Between 4 and 12 weeks after birth, the immunity transmitted by the mother decreases gradually while the kitten’s own natural defenses are not yet fully functional. MOTHER & BABYCAT helps support the kitten’s natural defenses with prebiotics (MOS*) and a complex of antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein and taurine

At birth, the kitten’s digestive system is immature, and it develops gradually over several weeks. That is why it is essential to support digestive health during the growth phase. MOTHER & BABYCAT contributes to promoting digestive health with highly digestible proteins and prebiotics (FOS† and MOS*).

Weaning is the transition from milk (mother’s milk or milk replacement) to solid food. A highly palatable, tiny kibble, with a texture adapted to the 1st phase kitten’s jaw and milk teeth, helps facilitate grasping and chewing of the kibble to help stimulate the babycat’s appetite. The kibble can be re-hydrated to ease the transition from milk to solid food. *Mannanoligosaccharides †Fructooligosaccharides

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Kittens grow in 2 unique phases. In the 1st phase (weaning to 4 months) the babycat’s immune system is fragile. The transition from milk to solid food is a delicate time and can create digestive issues for the babycat. Proper nutrition is essential in helping babycats get off to a healthy start.

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Discover our tool that calculates the daily portion for your pet. Fill in your pet's information and you will get their daily feeding recommendation. In case of weight issues, do not hesitate to consult your vet to adapt this portion. Note that this feeding recommendation is more precise than the feeding table, therefore the values may slightly differ.

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Chicken by-product meal, chicken fat, brewers rice, corn, wheat gluten, natural flavors, fish oil, dried plain beet pulp, grain distillers dried yeast, vegetable oil, pea fiber, potassium chloride, sodium pyrophosphate, sodium silico aluminate, calcium carbonate, fructooligosaccharides, choline chloride, hydrolyzed yeast (source of betaglucans), vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin supplement, biotin, riboflavin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], salt, L-lysine, taurine, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), trace minerals [zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], DL-methionine, magnesium oxide, carotene, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 4236 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 479 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 32.0%
Crude Fat (min) 23.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.6%
Moisture (max) 8.0%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 0.09%
Vitamin E (min) 420 IU/kg

Dry Feeding

Kitten Age Weight of Kitten Kibbles Only
1 month 1.1 - 1.5 lb (0.48 - 0.7 kg) 1/4 - 3/8 cup (29 - 38 g)
2 months 1.8 - 2.6 lb (0.8 - 1.2 kg) 3/8 - 1/2 cup (38 - 51 g)
3 months 3.1 - 4.6 lb (1.4 - 2.1 kg) 3/8 - 5/8 cup (49 - 65 g)
Gestating queen 6.6 lb (3 kg) 1/2 - 3/4 cup (51 - 85 g)
  11 lb (5 kg) 5/8 - 1 1/8 cups (74 - 125 g)
Nursing queen   Ad libitum

Mixed Feeding

Kitten Age in Months Can + 6.6 lb (3 kg) 8.8 lb (4 kg) 11 lb (5 kg)
1 1/2 can + 1/8 cups (12 g) 1/8 cups (9 g) 1/8 cups (21 g)
2 1/2 can + 1/8 cups (21 g) 1/4 cups (28 g) 1/4 cups (34 g)
3 1/2 can + 1/4 cups (32 g) 3/8 cups (39 g) 3/8 cups (49 g)
Gestating Queen 1/2 can + 1/4 - 1/2 cups (34 - 58 g) 1/2 - 3/4 cups (51 - 82 g) 5/8 - 1 cup (68 - 108 g)
Lactating Queen 1/2 can + Ad libitum
Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Mother & Babycat Dry Cat Food

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