Kittens have a special place in everyone’s hearts and require special protection in the form of a tailored diet, as mother’s milk ceases to be fed from the fourth month. Royal Canin Kitten in Jelly helps to ensure this need is met. It uses a tasty jelly and tender pieces of meat that makes weaning from milk instinctively easier for your cat to accept, with an ideal nutritious recipe. This helps to support healthy growth and offers a good start in life. 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 different, 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 in Jelly 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.