PetGuard Premium Cat & Kitten Dry Cat Food

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PetGuard Premium Cat & Kitten Food is an all-natural premium food that provides your cat with optimum nutrition in a scientific blend of real chicken, brown rice, essential vitamins and chelated minerals.

Key Benefits

  • Chicken is the #1 ingredient. Chicken is a naturally heart healthy source of high-quality proteins, minerals and essential fatty-acids. There is no use of fillers or by-products.
  • This cat food is free of corn, soy, wheat, yeast, artificial flavoring, by-products, fillers, artificial preservatives, artificial colors, and added sugars.
  • Minimally processed fruits, grains and vegetables provide a great source of antioxidants and vitamins.
  • Your cat will love the taste and texture of this product. It is specially formulated for easy and complete digestibility, resulting in high absorption of food and nutrients. For this reason, your kitty might produce a smaller stool volume.
  • This product is perfect for all life stages and breeds of cats.

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  • Item Number
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages, Kitten
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


  1. Fresh Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Sunflower Oil, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil, Dried Whole Eggs, Dried Kelp, Dried Whey, Calcium Ascorbate (Source of Vitamin C), Apple Fiber, Alfalfa Meal, Sea Salt, Dl-Methionine, Lecithin, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin A Supplement, Ergocalciferol (Source of Vitamin D2), Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of B2), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine (Source of Vitamin B1), Biotin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite.

Caloric Content

  1. 3,700 kcal/kg, 460 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 32.0% min
Crude Fat 15.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 12.0% max
Ash 6.5% max
Calcium 0.15% min
Phosphorus 0.8% min
Magnesium 0.10% max
Taurine 0.15% min
Vitamin E 250 IU/kg min

Feeding Instructions

PetGuard® Premium™ dry cat food is an ideal product for a self-feeding regimen with adult cats and kittens over 3 months of age. Since most cats and older kittens can regulate the amount of food they need, simply pour a serving your cat will completely consume during the day. This will allow your cat or kitten to nibble on the food when hungry, which is the way most cats prefer to eat.

Kittens Up to 3 Months of Age: At weaning and until the kitten has developed teeth to consume a completely dry product, moisten PetGuard® Premium™ dry cat food with water or broth. For the very young kitten, just before weaning, moisten the food to the consistency of baby food and feed several times a day without the mother. After weaning, feed as much of this mixture as the kitten will eat within 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day. As the kitten grows older, change to a totally dry feeding regimen by gradually decreasing the amount of added liquid and decreasing the number of feedings.

Pregnant and Nursing Queens: The pregnant queen needs only slightly more food during pregnancy until she is ready to have her kittens. After queening, her food requirements are greatly increased, depending on the number of kittens she is nursing. Many nursing queens continue to do well on a totally dry feeding regimen, although some need to have their food moistened to meet the increased fluid requirements.

Mixing Other Liquids or Premium Canned Foods with PetGuard® Premium™ Dry Cat Food: If you prefer to feed PetGuard® Premium™ dry cat food moistened, mix 1 part liquid (water or broth) with 4 parts PetGuard® Premium™ dry cat food by volume and feed twice a day. The average adult cat needs about 4 ounces daily, although this will vary with size, sex, age and environment. If you mix it with canned foods, limit the amount of canned food to one-third or less of the total diet.

Be sure your cat always has plenty of fresh, clean drinking water. An adequate water intake is as imperative to your pet as it is to you in achieving good health. Supply fresh, clean water regularly.

Transition Instructions

To accustom your cat to a new food, we suggest mixing the new food with his or her current food. Gradually reduce the amount of the current food until your cat is eating the proper ration of PetGuard® Premium™ dry cat food.

Frequently Asked Questions

My pets have allergies, can I feed them PetGuard?

Proteins and chemicals in foods can cause reactions in pets. Also, airborne substances such as pollen, dust, mold and contact with paints, plastics, soaps and even grass can cause allergic reactions. PetGuard is free of chemical additives and preservatives and has created a variety of foods with varying sources of protein to accommodate the tastes and sensitivities of our animal companions.

My cat has urinary tract problems. Can I feed her PetGuard products?

The importance of urinary tract health is highly understated in this country. While PetGuard does not have a prescription diet or claim to cure an infection or blockage, we do formulate our products to produce an acidic urine (pH) and contain the essential amino acids (taurine and dl methionine) to help in the prevention of these problems. In all concerns regarding health matters, your veterinarian is the first and best source for treating any illness.

Why doesn't PetGuard state that 'Human Grade Ingredients' are used in your products?

According to the USDA and FDA, it is illegal to use or promote the use of the verbiage "human grade ingredients" because there is no legal term as "human grade". PetGuard uses ingredients that we would eat ourselves. The best ingredients that PetGuard uses in the foods we bring to your pets are the result of 25 years of working with our suppliers and careful monitoring of the quality demanded for products manufactured to our specifications.

What are by-products?

Animal by-products include such things as feathers, fur, tendons, hooves and beaks. There are no by-products in any PetGuard product.

Do you use GMO's in your foods?

GMO's (genetically modified organisms) are not used in PetGuard products.

What preservatives are used in PetGuard products?

PetGuard dry foods are preserved with mixed tocopherols and vitamins C and E. These natural preservatives serve two functions: they prevent the food from spoiling and they scavenge free radicals which are known to cause cancer and cell damage.

What is Ester-C?

Ester-C is calcium ascorbate that is used to deliver Vitamin C. It is metabolized very easily in the body so the vitamin is absorbed into the cells of the body. The strong antioxidant effect prevents cell damage from free radicals that can cause cancer.

How do you judge the quality of the beef that you purchase to produce your products?

PetGuard uses Coleman Natural Beef in its beef products. The Coleman name is synonymous with beef that was raised with NO hormones, NO antibiotics, NO steroids and beef that was NEVER fed animal by- products.

Why does the color and texture of your products change from time to time?

Because we use only all natural ingredients in our formulas, the finished products may vary slightly in color or texture. Remember, there are no fillers, artificial colors or flavors in PetGuard foods to assure that every product would look exactly like the one before it.

Explain what are organic foods and why are your products better.

Unlike many foods produced today, organic foods are grown without pesticides or harmful chemical fertilizers. Organic foods do not contain artificial products of any kind. For example, Coleman Beef, which is used exclusively by PetGuard in all its beef dinners, are cattle raised from birth without artificial hormones or antibiotics. The chicken used in PetGuard chicken dinners is USDA hormone-free poultry. Every PetGuard product is prepared from wholesome ingredients including fresh vegetables and whole grains, complete with fiber and nutrients to offer your pet companion a flavorful, highly digestible food free of artificial ingredients and by-products. Just good wholesome food.

What is the shelf life of your products?

All PetGuard products, including all PetGuard supplements, have an expiration date printed on the label or the can. Just like with foods that humans consume, to take advantage of maximum freshness, products should be used in a timely manner.

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  • Great food.

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    One of the main reasons I tried this food is that another reviewer said that her cats no longer threw up since eating PetGuard. That has been true of my cats as well. We still have occasional hair ball, but those are even smaller and less frequent. I'm sold on PetGuard.

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    Just the right size bites for my aging 14 year old cat who has problems chewing...and she really likes it too! Chewy's customer service is always gracious. The packaging is well done too, and the delivery is expedient and free with an affordable minimum purchase! I feel very confident in this company for my pets needs. It's my go to online pet store!

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  • Good food

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    I ordered this food to change up my kitties diet a bit. I find it to be a c+ cat food compared to others and the ingredients but they love it and not so much vomiting from my cat with stomatitis. I recommend to shelters and the rescuers of cats who need a good food and at a great price.

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  • The Cats are Not Impressed

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    None of the 11 cats we feed really like this food , they eat it but nobody seems to enjoy it , I mix it with canned Fancy Feast to make it acceptable to them. The ingrediants impressed me but the kitties do not agree,

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  • Nice small bite size food. My cat seems to like it.

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    This is a new food for my cat and he seems to be adjusting to it. He is already energetic so feeding him this food should keep him healthy.

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  • My Cats Love It

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    I switched to PetGuard food because I wanted a carageenan and minimal filler food for my cats. They absolutely love it. Even my picky eater. No dawdling about. I'm lucky if I can get the food into their bowls for all of their nudging my hands. Having made the change has proved that it wasn't hair balls that were irritating stomachs. They have both gotten glossier coats and have much longer and more active play times.

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  • Great Food

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    My precious little kitty Belle loves the food. The food only has the necessary ingredients in it. Nothing extra is added.

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  • Very Good Cat Food

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    Both of our cats (gray tabbies, male and female) liked this food first try. The male even seems to prefer it over the last brand. Ate the other brand but when given two bowls - side by side - he chose Petguard. There coats are smooth and shiny. I just ordered a bigger bag and hope they continue to enjoy it and thrive. This food is not 100% grain free but is one of the better cheaper alternatives. Acana gave one of the two cats very loose BMs.

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  • no supplements needed

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    this dry cat food has it all. I don't have to buy hairball remedies, medicine for weepy eyes caused by the herpes virus. lysine is already in it. the fiber eliminates hairballs. much more economical and no more fuss of pilling my babies! they're happy!

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  • This one went over well with two FUSSY cats

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    I am very pleased with this cat food. I have a 16 yo cat with CRF and he shouldn't even be eating the dry food but I feel better to know that the ingredients are quality. Both cats love this dry food. At first I thought it was the NULO they were devouring but I realized the NULO was left and Petguard was gone. I also feed them high quality wet food and am going to try the Petguard wet food. Hope they like it as much as they do the dry. Also, been feeding them Petguard for about 2+ months. I'm very happy with this product and CHEWY ROCKS!

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