This blend is specifically formulated with ADVANCED NUTRITION that support the unique nutritional needs of kittens and pregnant and nursing cats
Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) procedures substantiate that Purina Veterinary Diets essentialcare Kitten Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for growth of kittens, females in stages of gestation and lactation, and maintenance of adult cats.
The following feeding program is recommended as a guideline only, with discretionary clinical adjustments for proper weight maintenance.
|AGE OF KITTEN||WEIGHT||DRY|
|Weeks||lbs||kg||Approximate Number of 250 ml (8 oz) Cups/Day|
|3 - 6||2/3 - 1 1/3||0.3 - 0.6||1/4 - 1/3|
|7 - 23||1 1/2 - 5||0.7 - 2.3||1/3 - 3/4|
|24 - 52||5 1/3 - 14||2.4 - 6.4||1/3 - 3/4|
|Over 1 year||3/4|
|CALORIE CONTENT (ME) (CALCULATED)|
|462 kcal/250 ml (8 oz) cup|
1 Using a standard 250 ml/8 oz measuring cup which contains approximately 117 g of Purina Veterinary Diets® essentialcare® Kitten Formula. Provide fresh water in a clean container daily.
2 Kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME).
|Crude Protein (Min)||41.0 %|
|Crude Fat (Min)||19.0%|
|Crude Fibre (Max)||2.5%|
|Linoleic Acid (Min)||1.9%|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (Min)||0.05%|
|Calcium (Ca) (Min)||1.0%|
|Phosphorous (P) (Min)||0.8%|
|Vitamin A (Min)||12,000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E (Min)||400 IU/kg|
Turkey, rice, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, poultry by-product meal, soy protein isolate, wheat flour, dried egg product, fish meal, soybean meal, natural flavour, gelatin, potassium chloride, salt, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, fish oil, phosphoric acid, choline chloride, VITAMINS [Vitamin E supplement, niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin (Vitamin B-7), menadione sodium bisulphite complex (Vitamin K)], MINERALS [zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], magnesium sulphate, dried colostrum, taurine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C). C862919
|PACKAGING||SIZES AVAILABLE||CUPS PER SIZE|
|essentialcare® Kitten Formula||Bags of 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)||13 cups|
|Bags of 8 lb (3.6 kg)||30 cups|