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How to Choose a Kitten Food

What’s the best food for your kitten? See our 5 tips for 
choosing a kitten food. 

Have a new kitten? Congrats! You chose the perfect one (super cute), but you still have a few decisions to make, like: What should I name her? Where should I put the litter box? What should she eat? Luckily, we can help with this last one.  

Here are a few things to look for when choosing the best kitten food for your new fur baby:

High Protein, Low or No Carbohydrates – You didn’t name her Killer? She may look cute and innocent, but your kitten is a true carnivore. Like all cats, kittens need high-protein, meat-based diets to thrive and grow, with no nutritional need for carbohydrates. So, feed your ferocious feline a dry kitten food with real, high-quality meat, poultry or fish as the first ingredient. Also, compare the protein percentage with others formulas. A higher percentage is generally good, but take other factors into consideration as well…

DHA & other Essential Fatty Acids – DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that’s present in mother’s milk. It’s especially beneficial for kittens because it supports healthy brain and eye development. Omega-6 fatty acids, from ingredients like salmon and flaxseed, can also promote healthy skin and coat.

Digestibility – Transitioning from mother’s milk to solid food can be a bit rough on a kitten’s tiny, sensitive tummy. Check the ingredient list for easily digestible ingredients, like pumpkin and egg.

Healthful Ingredients – Look at the other ingredients. Are they high quality and nutritious? While cats ARE carnivores, certain wholesome vegetables, like spinach and peas, can provide beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Purr-worthy Flavor –The best way to ensure your kitten gets all of the calories and nutrients her body needs? Irresistible flavor! Tiki Cat® Born Carnivore™ for Kittens, for example, includes nutrient-rich chicken liver, a flavor cats love. And, the kibble is baked, not extruded like many other kibbles, which caramelizes the surface for delicious, fresh-from-the-oven taste.

Hopefully this helps take the guesswork out of feeding kittens, so you can focus on your other decisions (how about Princess Fancy McFluff?) and enjoy your new kitten!


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE feeding my babies tiki. When I saw that you came out with a new kitten formula it definitely helped me make the decision to get a kitten. So far so good. She loves the food but wishes she could have her sister’s yummy wet food.

  2. I recently adopted an abandoned kitten, so wasn’t sure what he was used to eating. After doing a lot of research, I choose a couple of brands and bought a few cans of each. He didn’t always like the others, but Tiki Cat is a winner! He took right to it! Sometimes the dry food, sometimes the canned, but he always eats Tiki Cat. I’m so happy to know that I can keep new kitty healthy and well-nourished.

  3. I recently bought this food for my two kitties that are about 10 months each and weigh about 8 pounds and I found that the feeding guide was a little confusing. I wanted some clarificaction! Thank you

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