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Lotus Wholesome Chicken Kitten Recipe Dry Cat Food, 3-lb bag

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There's a lot going on inside your new little kitty. Millions of cells are being created every day - brain, eye, heart, bone and digestive tract cells... pretty important stuff. Don't worry, Lotus has you covered. The small, baked kibble of this Kitten Recipe offers wholesome, complete nutrition that'll help your tiny friend grow into an adorable, healthy cat!

Key Benefits
  • High-quality chicken, chicken liver and clams
  • Natural antioxidants from whole fruits and veggies
  • DHA from salmon oil and New Zealand green mussel for building brain cells
  • Specially formulated for growing kittens
  • Slow cooking process in real ovens

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  • Weight
    3.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    GMO-Free, N/A, Grain-Free, Human-Grade, Low Glycemic, No Corn No Wheat No Soy
Nutritional Info

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Chicken Liver, Dried Egg Product, Pea Fiber, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Organic Soybean Oil (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Natural Chicken Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast, Clams, Pumpkin, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Salt, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, New Zealand Green Mussels, Inulin, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascrobyl-2-Polyphosphate (a Source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate, Dl Methionine, Salmon Oil, Olive Oil, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Copper Proteinate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Soluble, Dried Lactobacillus Lactis Fermentation Soluble, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Soluble, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,957 kcal/kg, 553.1 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein36.0% min
Crude Fat22.0% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture10.0% max
Ash7.0 % max
Phosphorus1.26% min
Taurine0.2 % min
Vitamin E250 IU/kg
Calcium1.6% max
Phosphorus1.26% min
Sodium0.46% max
Magnesium0.13.0% min
Feeding Instructions
Weight0 - 4 Months Old Daily Feeding (cup)4 - 7 Months Old Daily Feeding (cup)7 - 9 Months Old Daily Feeding (cup)9 - 12 Months Old Daily Feeding (cup)Adult Maintenance Old Daily Feeding (cup)
1 - 4 lbs1/4 - 3/41/4 - 1/21/4 - 3/8
4 - 6 lbs3/4 - 1 1/41/2 - 3/43/8 - 1/21/4 - 3/81/4 - 3/8
6 - 8 lbs3/43/4 - 7/81/2 - 3/43/8 - 5/83/8 - 1/2
8 - 10 lbs1 3/4 - 2 1/27/8 - 1 1/8 3/4 - 7/85/8 - 3/41/2 - 5/8
10 - 12 lbs2 1/4 - 3 1/27/8 - 1 1/83/4 - 7/85/8 - 3/4
12 - 14 lbs3 1/4 - 4 1/41 1/8 - 1 1/4 7/8 - 13/4 - 7/8
14+ lbs3 1/4 - 4 1/41/81/8

Why is baked dry pet food better than extruded dry pet food?

Because we bake our dog and cat foods, we are able to use up to twice as much fresh meat as extruded pet foods. Then there’s better palatability - in 1 third - party study, Lotus Wholesome Duck Recipe fed 11/2 times better as a first choice against the leading specialty dry duck formulas for dogs. And we do it all without any added flavors or sprayed on fats (Feel the difference - Lotus is not greasy like most extruded foods).Baked foods are cooked at 1 atmospheric pressure slowly cooking and browning each piece of Lotus. Extruders cook food at 2 - 3 times atmospheric pressure using steam. Extruded kibble gets its puffy appearance from being cooked at such high pressure, then being released back into normal atmospheric pressure after cooking. This is cooking from the inside out (think microwave).Oven - baked Lotus retains 100% of its vitamins. Extruded dog and cat foods typically lose an average of 40% of their vitamins. This means that all of Lotus’ fresh fruits and vegetables still provide all of those wonderful antioxidants to keep your best friend’s cells healthy. Lotus even retained 100% of its proteins compared to extruded foods that typically lose 20% during drying the drying process.Feed less! A bag of Lotus lasts 20% longer. This is because a cup of Lotus weighs only 4 oz and many extruded foods weigh an average of 6 ozSlow oven - baking takes about 3 times as long, but we think all the benefits are worth it.

Why do some of the lotus kibble pieces look like they have grill marks on them?

Lotus dry foods are baked in real ovens, like the 1 you have at home. So, of course, there will be some browning from the oven. The Lotus kibbles come out shaped slightly different from each other—the same way homemade cookies are never perfectly round.

Where does lotus source all of their ingredients?

All ingredients are sourced in North America (USA and Canada). There are 3 exceptions on our ingredient lists: New Zealand Green Mussel, Deboned Lamb and Lamb Meal - all these great ingredients come from New Zealand.

Where is lotus made?

Our oven - baked foods are made in small batches in a family owned and operated Canadian bakery. all of our canned foods are made in small batches in our very own micro - cannery in California.

Why are whole grains beneficial?

We use whole grains because of the many nutritional benefits they provide. For example, brown rice provides vitamin E to help maintain healthy cells. Brown rice also supplies insoluble fiber which becomes food for the good bacteria in your pet’s large intestine.In fact, our brown rice is actually more expensive than chicken meal because it’s the same brown rice you’d cook at home. Although chicken meal is a nutritious ingredient, it’s not used in the household kitchen.Rye is another whole grain, but this 1 has the highest concentration of lignans, antioxidant like compounds that help keep cells healthy.Barley and oatmeal are a great source of B vitamins, as well as insoluble fiber, which can help feed good bacteria in the large intestine.

What makes the oil blend in lotus so good for my pet’s skin and coat?

We selected 3 special oils for our dog food, each with their own amazing benefits. We chose soy oil because it is a good source of omega - 6 and omega - 3 fatty acids in the form of Alpha Linolenic Acid. We chose olive oil because it’s a rich source linoleic acid (omega - 6). And we added salmon oil because it’s rich in 2 omega - 3 fatty acids - DHA and EPA. DHA has been shown to improve learning in puppies whose mothers were fed a diet containing DHA. All Lotus cat recipes contain chicken fat as well because cats have an increased need for fat, as compared to dogs.

How do I know that lotus is really ethoxyquin free?

Lotus only purchases proteins that are specified by the manufacturer to be preserved with vitamin E, citric acid, and rosemary. This means all our fish, fish meal, chicken, chicken meal, lamb, lamb meal, duck, and duck meal are all naturally preserved. We do this even though we could claim our food is natural by just adding a natural preservative to the food and not worrying about how our proteins are preserved. We feel it’s necessary to go the extra mile and commit to never buying proteins that are preserved with things like Ethoxyquin, BHT, or BHA even though they are cheaper.

I hear many pet food companies say their food contains no soy. will the soy oil in lotus cause an allergic reaction in my dog or cat?

No, the soy oil is 1 of the oils in Lotus that supplies both linoleic acid (an omega 6 fatty acid) and alpha linolenic acid(an omega 3 fatty acid). It is not a protein like soybean meal which is often used as an inexpensive source of protein in some foods. Allergies are primarily caused by proteins, not fatty acids or oils. In fact, Lotus does not use any concentrated plant based proteins like soybean meal, potato protein, pea protein or rice protein concentrate, for that very reason.

I’ve heard that taurine is a necessary nutrient for cats. I’ve seen added taurine recently in some lamb and rice foods for dogs. why doesn’t lotus add taurine to their lamb and rice formula for dogs?

Because dogs can produce taurine if they have all of the required amino acids. Lotus lamb supplies these amino acids with lamb meat, Pollock and lamb meal as protein sources and not just lamb meal. Lamb meal tends to be higher in ash (bone) and collagen than lamb meat and doesn’t have as much usable protein. Also, Lotus does not use ingredients like rice bran which is often combined with lamb meal which is often the only protein source in other dog foods. When a dog is fed this type of diet, he/she may not get all of the required amino acids to produce taurine, so those dog foods add taurine. A deficiency in taurine can lead to heart issues.

Who does the artwork on lotus’ packaging?

All of the Lotus packaging artwork is done by Bay Area artist Nicholas Wilton. The natural, organic shapes and textures represented in Wilton’s work reflect the organic, holistic nature of Lotus foods. That’s why we chose Wilton to illustrate the images that our art director, Betsy Nathane designed. Wilton’s work can be found at nicholaswiltonpaintings.com

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Treat

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    I serve my cats as a treat because good ingredients.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Stuff

    By on Top 1000 Contributor

    I feed this (about 1/4 - 1/2 cup daily) along side Lotus Chicken or Duck pate'. My 3 month old kitten loves it. I want him to eat primarily wet, but don't want him to lose his recognition that kibble is still edible (in case of emergency). He will sometimes go back and forth between the two.

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    The taste is not there for cats

    By on Top 500 Contributor

    Sorry, but this did not do anything for my cats tastebuds. Also, I'm not crazy about feeding them chicken anymore.

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    Not so good

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    I can leave this out for days, my cat will not touch it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Two paws up!

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    I discovered Lotus dry food at my local pet store and haven't turned back since. I love the fact that Lotus' entire line of dry food is baked, which makes me question how other dry food brands I used to feed my cats were prepared and processed into kibble. My 13-week-old kitten absolutely loves this and practically begs me for it at her meal times every day. My 5-year old kitty, who is officially the pickiest kitty on the planet, also enjoys a bite or two (or three). Of course it could be due to the higher fat content, but she's the pickiest cat I've ever seen in my life, so that's saying something. Hats off to Lotus for making some irresistible food! p.s., Lotus' wet food is also awesome!

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