Nutro Wholesome Essentials Kitten Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food

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Nutro Natural Choice Kitten Chicken & Whole Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food contains DHA for brain and eye development and calcium for strong bones and teeth. Nutro's Smart Start Formula for early growth and development is made with a high level of omega fatty acids for healthy skin and fur. Real chicken is the number-one ingredient for a taste your kitten will enjoy.

Key Benefits

  • Made with some of the finest ingredients available. The number one ingredient is always chicken. Provide your pet with a rich source of essential fatty acids and amino acids for strong healthy muscles.
  • Ideal for growing kittens as this product contains DHA which promotes brain and eye development.
  • Provide your kitten all the energy she needs to stay active and healthy.
  • Ensure that your cat is always looking great and in top shape. Added natural oils promote healthy skin and soft fur while advanced antioxidants enhance health immunity.
  • This is a complete and balanced diet for your kitten. It contains all the essential nutrients that will help keep your kitty thriving and meowing. Whole brown rice supports digestion while calcium helps maintain strong bones and joints.

Special Note:

This product has recently undergone a packaging and slight formulation change. Customers may receive the old formulation during this transition.

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    6.5 pounds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
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  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Brewer's Rice, Whole Brown Rice, Potato Protein, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Salmon Meal, Natural Flavors, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salt, Dl-Methionine, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Calcium Pantothenate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

Caloric Content

3,902 kcal/kg, 438 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 36.0% min
Crude Fat 19.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.06% min
Calcium 1.20% min
Selenium 0.35 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 250 IU/kg min
Taurine 0.18% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.50% min

Feeding Instructions

Age of Kitten Daily Feeding
Up to 8 weeks 1/3 cup
8 - 16 weeks 1/2 cup
16 - 40 weeks 2/3 cup
40 - 52 weeks 1/2 cup

Transition Instructions

If feeding Nutro Dog Food for the first time or changing formulas, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of the new formula with your old dog food for 6 days.

  • Days 1 - 2: 25% Nutro/75% Old Formula
  • Days 3 - 4: 50% Nutro/50% Old Formula
  • Days 5 - 6: 75% Nutro/25% Old Formula
  • Days 7+: 100% Nutro

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  • The only food I'll feed my pets

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    I will only buy Nutro products for my pets. I learned alot about pet food while working at a farm and feed store. The more good nutrition in a food, the more it will be used up by your pet, which equals less output. Which means for me, a less stinky litter box. Read the ingredients on each pet product.

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  • Fixed my kitten's digestive issues

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    When I adopted my kitten she had terrible digestive issues. After multiple vet visits and medications, I began to suspect that it was her food. I tried 5 different brands of food and she turned her nose up at each one, resulting in her being underweight. Desperate to find something that would help her put on weight and fix her digestion, I finally tried Nutro. Not only did she begin eating everything I put in her bowl, after only 3 days I noticed a difference in her litterbox. Within 1.5 weeks she was completely healthy! Nutro was the only food that worked! This also helped her put on healthy weight.

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  • He comes running!

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    I got this for a 16 week kitten I got at the end of August. It's now October and Zuko has grown so much and has such soft, silky fur! He's so full of energy. I leave the recommended amount of food out all day for him (he gets wet food at night), and he eats it all up. I'll definitely be feeding him the adult food when the time comes.

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  • Great for my 4mo kitten!

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    My kitten loves this food - I mix it with nutro wet kitten food and she runs when she hears the can open. The kibble is on the smaller side but perfect for a kitten. Will buy nutro again and again.

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  • Wow!!! I'm impressed

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    I have a very picky kitten on my hands and decided to try this food. My kitty loves it!! We are 2 weeks into feeding her this food, and she now calls out and chirps for it during feeding time! Thank you Nutro kitten

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  • amazing food for my picky sensitive kitten

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    I had switched my kittens food to raw instinct and it caused her to get a runny stool and upset tummy for about a month she had issues and even stopped using her box. As soon as I switched her to nutro all her issues stopped her stool is firm shiny coat and she loves it I'm so happy she's back to having fun!

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  • Healthy Kittens

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    My kittens love this so much that I've been using it as a treat as well as a supplement to the canned food. Very nutritious and it's keep them in excellent body weight.

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  • great quality

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    I recently rescued 2 feral kittens and started them on this food about 3 weeks ago along with the Nutro wet kitten food. It has helped them add much needed weight and their coats are looking beautiful! I'm excited to see how they grow up on this food. I'm very impressed so far and I love Chewy's prices on it. Will definitely keep buying.

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  • Kittens love it!!

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    My 4 month old kitty and her one year old mama love this food. I tried two other major brands with no luck before I found Nutro. They have firm stools and not stinky at all. Mama kitty is a bit underweight so I will keep her on the kitty food for a few more months.

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  • preferred over wet food

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    My 2 female Siamese rescues LOVE this food! I've tried a few different types and with this one, they prefer these nibbles over their wet food now! The nibbles are small pellet size, it is very easy for them to eat, not overly hard either. This cat food has made their coats soft and shiny; they are happy, healthy, playful kittens. They are about 9 months old and are growing big and strong. No digestive issues at all with this food.

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