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

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Give your growing kitty the nutrition he craves and thrives on with the Nutro Wholesome Essentials Kitten Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food. Made with farm-raised chicken as the first ingredient, it packs everything young kittens need to grow up strong in every bowl. The formula is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids like DHA for healthy growth and development, calcium to build strong growing bones, antioxidants for healthy immunity, plus vitamins, minerals and essential taurine. Plus, you won’t find any chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat, soy, GMOs, or anything artificial – which means you can feel good about pouring it on, and sensitive kittens can dive into their bowls, too.

Key Benefits

  • Kitten formula is made with farm-raised chicken as the first ingredient for high-quality protein and complex carbs for sustainable energy.
  • Smart Start™ formula for early growth and development packs DHA, calcium for strong bones and antioxidants into every bite.
  • Fortified with vitamins, minerals, and omegas for a healthy skin and coat, plus taurine for a healthy heart.
  • Zero chicken by-product meals, corn, wheat, soy, or GMOs so it’s also ideal for preventing food sensitivities.
  • Cooked in USA Nutro facilities with the finest ingredients from around the world, carefully sourced from a trusted network of farmers and suppliers.

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    6.5 pounds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • 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




NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS dry cat food always starts with great-tasting, high-quality protein from chicken, salmon, white fish, or turkey as the #1 ingredient. WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS recipes provide complete daily nutrition for your cat's unique life stage and needs by using natural ingredients plus vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Promotes Healthy Digestion

These nutritious recipes contain natural fiber from ingredients like beet pulp or oat fiber for healthy digestion. Best of all, these recipes are rich in nutrients and full of flavor for a satisfying and delicious meal.

Quality Ingredients

Quality Ingredients

NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS dry cat food recipes are made with non-GMO ingredients† from trusted farmers and suppliers. Each recipe always has a high-quality protein source as the #1 ingredient, and is crafted without chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat, soy protein or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Healthy Skin and a Soft, Shiny Coat

Pet parents know that healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat are telltale signs of whole body health. NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS recipes are crafted to promote healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat.

Healthy Skin and a Soft, Shiny Coat

Real, Recognizable Ingredients With a Purpose


Chicken: This great-tasting protein source provides amino acids, which are essential nutrients that help promote strong muscles, aid in tissue repair, and help support a healthy immune system.

Brown Rice

Brown Rice: Brown rice is an easily digestible, nutrient-rich grain. Brown rice provides balanced nutrition for your pet in the form of energy.

Chicken Fat

Chicken Fat: A source of omega-6 fatty acids that helps promote healthy skin and coat.


Flaxseed: Good source of omega-3 fatty acids, such as alpha-linolenic acid, for healthy skin and coat, and provides dietary fiber for digestive health.


The NUTRO brand has a long history of making great pet food—since 1926, in fact. From the beginning, they've been pioneers in pet nutrition, and their quality products, high standards, long heritage and pet-loving people make all the difference.



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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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    I was looking to "upgrade" from Purina kitten chow, but my 9 month old kittens won't touch it. The strays outside are content to eat it, though.

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    Both my young adopted kittens like this. Although I bought three different types, this one disappears faster that the others.

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    My kittens were both rescue kittens. They both love it!!! It’s small pieces so they don’t have any issues with chewing it.

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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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  • 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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  • Little girl

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    My kitty's love this food .Also healthy for my little girl was so skinny, now she looks healthy.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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