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Kitten Healthy Development Original - Dry

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Hill's® Science Diet®
Kitten Healthy Development Original

Hill's® Science Diet® Kitten Healthy Development Original cat food provides precisely balanced, easy-to-digest nutrition for growing kittens.

  • Natural DHA supports healthy brain development and learning ability
  • Taurine and multivitamins promote healthy growth of vital organs
  • Enriched with vitamins C+E to protect the immune system
  • Real chicken #1 with natural ingredients and no chicken by-product meal

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Key Benefits

Recommended For:

  • Kittens, from weaning until 1 year old.
  • Pregnant or nursing cats.

Not Recommended For:

Long-term feeding to adult cats, unless they have higher than normal energy requirements.

BenefitNutrientHow It Works
Healthy development of brain, eyes & learning abilityNatural DHANatural DHA from high quality fish oil supports healthy brain and eye development.
Healthy vital organsTaurineTaurine, essential amino acids and multivitamins promote healthy growth of vital organs including the heart and kidneys.
Strong immune systemVitamin C+EClinically proven antioxidant multivitamins C+E protect the immune system to support your pet between vaccinations

Additional Info

Healthy choices matter, for both you and your pet. For more than 70 years, Hill's has been advancing knowledge of how to keep pets their healthiest. That means great-tasting, nutritious food with natural ingredients that helps your cat live a long, happy life.

We make every bag of our dry cat food in our own US facilities with highest quality natural ingredients from North America. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards.

By choosing Science Diet, you help us provide food to shelter pets 365 days a year.
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Other Products to Consider

Science Diet® is available in a wide variety of foods for your kitten's unique needs. Canned kitten food is available from Science Diet® in several flavors such as delicious Turkey & Giblets Entrée that your kitten will love.

Feeding Guide

Daily Feeding Guide:


  • Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
  • For nursing cats: keep food available at all times.
  • New to this food? Mix increasing amounts of your pet's new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period.
  • Keep fresh water available at all times!
  • Your pet's nutritional needs may change as they age. Ask your vet at every checkup.
  • Science Diet is available in a wide variety of dry foods, wet foods and treats for your pet's unique needs.
  • To prevent suffocation, keep this bag out of the reach of pets and children.

Feeding transition


Weight of CatGrowth less than 4 monthsGrowth 4 to 6 monthsGrowth 7 to 12 months and Pregnancy
1 lb (0,5 kg) 1/4 cup (30 g)
2 lb (0,9 kg) 3/8 cup (45 g) 1/3 cup (40 g)
3 lb (1,4 kg) 1/2 cup (65 g) 3/8 cup (45 g)
4 lb (1,8 kg) 5/8 cup (80 g) 1/2 cup (65 g)
5 lb (2,3 kg) 3/4 cup (95 g) 5/8 cup (80 g) 1/2 cup (65 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 1 cup (125 g) 7/8 cup (110 g)
15 lb (6,8 kg) 1 1/8 cups (140 g)
Science Diet® Kitten Healthy Development Original Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for growing kittens
pregnant and nursing cats.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Content

Dry 4196 kcal/kg (523 kcal per cup)

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)27.1
Crude Fiber1.5
Vitamin C146 mg/kg
Vitamin E926 IU/kg


1The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.
An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Kitten Healthy Development Original contains 4.4 oz. by weight.


Chicken, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Pork Fat, Wheat Gluten, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, L-Lysine, Calcium Sulfate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), DL-Methionine, L-Tryptophan, Oat Fiber, Magnesium Oxide, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors, Dried Apples, Dried Broccoli, Dried Carrots, Dried Cranberries, Dried Peas.

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Our Kitten Likes It We feed our 6 month old Kitten HSD because the humane society recommended it. It's a little pricey but she seems to like it. We also feed her a little bit of the wet food and she goes crazy for the salmon. December 2, 2013
We have always experienced satisfaction with your products Currently our two 3 months old kittens are thriving on the Kitten Development dry food. We have used many of your other products with previous cats and we would never select an alternative product. The quality of your food is exceptional as is the selection. Our vets as well as the Humane Society have always recommended SD and I continue to recommend your product to others. I have been a Quality Assurance Professional for 30 years and give your products the highest promoter rating possible. Thank You! September 26, 2013
Great product I feed both Science Diet dry and canned to my two kittens. I adopted them from a shelter after fostering them. I was surprised that the shelter only fed Science Diet. Both kittens love the food. Their coats are shiny and they are growing quickly. I have fed my dogs Science Diet for years and now plan to feed Science Diet to my cats too. August 18, 2013
Love this product My kittens love this food. The gobble it up every time they are fed. You would think that the were starving, when they eat. thank you for providing a great food for our kids, I mean animals. September 8, 2014
Well Received The Kittens enjoy eating this everyday. They always run to bowl when I fill it. September 7, 2014
SD- Kitten I've had seven stray cats over the last several years. I start all of them on Science Diet Kitten dry food along with SD kitten can food. This food provides lots of nutrients for my cats and I see it over time in their coats. Lots of shine and healthy appearance. August 24, 2014
Great product for a healthy diet I found a stray kitten who was very malnourished and we thought she wouldn't make it. After some research I discovered science diet kitten healthy development and tried it. Within a few days there were huge improvements not only to her weight but to her coat and skin too! She seems to enjoy it over any other brand I've tried with her and it is a much better price than other healthy cat food brands. August 21, 2014
Little Kittens love it I rated this excellent because the kittens I foster seem to love it! August 21, 2014