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

13 Customer Questions

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.

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%.

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

How many cups are in the 14lb bag?
Answer by ChewyDec 10, 2019
There are approximately 12 cups of kibble in the 3-pound bag, 20 cups of kibble in the 5-pound bag, and 56 cups of kibble in the 14-pound bag.

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Rated 4.4576 out of 5 stars
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354 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TimW on Nov 7, 2022

Great Stuff

Both my cats love this and won't eat anything else. I save money by buying the 14 lbs bag, pressure sealing it in seperate bags to keep it fresh. I'm new to Chewy and am disipointed in myself for not order from Chewy before. I will from now on that's for sure.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Casey on Oct 2, 2022

Good Food For Cats

I tried several different dry foods for my cats after they no longer needed kitten food. One of my cats is pretty picky so he didn't like most of the foods I presented. This is one that he will eat consistently and I feel good about feeding it to them - it's non-gmo, high in protein, and the ingredients are pretty straightforward. They have not had any digestive issues after eating it so overall it's win-win. I recommend trying this food if your cats are picky.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nika on Nov 22, 2022

My cats love it!

Anyone who has ever had a cat know that they are finicky eaters. I have 3 cats and they all love this food, even the one without teeth. I feel good knowing their eating nutritious food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LenaLopez on Oct 29, 2022

The Cats Love It!

We've been using this catfood for years and all of our cats love it. It seems to be well formulated and the kitties never get tired of it which is great because it means we don't have to experiment with other foods.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SuzieQ on Nov 7, 2022

Nutro is the best!

I've had several dogs and have fed each of them Nutro. They all have loved the food, and now that there's Nutro Naturals, I know for sure they are getting quality food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By FionaMom1 on Aug 15, 2022

Affordable, nutrutious and my cat LOVES LOVES LOVES!!

NUTRO CAT FOOD IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! I really needed a quality, nutritious and affordable replacement for Royal Canin Urinary SO... it is ridiculously expensive, and the ingredients are truly unimpressive. Fortunately, after many hours spent researching proper cat nutrition and their health needs, comparing the cost and ingredients of endless brands of food, and reading hundreds of customer reviews, I was very impressed with Nutro... but would my cat eat it? MY CAT ACTUALLY BROKE INTO THE UNOPENED BAG TO GET AT IT, which she has never ever done before! She absolutely LOVES it... even for treats! I can't recommend this cat food enough!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Emma on Nov 28, 2022

Pretty Good food

My cats love this food, there are some pros and cons. It smells like cardboard but it helps keep my cats at a healthy weight.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Karen on Oct 3, 2022

Better ingredients

IMO, this is a better quality food than others, I mix it 50/50 with iams- only because my cats like the iams better, I want them to eat this! So I figure we all win! Just wish the price would go down.

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 3 out of 5 stars
By MomOf4 on Aug 18, 2022

Nutro- kibble clumps

I'm not sure, but this may be the second 14lb bag of nutro naturals indoor chicken dry cat food that has several large clumps of stuck together kibble. I have also seen a couple of large triangular shaped pieces. I'm thinking it may be time to switch brands. I have fed this to my 4 cats for 7 years, and they've always liked it.