FREQUENTLY asked questions
General Nutrish® Questions
What products are included in the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® line?
Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® offers a complete line of Super Premium foods and treats for Dogs and Cats made with simple, wholesome ingredients.
The line of food for dogs meets a variety of different nutritional needs for pets and pet parents — from super premium nutrition (original Nutrish recipes), to more specialized limited ingredient and grain free nutrition (Nutrish Just 6 and Nutrish Zero Grain). We also offer six delicious flavors of Wet Foods for Dogs. Finally, there's a full line of Nutrish Treats for Dogs including hearty Soup Bones, Soup Bones Minis, and our Grain Free Beefy Tips and Chk'n Drumstix soft and chewy treats.
For feline furry friends, our Super Premium line of Foods for Cats includes our tasty dry kibble formulas, featuring Real Chicken or Real Salmon as the #1 ingredient, and our grain free Zero Grain Whitefish & Potato and Zero Grain Chicken & Potato Recipes. And the delicious line of Nutrish Wet Foods for Cats offers lip-smacking recipes like Chicken Purrcata, Ocean Fish-a-licious, and more! Click here to learn more about our line of Cat Foods.
Where can I purchase Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®?Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® is available almost everywhere you shop for your family's groceries. For a complete store listing, click here.
Why is Rachael Ray in the pet food business?Like you, Rachael Ray wants the best for her furry family members. That's why she worked with experts in pet nutrition to create Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®. All Nutrish food and treats are made with simple, wholesome ingredients that pets will love. And here's something else to love: Rachael's personal proceeds from Nutrish go to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals.
What is Rachael's Rescue®?
Rachael’s Rescue® was created for all of the forgotten pets – the ones who might not have someone who loves them as much as they deserve.
A portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue.
Through August 2016, Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $14 million dollars to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments and more for animals in need.
Many more animals around the country need help, and though Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends.
To learn more, visit www.RachaelsRescue.org.
How were the Nutrish® recipes developed?Rachael Ray partnered with a group of pet food experts at Ainsworth Pet Nutrition® to create recipes inspired by Rachael's own kitchen that contain simple, wholesome ingredients like real meat and veggies.
How do I know Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® foods are safe?
Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® products are developed and manufactured by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, a company that has been committed to providing pet parents with safe and quality pet foods for more than 80 years, along with their select trusted partners. Ainsworth goes beyond government food safety standards to provide our beloved pets with the industry-leading, quality nutrition they deserve.
Because of our commitment to safety, we were the first pet food manufacturing company in the U.S. to receive a Facilities Food Safety audit rating of "Excellent" from the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level II International auditing standard in accordance with the Global Food Safety Initiative.
Will my pet like Nutrish®?We are so sure that your pet will love Nutrish® that if you or your pet are not fully satisfied, we'll gladly provide a refund. Just call 1.800.323.7738 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST.
Who manufactures Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®?Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® is manufactured by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition®, a family-owned and operated company that has been making quality pet foods for five generations. In fact, the only things that we make are pet foods and treats, and all of our dry foods and treats are prepared in American facilities with safe, quality ingredients. Every day, we work hard to ensure pet parents continue to trust the foods we provide. It's how we've done business for the past 80 years and how we intend to do business for the next 80 years and beyond. To learn more, visit www.ainsworthpets.com.
What are the charities that Rachael's Rescue® supports?You can learn more about the pet-related charities we currently support at http://www.rachaelray.com/pets.
Is the food (Are the treats) ok for human consumption?Food Safety has and always will be our first priority. At Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, our quality and food safety programs are modeled after industry best practices from both the human and pet food industries, however, our pet food is not intended for human consumption. While we do not recommend human ingestion of our pet products, incidental consumption of our food in small amounts will not cause harm.
Which Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® recipe should I choose if I'm switching my dog from another brand?
All Nutrish recipes are healthy, natural recipes with added vitamins & minerals, but depending on what you are currently feeding, some Nutrish formulas may be more agreeable with your dog.
If you are feeding a dry food such as Purina® Beneful®, Purina ONE®, Purina ONE® Smartblend® True Instinct, Purina Beyond®, Iams® Proactive Health™, or Iams Naturals®, we'd recommend trying our Real Chicken & Veggies Recipe, Real Beef & Brown Rice Recipe, or Turkey, Brown Rice & Venison Recipe. (Note, our Turkey, Brown Rice & Venison Recipe should be used for adult dogs only.)
If you are currently feeding a grain free dry food such as BLUE Freedom®, Purina Beyond® Grain Free, Purina ONE® Smartblend® True Instinct Grain Free, Iams Naturals® Grain Free, Wellness® CORE®, Nutro® Max®, Merrick®, or BLUE Wilderness®, we'd recommend starting with our Nutrish Zero Grain formulas, like our Turkey & Potato Recipe, Beef, Potato & Bison Recipe or Salmon and Sweet Potato Recipe.
If your dog has food sensitivities, and is currently eating a limited ingredient dry food like BLUE™ Basics®, Nutro®, or Purina Beyond® Simply 9, we'd recommend feeding our Just 6 Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Recipe, which is a limited ingredient diet made with only six ingredients plus vitamins & minerals. (Note, Just 6 Recipe should be used for adult dogs only.)
If your dog is currently eating a food with whole ingredients, like Freshpet® Baked Recipes, Nutro® Farm's Harvest, Nature's Recipe®, Wellness TruFood®, or BLUE Buffalo® Life Protection Formula® with LifeSource Bits®, we'd recommend feeding DISH, which has whole ingredients you can actually see like real chicken, carrots, peas, apples and potatoes.
As with any transition, we recommend slowly mixing Nutrish® with your dog's other food over a five to ten day period until your dog is solely eating Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®. Once your dog is only eating Nutrish, keep in mind that feeding guidelines on the bag are a guide. Your dog's individual needs will vary based upon his size, his activity level and even his age. And overfeeding is a common source of digestive upset. Be sure to check your dog's weight and adjust feeding levels to maintain a healthy weight. And, don't forget to see your vet regularly.
If your dog is eating a wet dog food, like Purina® Beneful® Chopped Blends, Beneful® Incredibites®, Freshpet® Select, Freshpet® Nature's Fresh™, Freshpet® Vital® or Purina® Beyond® Ground Entrées, then we'd recommend Nutrish Wet Food for Dogs in any flavor that your dog loves.
What Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Cat recipe should I feed if I'm switching from another brand?
All RRN recipes are delicious, healthy recipes that provide complete and balance nutrition, but depending on what you are feeding, some Nutrish formulas will be easier to switch to.
If you are feeding dry foods such as Purina® Cat Chow®, Purina ONE®, Purina Beyond®, Iams®, BLUE Buffalo®, or Goodlife®, we'd recommend trying our Real Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe or Real Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe.
If you are currently feeding dry foods such as BLUE Freedom®, BLUE Wilderness®, Nutro®, or Purina Beyond® Grain Free, we'd recommend starting with our Nutrish Zero Grain formulas, like our Chicken & Potato Recipe or Whitefish & Potato Recipe.
As with any transition, we recommend slowly mixing Nutrish® with your cat's 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, 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. 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.
If you are currently feeding wet foods such as Purina Beyond®, Purina ONE®, Iams®, Fancy Feast®, or Sheba®, we'd recommend starting with one of our 8 delicious and wholesome wet cat food recipes – like Chicken Purrcata or Tuna Purrfection – or pick up our convenient Variety Packs to try them all.
- Iams, Proactive Health, Iams Naturals, Nutro, Max, Goodlife and Sheba registered trademarks of Mars, Inc.
- Purina, Beneful, Purina Dog Chow, SmartBlend, Purina Pro Plan, Purina ONE, Beyond, Purina Beyond, Merrick, Chopped Blends, Incredibites, Fancy Feast and Cat Chow are registered trademarks of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland.
- BLUE Buffalo, BLUE Freedom, BLUE Basics, BLUE Wilderness, Life Protection Formula, and LifeSource Bits are registered trademarks of the Blue Buffalo Company Ltd.
- Nature’s Recipe is a registered trademark of Big Heart Pet Brands Corporation.
- Freshpet, Nature’s Fresh and Vital are registered trademarks of Professor Connor’s, Inc.
- Wellness, CORE and TruFood are trademarks of WellPet LLC.