Kitten Chow Nurture Dry Cat Food

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Purina Kitten Chow Nurture Dry Cat Food is an age-essential, dry kitten food made with the four foundational building blocks of nutrition: high in protein for developing lean muscle, DHA for brain and vision development, essential nutrients like those found in mother’s milk, and antioxidants for strong immune health. Every meal also provides the 25 essential vitamins and minerals cats need at any age. Plus, it’s formulated with a taste kittens love—and without artificial colors or flavors—to help give them the nutrition they need while they develop.

Key Benefits

  • Great source of protein for developing lean muscle
  • DHA for brain and vision development
  • Essential nutrients like those found in mother’s milk
  • Antioxidants for strong immune health
  • No artificial colors or flavors for better overall health

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  • Weight
    14.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Purina, Cat Chow
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet

Nutritional Info


Poultry By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Brewers Rice, Soy Flour, Animal Fat Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Wheat Flour, Fish Meal, Animal Liver Flavor, Dried Yeast, Phosphoric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Sodium Selenite.

Caloric Content

3,653 kcal/kg, 408 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 40.0% min
Crude Fat 12.5% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% min
Moisture 12.0% max
Calcium (Ca) 1.2% min
Phosphorus (P) 1.1% min
Thiamine 75 mg/kg min
Riboflavin 10 mg/kg min
Choline 2,400 mg/kg min
Taurine 0.125% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.02% min

Feeding Instructions

Age Daily Feeding (cup) Frequency
3 - 6 weeks 1/4 - 1/3 3 - 4 times a day
7 weeks - 6 months 1/3 - 3/4 3 - 4 times a day
7 months - 1 year 1/2 - 3/4 2 times a day

Kittens generally nibble solid foods at 3 - 4 weeks of age. Keep moistened Purina Kitten Chow Nurture available to these kittens at all times. Just add 1 part liquid to 3 parts Purina Kitten Chow Nurture, changing frequently to ensure freshness. After weaning, at 6 - 8 weeks of age, kittens will normally eat dry or moistened food at will. Start a self - feeding program, leaving food in dish at all times. Feeding amounts should be adjusted as necessary to help your kitten maintain an ideal body condition. Because kittens continue to develop throughout their first year, it's important that they get the extra nutrition of Purina Kitten Chow Nurture for a full 12 months. After one year of age, transition to the Purina Cat Chow formula that’s right for your cat.

Purina Kitten Chow Nurture provides the extra nutrition needed by reproducing females in stages of gestation and lactation. Food consumption may vary during gestation, so feed the amount needed to maintain the pregnant female's good body condition. Food intake may double or even quadruple during lactation.

Provide adequate fresh water in a clean bowl daily.

Transition Instructions

Changes in your cat’s diet should be made gradually to allow your cat to become accustomed to a new food. Substitute small amounts of the new food for the old food, gradually increasing the amount of the new food while decreasing the old food, over a period of 7 - 10 days. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you ensure the quality of your dog and cat food?

We maintain a strict code of standards for buying, storing and processing ingredients used in our pet foods. These standards are among the strictest in the pet food industry. You can feed our food with confidence, knowing the Purina commitment to quality provides the best possible nutrition for your pet.

Do you test your dog and cat food for aflatoxins?

Yes. We have a meticulous quality assurance program for every incoming load of dog and cat food ingredients. We have ingredient specialists at each of our North American Purina pet food manufacturing facilities who are trained to sample and analyze incoming grain. Our grain testing program helps ensure only high-quality grains are used in our products. This testing is part of our comprehensive food safety and HACCP programs

We maintain a strict code of standards for buying, storing and processing ingredients used in Purina pet foods, including grains. Every supplier of ingredients for Purina pet food must meet stringent standards for ingredient specification, product safety, sanitation and good manufacturing practices. Our quality assurance standards are among the strictest in the pet food industry.

Where is your dog and cat food manufactured?

99% of Purina pet food products sold in the U.S. are manufactured in our own facilities in the U.S.

Why does your dog and cat food contain colors?

Although dogs and cats are unable to distinguish color, we know that most pet owners consider the product’s appearance when purchasing food for their pet. Artificial coloring is added to maintain a more desirable and consistent appearance. All colorings used in our pet foods are approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Where are your ingredients sourced from? Are they sourced from China?

The vast majority of ingredients used in Purina brand products are sourced from the United States. As with other food companies, we do source a limited amount of ingredients from China. These ingredients, which are primarily essential nutrients, such as taurine and B vitamins, are not commonly available in the USA or other countries in the quantities we need.

Why use corn in dog and cat food? Is corn a filler?

“Filler” may be defined as feed ingredients for pet food with little or no nutritional value. Every ingredient in our formulas has a valuable function and plays a part in providing an excellent source of nutrition to your pet. When properly cooked, corn provides a highly digestible source of carbohydrate, essential fatty acids and protein, and thus, is not considered filler. Corn also has among the highest level of natural antioxidants of any grains. Purina only uses the same grades of corn traditionally used in human food products.

Does your dog and cat food contain GMO grains?

It is likely that our pet food contains GMO grains because genetically modified grain and grain products constitute a significant portion of the supply of grain available throughout the U.S. for both human and pet foods. U.S. grain handling and distribution practices result in a co-mingling of supply, which results in a loss of identity preservation.

The FDA recognizes the safety and equivalence of products derived from U.S.-approved varieties of genetically modified grain, so there is no reason to exclude it from the general supply. In addition, the FDA does not require products containing GMO grains to bear additional labeling.

What is propylene glycol? Is it similar to antifreeze?

Each product is formulated with the correct balance of ingredients, each with a specific purpose. We use propylene glycol to help keep semi-moist kibbles in Dog & Cat food soft and moist.

Propylene glycol is quite different from ethylene glycol, the anti-freeze used in automobiles. Propylene glycol is approved as a food additive in human food and in feed for animals, except cats, in the U.S. and Canada.

Ethylene glycol — not propylene glycol — is the active compound in most automobile radiator anti-freeze solutions, and is toxic to animals and humans when ingested. Propylene glycol has a different molecular structure, giving it different properties and allowing it to be used safely in animal feed, except for cats, as well as in human foods, such as cake mixes, salad dressings, soft drinks, popcorn, food coloring, fat-free ice cream and sour cream.

Propylene glycol can be used as a non-toxic anti-freeze, just as salt can be used as an "anti-freeze." The differences in the molecular make-up of propylene glycol and ethylene glycol have significantly different impacts on health and safety for humans and pets. Propylene glycol is approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Why do you use by-products in dog and cat food?

By-products are defined as the co-product of a primary product and are usually portions of the animal not always consumed by people in the U.S. By-products are an excellent source of protein and other nutrients. By-products in pet foods that meet Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) guidelines come from clean animal parts other than meat, such as the liver, kidney and other organs. Purina purchases all by-products from USDA-inspected plants. They must meet stringent criteria for nutrient content, production and quality assurance.

Why do you use chicken by-product or poultry meal in dog and cat food?

Poultry meal (including chicken by-product meal) is a rich source of many of the nutrients your pet needs in a complete and balanced diet. Poultry by-products can provide a rich source of protein and healthy fats in addition to essential vitamins and minerals. In fact, poultry by-product meal can contain between 60% and 70% protein. The nutritious poultry by-products we use in our pet foods are high-quality ingredients.

What is animal digest?

Animal digest is often considered a substandard pet food ingredient. In some cases, this is because the word "digest" is mistakenly thought to describe the contents of the digestive tract. The word "digest" in "animal digest" refers to the digestive process used in production, not the ingredients.

The process starts with animal protein such as muscle and soft tissue supplied by USDA-inspected facilities.

These ingredients are processed in order to break them down, similar to the process of digestion in the body. The resulting digest is a liquid, but can also be made into a paste or powder.

Animal digest is a high-quality ingredient that provides an excellent source of protein and enhances the palatability of Dog & Cat foods.

Why don’t you utilize a natural source of Vitamin K instead of menadione?

The basic story about the dangers of Menadione has emerged at various times during the past decades as something of an urban legend in the pet food industry and are not research-based. In fact, numerous research studies and nutritional textbooks have identified Menadione as a safe and effective means of providing the important nutrient Vitamin K to Dogs & Cats. Menadione has been commonly used in pet foods for approximately 25 years with no documented negative health effects. Menadione is a stable source of the essential nutrient vitamin K. Vitamin K provides the following nutritional benefits: it is required for the synthesis of a number of body proteins, most notably the proteins responsible for normal blood clotting.

How do I know how to feed my dog or cat? How do I know if my dog/cat is overweight?

Feeding your pet is one of the most important ways you can care for him. Once you have chosen the right food for your pet, you can develop a plan for portioning and scheduling. For more information, check your product package for specific feeding amounts.

All of our Dog & Cat foods come with feeding instructions to help you properly feed your pet depending on his size, but certain types of pets may require specialized foods to help them maintain an ideal body condition.

What is a complete and balanced nutrition in dog or cat food?

Pet food makes up the entirety of a pet’s diet, so it needs to deliver all of the nutrients they need. That’s why pet foods so often use the phrase “complete and balanced.” Every pet food needs to meet federal (FDA) and state regulatory standards before it gets near your dog’s or cat’s bowl.

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Kitten Chow is made with the four foundational building blocks of nutrition: high protein for developing lean muscle, DHA for brain and vision development, essential nutrients like those found in mother's milk, and antioxidants for strong immune health. Every bowl also has 25 essential vitamins and minerals to keep your kitten in tip-top shape. The recipe encourages a healthy appetite so you can rest easy knowing your kitten will be getting sufficient nourishment for proper development.

No Artificial Colors or Flavors

Every bag of Kitten Chow has complete nutrition and no artificial colors or flavors added in. Feel confident knowing you are helping your cat achieve better overall health with food that lacks artificial ingredients, but doesn't compromise on taste.

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Taste Kittens Love

Taste Kittens Love

Purina Cat Chow Kitten Formula has a chicken-flavored taste that kittens love. Pour your beloved fur baby a bowl of Kitten Chow and you can guarantee she'll come running! Entice your kitten with a meal she will find delicious, while giving her the nutrients she needs to support her development.

About Kitten Chow

The top priority of Purina is to create quality food that nourishes not only your pets, but the pets they share their lives with, too. From source to bowl, the quality of food is assured with stringent standards for ingredient specifications, product safety, sanitation and manufacturing practices.

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  • Great food and fantastic service

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    This and my canned cat food is delivered to my door like clockwork. I get a shipping reminder and can add or subtract items and change the frequency of deliveries in seconds. This is a huge help as often the stores here are out of what I need and it saves me having to haul heavy food around. This is a very nutritious food and everybody seems to like it. I hestitated on using this auto service for a long time and am very happy with it. Especially with winter on the way.

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  • He Loves It !!!!!!

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    When it was time for little Charlie to graduate to dry kitten food, I chose the Purina Kitten Chow. OMG, the little tyke loves it and I can see him growing little by little. He's so full of energy and spunk! I have all of my "kids" on various Purina foods. No regrets with any of them!

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  • They eat it!

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    I was feeding my 17 year old cat friskies tender and crunchy and she loved it. I switched to kitten chow because there are 3 kittens and their momma living under the porch and I wanted to feed them. Everyone eats this food but preferred the tender and crunchy.

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  • An easy, highly digestible, super yummy food

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    I have a super senior and this food is great. It is easy to chew, super digestible and high in protein. It also seems to be very delicious. I have had trouble getting him to eat very much of the high end senior foods. He devours this food and is building back some muscle mass. I also used this food with a sick youngster and he preferred it over canned food. Thank you, Purina!

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  • Kittens love it!

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    I purchased this as a donation to our local animal shelter as they ran so low on kitten food. This is what they requested for their kittens awaiting adoption. They were thankful to receive this, and other donations of the same, from others in the area. Great food for kittens growth.

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  • Chows down

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    Kitten chow is the right name. Baby chows down on this food like he's starved. He absolutely loves it. It has been his primary diet since he started on dry food. He's now 5 months and weighs 9.6 lbs. Can't brag enough on this food.

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  • Helping Kittens

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    Ordered 4 bags of Kitten Chow to go to the Humane Society. Was fast and easy, at a good price too. Did not have to drive all over town trying to find the 14 pound bags and did not have to drive out and deliver it. Love Chewy.

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  • Big thumbs up

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    For being good Quality cat. It has a good price for it my kitten has been on it since it was able to eat hard food and it was very easy get him to eat it too you rather have this than any blue kitten food

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  • Good value

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    I bought these because I have a friend here in Kentucky that found somebody had dumped some mother cats with litters of kittens in her hard and, being an animal lover, she took them all in to care for them and find them homes (hopefully). I wanted to help her out as that is a big expense when you unexpectedly are confronted with an issue like this. I think Kitten Chow is good value for the price.

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  • He loves it

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    My new kitten really loves it. He gobbles it down and looks for more lol. Seems to be a really good, quality food. Will be buying this again, as I intend to raise him on this.

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