise in many different fields including nutrition, food science, animal science and veterinary sciences. Mars Petcare has been developing pet foods for over 80 years and the nutritional knowledge and expertise of our associates goes into every diet we produce.
This response felt more like a marketing response and dodges the actual question. They were unable to provide any names of the professionals involved in the formulation of the product.
Do you test your products using the AAFCO feeding trials? Why, or why not?
This depends on the diet. Both ways of ensuring nutritional adequacy are acceptable methods and the method employed on a particular diet is listed on the diet itself within the nutritional adequacy statement. For those products that are formulated to meet nutrient profiles, we utilize our extensive database of the nutrient content of our ingredients and well as analytical values of key nutrients in order to ensure the delivery of the nutrient profiles of our diets.
Every dog food label will list of the AAFCO Statement, which tells you if a feeding trial has been done. There is much debate on the effectiveness of these trials, but we feel it is insightful to hear how a manufacturer views them as part of their product development.
What country are your products manufactured?
Our CRAVE, Nutro, products are currently manufactured in the USA.
Can your manufacturing facilities be visited?
No, they cannot be visited by the public.
We found that most large multinational companies like Mars have manufacturing facilities that are not open to the public.
What quality measures do you use to assure consistency and quality?
Quality is the cornerstone of every aspect of our business and the number one responsibility of all our employees, suppliers and distributors. At Mars Petcare, we have a vision for making A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®. The health and wellbeing of pets is our absolute priority. Our products are manufactured in strict compliance with the stringent guidelines set down by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), as well as each state's feed regulations and in many cases our own guidelines far exceed them. Under the Mars Supplier Quality Assurance Program, all of the raw materials that we and our suppliers use must meet our strict global internal quality and safety requirements, in addition to local laws and regulation. Our robust global standards, which apply at every stage of the supply chain, allow us to ensure that all of our products are safe, nutritious and enjoyable, meaning owners can feel confident that their pets will thrive on our products.
Does Nutro own its manufacturing facility? If it is another company, what company is it?
In the U.S. we employ 25, Associates across 6 segments: Mars Food, Mars Drinks, Mars Petcare, Mars Chocolate, Mars Symbioscience and Wrigley. We employ more than 75, Associates worldwide. We have 37 manufacturing plants in the U.S. and 43 U.S. states have Mars operations. For more than years, Mars has been committed to making our products in the markets where we sell them. By growing our footprint in the U.S., we are better able to introduce new products to meet consumer demand for greater choice and variety.
In short, they own the facilities.
Do any parts of your product come from China?
We source our ingredients for our North American plants as close to our facilities as possible. We do not purchase meat-based ingredients from China. Our vitamins and minerals often come from China, as that is often one of the only locations to source these ingredients globally, similar to human foods. Mars has an extensive Supplier Quality Assurance program, which includes audits and visits from our own associates to these suppliers.
We learned from speaking to many companies that sourcing quality ingredients at scale is a significant challenge. This reality means that companies like Mars who are supplying massive distribution channels will often use a variety of sourcing options, including China.
- Product Description chevron_left
NUTRO ULTRA™ believes that dogs deserve to enjoy their food as much as we enjoy ours. And like us, they shouldn’t have to compromise on taste. NUTRO ULTRA™ Dry Dog Food with a Trio of Proteins From Chicken, Lamb and Salmon is crafted using quality ingredients that satisfy and nourish. These delicious recipes start with real chicken as the #1 ingredient and feature a trio of high-quality protein from chicken, lamb, and salmon and a blend of 15 vibrant superfoods like coconut, chia, kale, and blueberries. NUTRO ULTRA™ Adult Recipe provides a balanced diet for adult dogs that’s nutrient rich and full of flavor that’ll help your dog thrive. Bring together unique ingredients and flavors to make your pet’s mealtime an extraordinary moment with NUTRO ULTRA™ Dog Food.
All NUTRO ULTRA™ Dry Dog Foods follow the NUTRO. FEED CLEAN™ philosophy, using high-quality ingredients sourced from trusted farmers and suppliers. These dry recipes are made with Non-GMO ingredients* and have no chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat, or soy protein and no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Plus, these nutrient rich recipes are full of flavor and have high-quality protein as the foundation of every recipe.
* Trace amounts of genetically modified material may be present due to potential cross-contact during manufacturing.
- Guaranteed Analysis chevron_left
Crude Protein (min.) % Crude Fat (min.) % Crude Fiber (max.) % Moisture (max.) % Calcium (min.) % Phosphorus (min.) % Zinc (min.) mg/kg Vitamin E (min.) 80 IU/kg Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.)* % Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.)* %
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
- 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
- Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives)
- Whole Chia Seed
- Dried Coconut
- Dried Egg Product
- Tomato Pomace
- Dried Kale
- Dried Pumpkin
- Dried Spinach
- Dried Blueberries
- Dried Apples
- Dried Carrots
- Zinc Sulfate
- Niacin Supplement
- 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.
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Keep fresh drinking water available at all times, provide plenty of exercise and see your veterinarian regularly. Serve dry or lightly moistened. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing it in a cool, dry location.
SUGGESTED AMOUNTS TO FEED PER DAY
|Dog Weight||Feeding Amount|
|19 lbs.||1 cup|
|25 lbs.||1 1/3 cups|
|35 lbs.||1 3/4 cups|
|45 lbs.||2 1/4 cups|
|55 lbs.||2 1/2 cups|
|65 lbs.||2 3/4 cups|
Calorie Content: kcal/kg, kcal/cup
Ratings and Reviews
Healthy choice! It’s great
favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite| toria36
Healthy choice! It’s great for your dog. My dogs don’t quite like the taste in the beginning but it’s kinda like offering someone a salad vs fast food. I like that your dog doesn’t have to go to the bathroom as often! Saves me so much time!
Good healthy food. My
favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite| member77ad2
Good healthy food. My pups have had no problems with this kibble and it provides them with a well balanced diet.
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Nutro Ultra Adult Dry Dog Food
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Nutro Ultra Holistic Superfood Blend contains the perfect mix of premium lean proteins, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy oils to help your dog be at his best. Combined protein sources from high-quality natural and holistic ingredients ensure optimal Amino Acid levels and great taste for your dog. Ultra Adult dog foods are made and tailored specifically for adult dogs, providing % complete and balanced nutrition for adult maintenance.Key Benefits
- Three lean animal proteins from farm-raised chicken, pasture-fed lamb and salmon provide unique and complementary Amino Acids that work together to promote strong, lean muscles.
- Packed with antioxidants to help maintain a strong immune system, a healthy heart and sharp mind. Contains whole grains and natural oils that are essential in your dog's diet.
- Sunflower Oil is rich in Linoleic Acid to help your dog have a healthy skin and a shiny coat. Specially fortified with essential vitamins, minerals and taurine. Taurine provides added health benefits for dogs as a natural antioxidant as well as for healthy eyesight and hearing
- Made with absolutely no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. This is a high quality product that is produced in the manufacturer's own facilities to ensure safety and quality.
- Nutro's dedicated team of experts tailor their formulas to your pet's life stage and health condition. They only use natural ingredients that they directly buy and can trace back to their suppliers.
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Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free
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.Caloric Content
|Crude Protein||% min|
|Crude Fat||% min|
|Crude Fiber||% max|
|Vitamin E||80 IU/kg min|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||% min|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids||% min|
|Weight of Dog||Daily Feeding (cups)|
|25 lbs||1 2/3|
|45 lbs||2 1/2|
|65 lbs||3 1/3|
If feeding Nutro Dog Food for the first time or changing formulas, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of the new formula with your old dog food for 6 days.
- Days 1 - 2: 25% Nutro/75% Old Formula
- Days 3 - 4: 50% Nutro/50% Old Formula
- Days 5 - 6: 75% Nutro/25% Old Formula
- Days 7+: % Nutro
About NUTRO Ultra Dry Dog Food
Thoughtfully Crafted Recipes to Satisfy and Nourish
Dogs deserve to enjoy their food as much as we enjoy ours. Nutro Ultra offers a menu of creatively crafted recipes that both satisfy and nourish. Nutro Ultra brings together unique ingredients and flavors to make mealtime special. You'll love seeing the joy that these tasty and nutritious recipes bring to your pet.
Made With an Exclusive Superfood Medley
Nutro Ultra dry dog food contains a unique and exclusive blend of 15 superfoods, bringing together high-quality animal protein, whole grains and seeds, and fruits and vegetables to help your dog thrive.
Trio of Proteins From Chicken, Lamb and Salmon
Each Nutro Ultra recipe is made with non-GMO ingredients and crafted with high-quality proteins that your dog will love, with real chicken as the #1 ingredient.
†Trace amounts of genetically modified material may be present due to potential cross-contact during manufacturing.
|Description||Tailored Nutrition for Life Stages and Breed Sizes||Crafted Without Grains or Glutens||Made with 10 Key Ingredients or Fewer Plus Natural Flavors, Vitamins, Minerals & Other Nutrients||Simple, Wholesome Nutrition||Nature's Very Best Ingredients||Thoughtfully Crafted to Satisfy & Nourish|
|#1 Ingredient||Chicken, Lamb, Salmon or Venison Meal||Chicken or Lamb||Lamb, Salmon, Duck or Venison Meal||Chicken Meal||Chicken||Chicken, Beef, or Duck|
|Life Stage Formulas||Puppy, Adult, Senior||Puppy, Adult, Senior||Adult||Puppy, Adult, Senior||Puppy, Adult, Senior||Adult|
|Breed Size Formulas||Toy, Small, Medium, Large||Small, Medium, Large||Medium, Large||Medium, Large||Toy, Small, Medium, Large||Toy, Small, Medium, Large|
|Weight Management Formulas||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Wet Food Formulas||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
The NUTRO brand has a long history of making great pet food—since , in fact. From the beginning, they've been pioneers in pet nutrition, and their quality products, high standards, long heritage and pet-loving people make all the difference.
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2 Rotties approved!
By Dina on Sep 12,
We have tried several foods once we decided to switch from Blue Buffalo. Lots of bags donated to the shelter. When we could no longer get Royal Canin I was forced to find, yet again, another food. After hearing that grain free foods are linked to heart disease, I decided to switch from Natural Balance to Nutro. Best decision ever. Not only do they love it, their coats look better, less itching, their weight is good and it’s less expensive without skimping in quality! Finally a food I can continue giving my dogs without worry if I am giving them the right food!You liked it!Something went wrong. Please try again later.Report
My boys aren't impressed
By NOPE on Aug 29,
We have such picky eaters, always looking for something that hits their pallets and something they enjoy. This particular food did not impress me when I opened the bag as the kibble is very pale and didn't seem to look good to me. I realize I'm not the one eating it, obviously. The first week the boys would eat it, now I put it in their bowls and they walk up, look at it and walk away. Going to try Rachel Ray Big Life next and see how that goes. It sure looks better.You liked it!Something went wrong. Please try again later.Report
amazing food !!
By hannuhbug on Jul 30,
My little Lucy girl was having a reaction in her inner thigh area in both legs. We thought it was allergies from grass, so we would wipe her down and out bag balm on it. I decided to “upgrade” her food to a more robust offering (aka more expensive/better ingredients). Since then her thighs haven’t been red! I don’t know what exactly did it. But it worked !!!You liked it!Something went wrong. Please try again later.Report
By MalliesMom on Jul 27,
Peppa says: This is a really good and yummy food for us dogs. It provides some really great ingredients and it filled my belly up, really well. My human mom always looks out for the best for me, she wants me to be around for awhile. Peppa is now sleeping again, but she would want me to say, Nutro is a really great pet food line.You liked it!Something went wrong. Please try again later.Report
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