Frequently Asked Questions

Nutrish® Dry Food for Cats Questions

It's no coincidence that the brand is called Nutrish®. Every one of our cat food recipes is made from simple, natural ingredients like real meat or fish with added vitamins, minerals & other essential nutrients. There is never any poultry by-product meal, fillers, or other junk. Just wholesome, complete and balanced recipes that are naturally delicious!

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Our cat recipes are all natural with the exception of certain added essential vitamins, minerals, and in some cases, taurine (which is an important part of the feline diet) and other trace nutrients. Like most pet foods, these ingredients are not considered “natural” due to the way that they are produced. However, these ingredients still exceed our high-quality standards. We combine all of our ingredients in a wholesome formula that delivers 100% balanced nutrition for your pet.

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Nutrish is a natural food with added vitamins & minerals, so you may noticed some natural color variation between bags due to the ingredients used and seasonal timing.

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Our team of cat nutrition experts developed a new kibble piece with your cat's unique palate in mind. We start with carefully chosen ingredients in delectable flavors for the optimal crispy, crunchy texture your cat will love. We also make our smooth kibble an ideal small size, designed for easy chewing and swallowing.

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We source our chicken from U.S. farms.

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It's easy to make the switch! Slowly mix Nutrish® with his/her other food over a five to ten day period until your cat is solely eating Rachael Ray Nutrish®. Once your cat is only eating Nutrish®, continue to consult the feeding guidelines on the bag.

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If desired, Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® can be fed moistened. To feed moistened, mix 1/4 cup of water to 2 cups of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®.

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Many Nutrish® cat food recipes are formulated to meet the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) nutrient profiles for all life stages of a cat. Check the feeding instructions on the bag to determine whether the product is an "all life stages" recipe or an "adult maintenance" recipe. "All life stages" recipes will include instructions for when and how you should feed kittens and how to adjust feeding levels as your kitten grows. As always, don't forget to see your vet regularly.

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Corn gluten meal is an excellent source of protein that's highly digestible by cats. It's the concentrated protein from corn, which is much lower in carbohydrates than whole corn and is also a good source of essential amino acids. Corn gluten meal is very different from ground corn, as it plays an essential role in the nutrition of the cat's food, versus being a 'filler'. There are no ground corn or filler ingredients in Rachael RayNutrish® Foods for Cats.

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Nutrish® Indoor Complete for Cats Questions

This product is safely cooked in USA facilities with the world's best ingredients.

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Yes! Indoor cats may not get the same level of exercise as cats who spend time outdoors, so Nutrish® Indoor Complete is specially formulated to help support a healthy weight for your indoor kitty. This specific formula also contains natural fiber and prebiotics to help support digestive health, and natural antioxidants to help support a healthy immune system.

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Part of our unique superfood blend, Lentils are a natural, rich source of fiber and protein and are low in fat to help support your cat's optimal weight.

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Part of our unique superfood blend, Dandelion greens are a high-fiber, leafy-green plant that contains natural prebiotics to help support a healthy digestive system. Your kitty will naturally love them and you will love the fact that they help to keep him/her healthy!

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Our real superfood blend includes nutrient rich lentils, pumpkin, dandelion greens, cranberries and blueberries that provide natural sources of essential nutrients that your cat needs to help support healthy digestion and a healthy immune system, as well as maintain his or her optimal weight.

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No. Because of the special nutrient profile and fiber blend, Nutrish® Indoor Complete Cat Food should not be fed to kittens. However, we do have several varieties of Rachael Ray Nutrish® Dry Cat food that is formulated for all lifestages, including kittens. One of these is our NEW Longevity recipe, which includes a real superfood blend for your cat's lifelong nutritional needs.

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Our team of cat nutrition experts specifically developed the size, shape and texture of our kibble with your cat's unique palate in mind. We carefully designed the ideal small size for ease of chewing and swallowing and also to provide the best texture and flavor sensation for your favorite kitty.

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Be sure to slowly mix Nutrish® Indoor Complete with your kitty's other food over a five to ten day period until your cat is solely eating Nutrish® Indoor Complete. Once your cat is only eating Nutrish® Indoor Complete, keep in mind the feeding guidelines on the bag.

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The chicken in all of our Nutrish® Dry Cat food recipes is sourced from farms right here in the USA.

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Nutrish® Zero Grain Dry Cat Food Questions

Like you, we want the best for furry family members, and some pets just do better on a grain free diet. Nutrish® Zero Grain for Cats is naturally delicious food that always starts with real meat or fish as the #1 ingredient and never contains any grain, gluten or filler ingredients. In addition to plenty of delicious real meat or fish, our Zero Grain recipes include carefully-selected ingredients like peas, potatoes and tapioca, which are easily-digestible vegetable carbohydrates. Grain free recipes may help cats with certain food sensitivities.

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Cats' natural diets are very low in grains, as cats are natural carnivores. Also, some cats may have grain allergies, which can cause skin irritations or other problems. These cats can benefit from a grain free diet, with no corn, wheat, or soy, which removes the grain allergens.

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Nutrish® offers a variety of recipes to meet the personal, nutritional and lifestyle needs of a wide range of pets and pet parents. Each pet may require a different diet to feel their best. You should consult with your vet if you have questions on which diet is best for your cat

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Yes, Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Zero Grain dry cat food delivers 100% complete and balanced nutrition for your cat. It contains carbohydrates from other sources like potatoes and vegetables, which have been carefully chosen because they’re naturally gluten free and gentle on the digestive system.

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Slowly mix Nutrish® Zero Grain with her other food over a five- to ten-day period until your cat is solely eating Nutrish® Zero Grain. Once your cat is only eating Nutrish® Zero Grain, keep in mind that feeding guidelines on the bag are a guide. Your cat's individual needs will vary based upon her size, her activity level and even her age. And overfeeding is a common source of digestive upset. Be sure to check your cat's weight and adjust feeding levels to maintain a healthy weight. And don't forget to see your vet regularly.

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We source our whitefish from the USA.

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No, Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Zero Grain is not formulated as a weight control formula.

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You can purchase Nutrish® anywhere you shop for pet food. Visit nutrish.com/where-to-buy for a complete store listing.

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Nutrish® Longevity Cat Food Questions

All Nutrish® Dry Cat food recipes are safely USA cooked with the world's best ingredients.

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Yes! Longevity is formulated for all life stages. That means that all cats - from kitten to senior - will thrive on it! There are instructions on the bag for specific cat sizes, ages and conditions (such as kittens and pregnant females).

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Longevity is NOT JUST for older cats. It is formulated with superfood ingredients and benefits that can help all cats to live a long and happy life! There are instructions on the bag to help tailor feedings for different cat sizes, ages and conditions, including when and how you can start your kitten on Longevity.

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Our team of cat nutrition experts specifically developed the size, shape and texture of our kibble with your cat's unique palate in mind. We carefully designed the ideal small size for ease of chewing and swallowing and also to provide the best texture and flavor sensation for your favorite kitty.

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The chicken in all of our Nutrish® Dry Cat food recipes is sourced from farms right here in the USA.

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The salmon in Longevity is sourced from the pacific coast area of the U.S., from U.S. and Canadian waters.

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Ingredients like chickpeas, salmon, pumpkin, dandelion greens, cranberries and blueberries provide natural sources of essential nutrients that help support your cat's lifelong nutritional needs.

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Chickpeas are a high-quality, alternative-carbohydrate that are naturally rich in protein and fiber and low in fat, which helps support lean muscles and optimal body weight.

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Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that helps support your cat's mental acuity. DHA is naturally found in certain fish, such as salmon and mehaden fish. DHA ensures that the cells in the brain, eyes, heart and other parts of the nervous system develop and function properly through all stages of life.

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Transition instructions are provided on the bag. Slowly mix Longevity with his/her other food over approximately a 10 day period until your cat is solely eating Longevity.

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Nutrish® Inner Health Cat Food Questions

The turkey in Inner Health is sourced from farms in the USA.

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The salmon in Inner Health is sourced from the pacific coast area of the U.S., from U.S. and Canadian waters.

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Ingredients like chickpeas, salmon, pumpkin, dandelion greens, cranberries and blueberries provide natural sources of essential nutrients that help support your cat's inner health needs.

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Chickpeas are a high-quality, alternative-carbohydrate that are naturally rich in protein and fiber and low in fat, which helps support lean muscles, optimal body weight and healthy digestion.

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Often known as "friendly bacteria", probiotics are naturally occurring micro-organisms, which are included in foods and supplements to help support gut health. Nutrish® Inner Health contains live probiotics to help support a healthy digestive system for your cat.

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Nutrish® Inner Health contains a guaranteed source of live probiotics. The probiotics are applied after cooking, in order to ensure that the probiotics remain active and effective.

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Prebiotics are types of dietary fiber that help sustain "friendly bacteria" probiotics in the gut. They help the probiotics produce nutrients that help support a healthy digestive system. Nutrish® Inner Health contains natural prebiotics from real superfoods like chickpeas and pumpkin.

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Yes, Inner Health is an all life stages cat food. There are instructions on the bag for specific cat ages and conditions (such as for kittens and pregnant cats).

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All Nutrish® Dry Cat food recipes are safely USA cooked with the world's best ingredients. All ingredients are required to meet our established, rigorous quality standards.

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Transition instructions are provided on the bag. Slowly mix Inner Health with his/her other food over approximately a 10 day period until your cat is solely eating Inner Health. Once your cat is only eating Inner Health, keep in mind that feeding guidelines on the bag are a guide - your cat's individual needs will vary based upon size, activity level and age.

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Nutrish® PEAK Dry Cat Food Questions

Atlantic Cod in PEAK® is a cod species sourced solely from the Atlantic ocean.

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The mackerel in PEAK® Open Water™ is a wild fish sourced from the USA.

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Chicken meal actually contains about 3x the protein of chicken meat. It is naturally rich in calcium and Omega 6 fatty acids, which help support strong bones & teeth and healthy skin & coat. It also contains taurine, which helps support healthy vision.

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All Nutrish® Dry Cat food recipes are safely USA cooked with the world's best ingredients. Some ingredients are sourced from other countries but meet our rigorous quality and safety standards. No proteins are sourced from China.

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This product is prepared solely in our American facilities, processed with the highest quality standards in place.

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Yes, PEAK® is a grain-free recipe, with 0% grain, gluten or filler ingredients.

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Cats are natural carnivores, therefore a protein-rich food with high quality meat and fish is well-suited to fulfill your cat's nutritional needs.

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All of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® dry cat food recipes are high quality, natural foods that contain meat as the first ingredient. And although some recipes contain grains, they are formulated to be 100% complete and balanced nutrition for your cat and we have a variety of specialty and functional recipes. Diet decisions should be based on your individual cat's needs.

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PEAK® is formulated to be nutrient-dense to satisfy your cat's instinctual cravings. 40% protein is higher than many dry cat foods on the market, but still within safe and healthy levels to feed to your cat or kitten every day. Protein helps build lean muscle and helps support healthy organs.

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Yes, PEAK® is an all life stages cat food. There are instructions on the bag for specific cat ages and conditions (such as for kittens and pregnant cats).

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The size, shape and texture of kibble was designed specifically for cats. It is designed for ease of chewing and swallowing and also to provide the best texture and flavor sensation for your cat.

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The chicken in all of our Nutrish® Dry Cat food recipes is sourced from farms right here in the USA.

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The salmon in PEAK® is sourced from the pacific coast area of the U.S., from U.S. and Canadian waters.

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The trout in PEAK® is sourced from the USA.

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Chicken fat is a naturally rich source of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids, which help support healthy skin & coat.

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Peas & Sweet Potatoes are naturally gluten-free, alternative carbohydrates that are beneficial sources of fiber, which helps support healthy digestion.

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Transition instructions are provided on the bag. Slowly mix PEAK® with his/her other food over approximately a 10 day period until your cat is solely eating PEAK®. Once your cat is only eating PEAK®, keep in mind that feeding guidelines on the bag are a guide - your cat's individual needs will vary based upon size, activity level and age.

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