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Adult Salmon Flavor 

AdultSalmon Flavor

MAX® CAT Salmon Flavored Natural Cat Food is made with select ingredients and the vitamins and minerals your cat needs for its health and wellness. We’ve added real salmon protein which adds to the taste cats find irresistible! MAX® CAT Dry Cat Foods provide rich sources of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids to help provide for a rich, glossy coat and supple skin.

Package Sizes Available: 3 lb., 6 lb., 16 lb.

Overview and Key Benefits

  • Antioxidants
    Vitamin E, taurine, vitamin C, cranberries and blueberries provide excellent sources of antioxidants for a healthy immune system. Taurine is also essential for your cat’s vision and heart function.
  • Real Salmon Protein
    Salmon is a rich source of DHA, which helps maintain a healthy central nervous system and good vision. NUTRO™ MAX® CAT Adult Salmon Flavor Cat Food includes real salmon protein to tempt even the most finicky cat.
  • Shiny Coat
    Fish oil and chicken fat are rich sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids and zinc help support supple skin and a lustrous coat.
  • The Natural Nutrition Difference
    Highly digestible natural ingredients — fortified with essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids — truly make the difference. NUTRO™ MAX® CAT Food is naturally preserved — no artificial chemicals like BHA, BHT or ethoxyquin. We do not add artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. NUTRO™ MAX® CAT Food uses easy-to-digest brewers rice; never any sorghum, ground corn, whole grain corn, corn meal or corn grits — which can be more difficult to digest.
  • Guaranteed Great Taste
    Our quality ingredients, unique kibble shape and natural flavors guarantee love at first bite! In fact, we’re so sure your cat will love NUTRO™ MAX® CAT Food that we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back!
    If for any reason you are dissatisfied with this product, return the unused portion along with the information contained within the dotted panel on the bag to your NUTRO™ products retailer for replacement or refund. Should you wish to contact our Consumer Care Department, please call 1-800-833-5330 (for English) or 1-877-515-8589 (for French). Please visit us at in the U.S. and in Canada at (English) or (French).
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Feeding Guidelines

Feeding Guidelines
These are the recommended feeding amounts based on the ideal body condition for adult cats of various weights. Individual cats’ energy requirements may differ. Adjust the amount fed to obtain or maintain your cat’s optimum weight. If feeding NUTRO™ MAX® CAT Food for the first time, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of NUTRO™ MAX® CAT Adult Salmon Flavor Cat Food with your old food for six days. Keep fresh drinking water available at all times, provide plenty of exercise and see your veterinarian regularly. Serve dry or lightly moistened. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing in a cool, dry location.
Suggested Amounts to Feed Per Day (Cups)

Cat Weight (lbs.) Active Cat
4 1/4
8 1/3
12 1/2
16 2/3

Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup, which holds 4.22 oz. of NUTRO™ MAX® CAT Adult Salmon Flavor Cat Food.

NUTRO™ Cat Food Body Chart

underweight cat idealweight cat oerweight cat
Underweight Ideal Weight Overweight
Increase the feeding amount to achieve an ideal weight.
Maintain feeding at the current level.
Feed according to the ideal body weight or feed NUTRO™ MAX® CAT Indoor Weight Control Cat Food to achieve an ideal weight.
The 7-Day Switch Plan
We recommend a 7-day transition period from your old food to MAX® CAT Food. This gradual change allows your cat’s system to adjust gradually without stomach upsets.
Day 1–2 Day 3–4 Day 5–6 Day 7+
25% MAX® CAT Food 50% MAX® CAT Food 75% MAX® CAT Food 100% MAX® CAT Food
75% Old 50% Old 25% Old
Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy 3,780 kcal/kg; 453 kcal/cup (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO™ MAX® CAT Adult Salmon Flavor Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Product Reviews

Adult is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 587.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome In just two weeks all of my cats look and feel awesome. They're healthier , happier and their coats are soft and looking better everyday. Amazing results from just half a bag use! I cant wait to see the transformation after a few months use! Thank You SOOO Much Nutro, for an affordable great pet food. With 5 cats its a struggle to keep them healthy, but now it wont be.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Adult Salmon Flavor I have been buying this Adult Salmon Flavor for my three cats for years. All of a sudden I realize none of them are eating. I look over the 16 lb. bag thinking maybe I bought the wrong bag of food. No I did not - but there is a label on it saying "improved taste - new look". Beware - my cats would rather go hungry than eat this
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long and Healthy Life My multi-cat household has been consuming for eight years. I started using it because it reduced the amount of cat waste since it doesn't have the corn fillers of so many other products also my cats love it. Last year we adopted a 5 lb abused cat that looked like a 4 month old kitten with straw for fur although he was 2 1/2 years old. After three months of love and Max Cat food he has a satin coat; the vet that we adopted him from was so surprised she even asked what we have been feeding him. Thank you for such a great product.
Date published: 2012-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good...but hard for my cats to eat I was looking for dry food for my cat who has skin allergies and wanted to try something more affordable than Science Diet because we are in a multiple cat household. This product sounded worth a try. Now my cats LOVE it but they really have trouble eating the large bites. One cat, specifically, is missing some teeth and really has trouble. I'll have to return it, but would you consider making smaller sized kibble bits for cats?
Date published: 2012-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Flavour for Finicky Cats I have been feeding my Multiple cat household the Maxcat brand for a few years now. When I fed them the Salmon Flavour they would act like they were starving they loved the flavour so much. I had to switch back to the Chicken Flavour so a couple of the cats would stop eating so much. They love the chicken Flavour but it was almost like a frenzy when the new scoop of Salmon flavour was put in the bowl.Great food for Finicky eaters or skinny cats you want to fatten up a bit.
Date published: 2011-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tastes Great Oscar was a skinny outdoor American short haired cat. He adopted me in 1995 and my vet said he was about 5 years old. I started looking for the best food to feed him reading packages of food at my local pet store. The store's owner gave me a bag of Max Cat, well Oscar gave me rave reviews about the food and well, we never looked back. While on Max Cat Salmon flavored kibble Oscar put on some weight, so I switched him back and forth to the Max Cat weight management food.Sadly, Oscar passed away in 2007, but the vet said that for an outdoor cat he lived a full and happy life. Personally, I never had a cat live so long.Just recently I've adopted a middle aged Cocker Spaniel and now I'm investigating some Nutro kibble for dogs. Fred is a very finicky eater, but he is a good watch dog. I know if I can find a flavor of Nutro that he likes he will also have a long and happy life.
Date published: 2011-02-18
Date published: 2011-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cat LOVES it I adopted my cat 3 years ago. She was about 2 years old. I was told she would only eat can food. I'm a believer ib dry because it's better for their teeth but, the rescue was right. I tried many different premium brands of dry with no luck. Even if dry was all I offered. She would finally eat some when she was hungry enough, only to vomit all the food a short time later. I even tried sensitive stomach formulas. Nothing seemed to help. Besides I would have a stain from the food dye on my carpet. While at a pet food store NUTRO gave me a sample. I thought okay what do I have to lose? I put the Nutro next to my cats usual can food only to discover she ate the Nutro and left the canned. She was also able to keep the food down. She needed to add alittle wieght and her coat was dull. What a change! She is much more playful and even enjoys sitting on my lap to be brushed. This has made me a customer for life.
Date published: 2011-02-17
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