At Royal Canin, we believe the secret to providing cats and dogs with the best nutrition lies not in any passing fad, but in well-researched scientific fact. That’s why we always use a purely scientific approach to create diets designed to cater to the specific needs of pets of all shapes, sizes, ages, lifestyles and breeds.

From the time they’re born until they’re well into their golden years, dogs’ nutritional needs are constantly changing, and we believe their food should, too. That’s why we offer a full line of products designed for dogs at every life stage. 

From the time they’re kittens until they’re mature, cats’ nutritional needs are constantly changing, and we believe their food should, too. Your cat’s health matters, and that’s why we offer a full line of nutrition designed for every life stage. 

ROYAL CANIN® PROFESSIONAL products are specifically formulated to meet the needs of the breeding kennel and cattery.  Our innovative science-based solutions are the result of our 40-year collaboration and partnership with breeders across the globe.

As a company that was founded by a veterinarian, Royal Canin is committed to investing in the veterinary community.

Royal Canin is a global leader in pet health nutrition. In an industry that continues to adapt to popular trends in cat and dog food, our mission will remain the same; to constantly bring, through Health Nutrition and shared knowledge, the most precise nutritional solution for cats’ and dogs’ health nutrition needs, by building on constantly deepened scientific knowledge and Royal Canin’s roots in the feline and canine professional networks. 

Kittens

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Kitten Nutrition

Kitten Nutrition

Since kittens grow very quickly and go through two stages of growth before adulthood – babycat and kitten – they need a specific diet in each stage that meets all their basic needs in order to strengthen their immune systems, promote proper neurosensory development and facilitate bone growth.

Nutrition for the Growing Kitten

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Although cats are carnivores, their diet may contain high-quality carbohydrates to provide energy for easier digestion to help prevent stomach upset.

Kitten formulas should also contain all the vitamins and minerals needed for proper skeletal development, as well as antioxidants capable of supporting natural defenses and EPA and DHA for proper central nervous system development.

Royal Canin kitten formulas address the very specific needs of the growing kitten. Learn which formula is right for your kitten by visiting our Product Selector.

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How to Feed

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Kitten nutrition is designed specifically to provide maximum support during the first weeks of life, but cats' needs change as they grow older. At four to five weeks of age kittens can be given solid food. After the second set of teeth has come through, the nutrients essential to a kitten’s growth remain the same until one year old.

Follow the guidelines recommended on the packaging for feeding your kitten. Avoid feeding your kitten anything other than kitten food, and make sure there is always fresh water available.

If you are changing foods, always remember to make the transition gradually.  Ask the person you obtained your kitten from about their feeding methods (number of meals/day, brand/type of food, etc.), because switching to a new food and routine abruptly can cause digestive upset.

For more information on feeding your kitten and introducing a new diet, visit our FAQ section under “Feeding advice and guidelines.”