The Good: Fairly nutritious, Good ingredients, Myah will eat it
The Bad: Comparatively expensive, Myah exhibits no enthusiasm for this food
The Basics: Nutro Ultra Weight Management adult dog food is healthy and well-made, but Myah is not at all excited about it.
One of the interesting aspects of having a bigger dog is that I have, rather suddenly for my life, learned quite a bit about nutrition for dogs. Whenever I consider a dog food these days, the very first thing I look at (even before price) is the ingredients list. If the food does not have meat as its first ingredient, I look into it no further. So, when I found a bag of Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food at my local discount store and confirmed that the first ingredient in it was chicken, I eagerly picked up a bag for Myah, my Senior Siberian Husky who, as winter was coming, was looking at less activity than normal.
Unfortunately, the Nutro Ultra Weight Management did not grab Myah. She eats this dog food, but it is one that will sit in the bowl, as opposed to one she rushes to consume when it is first put out.
Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food is a pricier dog food for those who cannot find it at a discount store (as I did!). The 4.5 oz. bag does not last long for bigger dogs like Myah, but it does seem to have generally good ingredients and Myah gets good nutrition from it . . . when she gets around to consuming it.
A single serving of Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food for a dog like Myah is supposed to be between 3 1/4 cups and 4 cups per day, so the small bag barely lasts a week! The Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food is made up of little football-shaped discs that are 5/8" long, 3/8" wide (at their widest point) and 3/16" thick. The Nutro Ultra Weight Management smells surprisingly strongly of chicken grease!
Ease Of Preparation
Nutro Ultra Weight Management is a fully-prepared dry dog food; there is no preparation required for dispensing it. The Nutro Ultra Weight Management has directions for dispensing based on goals of canine weight loss versus weight management. The amount of food a dog is given varies surprisingly little, but for Myah, in her ideal weight bracket, Myah gets 4 cups per day, a little less in winter when she is languishing inside for long stretches, as opposed to exercising.
The Nutro Ultra Weight Management smells powerfully of chicken or chicken grease. It is a dry dog food and Myah quickly came to recognize the smell of it, but it did not entice her. Myah does not come running for the Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food.
Myah eats the Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food after it is put out for her. She does not come running for it and when she does consume it, she does not eat it very fast. In fact, the Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food is one that Myah eats slowly and does not guard her food bowl for when it is filled with this particular food.
Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food does not just smell good, it is actually very nutritious. Made primarily of chicken, whole brown rice, and ground rice the ingredients are about half natural before becoming a chemistry equation I can only assume has to do with preserving the food and keeping it formed. The Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food has no corn in it, which is good for a finicky old dog like Myah who needs more protein!
According to the guaranteed analysis, Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food has at least 23% crude protein, 10% crude fat, .7% Calcium , but no more than 6% crude fiber, 13% fat and 11% moisture. This is not a bad food for dogs at all. As a dry dog food, it is highly recommended that you have adequate water available for your dog when serving it Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food. Because it is a hard dog food, the act of dogs eating it helps to clean their teeth, which is a nice benefit of the Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food.
Nutro Ultra Weight Management dog food is overpriced for Myah's lack of intrigue with it, despite it being a generally well-made food that provides dogs with excellent nutrition.
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