Nutro Wholesome Essentials Indoor Senior Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food

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Give your wise kitty the wholesome goodness he craves and thrives on with the Nutro Wholesome Essentials Indoor Senior Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food. Made with farm-raised chicken as the first ingredient, it’s clean nutrition in every bite with plenty of protein for healthy muscles and flavor to keep him satisfied. It’s packed with everything your pal needs to look and feel his best, like antioxidants for healthy immunity, omegas for a lustrous coat, and essential taurine for heart health. Plus, you won’t find any chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat, soy, GMOs, or anything artificial – which means you can feel good about pouring it on, and sensitive kitties can dive into their bowls, too.

Key Benefits
  • Made with farm-raised chicken as the first ingredient for high-quality protein and complex carbs for sustainable energy.
  • Nutrient-packed and flavor-loaded so it provides a balanced and complete diet for senior cats and satisfies even picky eaters.
  • Fortified with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants for immunity, omegas for a healthy skin and coat, taurine for a healthy senior heart, and natural fiber for healthy digestion.
  • Zero chicken by-product meals, corn, wheat, soy, or GMOs so it’s also ideal for cats with sensitivities.
  • Cooked in USA Nutro facilities with the finest ingredients from around the world, carefully sourced from a trusted network of farmers and suppliers.

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  • Weight
    14.0 pounds
  • Food Form

    Dry Food

  • Lifestage


  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet


Nutritional Info

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Whole Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Brewer's Rice, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potato Protein, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Flaxseed, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavors, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Choline Chloride, Salt, Dl-Methionine, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Calcium Pantothenate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

Caloric Content

3,731 kcal/kg, 385 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 36.0% min
Crude Fat 17.0% min
Crude Fiber 6.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 0.90% min
Selenium 0.35 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 250 IU/kg min
Taurine 0.18% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.50% min
Feeding Instructions
Weight Daily Feeding
4 lbs 1/3
8 lbs 1/2
12 lbs 2/3
16 lbs 3/4
20 lbs 1
Transition Instructions

If feeding Nutro Dog Food for the first time or changing formulas, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of the new formula with your old dog food for 6 days.

  • Days 1 - 2: 25% Nutro/75% Old Formula
  • Days 3 - 4: 50% Nutro/50% Old Formula
  • Days 5 - 6: 75% Nutro/25% Old Formula
  • Days 7+: 100% Nutro




NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS dry cat food always starts with great-tasting, high-quality protein from chicken, salmon, white fish, or turkey as the #1 ingredient. WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS recipes provide complete daily nutrition for your cat's unique life stage and needs by using natural ingredients plus vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Promotes Healthy Digestion

These nutritious recipes contain natural fiber from ingredients like beet pulp or oat fiber for healthy digestion. Best of all, these recipes are rich in nutrients and full of flavor for a satisfying and delicious meal.

Quality Ingredients

Quality Ingredients

NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS dry cat food recipes are made with non-GMO ingredients† from trusted farmers and suppliers. Each recipe always has a high-quality protein source as the #1 ingredient, and is crafted without chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat, soy protein or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Healthy Skin and a Soft, Shiny Coat

Pet parents know that healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat are telltale signs of whole body health. NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS recipes are crafted to promote healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat.

Healthy Skin and a Soft, Shiny Coat

Real, Recognizable Ingredients With a Purpose


Chicken: This great-tasting protein source provides amino acids, which are essential nutrients that help promote strong muscles, aid in tissue repair, and help support a healthy immune system.

Brown Rice

Brown Rice: Brown rice is an easily digestible, nutrient-rich grain. Brown rice provides balanced nutrition for your pet in the form of energy.

Chicken Fat

Chicken Fat: A source of omega-6 fatty acids that helps promote healthy skin and coat.


Flaxseed: Good source of omega-3 fatty acids, such as alpha-linolenic acid, for healthy skin and coat, and provides dietary fiber for digestive health.


The NUTRO brand has a long history of making great pet food—since 1926, in fact. From the beginning, they've been pioneers in pet nutrition, and their quality products, high standards, long heritage and pet-loving people make all the difference.


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  • They love it!

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    My two senior cats love this food and I like the ingredients. I have always given my cats high quality food. They eat as much as they want, and canned food too, and remain at a perfect weight. No fat cats here!

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  • She loves this

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    Woo hoo! Score! Finicky lips defeated! If course, I'm not delusional, it's just until she changes her mind...cat hack...keep several flavors of her faves in baggies in freezer, sneak a different flavor out every few days and mix it up.

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  • Lives up to description

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    My 16 year old cat has had tummy issues for the 8 years I have had him. The vet had him on steroids, but recently vomiting and loose stool were constant. After about a week on this food, he has only vomited once and while he has some urgency, he has made it to the litter box and his stools are more formed. He seems more alert and wants to spend more time with me, and wants to be rubbed. I could not be happier and hope this continues. His 15 year old brother that I adopted at the same time does not have tummy problems, but likes his food, too. Thank you Nutro and Chewy.

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  • great food

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    My cat was born with herpes. He developed pancreatitis 2 yrs ago and he was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism a year ago. Because of the pancreatitis he had very runny stool. He was eating Nature's Recipe and fortunately he quit eating it. My other cat that has a kidney condition had quit eating her food and after(I kid you not)trying 9 different foods she settled on the Nutro adult. I found what I thought was the same, don't know if it was mislabeled or I misread,on sale. It turned out to be the senior. So I put aside. So when Oliver quit eating the N R I gave him this and his stools got much better and his overall health seems to be better.

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  • Poor JackAttack

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    One of my cats has had constant diarrhea since he was fixed. Took him to the vet numerous occasions as a kitten never found the problem. I decided a one last ditch effort to switch their food to Nutro after sifting through all of the reviews. I am VERY PLEASED. There's enough protein to stop Jack's diarrhea. And still be edible for my other cat as well. My cats LOVE this brand. I will NEVER go back to any other brand this one is like a savior. So much love, that I switched my dogs to the same brand as well.

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  • Nutro Wholesome Essentials Indoor Senior Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Dry

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    Great service! I have a one senior kitty who has a sensitive stomach and is lactose intolerant. This is the perfect dry food for her!

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  • Different!

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    My cats really liked this food and were able to digest it very well. They are all in the teens, 13, 15, 17, 18. But, there seems to be a difference in taste now. It evens smells different and lighter in color than the previous package in purple. My cats leave most of it in the bowl or try to bury it with scratching the floor. Very disappointed with this change.

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  • Picky Eater

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    My 15 year old cat is a picky boy but he likes this a lot. When I was doing the slow switch he kept picking the new food out of his old food and eating it all like I had put treats in his food! That was great to see. I like that it is lower carb for a hard indoor formula for seniors. We are still mixing the food tho just to get him to finish the old food up.

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  • new cat food for older cat

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    My 9 year old cat stopped liking her dry food and she now loves this new food, She cries for it.

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  • Better but just missed the target

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    Bought this hoping this would excite Louise to eat her Nutro Max for seniors but it didn't. Then again she is spoiled but she can eat it without vomiting. Having the extra nutrition in it I have added it to the food I feed the homeless strays.

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