About this time last year, Nutros Max Cat became increasingly difficult to find, with “Out of Stock” listed for many of their flavors. I didnt panic at first, but later in December I realized this was becoming a problem and that the product was being discontinued. The response at that time from the company MARS Petcare USA was to try their Perfect Portions product, which are these ridiculously sized small portions (that cost 50% more than Max Cat) in an even more ridiculous hard to open container where you have to peel back the lid only to get juice everywhere. My cats did not like it very much, except for Lily. She liked it. I had wanted to stop using their products, but for Lily, I would use a Perfect Portion with each meal as a side dish with Lily getting the largest portion.
Recently, the Perfect Portions in Cuts in Gravy (my cats dont like pate) are “Out of Stock” everywhere (Amazon, Chewy, Petsmart, Petco). When I contacted Nutro, I got this response:
“Were sorry to hear you are having difficulties finding our NUTRO® PERFECT PORTIONS Variety Packs. Rest assured we have not discontinued those. We’re aware some of our products haven’t been as easy to find during these unprecedented times due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We have experienced some supply constraints across our family of brands but are committed to making sure all pets have the nutritious recipes they need and our teams are actively exploring how to get them in your hands as efficiently as possible. I am sorry that I do not have a specific time frame to pass along to you. We would suggest keeping an eye on the online retailers such as Petsmart.com, Walmart.com, Chewy.com, Amazon.com and Target.com as we work towards stock replenishment.”
I understand were in a pandemic, but its been going on for 9 months now and I have had no trouble obtaining any other product. I really want to stop supporting this company, but I will continue to buy small amounts of Perfect Portions for Lily, if they are ever available again.
A Quick Look at Nutro Dog FoodPros
Whether you’ve fed your dog Nutro dog food brand products for years or are thinking of making the switch, it’s crucial to educate yourself on the company’s reputation within the industry. Perhaps most importantly, this includes Nutro dog food’s recall history.
Although Nutro’s line of Max cat food was recalled for incorrect zinc and potassium labeling in 2009, the Max dog food line has never been explicitly mentioned in a product recall.
Which Types of Dogs Was Nutro Max Best Suited For?
Since the Nutro Max line included formulas for all different ages and sizes of dogs, it worked well for a wide range of pups and their nutritional needs. Owners could also choose from grain-inclusive and grain-free formulas.
All in all, Nutro Max products were a great mid-range dry food option for the average dog.
Did Nutro dog food Change 2021?
In early 2021, the brand will reveal its new packaging and updated recipes. The NUTRO brand is refreshing its dry dog food products to reveal a fresh, clean look. The brand is also bringing new ingredients into its NUTRO NATURAL CHOICE recipes, such as kale, spinach, egg and tomato.
A series of mysterious illness and death dogs Nutro pet food. Scores of pet owners report their animals became ill while eating Nutro products, then recovered when they were switched to another brand. At least six dogs have died in the past two months, according to an analysis of complaints to ConsumerAffairs.com.
Why is Nutro discontinued?
Did Nutro dog food Change 2021?
Did Nutro get bought out?
What Nutro dog food was recalled?
In 2009, some varieties of Nutro dry puppy food were recalled because plastic was found in the manufacturing line. In 2015, several lots of Nutro Apple Chewy Treats were recalled for potential mold contamination.