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Recently I had to take my kitten Myrtle to the vets for all of her kitten jabs and the likes and I took her to pets at home vets where not only did I get her injections but micro chip and even a voucher for a free bag of this food that would of cost me £16.49 instore that day (as well as a few other things too!) for one fixed price. Myrtle to this point only ate wet food and so I wasn't all that excited about getting this however my mate comes to stay often and brings her kitten round often and he pinches her food so I was in the end pleased at getting this and had hoped Myrtle would like it too of course!
Well this comes in what is called a Freshpack meaning that it is made of light and dark pink plastic on the outside and silver foil inside and to the top of it the bag is resealable with a zip system to it. On the front of the bag we are clearly told that it is Royal Canin Kitten '36' and that it is to be given to kittens up 12 months of age and that it is meant to be very good for a kittens natural defences and to help the litter tray not smell so bad as well as being great for digestive health and we are shown a picture of a couple of pretty kittens and a picture showing us the kibbles (the biscuits!). Other information listed includes being told a bit more about the food, feeding advice is clearly given as well as the composition of it, the size is stated which in this case is large 2kg bag and contact details for the manufacturer are listed.
The Food Itself:
Like I stated earlier I had high hopes for her liking this food as it isn't cheap stuff and is recommended by a lot of vets and breeders alike, in fact when I saw the price of it I half hoped she wouldn't like it for the reason as it isn't cheap but decided that if she did I would keep her on it as it is all round good for a kittens health!
The kibbles are dark brown, small and rather flat and of course are dry and in biscuit form. They are so tiny that a kitten from one month of age can be given these and the amount to be fed is clearly stated per age group up to 12 months on the bag.
They are made from a variety of things of course including poultry protein, rice, animal fats, maize, fish oil and I can smell the yeast in it the most. Dried food is meant to be good for teeth and to help stop the fermentable residue in the intestine however Myrtle simply won't touch this stuff sadly.
My friends cat will nibble these and seems to be quite taken with it and I can often hear him crunching his way through what I've tried to feed Myrtle on earlier on in the day so it is getting eaten but no matter what I do and how I try my Myrtle just isn't interested and even if I don't feed her anything else and leave her to this and try and get her to eat no more than a couple of the kibbles will get munched on.
Not one I will buy again as she doesn't appreciate it but I can't argue with the quality of it and believe the claims that are made from this trusted brand!
Available in all good pet shops and supermarkets and in different sizes too and the 2 KG bag is meant to be 28 days supply though that depends on the age and size of your cat of course!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Royal Canin Kitten 36 cat food for kittens from the 4 to 12 months old as well as pregnant or nursing cats. Kibble designed for the permanent teeth of young cats starting at 4 months old.