Protein: 11.0% (min) | Fat: 7.0% (min) | Fiber: 1.0% (max) | Moisture: 78.0% (max)
Wellness’s Complete Health formulas concentrate on providing high-quality nutrition while avoiding filler ingredients. By focusing their attention on natural, real-animal sources of nutrients, their grain-free formulas have become a big hit with cat owners. We currently hold it in high regard too, and believe it to be one of the best cat food options available today.
This Kitten formula follows the Complete Health mold, opting for a nutrient-dense, real-meat-first approach that caters to the demands of kittens in a natural fashion. They avoid any fillers, artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors.
We’ve read plenty of reports of drastic improvements in skin and coat condition after switching to this food, and the nutrient profile provides some evidence to back this up.
This formula’s ingredient list starts with chicken, chicken liver, and chicken broth. Much like all Wellness’ Complete Health formulas, the focus is on real meat ingredients from the get-go. This real meat content is reflected in the relatively high 11.0% crude protein content, and 7.0% fat content. These are excellent value for kitten nutrition and show that a vast majority of the nutrition comes from protein and fat as opposed to carbohydrates.
This excellent macronutrient balance is complemented by the inclusion of vitamins and minerals to support healthy development. Packed with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, this formula works wonders to boost coat and skin health in the early stages of your kitten’s development.
Caloric Density and Feeding Guidelines
122 kcal/3 oz can
A caloric density of 122 kcal/3oz can may seem a lot at first for a kitten, but their rapid growth requires lots and lots of calories. It’s often recommended that you let your kitten eat as much as they want in their first few weeks, but it still helps to keep tabs on what they’re taking in. With a high caloric density, you can rest assured that each mouthful is packed with real animal-ingredients and no rubbish filler.
Here are the feeding instructions given by the manufacturer for 3 oz cans:
- Up to 20 weeks, feed as much as your kitten will eat in 3 or 4 feedings per day.
- From 21 – 30 weeks of age, feed about 2/3 can per lb of body weight per day.
- From 31 – 52 weeks of age, feed about 1/2 can per lb of body weight per day.
Simply put, it’s one of our favorite kitten food formulas out there. With Wellness’ focus on natural, high-quality real meats, you can rest assured that nutrients are coming from natural sources. We can’t recommend this highly enough for those who value natural grain-free nutrition. It’s one of the best formulas around, and certainly up there with the best kitten foods available over the counter today.
Ingredients correct at the time of writing. Please check the retailer’s product page or the packaging before purchasing; ingredients lists are subject to frequent change.
Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Cranberries, Guar Gum, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Choline Chloride, Cassia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate.
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