NutriSource Small Bites Chicken & Pea Formula Grain Free Dry Dog Food
NutriSource’s Grain-Free Small Bites Chicken & Pea Formula is an all-life-stages dry dog food that includes higher levels of protein, fat, and calories to meet the nutritional needs of an active small-breed dog. The meat protein sources in this diet include free-range, Humane Certified chicken from Minnesota and wild-caught salmon, which provides an abundant source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Peas deliver protein, fiber, and low-glycemic carbohydrates; low-glycemic carbohydrates help to stabilize blood sugar levels and prevent excess weight gain. This palatable kibble is a good option for small-breed puppies and small-breed active adult dogs.
About The Manufacturer
NutriSource is a Tuffy’s Pet Foods brand designed to provide quality nutrition at an affordable price. Tuffy’s Pet Foods is a three-generation family-owned Minnesota company that has been producing pet foods since 1964. Tuffy’s mills its own legumes and grains, grinds its own meats, and cooks its dry diets in its own manufacturing facility at temperatures under 200 degrees Fahrenheit to maximize bio-availability. Tuffy’s is dedicated to using safe, nutritious ingredients that are produced ethically, and these ingredients feature in all of their food brands, including NutriSource. All NutriSource diets include Good 4 Life supplements, including prebiotics and probiotics to enhance digestibility.
Chicken, chicken meal, peas, pea flour, chicken fat (preserved with tocopherols and citric acid), pea starch, flax seeds, alfalfa meal, natural turkey and chicken flavors, salmon meal (a source of fish oil), potassium chloride, brewers dried yeast, dried tomato pomace, sunflower oil, dried egg product, salt, DL methionine, choline chloride, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, selenium yeast), 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), lactic acid, glucosamine hydrochloride, choline chloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), chondroitin sulfate, yucca schidigera extract, taurine, calcium iodate, rosemary extract, yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract.
NutriSource® Small Breed Chicken & Pea Formula Grain Free 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 including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).
|Crude Protein (Min.)||28.0%||280 g/kg|
|Crude Fat (Min.)||18.0%||180 g/kg|
|Crude Fiber (Max.)||6.0%||50 g/kg|
|Moisture (Max.)||10.0%||100 g/kg|
|Iron (Min.)||110 mg/kg||110 mg/kg|
|Copper (Min.)||11.2 mg/kg||11.2 mg/kg|
|Manganese (Min.)||8 mg/kg||8 mg/kg|
|Zinc (Min.)||135 mg/kg||135 mg/kg|
|Selenium (Min.)||0.35 mg/kg||0.35 mg/kg|
|Vitamin E (Min.)||150 IU/kg||150 IU/kg|
|*Omega – 6 Fatty Acids (Min.)||2.7%||27 g/kg|
|*Omega – 3 Fatty Acids (Min.)||0.7%||7 g/kg|
|*Glucosamine (Min.)||300 mg/kg|
|*Chondroitin Sulfate (Min.)||150 mg/kg|
|*L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C) (Min.)||80 mg/kg|
|*Cobalt (Min.)||1.0 mg/kg|
|* Total Microorganisms (Min.)||100 million CFU/lb **|
|(Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium)|
|YOUR PET'S WEIGHT:||DAILY FEEDING:|
|Lbs.||Kg.||8 oz. Cups||Grams|
|0 - 5||0 - 2||1/4 - 1/2||29 - 58|
|5 - 10||2 - 5||1/2 - 1||58 - 115|
|10 - 20||5 - 9||1 - 1 1/2||115 - 173|
|20 - 30||9 - 14||1 1/2 - 2||173 - 230|
|Divide the amount shown into 2 feedings daily.|
|Add approx.1/3 cup (38g) for every 10 lbs.(4.5kg.) over 30 lbs. (14kg.) daily feeding.|
|**Amount of food consumed will vary based on activity level, age, breed, and environment. Standard 8-oz/250 cc measuring cup holds approximately 4.06 oz/115 g of Nutrisource Small Breed Chicken Formula Dog Food. 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.|
It takes time to transition your pet to a new food without having digestive upset. Over the course of one to two weeks, you should gradually switch from the old food to the new. Start with a 75% old to 25% new mix, then 50:50, and finally 25:75, until you have switched to NutriSource food entirely.