Feeding Guidelines

Feeding guidelines have been updated as of 5/12/2011.  Individual packages will be updated as existing package inventory is depleted.

Divide the amount shown into 2 to 3 feedings daily. Add approximately 1/2 cup (50g) for every 10 lbs. (4.5kg) daily feeding

PUPPY FEEDING CHART**   LARGE BREED CHICKEN & RICE FORMULA    
YOUR PUP'S WEIGHT 4 - 8 WEEKS DAILY FEEDING 8 - 16 WEEKS DAILY FEEDING            16 -24 WEEKS DAILY FEEDING 24 -52 WEEKS DAILY FEEDING
(lbs./kg) (8 oz. Cups / Grams) (8 oz. Cups / Grams) (8 oz. Cups / Grams) (8 oz. Cups / Grams)
0 - 5 lbs. / 0 - 2kg 1/4 - 1 1/4 Cups / 26 - 128g      
5 - 10 lbs. / 2 - 5kg 1 - 2 1/4 Cups / 102 - 230g 1 3/4 - 2 Cups / 179 - 204g    
10 - 15 lbs. / 5 - 7kg 2 - 3 Cups / 204 -   306g                2 - 2 1/2 Cups / 204- 255g     
15 - 20 lbs. / 7 - 9kg   2 1/2 - 3 Cups / 255 - 306g    
20 - 30 lbs. / 9 - 14kg   3 - 3 3/4 Cups / 306 - 383g                 2 - 2 3/4 Cups / 204 - 281g                      
30 - 40 lbs. / 14 - 18kg   3 3/4 - 4 1/2 Cups / 383 - 459g 2 3/4 - 3 Cups / 281 - 306g 2 1/2 - 3 1/4 Cups / 255 - 332g                     
50 - 60 lbs. / 23 - 27kg    

3 1/2 - 4 3/4 Cups / 357 - 485g

3 1/4 - 4 Cups / 332 - 408g
70 - 80 lbs. / 32 - 36kg     5 - 6 1/2 Cups / 510 - 663g 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 Cups / 459 - 561g
80 - 100 lbs. / 36 - 45kg     6 1/2 - 7 1/2 Cups / 663 - 765g 5 1/2 - 7 1/2 Cups / 561 - 765g

**Amount of food consumed will vary based on activity level, age, breed and environment. Standard 8-oz/250 cc measuring cup holds approximately 3.60 oz/100 g of Nutrisource Large Breed Puppy Formula Dog Food. At 5-7 months and again at about 12 months, your puppy will automatically reduce the amount consumed. This is due to natural reduction in growth rate and the reduced need for calories. Consult your veterinarian if you believe your dog is too thin or overweight. Remember it is important to have clean, fresh water available for your dog at all times.

Calorie Content Metabolizable Energy (calculated): 3,924 kcal per kg., 400 kcal per cup

Cups per bag       1.5 lbs.        7 Cups

                            6.6 lbs.      29 Cups

                             18 lbs.      80 Cups

                             30 lbs.    133 Cups

NutriSource® Large Breed Puppy Chicken and Rice Formula provides super premium nutrition in a scientifically formulated easy-to-digest food designed for puppies of breeds that will mature at more than 50 pounds. This is formulated to provide proper nutrition for balanced muscular and skeletal growth in large and giant breeds avoiding joint problems later in life. NutriSource® Large Breed Puppy contains specially adjusted levels of calcium and phosphorus matched with balanced protein, fat, carbohydrates and calories to supply large breed puppies the nutrition to grow and develop to fullest potential. Feed NutriSource® Large Breed Puppy food to your Large/Giant Breed Puppy from weaning until your dog reaches it's mature weight and size, typically at about 18 months of age. At maturity, we suggest transition to NutriSource® Adult or NutriSource® Large Breed Adult food.
New and Improved - made with organic selenium and organic zinc - no wheat.
Protein - 26%
Fat - 14%

Guaranteed Analysis:


US Metric
Crude Protein (Min.) 26.0% 260 g/kg
Crude Fat (Min.) 14.0% 140 g/kg
Crude Fiber (Max.) 4.0% 40 g/kg
Moisture (Max.) 10.0% 100 g/kg
Calcium (Min.) 1.0% 10 g/kg
Phosphorus (Min.) 0.8% 8 g/kg
Iron (Min.) 250 mg/kg
Copper (Min.) 15 mg/kg
Manganese (Min.) 40 mg/kg
Zinc (Min.) 175 mg/kg
Selenium (Min.) 0.1 mg/kg
Vitamin E (Min.) 175 IU/kg
*Omega - 6 Fatty Acids (Min.) 2.9% 29 g/kg
*Omega - 3 Fatty Acids (Min.) 0.50% 5 g/kg
*Docoasahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (Min.) 0.05% 0.5 g/kg
* Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Min.) 100 mg/kg
*Cobalt (Min.) 1.0 mg/kg
* Total Microorganisms (Min.)
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium, Aspergillus niger, Bacillus subtillis)

100 million CFU/lb**

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
** Colony Forming Units per pound

Calorie Content – Metabolizable Energy (calculated): 3,924 kcals per kg , 400 kcals per cup

Ingredients:
Chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, white rice, barley, corn gluten meal, oatmeal, beet pulp-dried, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), fish meal (a source of fish oil), natural turkey and chicken flavor, flax seeds, sunflower oil, dried brewers yeast, dried kelp meal, potassium chloride, dried egg product, salt, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, selenium yeast), DL Methionine, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement,  folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), taurine, choline chloride, yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, rosemary extract,  yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtillis fermentation product.

NutriSource® Adult Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Available in 30 lb., 18 lb., 6.6 lb., & 1.5 lb. bags