Iams® Premium Protection™ Kitten

Recommended For: Growth - Birth to 12 Months, Pregnancy and Lactation Print


The Most Advanced Iams Nutrition for a Lifetime of Love.

Iams is deeply committed to enhancing the well-being of dogs and cats for a lifetime of love with your pet. It is this commitment that inspired Iams nutritionists to work closely with veterinarians and create the ultimate Iams food for all your cat's nutritional needs. The result is Iams Premium Protection.

The nutrient-rich chicken by-product meal in Iams Premium Protection is an excellent source of protein. It naturally contains minerals and amino acids essential to cats. Our products contain only highly refined chicken by-product meal, which has enhanced quality and nutritional value.

This Iams Premium Protection formula has PreBiotics that work inside the digestive tract to promote healthy digestion and strong defenses.

Iams Premium Protection Kitten Features:

Premium Protection is precisely formulated using only our highest-quality ingredients and these additional enhancements:

  • Enriched with DHA for brain and vision development
  • Advanced 2-part fiber system, including FOS and beet pulp, for healthy digestion
  • Enriched with the antioxidant vitamin E for immune system development
  • Optimal ratio of omega fatty acids for the development of healthy skin and coat
  • Contains 22 nutrients that naturally occur in mother's milk
  • High protein for optimal growth and development
  • 100% Complete and Balanced for kittens with no added fillers or artificial colors

Premium Protection is Iams' Most Advanced Nutrition, Built from Iams' Highest-Quality Ingredients. Guaranteed* Learn why Iams is so confident about our quality.

*Iams Cat Foods offer a 100% guarantee


Chicken, Corn Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Corn Grits, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Choline Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Salt, Taurine, Vitamins (Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Rosemary Extract.

Nutrient Analysis
Crude Protein, minimum 34.00 %
Crude Fat, minimum 22.00 %
Crude Fiber, maximum 3.00 %
Moisture, maximum 10.00 %
Ash, maximum 7.00 %
Magnesium, maximum 0.10 %
Vitamin E, minimum 250 IU/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid, minimum 0.11 %*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum 2.81 %*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum 0.40 %*

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

Weight 4 - 19 Weeks 20 - 29 Weeks 30 - 39 Weeks 40 - 49 Week Gestation (0-40 days) Gestation (40 days-end) Lactation
1 lb 1/4 cups
2 lbs 1/2 cups 1/4 cups
4 lbs 1 cups 1/2 cups 1/2 cups 1/3 cups 1/4 cups 1/3 cups 1/2 - 3/4 cups
6 lbs 1 2/3 cups 3/4 cups 2/3 cups 1/2 cups 1/3 cups 1/2 cups 3/4 - 1 1/4 cups
8 lbs 2 1/4 cups 1 cups 3/4 cups 2/3 cups 1/2 cups 3/4 cups 1 - 1 1/2 cups
10 lbs 1 1/3 cups 1 cups 3/4 cups 2/3 cups 1 cups 1 1/4 - 2 cups
12 lbs 1 1/4 cups 1 cups 3/4 cups 1 1/4 cups 1 1/2 - 2 1/3 cups
16 lbs 1 cups 1 1/2 cups 2 - 3 cups
22 lbs 1 1/3 cups 2 1/4 cups 2 3/4 - 4 1/4 cups

These guideline amounts are a starting point and your kitten may need more food depending on age, activity and temperament. In order to reach optimal body condition, you may need to adjust food intake. This chart represents the total recommended volume of food per day. You should divide the total recommended feeding amount by the number of times you feed your kitten per day to get the actual portion size per feeding.

  • This food is recommended for kittens 1-12 months.
  • Remember to have clean, fresh water available for your kitten at all times.
  • When introducing Iams Kitten Food, gradually mix it with your kitten's current food over the course of 4 days.
  • If you have questions regarding your kitten's health, please consult your veterinarian.

4042 kcal/kg, 421.29 kcal/cup


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