Nutro Wholesome Essentials Sensitive Cat Chicken, Rice & Peas Recipe Dry Cat Food

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About This Item

  • Features real chicken as the very first ingredient.
  • Contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients to support overall health.
  • Specially designed for cats with sensitive digestion.
  • Crafted with zero GMO ingredients, chicken by-product meal, artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.
  • Free of common food allergens like corn, wheat and soy protein.

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

6 Customer Questions

What is the ash, magnesium, and phosphorus content of this food? Thanks!
Answer by ChewyOct 08, 2019
This food has an ash content of 7.87%, a magnesium content of 0.11% and a phosphorus content of 1.19% as fed.

Your product ingredient description doesnt mention the type of rice. Are one of the differences a change to white rice?
Answer by ChewyJul 08, 2021
This recipe consists of Brewer's rice. Brewer's rice consists of small fragments of rice kernels that have been separated from the larger kernels of rice that is milled.

Percentage carbohydrates?
Answer by ChewyOct 16, 2019
This variety contains approximately 29.13% Carbohydrates on an as fed basis.

Do you have a feeding chart if you feed your cat wet food as well? Want to make sure my cats are getting a healthy portion of both.
Answer by ChewySep 01, 2021
For feeding recommendations, click on the "Feeding Instructions" tab, next to the "Nutritional Info" and "Description" tab, just below the product pictures.

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71 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tara on Jul 24, 2022

Best food for sensitive tummy’s…and the price is !

I used Hills sensitive dry formula for years but as my kitty count grew to 4 and 2 having sensitive tummies it became too expensive…after trying many brands I came across Nutro…it really helped with my babies bellies and the price is right…also the key to a good dry food is when they throw up it doesn’t stain the rug!!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By cheryljune on May 16, 2022

Nutro dry catfood

We have four cats, one of whom our vet, after many treatments, feels may have stomach cancer - seems to be a slow-growing type causing her to have constant diarrhoea. This has gone on for a couple of years - we have tried so many different types of dry and canned catfood, all to no avail. While the Nutro dry catfood has not made a difference to the diarrhoea, she really loves it and so do the other cats, so I am hoping that she gets some nutrition from it. We are hopeful.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Zabby on Aug 1, 2022

It’s not her favorite

Wasn’t eating her full portion for the first week or two. Seems she’s starting to enjoy it more as her bowl has been cleaned as of recent.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mellie1984 on Apr 18, 2022

Less Clean Up

My cats love Nutro! Two of my cats are older, so the smaller size of Nutro kibble is perfect for them. This sensitive cat formula seems to have done the trick in helping my cats not have stomach issues after eating, which means less clean up for me. Will buy again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nana on May 8, 2022

Cat food review

Nutro Essentials (Sensitive Cat) appears to be a high quality, tasty dry catfood that my finicky, older cats like better than any other brand that I've bought. And it is reasonably priced.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Grodigus on May 7, 2022

Life changes

Last time they plowed through it, this bag they don't like. I'm Leary about what will be discontinued, my critters favorites are becoming hard to find and costly...stupid pandemic

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By FlaShell1 on Feb 2, 2022

My cats love this!

I bought this as a temporary replacement for our usual food that you were temporarily out of. My cats went crazy for it! They loved it so much I bought it again! Chewy always has a great assortment of foods, toys & supplies for my cats. I live in a small town with little access to a reliable food source for good quality cat food. Chewy has what we need & they are quick to deliver it to our door! I appreciate that!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By BearsMom on Feb 12, 2022

I have picky eater! That’s why 3 stars! It might be a great food!

Had to change his food to one for sensitive skin, vet recommended we try this one. We tried to transition him slowly but he picked out only his favorite food. I left this in his dish because my boy loves to eat! He wouldn’t touch it! I will be donating the bag to our local rescue. We had much better luck with the Blue brand for skin and coat!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By OBmom on May 2, 2022

Finicky Rescue Cat Loves this Food

The new, very fussy rescue feline loves this food! (Nothing more to add but 50 characters required in this field apparently.)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Yuka on Dec 27, 2021

Great for sensitive stomach cats

I have two cats with very sensitive digestion. And very picky taste. This is the only dry food so far (yes, I even had to cancel their favorite Italian brand....(( that promotes healthy poop. Overall, the cats like it (sometimes they do not like it, but i cannot figure the pattern), the only thing is the packaging: Supposedly, it is a re-sealable pack. TEchnically it is, but practically - we are on the fifth pack now, and this is the first time when I am actually using the seal strip: it was just getting off because it is not securely attached to the body of the package. That results in (even if you are a sealing magician, and can use clips and the like equally great) early "aging" of the content, and in 2.5 weeks my cat fully refuse to eat it from the same pack. But overall - this is truly great food!