essentialcare® Kitten Dry Formula

Specially formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of kittens

essentialcare® Kitten Dry Formula

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Product Overview

Specially formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of kittens
DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid also found in mother’s milk, help support brain and vision development
Antioxidants and natural milk proteins help support a developing immune system
Taurine helps support eye and heart health
Calcium and phosphorus help nourish healthy teeth and bones

Product Benefits:

  • #1 ingredient is a quality protein source which helps support strong muscles
  • Helps nourish developing immune system

Diet Characteristics

This blend is specifically formulated with ADVANCED NUTRITION that support the unique nutritional needs of kittens and pregnant and nursing cats

  • #1 ingredient is turkey. High protein nutrition helps in the development of strong muscles
  • Immune Health: Contains antioxidants (Vitamins A and E) and colostrum (natural milk proteins) to help support a developing immune system
  • Brain and Vision: DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, also found in mother’s milk, helps support brain and vision development
  • Eyes and Heart: Taurine helps support eye and heart health
  • Highly Digestible: Highly digestible formula promotes optimal nutrient absorption
  • Radiant Skin and Coat: Omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid, help promote a healthy skin and coat
  • Strong Bones and Teeth: Calcium and phosphorus help support healthy bones and teeth
  • Dental Health: Crunchy kibble helps clean teeth, freshen breath and promote healthy gums
  • Supports Healthy Growth and Development

Feeding & Administration

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.

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
3949 kcal/kg
1791 kcal/lb
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).

Nutrition Information

Crude Protein (Min) 41.0 %
Crude Fat (Min) 19.0%
Crude Fibre (Max) 2.5%
Moisture (Max) 12.0%
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
Taurine (Min) 0.18%


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

Every ingredient has a purpose

Sizes Available

essentialcare® Kitten Formula Bags of 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) 13 cups
Bags of 8 lb (3.6 kg) 30 cups

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