Royal Canin Mother & Babycat Dry Cat Food

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Whether you love cats for their beauty, their elegance or their agility, a cat is above all a companion. That’s why lifestyle, sensitivities and age are all crucial considerations when it comes to choosing the right nutrition. Royal Canin Mother & Babycat is designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of mothers and young kittens. During the first stage of growth, your kitten grows very quickly and important internal systems are developing rapidly, so feeding the right nutrition is crucial.

Key Benefits

  • For pregnant and lactating queens and kittens from weaning to 4 months of age
  • Helps support a kitten's natural defenses with prebiotics and antioxidants
  • Promotes digestive health with highly digestible proteins and prebiotics
  • Very small kibble with an adapted texture helps facilitate food intake and stimulate appetite
  • The kibble can be rehydrated to ease the transition from mother’s milk to solid food

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  • Weight
    3.5 pounds
  • Brand
    Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Kitten, Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


Chicken By Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat, Corn, Wheat Gluten, Natural Flavors, Egg Product, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Grain Distillers Dried Yeast, Fish Oil, Vegetable Oil, Pea Fiber, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Calcium Carbonate, Fructooligosaccharides, L-Lysine, Taurine, Salt, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Oxide, Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Dl-Methionine, Trace Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite], Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.

Caloric Content

4,236 kcal/kg, 479 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 32.0% min
Crude Fat 23.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.6% max
Moisture 8.0% max
Docosahexaenoic Acid 0.11% min
Vitamin E 420 IU/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Kitten (Kibble only)
Age (months) Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
1 1.1 - 1.5 lbs 1/4 - 3/8
2 1.8 - 2.6 lbs 3/8 - 1/2
3 3.1 - 4.6 lbs 3/8 - 5/8
Kitten (Kibble Plus 1 Can)
Age (months) Weight Daily Feeding (cup + can)
1 1.1 - 1.5 lbs 1/8
2 1.8 - 2.6 lbs 1/8 - 1/4
3 3.1 - 4.6 lbs 1/4 - 3/8

Recommended Formula: Babycat Instinctive

Queen (Unaltered Female)
Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
6.6 lbs 1/4 - 1/2
11 lbs 1/2 - 1
Queen (Unaltered Female Gestating)
Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
6.6 lbs 1/2 - 3/4
11 lbs 5/8 - 1 1/8

Recommended Formula: Babycat Instinctive

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  • A Must Have For Mom's and Kittens

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    Amazing product! It was recommended by a group I am in. I keep my pregnant female/s and kittens on this until they are 12 weeks old. My female/s handle it well, no upset, etc. They maintain weight and great overall health. My fussiest girl loves it. I don't worry that they are not getting everything they need. Kittens can easily eat the small pieces and are noticeably heavier, beautiful soft coats, bright eyes, lively, active and I love what I am seeing. I was blending Blue Buffalo Kitten Health and IAMS Kitten, which are great. I just feel like this is so much better. Highly Recommend. Just try a bag and see what you think. You won't be disappointed.

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  • How good is Chewy

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    Well I think Chewy is perfect and couldn't live without a business owner, with limited time to shop, tons of animals, when I order their favorite food, the arrival time is one or two days...always arrives in perfect condition, no, couldn't manage without Chewy...thank you....

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  • Poor cats have 2 teeth left

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    My poor Siamese only have a few teeth in their mouths, so their vet (who specializes in just kitties) highly recommended this brand and this line (since the pellets are smaller). Is this brand a little more expensive than the others? Sure it is. But I love my cats and want them to live a long time with the best food I can afford to buy them.

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  • Only food I use for small kittens

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    I raise bottle-fed kittens and this is the only kibble I will give them when they are transitioning from the bottle. It is very tiny pieces and the kittens can eat it without a problem.

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  • Perfect kitten food

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    I use Royal Canin BabyCat dry and canned. The dry pellets are much smaller than the leading store brand kitten food, which I like. My kittens love the taste, too. I feel confident in the nutrition. They were abandoned by their mother and entirely hand-raised with formula. One of them had been critically ill for the first few weeks of his life and had nearly died. I was very concerned about getting them the best food possible when they transitioned off formula. They're now 11 weeks old, and both are healthy and strong. I'm sure the nutrition they're getting in this food has a lot to do with that. I recommend both the dry and the canned.

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  • Great food for Mom's and Babies!

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    Best food we have tried for our kitties. Both the adults and kittens can eat and do very well on. Really easy for kittens starting to eat dry food without having to waste so much wetting it.

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  • A great alternative to the Royal Canin Kitten formula

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    I recently adopted two kittens and this variety was recommended to me over the kitten formula due to its shape and texture. This food is a bit softer and is shaped in small squares. The kittens love it, and I feed them this dry food in addition to the Royal Canin Baby Cat wet food formula. It is worth the higher price point!

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  • Excellent food for kittens

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    We use this (along with Royal Canin canned food) regularly for our foster kittens. All of our kittens love it. The pieces are's perfect for kittens.

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  • WOW what a difference!

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    I had a very young mama cat and her 3 babies who were very very slow growing...we were worried they would be "failure to thrive" babies. After a few tests and a good exam, my Vet suggested I switch to Mother Babycat along with some short term meds. VOILA within 10 days they gained half a pound... they are now 3 months old and are growing at a normal rate and their playfulness is so darling! THANK YOU to our Vet's insight and to RC for such a remarkable product for our special needs babies. You saved their lives!

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  • Best Baby kitten Food!

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    All my kittens are offered Royal Canin Babycat kibble as it is tiny in size, smells of interest & meets their hunger & nutritional needs at their tender young age when first weaning off of mother's milk! Try some for your younger aged felines!

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