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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
Great product excellent value. My cat likes this food and it is the only one I use. It provides all my cat needs to stay healthy. August 15, 2014
the product is great I rescued 7 baby kittens around 2 weeks old from inside a dumpster in a shopping plaza. After 2 weeks on replacement milk I started them on science diet can kitten mixed with their replacement milk. Even though we bathed them and had a clean area for them, they just seemed so dull and their fur felt nasty and ruff like straw grass. But after weeks on the canned kitten food we moved to the dry kitten food and they went wild over it, growling and eating it up. Its been 3 months now and all 7 look wonderful and beautiful. Their fur is like cotton and so shinny and silky. They are beautiful kittens thanks to science diet kitten food. They went from scrappy homeless to beautiful spoiled happy fur kids. Thanks for such a great food! July 24, 2014
Great for my kitten! Great product for my kitten. When it comes to keeping him healthy and growing I can defiantly rely in Science Diet! July 9, 2014
My kittens are science diet addicts! While I try to pick up any dry cat food on sale I realize my cats are snobs when it comes to dry food. The only success I have is with Science Diet. They won't eat anything else! What can I say? My kitties have great taste (no pun intended). :) June 30, 2014
the gold standard for kitten foods I have worked for a small animal practicioner for 27 years and we not only use the Hill's products in house,but also recommend them to our clients for their own pets.They are available nearly in every pet or feed store and are worth the price. Hill's literally wrote the book on pet nutrition,and there is no need to look anywhere else for a better product. June 27, 2014