Nutro Ultra Holistic Large Breed Puppy Food

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I started Snoopy on this new food from Nutro, it is pretty pricey but he seems to like it better than the NutroMax.  I was just wondering if anyone else uses this food and what they think of it?  Even if you dont use it,  I do value the opinion of the people here on this forum and was wondering if you guys would at least review the ingredients list and tell me if you would feed it to your dog.  Not because I want you to buy it ,but because I value your opinions and knowledge in this subject.  It has made him stink alot less then he did.  Now he only clears a room instead of the whole house.  I got this straight from the website http://www.ultraholistic.com/large-breed-puppy-food.html.

Ingredients - Large Breed Puppy Dry KibbleChicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Rice, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken, Lamb Meal, Salmon Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavors, Flaxseed, Oatmeal, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Egg Product, Tomato Pomace, Potassium Chloride, Dried Pomegranate, Dried Blueberry, Dried Avocado, Dried Cranberry, Dried Pumpkin, Dried Spinach, Dried Carrot, Salt, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Carnitine, Biotin, Copper Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Beta Carotene, Manganous Oxide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Nutritional Adequacy StatementNUTRO® ULTRA™ Large Breed Puppy food for dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 32.00% Crude Fat (min.) 15.00% Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00% Moisture (max.) 10.00% Arginine (min.) 1.00% Lysine (min.) 1.00% Linoleic Acid (min.) 4.00% Calcium (min.) 1.00% Calcium (max.) 1.70%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.80% Phosphorus (max.) 1.40% Zinc (min.) 250 mg/kg Iodine (min.) 5 mg/kg Selenium (min.) 0.30 mg/kg Vitamin E (min.) 200 IU/kg Taurine (min.)* 0.12% Ascorbic Acid (min.)* 35 mg/kg Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.)* 0.10%
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) (min.)* 0.50% L-Carnitine (min.)* 75 mg/kg Beta Carotene (min.)* 0.50 mg/kg Chondroitin Sulfate (min.)* 150 mg/kg Glucosamine (min.)* 200 mg/kg *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

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Hi Snoops
Just had a look on my bag of proplan lge puppy and an old bag of eukanuba for the top 3 ingredients
PROPLAN
Chicken
Brewers Rice
Corn meal
crude protein 28%
crude fat 13%
crude fibre 6%

Eukanuba
Chicken
cornmeal
Sorghum
crude protein 26%
crude fat14%
crude fibre 5%

So the new brand has more protein and fat with less fibre so yes I would give it a go, :) and i see it is sold here on the net. I also see that is has avocado in it and i know there is a thread somewhere on here with avocado's being a no no to give dogs?. Which is a shame because you would think it would be good for the skin like with humans. Q goes through a 33lb bag in six weeks and that costs $160 kiwi dollars. I was thinking of trying dog mince for a change as he also can clear a room with his smells :)

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i have been feeding natural choice large dog with glucosamine...i have fed this to four previous dogs....my gsd made it to 13 years on this food...and died from a seizure...with pretty good hips....they have puppy adult and geriatric mix.....reasonable price...55 for the big bag

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Ok so i emailed the Nutro company about the whole avacadoes and dogs thing and this is what I got from them...  Of course they are going to tell me that because thats their product right?  what do you think?

Thank you for contacting Nutro with your concern.

Our research and development team has conducted a complete and thorough safety assessment of avocados and results from veterinary toxicology tests show this ingredient is not toxic when consumed by dogs. Avocados are safe to use in pet food, and the avocados used in NUTRO® ULTRA™ Food for Dogs are safe for dogs. 

Misconceptions around the safety of avocados are likely due to the leaves and stems, which are not good for dogs.  Only the fleshy part of the fruit is used in NUTRO® ULTRA™.  In fact, avocados have many beneficial properties for dogs, including high levels of Omega fatty acids, which can help lead to a healthy skin and coat.

Thank you,
Josie

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:) Well it was good of them to reply. To be honest before i read that 'what foods are bad for dogs' I would often give Q some avocado...they grow so well here.
I had a bit of a google....and many many sites still quote the same thing that they are bad for dogs due to the 'persin' in it.
Maybe is a small amount that its harmless but i would take note of the ASPCA link. I would also ask your dog food company how they tested the toxic levels and could you see the papers on the research :)