Inception Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food

By Inception
Rated 4.375 out of 5 stars


Selected: Flavor:


Selected: Flavor:


Selected: Size:


Selected: Size:

$41.99Chewy Price
$39.89Autoship Price
(Save an extra 5%)
Save 35% (up to $20) on your first order and 5% on future orders. Choose Autoship in Checkout. Skip or cancel anytime.

Buy Select Cat Product, Get Free Cat Treat

In Stock
FREE 1-3 day delivery

Frequently Bought Together

This Item – Inception Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food, 13.5-lb bag
Rated 4.375 out of 5 stars
$41.99Chewy Price

Buy Select Cat Product, Get Free Cat Treat

Inception Poultry Recipe Wet Cat Food, 5.5-oz can, case of 24
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
$45.36Chewy Price

Buy Select Cat Product, Get Free Cat Treat

Tidy Cats Breeze Spring Clean Scented Litter System Cat Pads, 10 count
Rated 4.6506 out of 5 stars
$17.19Chewy Price

Save 50% Off First Autoship with code: CHEWYLITTER

Total Price: $104.54

About This Item


  • The first 2 ingredients—chicken and chicken meal—satisfy your feline’s carnivore instincts.
  • Supplemented with taurine, an essential amino acid, to support your cat’s heart, digestive and eye health.
  • Tasty chicken-flavored recipe contains no potato, corn, wheat or soy.
  • Formulated with moderate amounts of protein to fuel your kitty’s daily adventures.
  • Legume-free recipe to help your kitty thrive.

See More

Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

Compare Similar Items

Customer Rating
Rated 4.375 out of 5 stars
Rated 3.4706 out of 5 stars
Rated 4.3043 out of 5 stars
Rated 4.1524 out of 5 stars
Rated 4.2667 out of 5 stars
Price Per Unit
$3.12/lbChewy Price
$3.12/lbChewy Price
$3.41/lbChewy Price
$3.19/lbChewy Price
$3.03/lbChewy Price
$41.99Chewy Price
$41.99Chewy Price
$45.99Chewy Price
$42.99Chewy Price
$39.99Chewy Price
$39.89Chewy Price
$39.89Chewy Price
$43.69Chewy Price
$40.84Chewy Price
$37.99Chewy Price
Top IngredientsChicken, Chicken Meal, Oats...Whitefish, Whitefish Meal, Oats...Turkey, Herring Meal, Oats...Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal...Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Millet...
Special DietNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With GrainIndoor, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Weight Control, With Grain
Food FlavorPoultry, ChickenSeafood & FishPoultry, Seafood & Fish, TurkeyPoultry, Chicken, N/APoultry, Chicken
Food FormDry FoodDry FoodDry FoodDry FoodDry Food
Health FeatureDigestive Health, Hairball Control

Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

Carb content?
Answer by ChewyApr 24, 2020
This formula has a carbohydrate content of approximately 31.0%.

I don't understand. On their website it says this food has 70% protein from meat. Then why on here does it say 30% protein? Plus i think Milo has sugar in it. Do you know how much sugar is in this food? Or what % of milo?
Answer by ChewyNov 01, 2020
The 30% is referring to the amount of protein per serving. The 70% is the amount of animal protein vs plant protein in this recipe. There is no sugar added to this recipe. For a complete list of ingredients, click the “Nutritional Info” tab, next to the “Description” tab, just under the product photos.

What is the Taurine content in this food?
Answer by ChewySep 22, 2022
The taurine percentage is 0.20% for this formula.

Where is this food made?
Answer by ChewyAug 03, 2022
This food is made in the USA.

ReviewsWrite a Review

Rated 4.375 out of 5 stars
32 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

32 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Aimee on Sep 14, 2023

Good for for sensitivities!

I have three cats and one of them started developing a face rash. We went to the vet and did some tests, but nothing was conclusive; and it was therefore determined he had sensitivities to something he was eating. We did a food sensitivity test and found that he was sensitive to some odd items like tapioca, alfalfa, and some other stuff. It seems that a lot of these items are found in cat food. This was one of the few dry foods (we feed both wet and dry) that did not have any of the ingredients that showed up as him being sensitive to on the test. I switched over to this dry food, and his face is finally clearing up. Thank you! I will put before and after pictures in the review.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Pelrad on Sep 26, 2023

Thank goodness, a grain-free cat chow with no Legumes!

After a long search, we finally pinpointed my 9 year-old cat's sensitivity to peas. I've been scouring ingredient lists for months; besides freeze-dried and frozen foods, Inception is the only one that does not contain wheat, corn, soy, potatoes, or legumes. I bought two bags from the only store in my area that carried it, and all three of my cats went nuts for their new food! It does contain oats; cooked oats are actually good for cats. All those other fillers are not, and can actually cause health problems. After three weeks, my sensitive cat has stopped over-shedding and her dry skin has significantly improved. She has lost enough of her girth that she can groom her own back end and isn't uncomfortable when I pick her up. Best of all, she is exploring and playing and even running for the first time in years! My cats are 9, 5, and 1. 9 and 5 are chonks -- 5 sneaks out to eat the neighbors' Friskies, 9 has sensitivities and a congenital metabolism issue. So I'm trying to balance a diet for very different needs, give them the healthiest food possible, and not break the bank. I feed a mix of Inception, Stella & Chewy freeze-dried food, and canned Fancy Feast (pate only; fewer phosphates) or home-cooked chicken and liver. The Inception helps them feel fuller, which is good because with only the other two foods my drama queens think they're starving between meals. My local store stopped carrying the Inception, and my guys are pouting. They'll be happy to see the delivery guy from Chewy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Melr on Jul 22, 2023

Finally, a filler-free food

I opened the bag to start mixing it with their current dry food and they were curious so I let them have a sniff and bite. They both gobbled it. Even the picky maine coon. Happy to finally transition them to a filler free dry food in addition to some wet. Hopefully their tummies manage

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By keith on Sep 7, 2023


Both our cats like it.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Angel on May 21, 2022

Ummm... no go!

Don't get me wrong... Inception for cats seems to be a high quality food, unfortunately my cats absolutely hate it! Ordered Inception as a replacement out of desperation because the Purina Beyond limited ingredient cat food 13 lb bag is suddenly out of stock everywhere! I only recently switched from the Purina Beyond Grain Free Dry Cat Food after using it for over 4 years because the price suddenly jumped by $10 recently, now I can't even get stuff with grains in it without shopping for weeks on end and still unable to find more than a freak8ng 5lb bag! I bought the largest bag of Inception and now I have to throw it away... what a waste!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jill on Apr 23, 2022
Top 500 Contributor

A No Go for us!

The ingredients look good on this, with something of a mid-range price. Unfortunately, no one in our household of 5 cats will give it the time of day. It's a complete walk away without so much as a nibble. I decided to make it feral cat food, figuring it would be a bonus over their usual, but I've been finding that even the ferals don't seem to really like it. And they are normally pretty hungry and unfinicky. Not sure what's wrong with this stuff. My dog does like the Inception dog food, but the cats consider this a complete No Go.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By farmwife on Jul 8, 2022

Everyone likes it

Finally a dry food both house cats like. Only problem is the dog likes it too and I have to stand guard so cats can eat first

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Freddy on Jun 21, 2022

It's the Only Food My Cat Will Eat

My precious, toothless, cat Fred will not eat anything except this food and an occasional can of tuna in water. He just LOVES Inception.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By kois on Dec 13, 2021

best grains

oats, milo and millet are the healthiest grains for cats, much better than corn or potatoes. i'm not sure why no one has thought of using these in cat foods before, but i've read a lot of good things about them. since most cat foods have some type of starch, i'd rather have these than any others. yes, it may take your cat a bit of time to get used to the change, but i feel it's worth it to make the change if your cat food has other grains.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Karmc on Sep 10, 2021

Good if they’ll eat it….

I really liked the ingredients in this food so I gave it a try. My cats seemed to love it at first but once the first bag was finished and I opened the second bag they refused to eat it. I’m not sure why.