Royal Canin® Feline Health Nutrition™ Mother & Babycat dry cat food

Baby cats grow so quickly that certain kitten foods aren’t tailored to their nutritional needs. A mother cat’s milk has protective antibodies to support her kitten’s natural defenses. But as a baby cat transitions to eating solids, their immune systems are still developing. This “immunity gap” leaves a kitten in a fragile state. With growing bones, emerging teeth, and developing immune and digestive systems, they need the right nutrition to grow strong.

Royal Canin Mother & Babycat Dry Kibble feeds your young kitten’s magnificence from the very start with the building blocks needed for healthy growth: Essential nutrients like DHA for brain development. Immune system-strengthening antioxidants and vitamins. Highly digestible proteins and prebiotics for a maturing digestive system. And transitioning your newborn kitten to solid food is simple: The unique, tiny kibble can be rehydrated with warm water for a softer food that eases kittens to a more “grown-up” diet.

Royal Canin Mother & Babycat Dry food is formulated for the specific needs of growing baby kittens (1-4 months) and queen cats (pregnant or nursing)

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Size: 3.5 lb
Size: 7 lb
Product Information

Supports a young kitten’s immune system with an exclusive complex of antioxidants and vitamins needed to stay healthy and grow strong

Small, easy-to-chew dry kibble helps a baby cat transition from milk to solid food; a perfect complement to Mother & Babycat wet cat food

Promotes healthy digestive system development with highly digestible proteins and prebiotics

Includes DHA to build a strong foundation for brain development, starting in the womb and continuing throughout the mother cat’s pregnancy

With nearly 50 years of obsessive research, Royal Canin continues to deliver precise pet nutrition. This diet is made to help your young cat reach their most magnificent potential—starting with their mother. Not happy with it? Then neither are we. Our formulas are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. (Contact us for more details.)

Feeding Guide
Recommended Daily Feeding Portion for the Kitten - Kibble Only
Age in Months Adult Weight
6.6 lb (3 kg) 11 lb (5 kg)
Cups/Day Kcals Cups/Day Kcals
1 1/4 (29 g) 128 3/8 (38 g) 166
2 3/8 (38 g) 169 1/2 (51 g) 225
3 3/8 (49 g) 215 5/8 (65 g) 290
4 1/2 (52 g) 232 5/8 (72 g) 320
1 cup= 8 fluid ounces = 113 grams

Recommended Daily Feeding Portion for the Mother - Kibble Only
Queen Weight Gestating Lactating
6.6 lb (3 kg) 1/2 - 5/8 cup (51 g - 74 g) (225 - 330 Kcals) Ad Libitum
11 lb (5 kg) 3/4 - 1 1/8 cups (85 g - 125 g) (375 - 555 Kcals)
1 cup= 8 fluid ounces = 113 grams

Recommended Daily Feeding Portion for the Kitten - Mixed Feeding
Age in Months Cans/Day Adult Weight Recommended Formula
6.6 lb (3 kg) 11 lb (5 kg)
Cups/Day Kcals Cups/Day Kcals
1 1 Can Per Day 1/8 (9 g) 128 1/8 (18 g) 166
Mother & Babycat Can
2 1/8 (18 g) 169 1/4 (31 g) 225
3 1/4 (29 g) 215 3/8 (46 g) 290
4 1/4 (32 g) 232 1/2 (52 g) 320

Recommended Daily Feeding Portion for the Mother - Mixed Feeding
Queen Weight Cans/Day Gestating Lactating Recommended Formula
6.6 lb (3 kg) 1 Can Per Day 1/4 - 1/2 cup (31 g - 55 g) (225 - 330 Kcals) Ad Libitum
Mother & Babycat Can
11 lb (5 kg) 5/8 - 7/8 cup (65 g - 105 g) (375 - 555 Kcals)
100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition
ROYAL CANIN® FELINE HEALTH NUTRITION MOTHER & BABYCAT dry cat food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for growth, gestation and lactation.

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.

Guaranteed Analysis
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
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).
Product Reviews
Royal Canin ® Feline Health Nutrition™ Mother & Babycat dry cat food is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 122.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best baby food ever! As a foster home for. No kill rescue I have the choice as to what kitten food to feed my infants. After goats milk in a bottle and gruel, baby cat is my next step. Every one of the infants I have had LOVEbabycat and it is so easy for them to eat. Even 2 of my adults still will ONLY eat baby cat! Also RC is the only food that you can change to with out the worry of diarrhea in animals. Love you for that!
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for mommy and babies After discovering the newest addition to my fur family would be bringing in some additions of her own, I wanted only the best for her and her soon to be babies. I worked at an animal shelter at the time so I asked my coworkers and the veterinarians what would be best to feed a pregnant cat and was told of this product. She delivered 7 healthy adorable kittens, and once they weened I moistened the kibbles and they loved it too. Mommy and 5 of the kittens were adopted out and have loving homes with friends and my parents have two of the kittens as well (they are 7 now and loving life)
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big change in only Three Weeks! My husband rescued this mixed breed male cat. Our vet told us he was 6 weeks old and recommended to buy a good quality cat food to make him gain weight (he was only 1.3 pounds) We chose this Mother and Babycat food and started feeding our little Thomas follwing the feeding guide... It was love at first taste! It´s been 3 weeks from that and now the cat looks so much better! He is so active and weights 2.65 pounds today! His hair has changed completely to shiny and thick. Now he is ready for vaccination. For sure we will keep giving him Royal Canin. 100% recomended!
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Food As a breeder of American Shorthairs I wanted a food that I could feed to my pregnant and nursing queens as well as their kittens when they were weaned. I needed to be sure that the food would make that healthy transition for the mothers as well as the kittens. Royal Canin Mother & Babycat food did just that. While the mothers ate the dry formula I started the kittens on the wet, gradually moving them on to only the dry. They thrived. Each visit to the veterinarian for inoculations showed weight gain, beautiful shiny coats and all around good health.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Appetizing and sized just right Like many others here, I foster kittens, bottle babies that need all the help they can get after a rough start in life. I have found that this food is perfect for weaning, with many kittens not even needing it to be softend with formula to encourage them to try it. They start to nibble on it as soon as it is offered to them. I work in pet speciality retail, and I know the pros and cons of every pet food we carry. Its not about how expensive the food, grain free or not. Its about how well your fur baby does on a particular food, what your pets particular need is. I can telll you from personal experience, this is the best food out there for 1st stage kitten growth, as you can see in the photos of my foster fail Chief, who turns 1yr soon
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely the best I have been involved in animal rescue and fostering for 20 years. Mostly mama and kittens and most of the time these poor kitties come to me malnourished and not healthy. Royal canin mama and baby cat dry and kitten food along with mama and baby cat mousse have been the absolute best food that I feed to my fosters and they thrive. People cannot believe how healthy my mamas and babies are after a few weeks that they spend with me. I cannot thank you enough for your quality food. It truly has saved many furry lives. I foster year round so I am always purchasing your food. Thank you again.
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small bites, Big love, for a Huge heart! I am in law enforcement and have been fostering kittens for years. My sweet Babycat was terrorized, very damaged, and not suited for just any home. Because of oral damage and lost teeth, I have tried every dry and canned food on the market. Dry Babycat is the only food she is able to eat, and even this is difficult for her, but she is able to manage the small bites and still maintain weight. Thanks RC!
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This food is life saving for other cats too I started using the mother and babycat dry when I was fostering kittens and also when I had a cat that would benefit from some extra building up. Havent had a single cat refuse this food yet. Recently I gave a friend some for her cat who had full mouth extraction and really wouldn't eat due to pain so she tried this babycat as the kibble is also softer than regular kibble, tiniest pieces. This poor fellow was almost grateful he started to chow down on this food and I really believe it saved him from some terrible complications from refusal to eat, he wanted to eat, just needed a less painful kibble for his still tender mouth.
Date published: 2017-05-23
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