Nutro Wholesome Essentials Indoor 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 indoor feline deserves.
  • Supports a healthy weight for indoor cats and contains natural fiber to support 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

17 Customer Questions

Is this food ok for males? What about urinary protection? Just don't want my kitty sick?
Answer by ChewyJun 12, 2018
This food is formulated for adult cats both male and female, and it's fortified with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants for immunity, omegas for a healthy skin and coat, taurine for a healthy heart, and natural fiber for healthy digestion.

Do any of the ingredients come from China?
Answer by ChewySep 15, 2020
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.

Is this food is high on colories
Answer by ChewyJul 05, 2018
This food contains 372 calories per cup.

What is the specific analysis of Phosphorus, Magnesium and ash in this food? It is not listed as it should be.
Answer by ChewyMar 22, 2020
This food has a phosphorus content of 1.076%, a magnesium content of 0.125% and an ash content of 7.361%.

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339 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Graycats on Jul 31, 2022

Outdoor cats dislike indoor food

I accidentally purchased the indoor formula for my cats that go outside. They normal eat, and love, the regular Nutro formula. I figured they wouldn’t know the difference, same brand and everything however, they absolutely refuse to eat the indoor formula. Feeling intimidated by the dirty looks they were giving me over a 3 day period I went out and purchased the right kind locally. All is now well in their kingdom and I’ve corrected my auto ship for the next time. So if you think they won’t know the difference don’t try to fool them. They will know.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cricket on Aug 3, 2022

Favorite of All

Nutro chicken and Brown Rice is an above all fan favorite. I feed it to the older 11yr cat, the kittens, the out door cats, the raccoons, the opposums. and the deer. I leave it out for all to enjoy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Angg on Aug 4, 2022

My cat likes it!

My cat is picky with food and even treats. But he took to this right away and really likes it. I love how healthy it is, but not how expensive it is!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sanamu on Jun 6, 2022

They love it

This is the favorite of my two indoor Maine Coons; and now I've given up on buying cheaper brands for out-door cats, they get this too. So do the crows by the way. Everybody loves it. (Indoor cats also get canned food but munch on this all day, every day. If they can see the bottom of their bowl, I get complaints.)

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Nutro on Jul 10, 2022

Used to like Nutro

My cats used to love Nutro, but something seems to have changed bc they’re not going crazy for it anymore. I won’t be buying again soon.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 6LittleDarlings on Apr 8, 2022

Nutro Rocks Non-GMO

Pet parents, please know that it is really important to learn about GMOs and the differences between grain-free and Non-GMO. Grain free is NOT healthy. The idea is to ensure we're feeding a well rounded diet and that includes grains. However, the grains should be Non-GMO. I finally have all of my cats and dogs on Nutro Non-GMO foods - which wasn't that easy to do up until a few years ago. They all love it and they are all doing great - even my 11 & 12 year old pups.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Cheryl on Apr 20, 2022

Kibble size changes and Company that makes it is no help

The kibble size has been inconsistent on this food for some time now but lately it has been double the normal size and my cats will not eat it. Once before it was a totally different shape and larger and I found out it was dog food accidentally bagged as cat food by Mars that makes it. This time when I contacted Mars they will not help at all.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MedinaMom on Jun 8, 2022

Our cats favorite dry food

We have been trying several brands of dry food for our three 7 year old cats. Nutra Chicken and Fish flavors are their favorites along with one Wilderness flavor.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By SweetieandBuddy on May 24, 2022

Noses up and thumbs down

Neither of my cats will eat this food. Both were showing signs of being thoroughly tired of their other dry food but they just won't eat this stuff. Cats are so fussy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sugarsfood on Mar 8, 2022

Nutro Cat Food

I have purchased this for years at a pet store however we have decided to check out chewy for pricing and wonder why I didn't do this sooner when pricing my cats food. I have this set up for autoship now and will not be going to the store again. Nutro is the best brand as neither my cats or dog beg me for food when I am at the table eating. Thanks Chewy for the autoship as well as the best pricing and thanks for carrying Nutro.