NUTRO Wholesome Essentials Hairball Control Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food, 3-lb bag -

Nutro Wholesome Essentials Hairball Control Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult 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 adult feline deserves.
  • Helps reduce hairballs with a natural fiber blend.
  • 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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Dogs Love Nutro

Feed your dog clean recipes with Nutro dog food. Packed with real, recognizable ingredients, it has a taste dogs love, with high-quality protein as the #1 ingredient.

Cats Do, Too

Snap and peel—or pour—your cat a nutritious meal with Nutro cat food. Made with carefully sourced ingredients, each flavorful Nutro meal has a taste your kitty will love.

Nutro Natural Choice Dog Food

Give your dog the wholesome ingredients he loves with Nutro Natural Choice Dry Dog Food. Made with non-GMO ingredients, these recipes are rich in nutrients and full of flavor.

Specialty Dry and Wet Dog Foods

A balanced diet doesn’t need to be less tasty. Satisfy your dog’s taste buds with Nutro specialty dry and wet dog foods, including nutritious Ultra meals backed by superfoods. And if your dog has food sensitivities, check out Nutro Limited Ingredient dog food recipes.

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Nutro cat food is designed to nourish any cat, anywhere.

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Nutro Indoor Cat recipes help support your indoor cat’s weight, digestion, skin and coat with quality ingredients.


Nutro kibble for kittens is packed with omega-3 fatty acids and calcium to help them grow.

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Senior Cat formulas from Nutro help support your aging cat’s heart with essential nutrients like taurine.

Hairball Control

Nutro Hairball Control recipes for adult cats help minimize hairball formation and promote digestive health.

Wet Food for Cats

All of the yum with none of the mess—Nutro Paté is a delicious and nutritious wet cat food for your feline friend that saves you the hassle of messy cans or leftovers. Each perfect portions tray holds two individual servings in snap-and-peel packaging that makes serving a snap!

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At Nutro, pet health is in their roots and natural is in their DNA. Nutro is on a mission to harness the power of nature for the benefit of pets. That’s why they make a range of wholesome, natural foods for pets that always keep nature at its very best.


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Top IngredientsChicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein...Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Barley...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Chicken, Chicken Meal, Split Peas...
Special DietNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Non-GMO, Natural, With GrainIndoor, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Non-GMO...Indoor, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Weight Control, With Grain, NaturalNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Indoor, With Grain, NaturalHigh-Protein, Sensitive Digestion, Non-GMO, Natural, With Grain
Health FeatureHairball Control, Immune Support, Skin & Coat Health...Digestive Health, Skin & Coat Health, Muscle Care...Hairball Control, N/AHairball ControlImmune Support, Digestive Health, Skin & Coat Health...
Food FlavorChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, Poultry

Questions & Answers

13 Customer Questions

What size and shape is this kibble?
Answer by ChewyMay 29, 2019
The oval shaped kibble measures 11 millimeters in length x 6.5 millimeters wide x 4.5 millimeters thick.

where is food made?
Answer by ChewyApr 01, 2021
This recipe is made in the USA.

What is the ash content?
Answer by ChewyJan 23, 2019
There is 7.871% ash on an as fed basis.

Is the 14 pound bag resealable?
Answer by ChewyOct 12, 2021
The 3-pound and 5-pound bags are resealable but the 14-pound bag is not.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CHUCK on Nov 21, 2022

Munchkin's Food

The food that I was giving my pet was no longer available so I saw this Nutro and I did some research on it and I found that they used very top ingredients not a lot of garbage, real chickens real meat brown rice regular vegetables in other words if I was an animal I'd want to eat it so I figured well I got nothing to lose he won't eat all that expensive stuff I've been buying him at Blue Buffalo and stuff like that but he ate the Nutro and I have several different seafood and a chicken I've got this one here so to me it's money well worth it if your pet eats it and the food is that good.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rika on Dec 15, 2022

Great for medium/long hair cats who get hairballs

I use this food as sort of a supplement. 2 of my 3 cats eat a wet/dry mixed diet and it seems to help prevent hairballs. There are a LOT of carbs though I highly recommend cutting it with a high protein food. I rotate between petcurean go!, American journey, and tiki dry foods.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By KcPaull on Nov 8, 2022

Some of my cats like it

I switched to this when my usual food was no longer available. I did it slowly and thankfully, none of my cats got tummy problems from the change. However, I noticed that some of my cats were not eating it at all, so I will be changing over to something closer to what they have liked in the past.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By kathy on Nov 29, 2022

try a sample first

I bought a large bag, incorporated it with the current food. Neither of my cats would eat it. An expensive waste of money.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By xine on Oct 16, 2022

Quality food

I bought a bag to try this out since I have cats that get hairballs, but refuse to eat hairball supplements. 8 cats seem to love it.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By snellsnell1 on Sep 26, 2022

Stopped eating

My cats have been eating this for years. Not sure if food changed or all 3 cats changed taste at the same time. They just won't eat the most recent bag I got

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kath on Dec 9, 2022

Good quality

Great for long haired cats and no more furry vomits in the house.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cardamom on Jun 18, 2022

great food and great service

My kitty loves this food and it’s the only dry food we have tried that she consistently finishes completely. Honestly it even smells good to me so I get it. The last bag we ordered I noticed she was sniffing it weirdly and not finishing half of her usual serving so I asked Chewy for help. They took my concern seriously and sent the replacement and asked for the lot number so they could remove the other potentially affected bags. Thank you for great customer service, I feel I can trust Chewy to keep my kitty safe.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tara on Dec 6, 2022

Cats love it

All four of my cats love it, including the most picky eater

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jill on Aug 24, 2022

Superb product

The best product I have ever found in my search to reduce hairball reaction in my 16y/o cat