Hill's Science Diet Kitten Healthy Development Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food

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

Key Benefits

  • Formulated with DHA to support healthy brain and eye development
  • Clinically proven antioxidant blend with vitamins C and vitamins E to help support a healthy immune system
  • Highly digestible, high quality protein to help maintain lean muscle
  • Natural, high quality, easy-to-digest ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives for a flavorful, nutritious meal
  • Recommended for kittens, from weaning until 1 year old, and pregnant or nursing cats

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Nutritional Info


  1. Chicken, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat, Whole Grain Corn, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fish Oil, Calcium Sulfate, Lactic Acid, Egg Product, Flaxseed, Choline Chloride, Powdered Cellulose, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Iodized Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, 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, Calcium Carbonate, Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene, Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Cranberries, Green Peas.

Caloric Content

  1. 457 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 31.0% min
Crude Fat 19.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.5% max
Vitamin C 85 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 525 IU/kg min
DHA 0.1% min

Feeding Instructions

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 pets new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period. Keep fresh water available at all times! Your pets nutritional needs may change as they age. Ask your vet at every checkup. Science Diet is available in a wide variety of dry and canned foods for your pets unique needs.

Transition Instructions

A gradual transition to a new pet food is important to avoid digestive upset. To transition, mix your pet’s current food with the new food. Over 7 days, gradually decrease the amount of the current pet food while increasing the amount of new pet food.

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Hill's Science Diet kitten food provides precisely balanced, easy-to-digest nutrition for growing kittens to support healthy brain and eye development and help build immunity and digestive health. These yummy recipes are specially formulated for kittens from weaning until 1 year as well as pregnant or nursing cats.

Precisely Balanced Nutrition for Growing Kittens
Vets' #1 Choice

Vets' #1 Choice to Feed Their Own Pets

More than anyone, veterinarians know a healthy cat food when they see one. That's why they give Hill's Science Diet to their own cats more than any other brand. Hill's works with pet nutritionists to develop recipes with the best cat food standards in mind. These recipes are designed to keep your feline family member healthy and strong so she can enjoy more moments of purring and playing.

The Science Behind Happy

With over 220 veterinarians, Ph.D. nutritionists and food scientists working every day around the world, Hill's is able to create new products and improve existing ones that help your pet live a long, healthy and full life. They pride themselves on wholesome ingredients, precise nutrition and high-quality standards in pet food because they know firsthand that when your cat is healthier, she's happier too.

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Natural Recipes Made in the USA

Natural Recipes Made in the USA

Hill's is proudly made in the USA with only high-quality protein. Real chicken, lamb or salmon is the first ingredient, along with other natural ingredients sourced from North America, Europe and New Zealand-all free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Hill's uses high-quality ingredients to provide the proper balance of essential nutrients for optimal health. Guided by evidence-based research, Hill's formulas are precisely balanced to meet each pet's specific life-stage, size or special needs.



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About Hill's Pet Nutrition

For more than 70 years, Hill's Pet Nutrition has helped enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by putting their passion for balanced pet nutrition into everything they do. With a dedicated team of veterinarians and pet nutritionists involved in the development of all their products, Hill's is able to ensure high-quality pet food to help all pets live a happy and healthy life.

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  • Kitten loves it, vet approves it!

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    I adopted a 6-month old kitten from the shelter. Of course, his history is unknown but he is very friendly and seemed to be quite healthy but thin. He is thriving on this food and loves it.

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  • right size for our kittens

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    We foster kittens and they always eat this product. For the very young kittens we always slightly dampen it before feeding them.

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  • Good Food

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    My kitten, "Excalibur", loves it and it really helped my older cat, "Splat Cat" get over her diareha problem she had for months. Good food at an excellent price!

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  • Kittens do not Love

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    I made the mistake of ordering the 15 pound bag of this variety instead of the 7.5 pound bag of the Indoor Kitten type. My little musketeers definitely prefer the Indoor Kitten variety to this one, and I agree that Indoor Kitty smells yummier. They are eating it without much of a fuss, but they mainly receive wet food and have this available as an overnight snack.

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  • Excellent cat food!!!

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    My kittens love this food. All my older cats like it as well. I have a 14 year old cat with some teeth missing. He really likes the kitten food because of the small size of the food pellets which allow him to eat it easily.

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  • This product has all the best ingredients for a growing boy.

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    George loves it and is growing like a weed. He definitely enjoys eating his Science Digest. Only problem ole Oscar thinks it is pretty good too and he has a new quick step in his walk.

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  • Tiny little bits for tiny little mouth

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    We just adopted 2 kittens. They were 5 weeks old and this is what they'd been eating. Wanted to use the same food as the whole ordeal of adoption is traumatic enough without giving them food they may not eat.

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  • Kitten loves this

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    My kitten i got off of a farm so he would be happy eating anything. I got him this from my work and he loved it.I tried to change him to a different kitten food once he finished this bag but he wasn't as thrilled about it. So we changed back and now every time he hears the food bag he runs into the room and sits in front of his food bowl.

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  • Pleased Absolutely

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    Splendid. Cats love them very much. Improved digestive function.

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  • Great Kitten Food

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    Our Siamese kitten really likes this food and is growing as a result. Not the cheapest food on the market but one of the best. Chewy helps a lot with the cost problem.

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