Nutro Dog Food

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Pros & Cons


  • Lists meat as first ingredient
  • Suitable for all life stages
  • Grain-free options


  • Contains meat meals
  • Difficult for some dogs to digest

Bottom Line

Nutro Dog food available in a variety of textures and flavor profiles. Some reviews indicate the food might cause stomach issues.

Nutro Dog Food

Nutro Dog Food Reviews

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2023

This food is not good for dogs at all. It is extremely toxic. Made my dog so sick I had to rush her to the emergency room. She was vomiting and diarrhea. I see why the reviews are so I poor. They need to be sued.

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2023

I bought a new bag of Nutro dog food, after 3 years of using this brand I noticed with this new bag my small dog got sick instantly. Throwing up blood and explosive diarrhea with blood, I removed the food and after a few days he seemed better, my boxer started to experience the same sickness. That's when I realized it was the food. Both my dogs had to go to the vet and thank god I caught on to the food being the issue. I now make them homemade food and both have been doing better. I contacted Nutro in hopes they would look into it further, before other dogs get sick and I was offered a coupon for another of their sister brands. At this point I have no trust in any of their brands. I'm sending samples of the food to get tested on my dollar to provide they need to do something about this issue before someone's loved one dies.

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    Reviewed Aug. 29, 2023

    Our German Shepard became sick from the canned dog food. He was so sick we almost had him put down as was so bad of shape from the food that the vet stated must have salmonella. Our new kitten got into the same food and suffered for it. Nutro keeps blowing us off even with supplied papers from the vet. Don't buy!!! Thankfully the animals survived but we are out $1300.

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    Reviewed Dec. 23, 2022

    My dog eats another brand’s food for her regular meals and her poop is always the picture of perfection. I bought Nutro beef bites for training and within 24 hours of eating them she started having mucus diarrhea. It did smell off when I opened it and thought to myself that it might just be a human’s different sensibility and it must be appealing to dogs. Trust your smell sense! I immediately searched to see if this is an issue with this brand and no surprise, I found articles dating back more than a decade! This company needs to be shut down until there is an investigation.

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    Reviewed Dec. 4, 2022

    I have been feeding my dog Nutro Healthy Weight Chicken and Brown Rice dry dog food for years. Started feeding from a new bag (purchased from and noticed exceptionally bad breath (a clue). A week later my dog started vomiting his food 4-5 hours after ingestion. Day 3 of the vomiting was accompanied by 20 minutes of quivering/shaking. Remembering the tainted dog treats years ago, I consulted this website and found a plethora of similar complaints. It appears this has been occurring for at least 3 years. Nutro has a long history of problems with the FDA. How do we stop this company from poisoning our pets?

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    Reviewed July 31, 2022

    We decided to try out this brand of dog food last week while at our local Pet Supermarket, and at first everything seemed fine but yesterday evening about an hour after he ate he started convulsing and fell out of his bed, having what looked like little seizures. We eventually moved him to a dark room and kept things quiet but he got up and vomited, then started shaking again, then vomited the rest of it up until he was dry heaving and foaming at the mouth slightly. He then had a full seizure. We rushed him to the vet, and meanwhile I found the reviews here, and noticed many had similar events occur. My vet said they doubted it was the food but our dog has never exhibited these symptoms and some of the reviews even some on Amazon for this brand showed that it wasn't always immediate. He did end up sleeping through the night and today is shaking sometimes but seems much more in control of his body. We are discontinuing this food immediately.

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    Reviewed May 25, 2022

    A couple weeks after switching my dog to Nutro I noticed diarrhea and vomiting which quickly turned into bloody diarrhea. I at first thought that my dog had just eaten something in the yard that made her sick but the symptoms continued after a week and she gradually stopped wanting to eat. Once I took her off Nutro and put her back on the brand she was eating prior to Nutro the symptoms disappeared.

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    Reviewed April 4, 2022

    I don’t know what they did with this formula and why they changed it but ever since they changed it my dog has been having digestive issues. Diarrhea and feeling nauseous. I’m going to get her checked out at the Vet and I hope nothing serious is going on. I feel like there should be a class action lawsuit against Nutro since people have lost their pets to this food. Avoid at all costs!!

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    Reviewed Dec. 11, 2020

    My 5 month old Chihuahua Lily has been on a lot of different foods in her little life. I try to find the most natural one. With these terrible reviews I tried to steer clear. I had her on this food at 8 weeks for a few weeks, took her off & started her on Wellness, then Whole Earth Farms & plenty of others. This is definitely the one I think she is the healthiest on & we always go back to this food. Heathy BMs, shiny coat, energy, and she loves the taste. This is by far not the worst food, but not the best ingredients wise. I especially steer clear of grain free. But instead of just reading the label & internet horror reviews, I used how my puppy is showing me how she feels! This food is our happy medium in my home. I recommend just trying different foods & seeing what seems best for your dog, bc every dog is different!

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    Reviewed Sept. 25, 2020

    I tried Nutro food as it is highly recommended on some websites. There are so many foods out there to choose from nowadays that this seemed good. We have two sister Brittany Spaniels who are 7. It didn't affect the one at all. The other one it greatly affected. The first time she flipped off the couch having some sort of seizure so I quit the food for 6 months. We thought she had just fell off the couch then. Then like a dummy; I tried it again and she ran outside and began contorting. It was horrible. Do not buy this food it is a killer. So far my little fur baby is ok as I threw this horrible food away. Buyer beware.

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    Nutro Dog Food Company Information

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    NUTRO Pet Foods