This is a very good dog food , with salt being the only ingredient we would like to see replaced. All ingredients are of high quality. Beet pulp and tomato pomace are a type of filler, but they are also high in fiber and help with keeping a dogs stools firm.
Nutrisource Small and Medium Puppy Formula Ingredient Analysis

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  2. Chicken
  3. Brown rice
  4. White rice
  5. Fish meal
Chicken meal is a good meat source for dogs.

Chicken is an excellent meat source for dogs, but after it has been processed it well move down the ingredient list.

Brown rise is at top of the grain list quality and adds many nutrients to a dog’s food.

White rice is a decent grain but does not contain the nutrient value like brown rice.

Fish meal adds a large amount of omegas to a dog’s diet.



Nutrisource Small and Medium Puppy Formula Ingredient List

Chicken meal, chicken, brown rice, white rice, fish meal (a source of fish oil), oatmeal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), flax seeds, beet pulp, tomato pomace, sunflower oil, natural flavors, dried egg product, brewers yeast, potassium chloride, 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), 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, lecithin, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), choline chloride, chondroitin sulfate, yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, rosemary extract.

Nutrisource Small and Medium Puppy 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.
USMetric
Crude Protein (Min.)32.0%320 g/kg
Crude Fat (Min.)21.0%210 g/kg
Crude Fiber (Max.)5.0%50 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.)3.5%35 g/kg
*Omega - 3 Fatty Acids (Min.)0.8%8 g/kg
*Glucosamine (Min.)550 ppm550 mg/kg
*Chondroitin (Min.)200 ppm200 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 Small and Medium Puppy Formula Feeding Guidelines

Feed 3/4 to 1-3/4 cups per 10 pounds of body weight; Feed 100 to 240 grams per 5 kg of body weight
Current AgeCurrent Weight of your Dog:
1 lbs
.5 kg
Current Weight of your Dog:
5 lbs
2.5 kg
Current Weight of your Dog:
10 lbs
5 kg
Current Weight of your Dog:
20 lbs
9 kg
Current Weight of your Dog:
30 lbs
14 kg
Current Weight of your Dog:
50 lbs
25 kg
Up to 4 months1/2 cup or
65 gr.
1 cup or
140 gr.
1-3/4 cups or
240 gr.
2-1/2 cups or
310 gr.
3 cups or
385 gr.
5 cups or
690 gr.
4-7 months1/3 cup or
45 gr.
3/4 cup or
100 gr.
1-1/4 cup or
170 gr.
2 cups or
250 gr.
2-1/2 cups or
320 gr.
3-1/2 cups or
480 gr.
7 months to adult1/4 cup or
35 gr.
1/2 cup or
70 gr.
3/4 cup or
100 gr.
1-1/2 cups or
185 gr.
1-3/4 cups or
240 gr.
2-1/2 cups or
345 gr.
These guideline amounts are a starting point. Begin feeding puppies NutriSource Small and Medium Breed Puppy food when they begin to nibble, usually 3 to 4 weeks of age. Keep moistened food available at all times until puppies are weaned. After weaning, feed moistened or dry several times per day. Decrease feeding times and amounts as puppy grows, ending with a routine of two regular feedings per day. Vary the amounts to suit the age, growth stage and activity level to maintain optimum weight. One 8 ounce measuring cup contains 4.4 ounces/125 grams of NutriSource Small and Medium Breed

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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