kitten food for their best first year
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Good kitten health care starts with great kitten food
From proper nutrition to loving affection, your kitten needs a lot to grow into a healthy, happy cat. See what you can expect — and what to look out for — during that crucial first year.
Why choose Science Diet kitten foods?
Hill’s Science Diet provides science-led nutrition for optimal growth and development. All Science Diet kitten foods offer:
Easy-to-digest, great-tasting ingredients — with high-quality protein
Precise nutrition to support healthy skin, coat and stool
Clinically proven antioxidants for a healthy immune system
Your kitten’s growth guide
During their first 15 months or so, you’ll want to track important dates, and developments. Sign up for ongoing support and a helpful guide you can use right away.
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Be sure to “kitten proof” your home
Make your home safe for your furry new friend by hiding all electrical cabling or poisonous plants your kitten might try to chew.
Know what vaccines your kitten needs
From bordetella to rabies, know what and when to give for optimum kitten health.
Teaching your kitten the rules
Kittens are curious and active. If they are scratching furniture, redirect them to their scratching post, and praise them when they make the right choice. If they are playing with something they shouldn't, distract them away with a fun toy.
Get to know your kitten’s unique nutritional needs
Your kitten has very different nutritional requirements than a person, so make sure they have the nutrition they need for a healthy start.
Know how much to feed your kitten per day
Use this kitten food calculator* to find a proper feeding schedule, and remember: size, age and breed are also factors, so check with your veterinarian first.
*Based on Hill's Science Diet Kitten Food Chicken recommendations
It's always a good idea to spay or neuter your cat
The benefit? Fewer unwanted litters and fewer parental worries for you.