NUTRO™ Wholesome Essentials™ KITTEN DRY CAT FOOD

Chicken & Whole Brown Rice Recipe

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Start your kitten on the path to a healthy adulthood. NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ Kitten Dry Cat Food Chicken & Whole Brown Rice Recipe contains DHA for brain and eye development and calcium for strong bones and teeth. Our premium kitten food is rich in nutrients, full of flavour, and has no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.


Available in the following sizes: 

3 lbs. (1.36 kg) 

6.5 lbs. (2.95 kg) 

14 lbs. (6.35 kg)

Our #1 ingredient is chicken for building strong muscles

SMART START® recipe for early growth and development is made with a high level of Omega Fatty Acids for healthy skin and fur

DHA for brain and eye development

Calcium for strong bone and teeth development

Advanced antioxidants for healthy immunity


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, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Brewers Rice, Whole Brown Rice, Potato Protein, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Salmon Meal, Natural Flavours, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Salt, DL-Methionine, 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

Visit our Ingredient Glossary for more information.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min.) 36.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 19.00%
Crude Fibre (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Calcium (min.) 1.20%
Vitamin E (min.) 250 IU/kg
Taurine (min.) 0.18%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min.)* 50 mg/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.)* 0.06%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.)* 4.00%
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 kittens and pregnant/nursing adult cats of various weights. Individual kittens’ and cats’ energy requirements may differ. Adjust the amount fed to obtain or maintain your kitten’s and 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)

Kitten Age (weeks)Kitten Growth
Up to 81/3
8 – 161/2
16 – 402/3 
40 – 521/2



Adult Cat WeightGestationLactation
4 lbs. (1.8 kg)1/21/2 – 2/3
8 lbs.  (3.6 kg)3/42/3 – 1
12 lbs.  (5.45 kg)11 – 1 1/4
16 lbs.  (7.3 kg)1 1/41 1/8 – 1 1/2
20 lbs.  (9 kg)1 1/31 1/4 – 1 3/4


Use a standard 8 oz (250 ml) measuring cup, which holds 3.96 oz. (112 g) of NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ Kitten Chicken & Whole Brown Rice Recipe Kitten Dry Cat Food. 


Calorie Content


Metabolizable energy 4,000 kcal/kg; 449 kcal/cup (calculated)


Nutritional Adequacy Statement


NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ Kitten Chicken & Whole Brown Rice Dry Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for growth, gestation and lactation.

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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