Nulo Dog Food-It Has What in It?!

I’m not going to lie: I didn’t come across Nulo dog food until just this year. There is a small pet supply shop just two miles down the road from me where I found samples of this food. Upon picking up a few samples and taking a look at the ingredients for myself, the staff at the store couldn’t stop going on and on about how great they thought the food was. Intrigued, I decided to write this Nulo dog food review.

So, how healthy is this dog food for dogs?

Let’s jump into my honest Nulo dog food review to find out!

For this Nulo dog food review, I will be focusing on the Adult High Meat Chicken and Peas formula.

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Guaranteed Analysis

 

Ingredient Amount
Crude Protein (Min) 32.00%
Crude Fat (Min) 17.00%
Crude Fiber (Max) 5.00%
Moisture (Max) 10.00%
Calcium (Min) 1.0%
Phosphorus (Min) 0.9%
Vitamin E (Min) 300 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (Min) 2.90%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (Min) 0.40%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (Min) 65 mg/kg
Bacillus coagulans* (Min) 80,000,000 CFU/lb

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Whole Peas, Sweet Potato, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid), Lentils, Pea Fiber, Deboned Turkey, Natural Chicken Flavor, Yeast Culture, Salmon Oil, Dried Chicory Root, Potassium Chloride, Dried Carrots, Dried Tomatoes, Dried Blueberries, Dried Apples, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Sweet Fennel, Dandelion, Chamomile, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Iron Proteinate, Niacin, Copper Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.

 

Ingredient Breakdown

Deboned Chicken

Deboned chicken is chicken minus all of the bones. It is a high-quality protein source.

Chicken Meal

Chicken meal is a high-quality protein source that contains as much as 300% more protein than chicken contains alone.

Turkey Meal

Turkey meal is a high-quality protein source that contains as much as 300% more protein than turkey contains alone.

Whole Peas

Whole peas are a source of carbohydrates, dietary fiber and a variety of vitamins that makes this ingredient beneficial to dogs.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are an ingredient that is used to help support healthy digestive health. It is an ingredient that is high in dietary fiber, low in fat and contains essential minerals and vitamins such as vitamin B6, vitamin C and manganese.

Chicken Fat

Chicken fat is a high-quality source of fat used in most holistic dog foods. It contains essential omega fatty acids that can contribute to healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Lentils

Lentils are an ingredient that contains protein, dietary fiber, carbohydrates and essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, vitamin B1, copper, and potassium.

Pea Fiber

Pea fiber is used in dog food as a traditional “functional fiber.” These types of fibers and non-digestible carbohydrates that is only moderately nutritious for dogs. It is seen as nothing more than a filler.

Deboned Turkey

This is a high-quality protein source. It is turkey without any of the bones.

Natural Chicken Flavor

This is an ingredient that is used as a natural flavor additive that is used to enhance the flavor of the food to entice dogs to eat it.

Yeast Culture

This is a controversial ingredient that is used in a few dog foods today.  It is a supplement that contains a variety of B vitamins and enzymes to help encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestine.

Salmon Oil

Salmon oil is a type of oil that is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. It is an ingredient used to support a healthy immune system, a healthy heart, healthy , kin and a shiny coat.

Dried Chicory Root

This is an ingredient that is rich in sugar and polysaccharide insulin. It is primary used as a healthy prebiotic and a source of soluble dietary fiber.

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Nulo Dog Food Sizes, Flavors and Price

Nulo Adult Grain Free


This is a 100% all natural line of dog food that is perfect for your furry friend. Made with grain free ingredients, this is a type of dog food that is perfect for small or large breed dogs.

Flavors Available: Lamb, Salmon or Turkey

Sizes Available: 4.5 pounds, 11 pounds and 24 pounds

Nulo Limited Plus Puppy and Adult


This is a line of food that is perfect for dogs with sensitivities. It is made with limited ingredients, prebiotic support and made with all-natural ingredients that are safe for your dog.

Flavors Available: Salmon, Turkey and Small Breed Turkey

Sizes Available: 4 pounds, 10 pounds and 22 pounds

Nulo Senior Grain Free


This grain-free recipe is made with high amounts of protein, but low in carbs. It is also made with Glucosamine and Chondroitin to help support joints in aging dogs.

Sizes Available: 4.5 pounds, 11 pounds and 24 pounds

Nulo Puppy Grain Free


This formula is made with ample amounts of calcium and phosphorus to help support growing puppies with healthy bone formation and blood circulation. It contains ingredients that are grain free without artificial flavors or corn.

Flavors Available: Salmon and Turkey

Sizes Available: 4.5 pounds, 11 pounds and 24 pounds

Nulo Adult Weight Management


This line of food is made with few calories to help support healthy weight loss. It is made with all-natural grain free ingredients that is perfect for dogs that suffer from allergies.

Sizes Available: 4.5 pounds, 11 pounds and 24 pounds

 

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Nulo Dog Food Reviews and Ratings from Pet Owners

As far as reviews and ratings left by actual pet owners, most pet owners seem to be satisfied with this food. Just take a look for yourself what some pet parents have been saying about this food below.

My Bernese Mountain Dog’s poop have been A+ since feeding him this food. We have always struggled to find the right food that wouldn’t upset his stomach and boy, have we finally found it. We have tried practically every food on the market, but Nulo dog food was a game changer for us. -Evan, SF July 20th

My search is finally over! This dog food helped finally settle my Boston Terrier’s nervous and sensitive stomach. Both my dog and I are very happy with this food. -Gliycham, August 27th

This is an excellent quality dog food that won’t disappoint. I have been feeding my dogs Nulo dog food ever since it hit the market. All of my dogs love in and it leaves them in pretty good shape. Can’t recommend this food enough. -Susan R., September 1st

My dogs approve this food. I own dogs who have been suffering from food allergies for years, but after feeding them this food, they aren’t affected by these allergies any longer. -AshZoeWill, May 18th

After eating Nulo, my dogs won’t touch any other food. I own two rat terriers who are notorious picky eaters. The only food they will touch is Nulo dog food. While it does cost more than most foods, the quality of the food is well worth the extra expense. -Jared Quandt, June 3rd.

 

My Final Opinion

After carefully looking at the cost, flavors available, carefully examining all of the ingredients and taking into consideration what pet owners have been saying about this food, this is a brand of dog food that I don’t have a problem recommending. While it does contain a few controversial ingredients, the nutritional value and positive reviews well make up for it. Keep in mind, this food may be a bit more expensive than other holistic foods on the market, but honestly, it is well worth the cost in the end.

Final Verdict:
Recommended

 

Have you tried Nulo dog food with your dog? If so, what did you think of it? Let me know in the comments section below!

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