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Nutrish® Dry Food for Cats Questions
What makes Nutrish® so nutritious?
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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Where does the chicken come from?
We source our chicken from U.S. farms.
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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.
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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®.
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Can I feed Nutrish® dry food for cats to my kitten?
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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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.
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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
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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 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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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 optimal weight.
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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!
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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.
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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 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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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.
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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.
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Where is this product made?
Real U.S. farm raised Chicken is our first ingredient. Some of the other ingredients are sourced from other countries but meet our rigorous standards for ingredient sourcing.
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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.
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Nutrish® Zero Grain Dry Cat Food Questions
Why did Rachael Ray develop a grain free recipe?
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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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.
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Does this mean I shouldn't feed other Rachael Ray dry cat food recipes that contain grains to my cat?
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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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.
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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.
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Where does the whitefish come from?
We source our whitefish from the USA.
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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.
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Is Zero Grain a weight control formula?
No, Rachael Ray Nutrish® Zero Grain is not formulated as a weight control formula.
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Where can I buy Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Zero Grain?
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
Where is the product made?
All Nutrish® Dry Cat food recipes are safely USA cooked with the world's best ingredients.
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Is Longevity appropriate for cats of all ages?
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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Is Longevity just for older/senior cats?
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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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.
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Where does the chicken in Longevity come from?
The chicken in all of our Nutrish Dry Cat food recipes is sourced from farms right here in the USA.
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Where does the salmon in Longevity come from?
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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What is the Superfood Blend that’s mentioned on the front of the package?
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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Why does Longevity contain chickpeas?
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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What is DHA?
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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How do I switch my cat from his/her regular food to Longevity?
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
Where does the turkey in Inner Health come from?
The turkey in Inner Health is sourced from farms in the USA.
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Where does the salmon in Inner Health come from?
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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What is the Superfood Blend that’s mentioned on the front of the package?
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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Why does Inner Health contain chickpeas?
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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What are probiotics, and why are they included in Inner Health?
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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What does it mean that the probiotics are "live"?
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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How are probiotics different from prebiotics?
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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Is Inner Health appropriate for cats of all ages?
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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Where is Inner Health made and where do the ingredients come from?
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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How do I switch my cat from his/her regular food to Inner Health?
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
Is PEAK a grain-free food?
Yes, PEAK is a grain-free recipe, with 0% grain, gluten or filler ingredients.
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Why would I want to feed grain free food to my cat?
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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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, 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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Why is the protein level 40%? Is that higher than other cat foods?
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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Is PEAK appropriate for cats of all ages?
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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Why is the kibble size so small?
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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Where is PEAK made and where do the ingredients come from?
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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Where does the chicken in PEAK come from?
The chicken in all of our Nutrish Dry Cat food recipes is sourced from farms right here in the USA.
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Where does the salmon in PEAK come from?
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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Where does the trout in PEAK come from?
The trout in PEAK is sourced from the USA.
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Why do you use chicken fat in PEAK?
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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Why do you use peas and/or sweet potatoes in PEAK?
Peas & Sweet Potatoes are naturally gluten-free, alternative carbohydrates that are beneficial sources of fiber, which helps support healthy digestion.
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How do I switch my cat from his/her regular food to PEAK?
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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