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

How does this compare with the discontinued Nutro Max Indoor dry cat food that my two boys just love?
Answer by ChewyMay 03, 2020
The manufacturer has discontinued the entire Nutro Max line. This variety would be suitable to transition to. Whenever possible, we recommend at least a 7 - 10 day transition before you begin feeding the new formula exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new formula exclusively. This allows your pet’s digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food.

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.

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329 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By OliviasMom 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 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Elvis on Mar 9, 2022


My three cats enjoy these crunchies. They eat it throughout the day. All three seem to be always content with this food. They don’t spit up with it. No hairballs. I think it’s a good brand of food for cats. My cats have ate this crunchy food for years. I completely recommended. And it’s great to have a delivered by Chewy.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Bobb on Feb 23, 2022

Cats Don't Like

Have a couple of cats who are almost exclusively dry food eaters. To address their probable boredom I occasionally change the brand. This one was not well received. They eat it because they are hungry. But there is no enthusiasm. Will not buy the Nutro dry again. BTW, the price was ridiculous.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By mamameow on Feb 14, 2022

A Good Choice

I was looking for a good choice to add to my cats' diets and this really suits them. It has more varied ingredients than standard popular brands and most of all the cats really like it. It is a little more cost per lb but I think it is worth the benefits of variety

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By JConway114 on Mar 22, 2022

Ripped bag

Unfortunately when I took out the bag of dried food out of the box, there was a giant slit in the bag and I lost half the bag when it spilled out all over the floor.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By shortstuff on Apr 9, 2022

She likes it!

She's 14 1/2 years old with a few health problems and has become a picky eater. She loved Nutro from the get go. Thank you.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Alexis on Dec 23, 2021

Only dry food I’ll buy

After years in trying different brands and still experiencing my cat’s upset stomach I decided to try Nutro feed clean. They’ve now been eating this brand for two years, and are no longer vomiting frequently as they used to. I also received my last order in 32 hours during the Christmas rush. Thank you so much I appreciate you all!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Tasty on Dec 9, 2021


Bella and Tigger began they’re new trial run for this product last week. So far so good and we love that this product has everything we want for our babies. We were feeding them what I considered a low grade food and my Bella decided she wasn’t going to eat anymore. So I did some research and found this food to be healthy and good for them . I will continue with it until they decide otherwise. Thank you