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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. 

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Key Facts

The 2nd stage kitten’s growth continues but at a slower rate:

  • The kitten prefers a specific Macro Nutrient Profile.
  • The kitten’s bone structure is consolidating. The energetic needs to remain high, although slightly lower than for kitten ages 1 to 4 months (1st stage).
  • Permanent teeth appear.
  • The 2nd stage kitten now has its’ own immune system, however its’ natural defences remain fragile.
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Instinctively Preferred

A uniqe formula developed to respond to the optimal Macro Nutrient Profile* instinctively preferred by kittens aged 4 to 12 months.

Tiny Morsels

The size and texture of the chunks are perfectly adapted to the kitten’s jaws, in order to ease chewing.

Immunity Booster

Helps build the kitten’s natural defences by stimulating antibody production thanks to mannan-oligosaccharides and a unique anti-oxidant complex (vitamins E and C, taurine and lutein).

* Patent pending ROYAL CANIN.

Wet food
Packaging size: 85.0 g
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Feeding Guide

Kittens age

Kittens weight
Suggested cans per day
(if fed wet only)

Dry food* amount if fed
one 85g can per day

0.8 - 1.3 lbs
Feed Babycat 34
Feed Babycat 34
1.8 - 2.6 lbs
4.0 - 6.2 lbs
2 3/4 - 4
35 - 60 g
5.3 - 8.6 lbs
3 - 4 1/4
40 - 65 g
6.4 - 10.6 lbs
3 - 4 1/4
40 - 65 g
6.6 - 11 lbs
3 - 4
40 - 60 g
*Recommendations based on Royal Canin Kitten 36
Weight of
Suggested cans per day
(if fed wet only)

Dry food* amount if fed
one 85g can per day

Queen During
6 lbs
2 3/4 - 4
35 - 60 g
10 lbs
4 3/4 - 6 3/4
70 - 115 g
Queen During
Feed Ad Libidum
Feed Ad Libidum
Water sufficient for processing, chicken, chicken liver, pork by-products, pork liver, rice flour, calcium caseinate, gelatin by-product, wheat gluten, modified corn starch, natural flavours, vegetable oil, powdered cellulose, fish oil, calcium carbonate, brewers yeast extracts (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), tetrapotassium pyrophosphate, guar gum, fructo-oligosaccharides, taurine, sodium tripolyphosphate, Vitamins [L-ascorbyl 2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), niacin supplement, biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], magnesium oxide, choline chloride, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), Trace Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, iron sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], L-carnitine.

1 can = 85 grams

Analysis table Amount
Crude Protein (% min.) 11.0
Crude Fat (% min.) 2.5
Crude Fiber (% max.) 1.5
Moisture (% max.) 81.0
L-carnitine (mg/kg min.) 12.0
Lutein (mg/kg min.) 1.2
Energy (kcal/can) 81.0
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) (kcal/kg) 951.0