Royal Canin Kitten Instinctive Loaf takes into account the specific needs of growing kittens, aged 4 to 12 months. The recipe contains a balanced ratio of proteins, carbohydrates and valuable fats. This tasty loaf also contains vitamins, minerals and trace elements, which helps to support the development of bones and musculature, as well as vital organ function and the nervous system. 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 differences, 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 Kitten Instinctive Loaf contains an ideal nutrient profile in its recipe to instinctively appeal to your young cat. This tailored food offers good flavour, smell and texture, helping to achieve long-term, instinctive acceptance. This wet food contains all necessary nutrients to meet the increased energy need of kittens. It is easy to chew with small chunks in gravy, jelly or loaf. 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.