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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.
Learn more at hillsfoodshelterlove.com.

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:

HELPFUL TIPS

  • 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

Growth

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)

Nutrient
 
Dry Matter1
%
Protein38.1
Fat25.6
Carbohydrate (NFE)27.1
Crude Fiber1.5
Calcium1.21
Phosphorus0.9
Sodium0.46
Potassium0.90
Magnesium0.113
Taurine0.60
Vitamin C146 mg/kg
Vitamin E926 IU/kg
DHA0.191

References

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.

Ingredients

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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excellent kitten growth nutrition EL TEE HAS BEEN USING THE SCIENCE DIET KITTEN GROWTH FOOD ONLY, SINCE WE ADOPTED HER FROM THE SHELTER @ 6 WEEKS OLD. NEEDLESS TO SAY, SHE HAS GROWN TO A HEALTHY & VERY ACTIVE 6 MOS. OLD. WE PLAN ON UPDATING HER TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF SCIENCE DIET FOOD AFTER 1 YEAR OF AGE. April 9, 2014
Excellent Healthy Dry Food For Kittens This is a great supplement to my two kittens of 5months! They have grown within weeks already amazingly fast! I feed this dry food along with Science Diet Kitten Salmon Entree Canned Foods also and everything has been going great thus far...our kittens always do their best to rip open the bags!! How adorable of them! What makes them even more adorable is that their coat is in excellent condition and very shiny. There have been no problems at all! July 31, 2012
Kitten loved it! Simon came to me at 6 months and I fed him Healthy Development until he was 1 year old. I have an older cat, also, and fed dry food for him in a separate bowl. Simon preferred his kitten food, so he obviously loved the taste. He's now 15 months old and is a BIG, healthy boy. He grew a lot (from 6 lbs to over 12 lbs# and is solid muscle! #He's the black & white cat in the picture.) I highly recommend Healthy Development for kittens! May 16, 2012
always fresh I have tried several foods for my cats but this brand is the one they enjoy the most. I feel the downside of it is the cost, especially since I have 2 young boys and am widowed. We have 5 cats that we love dearly that is why I choose Science Diet." I realize it has better ingredients which is why I still buy it. June 25, 2014
Flavorific! Am fostering a mom and her 5 kittens since they were 3 weeks old. Both mom and kittens LOVE both wet and dry food. I need to get protein and weight onto the mom, so she eats kitten food, too. Two of the kittens fell asleep in the food bowl, while eating. I use SD for all my cats and my foster cats - HairBall Light - because 3 of the 6 have long hair and would constantly leave me 'surprises' in the middle of the night - since using both wet and dry - no ore hairball surprises - thanks, Hill's! June 29, 2013
Smelly kittens! We gave our two kittens this food for about a month. Their poo started getting stinkier and they, themselves, smelled like poo all day! We switched to grain free and it has improved. We love Science Diet - unfortunately, this food wasn't for our kittens. We have both of our kittens and our puppy on Ideal Balance grain free now - and no more stinky furbabies! August 4, 2013
Hills Science Diet Healthy Kitten My kitten absolutely loves his food. My older cat also loves to sneak a taste in...lol. It makes me feel good to know I am giving my pets the best in nutrition. What would be even greater is to get some coupons so I can save some money on my next purchase! Thanks so much Suzann J. Melton December 18, 2014
My kitten loves it! I like that it is so nutritious and my kitten loves the taste. December 9, 2014