Hills Science Diet Kitten Indoor cat food provides precisely balanced nutrition tailored for kittens with an indoor lifestyle. Health Benefits:Indoor Lifestage:Kitten Ingredients: Ingredients: Chicken, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Whole Grain Corn, Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Calcium Sulfate, Flaxseed, L-Lysine, Powdered Cellulose, Potassium Chloride, Egg Product, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Taurine, DL-Methionine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Calcium Carbonate, Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene, Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Cranberries, Green Peas. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein: Min. 31% Crude Fat: Min. 19% Crude Fiber: Max. 3.5% Moisture: Max. 8% Directions: Recommended for: Kittens, from weaning until 1 year old, and pregnant or nursing cats. Not recommended for: Long-term feeding to adult cats, unless they have higher than normal energy requirements (such as pregnancy or nursing).
- Healthy digestion for easy litter box clean-up
- Clinically proven antioxidant benefits
- No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
- Science Diet also has canned cat food in several textures and proteins.
- At 1 year of age, transition your kitten to a Science Diet Adult food over a 7 day period.
I have been fostering kittens for a few years now and I think that this is a great food to start out on if you have a tighter budget. I really like the holistic foods, but I think that starting out with this is not too bad. It’s not as great for you kitten, but it provides all their necessities and it’s not too bad of a brand. All the shelters that I have been to also use this food. I just wanted to note that the higher quality food that you feed your kitten, the less waste they will produce and the general health will increase (shinier coat and etc). I always get this is the big bag because it seems to be the most worth it and this food is not too bad when you can get it on sale. You can also buy these from your local petsmarts so I think it is pretty convenient. Remember to get your pets spayed and neutered as well!! prevent the over accumulation of strays in our shelters and stop overpopulation!!!
I have two kittens both male persians. I’ve been trying different brand kitten foods, including fresh, canned, and dry. Of all the dried types I have purchased, they like this brand and the Purina One Healthy Kitten Formula. Each piece of food is small and bite sized for my kitten’s little mouths. Each of my kittens are less than a year old. I like how Hill’s uses a portion of the price I paid for this food and donates it through their Shelter Nutrition Partnership. I’m willing to pay a little more money for the kitten food knowing that a portion is donated to help animals have a more balanced nutrition. I will purchase this brand again.
NickyIda Grove, IA
Several weeks ago, I adopted a new kitten, about 6 months old. I figured he would need some food of his own, so I chose Science Diet Indoor kitten food, since he will be an indoor cat. While my two cats were in the “separation” state, I fed the Science Diet to the kitten, and he ate it readily.
Then, after I “integrated” the two cats, I had a problem; the older cat decided he liked the kitten food better than his own food. So he wouldn’t eat his own food, just the kitten food. I didn’t want him eating a lot of kitten food, because it is high in fat and calories, and he is already overweight. But I also wanted my kitten to get some benefit from the kitten food. I tried structured feedings, but it was no use – the older cat would rather go on a hunger strike than eat anything but the kitten food. Boy, it must taste good!
I finally ended up mixing the adult food with the kitten food and giving it to both cats. I wish I could feed the kitten the Science Diet exclusively, but oh well, at least he is getting some of it… without my older cat getting a huge amount.