Rachael Ray Cat Food Review
American television personality and celebrity chef Rachael Ray, developed her own line of pet food products called Nutrish. This brand of cat food features products that are inspired from Ray’s own recipes but designed to meet the nutritional needs of cats in all life stages. Nutrish states that they “want to make sure our pets get the best of everything life has to offer” which is why they use fresh, wholesome ingredients in formulas that are complete and balanced. There are plenty of lines to choose from, which are made with real meat, fish and other natural ingredients, as well as added vitamins and supplements.
The Nutrish brand is manufactured by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition has been producing and manufacturing quality pet foods for more than 80 years and offers affordable, quality products. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition has a commitment to quality which is why they carefully select every ingredient that goes into their products and operate as a family-run business. Manufactured in Meadville, PA, means Nutrish cat food is made in the USA.
The Nutrish brand currently offers an abundant collection of dry food and wet food products for cats.
Dry Products – The Nutrish dry food formula has three lines: Zero-grain, Indoor Complete, and Longevity. When manufacturing this formula, the quality of meat and fish is given number one priority and only real ingredients are used. Clear of ingredients such as corn, soy or wheat means less chances your cat’s stomach will be upset. There are also gluten and grain free recipes available. Unlike other dry cat foods, Nutrish does not contain any poultry by-product or any artificial preservatives.
Wet Products – Nutrish also offers wet food formulas in four lines: Purrfect Entrees, Peak Ultra Premium, Grain Free and Purrfect Broths. The ingredients used in these formula are all natural. It also contains added taurine, minerals and essential vitamins making this a balanced diet for your cat. Also, the ingredients that are used in its making meet all FDA regulations which mean it is a safe and high-quality food product.
Rachael Ray Nutrish Natural dry cat food recipe is one of the more popular kibbles offered in this line. It claims to contain a super-food blend that meets the needs of your indoor cat. It provides a diet that is relatively low on grain content which in turn means removing the grain allergens. The kibble pieces have a big crunch with the ideal small size for your cat to chew & swallow. An extra added bonus is a portion of the proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more.
Rachael Ray Nutrish Natural Dry Food is :
- Real chicken is the #1 ingredient plus real salmon
- Real super food blend for complete indoor cats’ needs
- Fiber rich lentils help support healthy weight and metabolism
- Natural prebiotics from pumpkin & dandelion greens help support healthy digestion
- Antioxidant rich berries help support healthy immunity
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Ground Peas, Lentils, Pea Protein, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopher-ols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Powdered Cellulose, Salmon, Ground Rice, Natural Flavor, Salt, Choline Chloride, Iron Oxide (color),Taurine, Dried Cranberry, Dried Blueberry, Dried Pumpkin, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Car-bonate, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Dandelion, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Sulfate, Potassium Iodide.
- Small size kibble pieces
- Rich in fiber
- Contains essential vitamins and minerals
- First ingredient is chicken
- High in carbohydrates
- Contains corn meal
Made with simple, natural ingredients and filled with added vitamins and minerals, such as taurine, iron, vitamins A, B12 and D3 this wet food is a good choice in supporting your cats overall health. These wet foods are grain-free and do not contain artificial flavors, preservatives or meat by-products. The come in a plastic container with a peel back lid for easy service.
Nutrish Wet Cat Food is:
- Real meat is first ingredient
- For any life stage
- Rich in omega fatty acids that support your feline friend’s healthy skin and a shiny coat.
- Grain-free formula has added vitamins, minerals and taurine to support your cat’s overall well-being.
- No by-products, grain or fillers
- Great for pet parents who are concerned with allergies, obesity or digestibility
Available as 2.8 oz containers as singles or 12 pack cases in the following Nutrish flavors and more:
(Beef & Chicken Catterole Ingredients) Chicken Broth, Beef, Chicken, Powdered Cellulose, Vegetable Oil, Pea Protein, Tricalcium Phosphate, Tapioca, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Celery Powder, Cassia Gum, Carragenan, Choline Chloride, Guar Gum, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Sulfate, Taurine, Fish Oil, Paprika, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Acetate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6) , Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity).
- High in protein
- Second ingredient water
- No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
- Grain free
- Contains vegetable oil
- High in carbohydrates
In June 2015, the FDA issued a recall for five wet cat food recipes as well as two variety packs that included those recipe flavors. This recall was issued due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.
Where to Buy
The dry cat food and wet cat food formulas mentioned above can be found on Amazon if you shop for cat food online. You can also find it at stores like Petsmart, Petco, Walmart, Target, Walgreens and your local grocery store.
One of the most impressive things about Rachael Ray’s brand of cat food is it is on the less expensive side and can be found in most local grocery stores. Rachael Ray Nutrish cat food offers a variety of meals that are tailored for the specific needs of the cats in all stages of life. Most of all when buying Nutrish, a portion of proceeds is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue.
Amy is the founder of Cat Mania and a life long cat lover. She also writes for various other pet related websites. She is passionate about helping pet parents create a healthy and happy lifestyle for their fur-babies.