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I recently switched to Hills Science Plan to feed my 4 month old Kitten after realising how much sugar and water some of the mroe comercialised brands used. Whilst searching online I found some good deals on Zooplus so decided to try it out.
Why Hills Kitten Development food?
Hill's Feline Growth may be fed to kittens as soon as they have been weaned and until they reach sexual maturity at about 9 to 12 months. It contains all the nutrients needed by a kitten in growth: calcium and phosphorus for sound bone growth and protein for the development of strong muscles. On top of this, Feline Growth contains the supplement taurine, an essential amino acid for cats.
Hill's Science Plan Kitten Healthy Development Chicken is a complete food for kittens. Your kitten therefore should not be fed any other food (although you may mix or alternate Growth Feline dry and wet food). Fresh water should be available at all times.
Hills Science Plan is a premium brand, using high quality meat and ingredients and therefore comes at a higher cost. Zooplus had a special offer selling x6 85g tins for £2.40 (£4.71 per kg). Normal selling price on Zooplus is £3.29 working out at £6.45 per kg.
Pork liver, pork, chicken (min. 4%), soybean meal, dried whole egg, animal fat, maize gluten meal, , maize starch, digest, dried beet pulp, cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, fish meal, fish oil, L-lysine hydrochloride, dried yeast, calcium carbonate, calcium sulphate, DL-methionine, taurine, potassium chloride, L-tryptophan, magnesium oxide, vitamins and trace elements.
I was surprised at how small the tins are compared to the 100g pouches I usually give my kitten. The food is more of a pate and not chunks in Jelly therefore it does need cutting into more managable chunks. It has a very meaty smell as expected.
My Kitten immediately ran over when he smelt the new food being put onto his dish. It took him a while to get used to the new Pate texture but he does get stuck in eating it almost immediately. He appears to really like it but he only eats 80% in one go and then goes back to finish it when I add some dry food at lunch time (unless my dog gets to his bowl in the mean time).
I do feel that it is worth paying the extra money for a better quality food. The results may not always be visible other than a healthy coat and active kitten, but I believe it helps him grow into a healthy cat.