Chicken & Whole Brown Rice Recipe

Cats don’t think about daily nutritional requirements, but they do naturally prefer what’s good for them. That’s why NUTROTM Hairball Control Adult Dry Cat Food Chicken & Whole Brown Rice Recipe contains a nutritious balance of natural fibres to reduce hairball formation and help more hair pass through the digestive system. Whole brown rice aids in digestion, and calcium helps promote strong bones and joints. Plus, your cat will enjoy the taste of our #1 ingredient — real chicken. Our premium, natural cat food helps reduce hairball formation and leaves skin and fur healthy.

Available in the following sizes:

6.5 lbs. (2.95 kg)

Our #1 ingredient is real chicken for building strong muscles


Clinically tested to reduce hairball formation


Balance of natural fibres to reduce hairball formation


Patented levels of linoleic acid and zinc for skin hydration and soft, shiny fur


Whole brown rice for easy digestion


Cats naturally prefer what’s best for them. NUTRO™ Cat Food contains high quality protein and wholesome ingredients for superb taste and nutrition. Each NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIAL™ DRY CAT recipe is clean and made with non-GMO ingredients.

Trace amounts of genetically modified material may be present due to potential cross-contact during manufacturing.


Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Whole Brown Rice, Dried Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Oat Fibre, Potato Protein, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Natural Flavours, Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Psyllium Seed Husk, Rice Bran, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Salt, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Iron Proteinate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Selenium Yeast, Manganese Proteinate, 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

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Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min.)33.00%
Crude Fat (min.)16.00%
Crude Fibre (max.) 11.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (min.) 3.60%
Calcium (min.) 0.90%
Zinc (min.)300 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min.)250 IU/kg
Taurine (min.)0.18%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min.)*50 mg/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.)*3.75%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.)*0.30%

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles

Feeding Guide Overview

These are the recommended feeding amounts based on the ideal body condition for adult cats of various weights. Individual cats’ energy requirements may differ. Adjust the amount fed to obtain or maintain your cat’s optimum weight. Keep fresh drinking water available at all times, provide plenty of exercise and see your veterinarian regularly. Serve dry or lightly moistened. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing it in a cool, dry location. 

Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Cups)

Cat Weight Indoor InactiveIndoor Active
4 lbs. (1.8 kg)1/3 1/2
8 lbs. (3.6 kg)1/2 2/3
12 lbs. (5.45 kg) 2/3 3/4
16 lbs. (7.3 kg)3/41
20 lbs. (9 kg ) 11 1/8

Use a standard 8 oz. (250 ml) measuring cup, which holds 4.06 oz. (109.1 g) of NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ Hairball Control Adult Cat Chicken & Whole Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food.

Calorie Content

Metabolizable energy 3,500 kcal/kg; 403 kcal/cup (calculated)

Nutritional Adequacy Statement

NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ Hairball Control Adult Cat Chicken & Whole Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Transitioning to Our Products

If switching to this recipe or feeding NUTRO™ Cat Food for the first time, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of the new recipe with your old food for six days.

NUTRO™ Cat Food Body Chart

Nutro Underweight: Increase the feeding amount to achieve an ideal weight.
Nutro Ideal weight: Maintain feeding at the current level.
Nutro Overweight: Decrease feeding amount to the indoor inactive level or feed NUTRO™ Weight Management Adult Cat Food to achieve an ideal weight.
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