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Nutrition and Feeding

The Right Food for Your Kitten

Kittens have different nutritional needs than adult or mature adult cats. Providing precisely balanced food is an important part of providing the best care and can set your pet on a path to good health.

Pet food labels only tell part of the nutritional story

Pet food labels provide basic and limited information on ingredients and nutrient levels. We believe other considerations must be recognized when deciding on which food to feed your cat.

One size does not fit all

No single food is appropriate for all lifestages of your pet. This article teaches pet parents about the changing nutritional needs of their pets from puppy and kitten to adult and mature adult.

Our kitten foods

Selecting the right food for your kitten is a key to quality nutrition and a long, healthy life. Learn more about how to select the right kitten food.

Feeding your kitten

How, when and what to feed your new kitten is an important decision, learn more about the things to consider for feeding your kitten.

Thirsty kittens

It is important to provide your kitten with fresh, clean water at all times

Harmful foods for cats

Learn more about foods that can be harmful to your cat or kitten's health. For the safety of your kitten, avoiding these foods is important.

How much and how often to feed your cat

Once you have talked to your veterinarian and chosen the right Science Diet® cat food, you're on the right track to giving your kitten the healthiest life possible.

DHA and why it's important for your kitten

DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is natural omega-3 fatty acid essential in the development of the brain and nervous system in young mammals.

How to make healthy cat treats at home

A quick recipe for homemade treats for your cat.

Homemade Cat Food Raises Concerns

In a study done on homemade pet foods, more than 90 percent of the homemade foods were found to be nutritionally unbalanced and incomplete for pets.

Protein and your cat's special needs

The right combination of proteins is essential, but your cat needs help achieving the correct mix.