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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Development Kitten Dry Cat Food, 3.3-lb bag

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Description

Give your growing kitty the flavor that he craves and the nutrition that he needs with Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Development Kitten Dry Cat Food. This complete and balanced dry food was formulated by veterinarians with an exclusive blend of vitamins and minerals for the precise dietary needs of kittens and is made with chicken meal to have your growing cat running for his food bowl at mealtime. An optimal mix of fibers and a prebiotic keeps your kitty’s digestive system in tip-top shape, the patented antioxidant complex supports a healthy immune system and a shiny coat, and the use of highly digestible protein helps to ensure that your kitten will thrive as he grows into a healthy adult.

Key Benefits
  • Uniquely formulated by veterinarians to promote and support optimal overall health in every breed of young cat.
  • Provides complete and balanced kitten nutrition with the ideal mix of protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients.
  • Optimizes gut function with the addition of a prebiotic and keeps kitties feeling full with an exclusive fiber mix.
  • Contains a unique blend of antioxidants and vitamins to help support immune health, a shiny coat, and healthy skin.
  • Precisely blended formula promotes intestinal mucosal integrity, robust skin cell renewal, and ideal hair growth.

Veterinary Authorization

This item needs authorization from your veterinarian. Simply provide your pet and vet clinic information at Checkout and we'll follow up with your veterinarian to confirm. If you have a copy of your authorization, you can expedite the process by uploading a scan or photo of it to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

Diet Transitioning

Pets can be sensitive to sudden changes in their diets. For this reason, it is extremely important to follow a gradual transition plan to best support your pet's health and product effectiveness. Ask your Veterinarian about the best way to transition your pet to a new food.

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  • Item Number
    61817
  • Weight
    3.3 pounds
  • Brand
    Royal Canin
  • Lifestage
    Kitten
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Veterinary Diet
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Gluten, Natural Flavors, Wheat, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, L-Lysine, Fish Oil, Powdered Cellulose, Grain Distillers Dried Yeast, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Vegetable Oil, Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Fructooligosaccharides, Calcium Carbonate, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, 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], Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), Trace Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate), Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.

Caloric Content

4,022 kcal/kg, 338 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein33.0% min
Crude Fat19.0% min
Crude Fiber3.8% max
Moisture8.0% max
Feeding Instructions
Kitten AgeWeightDaily Feeding (Cup)
1 month0.77 - 1.32 lbs1/4 - 3/8
2 months1.75 - 2.65 lbs1/2 - 5/8
3 months3.09 - 4.63 lbs5/8 - 7/8
4 months3.97 - 6.17 lbs5/8 - 7/8
6 months5.29 - 8.60 lbs3/4 - 7/8
9 months6.39 - 10.58 lbs3/4 - 7/8
10 months6.61 - 11.02 lbs3/4 - 7/8
11 months6.61 - 11.02 lbs3/4 - 7/8
12 months6.61 - 11.02 lbs3/4 - 7/8
Transition Instructions

Pets can be sensitive to sudden changes in their diets. For this reason, it is extremely important to follow a gradual transition plan to best support your pet's health and product effectiveness. It is recommended to follow at least a 7-day transition plan before exclusively feeding your pet a new food. Cats will often refuse mixed diets, so we recommend adding the new food to a separate bowl from the old food. Start by mixing 75% of your pet's current diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the current diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the current diet with 75% of the new diet. On Day 7, you can feed your pet the new food exclusively. Ask your Veterinarian about the best way to transition your pet to a new food.

Transition DayCurrent DietNew Diet
Days 1-275%25%
Days 3-450%50%
Days 5-625%75%
Day 70%100%
FAQ

Why should I buy veterinary diets from Chewy?

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How do I order veterinary diets?

  1. Search for the diet your veterinarian recommends and add it to your cart. You can purchase your veterinary diets along with any other items you need.
  2. At Checkout, you'll be asked for your pet's name and veterinary clinic information so we can confirm that the item is authorized by your veterinarian.
  3. Place your order and we'll take care of contacting your veterinarian. If you have a copy of your authorization, you can expedite the process by uploading a scan or photo of it to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

If your clinic needs more information from you or recommends a different diet, we'll let you know immediately.

I have a copy of the authorization from my veterinarian. Can I send it to you?

Yes. If you have a paper copy of your veterinarian's authorization, you can upload a scan or photo to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

Can I use a veterinarian's authorization if it was written by a veterinarian out of state? Yes. We accept valid authorizations from anywhere in the United States, Canada, and U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico.

Why do I need a veterinarian's authorization?

Veterinary diets are formulated with the precise ingredients and nutrients needed to address specific medical issues. Because these diets are formulated for medical issues, veterinary authorization is needed to advise you on the best way to give them to your pet and to monitor your pet's health while they are on the diet.

Can someone else (such as a caretaker or family member) place an order for my pet?

Yes, but we'll need them to contact us and provide the full name of the pet's owner after the order is placed. This is so the veterinary clinic can locate your pet's records when we contact them. Email us at vetdiet@chewy.com or call us 24/7 at 1-800-672-4399.

Do authorizations expire?

Yes. Your veterinarian will tell us when your authorization expires and how many refills you have before they'd like you to check back in with them.

Can I set up automatic refills? Yes. Sign up for Autoship at Checkout and select how often you need refills. We'll automatically ship your veterinary diets for as long as your authorization allows. If you run out of refills or your authorization expires, we'll automatically contact your veterinarian for a new authorization.

What if I have more questions? How can I reach the veterinary diets team at Chewy?

Email us at vetdiet@chewy.com, start a chat on Chewy.com, or call us anytime at 1-800-672-4399. We're here for you 24/7.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Loves it, great food

    By Jolenemom on Mar 26, 2021

    Our scrawny Ragdoll kitten needed a good food to put some weight on her, and this product has done so. She inhales it, and she is thriving. I will continue to feed it for her first year.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Yum Kitten Food

    By Razzle on Feb 9, 2018

    My 7-month-old kitten is enjoying the Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Development Kitten Dry Cat Food. She turned her nose up to Science Diet Kitten food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't Take Chances! This Saves Lives!

    By TXBX on Nov 25, 2017

    I was baby-sitting some kittens for a friend when they became lethargic, but with no other symptoms. I didn't know this special diet existed, until these very special kittens had already lost too much weight because of unseen diarrhea (hidden unseen in clumping litter), but I detected their lethargy and could feel their skinny bodies under their fur, and hurried them to the veterinarian's office as soon as possible!. Once they were well, they were still fragile and weak, but I was already using this "prescription-required" veterinary diet, and the 4 little kittens immediately began gaining back to their original weight ....almost an ounce a day! It was truly a remarkable comeback I was baby-sitting some kittens for a friend when they became lethargic, but with no other symptoms. I didn't know this special diet existed, until these very special kittens had already lost too much weight because of unseen diarrhea (hidden unseen in clumping litter), but I detected their lethargy and could feel their skinny bodies under their fur, and hurried them to the veterinarian's office as soon as possible!. Once they were well, they were still fragile and weak, but I was already using this "prescription-required" veterinary diet, and the 4 little kittens immediately began gaining back to their original weight ....almost an ounce a day! It was truly a remarkable comeback for some very sick kittens. I only wish I had already had it on hand and could have reached for it sooner! Fortunately, Chewy.com is very quick, contacted the vet, and my boxes of this special kitten food (both canned and dry versions) arrived 2 days later! Please read the INFORMATION associated with this kitten food, and see all of the special benefits. These kittens were very weak, but I mixed this (canned version) kitten food with KMS (11ounces) canned (not dry or boxed) "KMS liquid Kitten Milk Replacer", to make it a "soupy consistency" and began feeding them with a syringe. I was already a fan of Royal Canin foods for all of my pet's needs, but this food contains some "prescription extras" specifically to balance your kitty's special needs! Once I was able to quit syringe-feeding the kittens, they began eating the food directly from a dish, and within 2-3 weeks, they were beginning to sample the dry version of this prescription diet. I'm going to continue feeding it to my kittens because of all of the benefits I have noticed as my kittens grew stronger! Next time you see your vet, ask them if you can order "ahead" and have this 'on hand' for those times your kitty is showing any suspicious symptoms, and stay ahead of whatever may be ailing your sweet pet! You never want to try and "self-treat" a sick or ailing kitten, but having this on hand would be so nice so that the kitten could immediately have for use, while you are making arrangements to get it to the veterinarian's office! It was worth it's weight in GOLD! I will never be without it again, even if I sometimes give my babies various other foods occasionally, .....their MAIN DIET will be the veterinarian version of Royal Canin! I found it to be truly amazing because of the rapid recovery and excellent weight gain. It evidently contains all of the right stuff! IF you have recently had your kitten in the vet's office, Chewy.com will actually contact your vet on your behalf !! Every kitten should have the best advantages possible! P.S. Chewy.com has the very BEST prices available on the KMR Kitten Milk Repacer, 11 oz. cans, ..........so there's no need for you to buy elsewhere, unless your vet gives it to you free!! After multiple searches in person, in pet stores, and on the internet, I have found that Chewy.com has the best prices on all my favorite products. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    royal canin kitten dry

    By carlie39 on Jun 30, 2017

    Our two british shorthair kittens just love this crunchy kitten dry food and it has all the nutrients, protein, fats they need for fast growing boys!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    For a Fineeky Cat

    By Kitty12 on May 31, 2017

    She is getting use to it, I know it is better for her. and shape Thank you

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Loves this stuff.

    By Missy on Feb 20, 2017

    My young petite cat loves this stuff my Vet recommend. It's a fight now to keep the other four adults away from her when she is eating. If I wasn't on a limited income all 5 would be on Royal C.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Kittens love it

    By sjl1218 on Jan 30, 2016

    My kittens love this food. They eat this along with their wet food everyday.

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