In the first few weeks of life, kittens need the right nutrition to grow into strong and healthy adults. When the queen’s milk is insufficient due to large litter sizes or mother cat refuses to feed, a milk substitute should be given to the little ones. Your kitten is not yet a cat! Kittens require specifically tailored nutrition. Imagine we are talking about human beings - would you feed your baby the same diet as an adult? Of course not! Babies have a sensitive digestive system, small jaws and no teeth, so could not, for example, bite into an apple as an adult could. Comparisons such as this make it easier to understand why our young pets require a whole different kind of food from their adult counterparts. With a few breed- and gender-specific different, cats up to 12 months need tailored diets in order to reach healthy adulthood. The Royal Canin Kitten range offers your kitten the perfect start, so you can choose the ideal combination of wet and dry food. The time frame between when a mother cat’s protection is no longer enough and your kitten’s own immune system has not yet developed properly can cause an “immunological gap”. Chewing is also limited. Nutrients reach the stomach without being properly pre-digested by enzymes in the saliva. Kittens need many small meals, sometimes eating 10-16 times per day. Royal Canin First Age Babycat Milk is extremely similar to a mother’s milk. The micro granules can be prepared in just five seconds to create a lump-free solution. Selected, highly-digestible proteins help to support a healthy digestive system. The addition of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) helps encourage a healthy, balanced gut flora. An antioxidant complex (vitamins E and C, lutein and taurine) works with mannan-oligosaccharides to support the developing immune system of a kitten. Harmonious growth - the recipe of this Royal Canin First Age Babycat Milk aims to be as similar as possible to that of a mother’s milk. Healthy digestion - selected, highly-digestible proteins that are suitable for a kitten’s digestive system. Milk powder - dissolves immediately and completely, without leaving any residue. Benefits of dry food: concentrated nutrients and a texture that cleans teeth and supports dental health. Benefits of wet food: the high moisture content can reduce the risk of urinary tract problems and help maintain a healthy weight.