Nutro Wholesome Essentials Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Senior Dry Cat Food

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About This Item

  • Crafted with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
  • Features real chicken as the very first ingredient for the high-quality protein and flavor your senior cat deserves.
  • Taurine and other essential nutrients help support heart health in aging paw-tners, while antioxidants encourage healthy immunity.
  • 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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Top IngredientsChicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein...New: Chicken, Chicken By-product Meal, Rice...Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal (Source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Corn Grits...Chicken, Poultry By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...
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Health FeatureImmune Support, Senior Care, Skin & Coat Health...Immune Support, Dental & Breath Care, Senior CareMuscle Care, Immune Support, Digestive Health...Digestive Health, Eye Care, Immune Support, Skin & Coat Health
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Questions & Answers

13 Customer Questions

What is the phosphorus content?
Answer by ChewyFeb 07, 2020
This formula contains approximately 1.06% phosphorous on an as fed basis and 1.17% on a dry matter basis.

I have 19 cats from ages 1 year up to 17. Only two of my cats are considered seniors. Would this food be ok to feed all of my cats?
Answer by ChewyJun 23, 2018
This food is formulated for senior cats ages 7 and above. Feeding this food to your other cats will not harm them, however they will not be receiving the nutritional benefits for their life stage.

Is the chicken and fish from the US?
Answer by ChewyAug 22, 2018
Nutro sources their ingredients from trusted farmers and suppliers, prepared only in trusted facilities, and rigorously test for quality and safety. They travel the world to locate and source the quality ingredients used in their recipes. They work 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 our high-quality ingredients. No matter where they source our ingredients from, they have the same high standards that apply to all suppliers.

who owns this company and where is this food made
Answer by ChewyDec 27, 2017
Nutro Products, Inc., a subsidiary company of Mars Incorporated, is made and manufactured in the United States.

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193 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Helena on Aug 10, 2022

Picky eater approved

I was initially worried about switching to a dry food for seniors (from Blue Buffalo multi-cat), but had no issue and not one complaint from my 4-legged crew!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By cowgirl on Aug 14, 2022

my cats loved it

this food is great. cats loved the small kernals and the taste right at the first taste

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By heylady43 on Mar 24, 2022

Great for Sensitive Stomachs

We have tried numerous dry cat foods trying to find something that did not cause my 4 cats to throw up. We've tried formulas for sensitive stomach, mature, grain free, indoor cat, etc. and this Nutro brand is the only one that all of the cats keep down. They seem to like it which is a big plus. I only rated it 4 stars now since I want to see how it goes over time. If the cats continue to thrive I will upgrade rating to 5. It is a little more expensive than some brands, but, way cheaper than many of the other premium brands. So far so good!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Theo on Mar 20, 2022

Great for Older cats

I switched to this food from a urinary tract brand that was a little too fatty for my two senior cats. Both my seniors love it. My second came from a bad home before me, and in a few weeks it has made her coat MUCH softer and shrank her enlarged bladder and stomach. My younger cat also likes it, when he wanders to their bowls.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LisaLisa on Mar 23, 2022

All three cats love this stuff

We have three senior cats between 12 and 14 years old and they've grown quite picky in their old age. Because of recent supply chain problems we couldn't get their regular food so we tried this. They gobble it down like it's their last meal! And no "digestive problems" either. We will stick with the Nutro.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KathyLucifer on Jul 26, 2022

love this food

Both my cats are now seniors. They wait by their bowl every morning.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Debbie on Apr 7, 2022

The cats love it!

I was using Iams for Seniors, and I have 1 cat who was giving it back to me, frequently. I switched to this, and none of my cats vomit anymore! Which I appreciate. Wholesome food, and they love the taste.

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

Nutro dry food

my cats love this dry food. if you want to start feeding healthier, try this food. I recommend this food for healthier feeding. Might be a little more in price but at least you know your animals are eating healthier.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jinxy on May 5, 2022

He loves it.

Jinxy took to it right away. He loves it. Changed from taste of wild to nutro because of his older age.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By NurtoCatFood on Mar 1, 2022

Love this Food

We have been through several brands of Cat food.. for 30 + years... and the Nutro Brand has always stood out as one of the Best.. Our cats have never has issues with it as with other brands and foods!