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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food

Product Overview

Your kitten’s first year is critical to a lifetime of good health. PURINA VETERINARY DIETS® essential care® Kitten Formula delivers a comprehensive formula, designed to encourage happy and healthy growth for your high-energy kitten. Veterinary exclusive product (only available at veterinary clinics).

Available Sizes
  • 1.6 kg & 3.6 kg bag

Ingredients & Nutrition

Turkey, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, poultry by-product meal, soy protein isolate, wheat flour, dried egg product, fish meal, soybean meal, natural flavour, gelatin, salt, potassium chloride, phosphoric acid, L-lysine monohydrochloride, 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 bisulfite complex (Vitamin K)], choline chloride, Minerals (zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), dried colostrum, taurine, magnesium sulphate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C).  B-4629-C

Made in the USA. Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada, 2500 Royal Windsor Drive, Mississauga, ON L5J 1K8

Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Kitten Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for growth of kittens, females in stages of gestation and lactation, and maintenance of adult cats.

Guaranteed Analysis

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%

Phosphorus (P) (Min)

0.8%

Vitamin A (Min)

12,000 IU/kg

Vitamin E (Min)

400 IU/kg

Taurine (Min)

0.18%

Feeding Guidelines

FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

The following feeding program is recommended as a guideline only, with discretionary clinical adjustments for proper weight maintenance. 

Age (weeks) Weight of Cat (kg) Weight of Cat (lbs) Feeding Amount* (cups)
3 - 6 0.3 - 0.6 2/3 - 1 1/3 1/4 - 1/3
7 - 23 0.7 - 2.3 1 1/2 - 5 1/3 - 1
24 - 52 2.4 - 6.4 5 1/3 - 14 2/3 - 1 1/8
Over 1 year      1 1/8

*Using a standard 250 ml/8 oz. measuring cup which contains approximately 117 g of Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Kitten Formula. 

KITTEN FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

Kittens generally nibble solid foods at 3 to 4 weeks of age. Keep moistened Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Kitten Formula available to these kittens at all times. After weaning, at 6 to 8 weeks of age, kittens will normally eat dry or moistened food at will. If water is added, use no more than one part warm (not hot) liquid to three parts Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Kitten Formula, changing frequently to ensure freshness. As kittens near adulthood, their calorie needs may decrease. Continue to adjust the amount you feed to maintain your kitten in ideal body condition and avoid excess weight gain.

FEEDING FOR REPRODUCTION

Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Kitten Formula provides the extra nutrition needed by reproducing females in stages of gestation and lactation. Food consumption can vary during gestation, so feed the amount needed to maintain the pregnant female’s good body condition. After the kittens are born, feed the nursing female all she wants to eat. Food intake can be 2 to 3 times greater by the fourth week of lactation as it was prior to when the female was bred. Moistening food may encourage appetite. Divide daily feeding amount into two meals.

ADULT CAT FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

It is important that you feed Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Kitten Formula to your adult cat “free choice” throughout the day, rather than as just a single feeding only at mealtime. Food intake required to maintain ideal body condition will vary, depending on age, activity and environment. Monitor your cat’s weight, and adjust food amounts accordingly.

MAKING THE SWITCH TO PURINA VETERINARY DIETS essential care KITTEN FORMULA

Although you’ll be anxious to see the difference Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Kitten Formula can make in your cat, please allow 7 to 10 days to ease the transition from your cat’s current food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Kitten Formula until you’re feeding Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Kitten Formula exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.

FRESH WATER, PROPER DIET & VETERINARY CARE

Be sure to provide fresh water in a clean container for your cat daily. Proper diet, exercise and veterinary care are the best ways to keep your cat healthy. If your cat hasn’t had a check-up in the past year, please make an appointment today.

STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE.

Calorie Content
Metabolizable Energy (ME)

4102 kcal/kg
480 kcal/cup

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Magoo13
  • August 7, 2016
Loyal pet owner from Pickering, ON, Canada

Essential kitten dry food

Been buying every since our kittens were able to eat dry food...

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • levonramey1993
  • September 17, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Halifax, NS, Canada

My Kitten Shadow loves his food!!

I just got a new kitten and I wanted to start him on a good quality food. My vet recommended this kitten food and Shadow Loves it.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Malubaby
  • November 24, 2017
Loyal pet owner from St. John's, NL, Canada

Delicious and nutritious!

I bought this for my foster kitten a month ago. He had some awful gas from the diet he had before being rescued. Since being on this no more upset belly!

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Aamershi
  • December 19, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Toronto, Ontario

For our new addition!

We just got our little man (3 months old) from the Humane Society. We wanted to give him the best start in his long life and we got him Purina Essential Care (wet and dry). He loves the stuff!!! Can't thank you enough for a great quality food

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • aliceh123
  • April 17, 2019
Loyal pet owner from Toronto

Excellent

My kitten loves it! Nibbles on it throughout the day!! Would 100% recommend to others!

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Mirrie
  • July 27, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Toronto, ON, Canada

Great eats

I just got a kitten - 15 weeks old from a breeder and was not accustomed to eating canned food. I am feeding him dry food, but he loves this can food. He's 3 lbs but definitely inhales it. He loves the texture and finishes all of the can.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Teek
  • October 3, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Kingston, ON, Canada

The only food my kittens want to eat

My foster care kittens would not eat any wet or dry food, to the point where one was in need of IV fluids (and KMR.). We took them to the vet who immediately offered this product to them and they began eating immediately! I'm so impressed with the results. This will be my go-to food for fosters in the future.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • VicBentley
  • December 19, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Mississauga

She loves it

Bought this about 2 months ago for my new kitten, and she loves this! Shes a picky eater, but she loves this stuff and its good to know that its good for her health and overall development as well.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Malubaby
  • August 3, 2018
Loyal pet owner from St. John’s NL

Kittens loved it!

My cats love this stuff as do my foster kittens! They all come running when I open the can.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • infotree
  • October 26, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Edmonton, AB

Excellent wet food for kittens, great portion size

Our two 12 week old kittens really enjoy this product in addition to their dry food. After each serving, the bowl is licked completely clean and we get rubs of appreciation!

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