One of the biggest dilemmas, especially of new cat owners, is which type of food to use in this delicate period of their development. It is true that if you find a small kitten on the street and take it home, you may find yourself lacking suitable food, but if the arrival of a new kitten is planned, then it is good to find preparedness. Below I propose a ranking of the best dry food for kittens cats on the market.
ORIJEN Dry Cat Food
With the highest percentage of fresh chicken, fed only naturally with wheat, white fish, and whole egg, these kibbles are packed with quality human-grade proteins (minimum 75%) that kittens need and none of the grains or carbohydrates inappropriate for felines. In fact, by nature, your cat is carnivorous and has a biological need for a diet high in protein, rich in fresh meat, and low in carbohydrates.
In addition, the nutritional formula is enriched with a range of medicinal herbs native to Canada that help soften, nourish, and tone the digestive tract, strengthen the liver, and control insulin levels. And always with your cat’s digestive health in mind, the composition keeps carbohydrates to a minimum, with a variety of steamed fruits and vegetables (about 25%) , rich in antioxidants, and enzymes to improve well-being and immune system.
The croquettes contain sunflower, flax, salmon, and sardine oils, rich in essential fatty acids and omega 3 and 6, such as DHA and EPA, to strengthen the immune system, nourish the skin and coat of your little friend. All features that make this meal a natural and delicious way to grow your kitten in a healthy and strong way, ensuring a long and happy life.
Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Kitten
Royal Canin Kitten offers complete nutrition for both pregnant and lactating cats and kittens between 4 and 12 months. Both need a lot of calories, proteins, and vitamins among others. These croquettes are specially designed for this purpose, their shape and texture are perfectly suited to the final teeth of your kitten.
The composition is an exclusive combination of ingredients, starting from the protein base consisting of highly digestible dehydrated bird meat, complete with ingredients such as beet pulp, fish oil, and fructo-oligo-saccharides. All designed to provide the calories, proteins, minerals, trace elements, and vitamins that are so important in this kitten’s growth phase.
Hill’s Science Plan Feline Cat Food
Hill’s Feline Kitten Healthy Development with Tuna is a dry food specially designed to feed kittens between the ages of 1 and 12 months. This food contains nutrients that promote growth and keep your little friend healthy: calcium and phosphorus to strengthen bones, proteins to keep muscles strong, plus taurine, a very important amino acid for feline health. The presence of the latter in the formulation guarantees additional protection for the heart and sight, guaranteeing healthy growth.
These croquettes are a rather complete food and do not need to be integrated with other foods, it is not necessary to mix them with wet food since the presence of tuna gives an excellent flavor and good palatability for your kitten. The nutritional formulation, in itself well balanced and complete, avoids excesses, for example, of vitamins that can compromise the health of the cat and promotes good digestion.
Finally, the presence of numerous antioxidants ensures the proper functioning of the immune system while the DHA, derived from fish oil, makes your cat develop healthy skin and a shiny coat. Everything your kitten needs to grow at a more than affordable price.
Eukanuba Kitten Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food
With 91% animal-based protein, your kitten will grow quickly and turn into a healthy and strong cat. The high protein content of animal origin of these kitten kibble promotes and keeps the muscles compact in a way that would be impossible with a vegetable protein. It represents a complete, balanced, and quality nutrition that helps to take care of every detail of your cat’s evolution; because top quality nutrition naturally promotes healthy development.
With these Eukanuba croquettes it is possible to accompany your cat’s growth thanks to the beneficial substances contained in them: DHA which contributes to the development of brain and sight, calcium which together with other important minerals guarantee stronger and healthier bones and teeth, pulp of beetroot for effective nutrient absorption and finally an abundant portion of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids , for perfectly healthy skin and coat.
With this product you will have a kitten that is always spectacular and above all healthy, spending the right amount for these croquettes which, thanks to their great palatability, will drive your friend crazy without the need to spend on complimentary products.
Almo Nature Holistic Cat
These chicken and rice croquettes are an especially delicious complete food with lots of fresh chicken accompanied by high-quality rice. The vitamins and minerals contained in the Almo Nature holistic croquettes transform them into food that can satisfy the natural nutritional needs of the newcomer to the family. The real strength of this holistic natural product is precisely the authenticity of the strictly natural ingredients that help prevent the onset of diseases resulting from allergies to ensure your kitten a healthy and peaceful life.
All the meat used for the preparation of the croquettes, which contain a single animal protein source, is produced in farms that have renounced the use of antibiotics and hormones. The result is a product with an exceptional taste and high digestibility, while the waste products produced by the protein metabolism cycle are reduced to a minimum avoiding overloading the kidneys.
Still following the Nature logic, the recipe excludes the use of additives such as flavor enhancers or artificial preservatives, therefore to make the product palatable we rely only on the high quality of the ingredients while for conservation we rely exclusively on natural antioxidants.
The advantage of this dry food therefore lies in the fact that the manufacturer relies on the properties of nature to ensure a healthy lifestyle for the kittens who consume it.
Royal Canin Mother & Babycat Dry Cat Food
A particular product for kittens up to the fourth month and cats in the gestation or lactation period, a particular period where the animal requires more energy, in the same way as the kittens in the growth phase.
The initial months of the growth phase, for which this dry food is recommended, from the first to the fourth, are decisive for the development of your kitten as his organism, not yet fully formed, needs greater protection.
During these first few months, the antibodies transmitted from the mother through the milk begin to slowly disappear and your kitten’s immune system begins to develop. Precisely for this reason, the composition of these croquettes is rich in a patented complex of antioxidants, consisting of vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, and taurine, which boosts the production of antibodies.
Also in this delicate period, the kitten abandons the milk to introduce solid food into his diet. To facilitate this transition, the kibble is easily rehydratable and small in size. Their soft texture is particularly suited to your kitten’s fragile baby teeth.
All particular attention of the manufacturer that makes this product ideal for the first months of life, preferable to other less specific products that come to embrace the entire first year of life.