We are becoming a fans of Nutrisource and were going to recommend this dog food until we saw ingredient No. 6 (Corn gluten). Corn gluten meal is one of the poorest ingredients that can be added to a dog’s diet, as such we do not recommend this dog food.
Nutrisource Large Breed Puppy Chicken and Rice Formula Ingredient Analysis

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  2. Chicken meal
  3. Brown rice
  4. White rice
  5. Barley
  6. Corn gluten meal
Chicken is a very good meat for dogs, but after processing it well move down the ingredient list.

Chicken meal is also a very good meat for dogs.

Brown rice is an excellent grain and is thought to help fight heart disease.

White rice is decent grain.

Barley is a low grade of grain.

Corn gluten meal should not be in a dogs diet. Corn causes allergies, ear issues, eye issues and skin & coat problems in many dogs. Corn gluten meal is in fact the lowest grade of corn that can be found.

Nutrisource Large Breed Puppy Chicken and Rice Formula Ingredient List

Chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, white rice, barley, corn gluten meal, oatmeal, beet pulp, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), natural flavors, fish meal (a source of fish oil), flax seeds, sunflower oil, dried egg product, brewers yeast, potassium chloride, kelp meal, salt, proteinated minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, selenium proteinate), yeast culture (saccharomyces cerevisiae, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus acidophilus, aspergillus niger, trichoderma longibrachiatum, bacillus subtillis), DL Methionine, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), glucosamine hydrochloride, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), taurine, chondroitin sulfate, choline chloride, yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, rosemary extract.

Nutrisource Large Breed Puppy Chicken and Rice Formula Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements.
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
Selenium (Min.)0.5 mg/kg0.5 mg/kg
Vitamin E (Min.)175 IU/kg175 IU/kg
*Omega - 6 Fatty Acids (Min.)2.9%29 g/kg
*Omega - 3 Fatty Acids (Min.)0.50%5 g/kg
*Glucosamine (Min.)550 ppm550 mg/kg
*Chondroitin (Min.)150 ppm150 mg/kg
* Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Min.)100 mg/kg100 mg/kg
*Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (Min)0.05%.5 mg/kg
*Lactobacillus Acidophilus (Min)50 million CFU/lb50 million CFU/lb
*Enterococcus Faecium (Min)35 million CFU/lb35 million CFU/lb
*Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Min)900 million cells/lb900 million cells/lb
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Nutrisource Large Breed Puppy Chicken and Rice Formula Feeding Guidelines

Feed 1/2 to 2 cups per 10 pounds of body weight; Feed 60 to 200 grams per 5 kg of body weight
AgeMature Weight
of your dog:
50-75 lbs
22-34 kg
Mature Weight
of your dog:
76-100 lbs
34-45 kg
Mature Weight
of your dog:
Over 100 lbs
Over 45 kg
1-3 months2 Cups / 190g3 Cups / 285g4 Cups / 380g
3-5 months3 Cups / 285g4 Cups / 380g5 Cups / 475g
5-7 months4 Cups / 380g5 Cups / 475g6 Cups / 570g
7-12 months4 Cups / 380g5 Cups / 475g7 Cups / 665g
1-2 years4 Cups / 380g5 Cups / 475g7 Cups / 665g
These guideline amounts are a starting point. Vary the amount fed to suit age, growth stage, and activity level to maintain optimum weight. These guideline amounts are for total fed each day. Divide the amount fed by the number of feedings to get the amount per feeding. One 8 ounce measuring cup contains 3.3 ounces of NutriSource Large Breed Puppy food.

Protein (minimum)……………….25.0 %
Fat (minimum)…………………….14.0 %
Moisture (maximum)…………….10.0 %
Fibre (maximum)…………………...4.0 %
Ash (maximum) …………………....7.0 %
Calcium ……………………………..1.7 %
Phosphorous ………………………1.0 %
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio ….1.7: 1.0
KCal As Fed....540 (155grams/8oz cup