FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Nutrish® Dry Food for Cats Questions
What makes Nutrish® so nutritious?
It's no coincidence the product is called Nutrish®. Every bag of our dry food contains simple, natural ingredients like real meat* and wholesome veggies, with added vitamins & minerals. There is no poultry by-product meal, artificial flavors or artificial preservatives. It's just a wholesome, complete balanced recipe that tastes great. *Just 6 recipe contains Lamb Meal
Are your cat foods natural?
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.
Why does the color of the kibble sometimes change from bag to bag?
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.
Why is the kibble size so small?
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.
How do I switch my cat from his/her regular food to Nutrish® Cat Food?
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.
Can I moisten Nutrish®?
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®.
Can I feed Nutrish dry food for cats to my kitten?
Yes. Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Super Premium food for cats™ is formulated to meet the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) nutrient profiles for all life stages of a cat. Check the detailed feeding instructions on the bag for when you should begin kittens on Nutrish food for cats & how to adjust feeding levels as your kitten grows, and don't forget to see your vet regularly.
What is corn gluten meal?
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 Ray™ Nutrish® Foods for Cats.
Nutrish® Indoor Complete for Cats Questions
Where is this product made?
This product is safely cooked in USA facilities with the world's best ingredients.
Are indoor cats' needs different from any other cat?
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 and metabolism 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. Another win-win: This recipe includes specific nutrients to help support healthy skin and a shiny coat while reducing shedding – which means less hair around the house!
Why does Nutrish Indoor Complete contain lentils?
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 healthy metabolism and optimal weight.
Why does Nutrish Indoor Complete contain dandelion greens?
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!
What is the Superfood Blend that's mentioned on the front of the package?
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.
Can I feed Nutrish Indoor Complete to my kitten?
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 are able to be fed to all life stages including kittens. These varieties include Nutrish Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, Nutrish Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe, Nutrish Zero Grain Whitefish & Potato Recipe and Nutrish Zero Grain Chicken & Potato Recipe – as well as all of our delicious wet food recipes. Just check our feeding guidelines on how to feed a growing kitten, and always consult your veterinarian for advice.
Why is the kibble size so small?
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.
How do I switch my cat from his regular food to Indoor Complete?
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.
Where does the Chicken come from?
The chicken in all of our Nutrish Dry Cat food recipes is sourced from farms right here in the USA.
Nutrish® Zero Grain Dry Cat Food Questions
Why did Rachael Ray develop a grain free recipe?
Like you, Rachael Ray wants the best for furry family members, like her Isaboo. That's why she worked with a team of pet nutrition experts to create Nutrish® Zero Grain, a pet food made with simple, natural ingredients with added vitamins & minerals that doesn’t contain any grains, glutens or fillers. Real meat or fish is always the number one ingredient in our Zero Grain foods, and we include carefully-selected ingredients like peas, whole potatoes and tapioca, which are easily-digestible vegetable carbohydrates. It’s a wholesome grain-free food with no corn, wheat, or soy that may be allergy-friendly for your dog. Zero Grain is available where you currently shop for your family’s groceries, and a portion of proceeds help animals in need.
Why would I want a grain free food for my cat?
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.
Does this mean I shouldn't feed other Rachael Ray dry cat food recipes that contain grains to my cat?
All of Rachael Ray Nutrish dry cat food recipes are high-quality foods that contain natural ingredients like real meat or fish as the first ingredient — plus the additional vitamins, minerals, and taurine that your cat needs for a complete and balanced diet. And although some recipes contain grains, they are formulated to be 100% complete and balanced nutrition for your cat. Our Zero Grain formulas are simply new and exciting options for cats who prefer this type of grain free (with no corn, wheat, or soy) diet.
If there aren't any grains in the recipe, is it still nutritionally balanced?
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.
How do I switch my cat from his regular food to Zero Grain?
Slowly mix Nutrish® Zero Grain with her other food over a five- to ten-day period until your cat is solely eating Rachael Ray 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.
Where does the whitefish come from?
We source our whitefish from the USA.
Can I feed Zero Grain to my kitten?
Yes. Rachael Ray Nutrish® Zero Grain is formulated to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for all life stages. Check the detailed feeding instructions for when you should begin kittens on Nutrish® Zero Grain and how to adjust feeding levels as your kitten grows. And don't forget to see your vet regularly.
Is Zero Grain a weight control formula?
No, Rachael Ray Nutrish® Zero Grain is not formulated as a weight control formula.
Where can I buy Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Zero Grain?
Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Zero Grain is conveniently available where you already shop for your family’s groceries, so there’s no need to make an extra trip to a pet store for the natural grain-free nutrition you and your dog will love. For a complete store listing, click here.