Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food

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About This Item

  • Crafted with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
  • Features real salmon as the very first ingredient for the high-quality protein and flavor your adult feline deserves.
  • Essential antioxidants help promote healthy immunity, while natural fiber encourages healthy digestion.
  • Contains non-GMO ingredients sourced from Nutro's trusted suppliers and farmers.
  • Made without corn, wheat, soy protein, chicken by-product meal or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.
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About Nutro Dry Dog Food

Wholesome Nutrition

Nutro Wholesome Essentials gives your dog everything he needs for good nutrition using wholesome, clean ingredients from trusted farmers and suppliers. Each recipe starts with high-quality protein as the number one ingredient, with non-GMO ingredients, by-product meals, corn, wheat, soy or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Trace amounts of genetically modified material may be present due to potential cross contact during manufacturing.

Foods for Every Age

Whether your dog is still a playful, mischievous puppy or a seasoned senior enjoying his golden years, Nutro has a tailored formula for him. Choose from puppy formulas fortified with omega-3s for healthy development, adult formulas with just the right balance of nutrients or senior recipes with extra antioxidants for immune support. Nutro has the right nutrition for your dog at every age.

Made for Big, Small and All

Wholesome Essentials offers formulas crafted with the unique needs of big and little dogs in mind. Large breed recipes contain natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin to support healthy joints. There are even senior and puppy formulas tailored for small and large breed dogs. It doesn’t get much more custom than that!

Never Boring

Liven things up for your pup by mixing delicious wet and dry Nutro recipes together at mealtime. Nutro’s Hearty Stews Wet Dog Foods perfectly complement any of the Nutro Dry Dog Food varieties, for a nutritious flavor and texture sensation your dog will love.

Rich in Nutrients, Full of Flavor

Every delicious Nutro Wholesome Essentials recipe begins and ends with wholesome, natural ingredients. Nutro carefully crafts each of its dry foods using real meat as the first ingredient, with non-GMO ingredients, fillers, by-product meals or artificial anything. It’s just good, clean dog food you can trust.


Real beef, chicken, lamb, salmon or venison is the number one ingredient in every mouthwatering recipe.


Nutro Wholesome Essentials never uses chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat, soy protein, GMOs, or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives—ever. Trace amounts of genetically modified material may be present due to potential cross contact during manufacturing.


All recipes are made in Nutro’s US facilities using trusted ingredients from farmers and suppliers around the world.

About Nutro

Nutro has been making delicious, nutritious pet food since 1926. As pioneers in pet nutrition and pet-loving people, their philosophy includes a commitment to quality and food safety and better living through natural, purposeful nutrition. They offer a range of dry and wet foods for dogs and cats and are continually striving to make all their foods as clean and healthy as possible for your pets.
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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

What is the ash content
Answer by ChewyJul 22, 2018
This recipe contains 7.039 % Ash on an as fed basis.

I have 2 senior cats who have been eating Nutro Max Cat dry food for many years. Both cats have dental issues.The shape of the Max Cat is flat unlike most other dry foods that are round and difficult for our girls to eat. Can anyone tell me the shape of this food?
Answer by ChewyApr 06, 2020
This kibble is oval shaped. Please see the attached image for this kibble shape.

Do you source any ingredients including mineral and other essential ingredients from China?
Answer by ChewySep 08, 2020
This recipe is made in the USA. Nutro sources their ingredients from trusted farmers and suppliers, prepared only in trusted facilities, and rigorously tested for quality and safety. They travel the world to locate and source the quality ingredients used in our recipes. Nutro works with chickpea farmers in Canada and North Dakota, sugar beet farmers in Chile, Europe and other parts of South America, pea and lentil farmers in North Dakota, rice farmers in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and California, lamb farmers in Australia and New Zealand and many others around the world to source their high-quality ingredients.

The large bag I ordered previously indicated Non GMO. Is this product also Non GMO?
Answer by ChewyJan 02, 2020
NUTRO Food for Cats follows the NUTRO FEED CLEAN philosophy, is always made with Non-GMO Ingredients and is made with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

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180 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on May 11, 2022

Only food my cats will eat

I have tried so many different foods, and this is the one I always come back to. This is the only thing my all cats will eat, that doesn’t make them sick. They absolutely love it. This says a lot, because one of my cats is extremely picky!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TheBoys on Apr 5, 2022

They love it!

I am so happy our Chewy representative recommended this brand to me for our boys. They absolutely love this food! When their other brand was discontinued we had a tough time trying to match the taste and quality of food for them. We seem to have hit the jackpot on this one. Thanks, Chewy Team for always being helpful and professional for our fur babies.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ames on Apr 20, 2022

Cat likes this flavor

My cat is very picky. Bought her the chicken and rice one. She turned her nose to it. So I bought the salmon one and she loves it. She just doent care for chicken as the main flavor. She prefers dry over wet.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By China on Jan 6, 2022

Not my Cats taste.

I was looking for this dry food 16 lbs bag chicken & Brown Rice because my cats loves it but Chewy didn't have bags on that size so I decided to buy Salmon & Brown Rice then, my cats refuse to eat it, so I had to split the feeding between the stray cats at work and mine at home and even strays were not that happy with the fish flavor, they love chicken but not crazy about salmon in this product.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By myra on Jan 12, 2022

discolored and cats wont eat it

Been buying this brand of food for years. Purchased larger bags of Salmon & Brown Rice but found the food is a different color from what is in the smaller bags and our 14 cats will not eat it. Yet they love the food in the smaller bags. Will NOT purchase large bags anymore.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on Nov 26, 2021

Good ingredients, cat loves it, less dandruff

Our cat has recently been avoiding eating his cat food, so we decided to try something new. I went with this one to address some of his dandruff/dry skin issues and because this has really great, high meat content ingredients. Our cat loves the food! He eats all of it, pretty immediately, and he seems to have less dry skin. We will be getting more for sure.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Naty on Jan 25, 2022

Salmon is good

My cat is very picky and he loves this food. I mix it with Sensitive Stomach dry food turkey base from Purim’s. No problems anymore .

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Expired on Apr 18, 2022

Sent expired bag of food

I received a bag of food that expires in one week.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Strongheart on Apr 1, 2022

Cats love it!

I have 3 cats and they all eat heartily of this product .

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Misha on Oct 12, 2021

Kitty loves it

My cat actually likes this food more than wet food for some reason and will prefer this over her wet food most days! Have no complaints about the ingredients and her coat is still as shiny as ever, bought it to introduce her to dry food since we typically feed her wet food. The packaging was secure and nothing was torn or loose or rotten. The food was not sent expired.