Help your kitten grow into a strong, healthy adult cat with IAMS PROACTIVE HEALTH Healthy Kitten Dry Cat Food with Chicken, designed for a cat’s first year of playful, fluffy, furry, feline firsts. Chicken is the #1 ingredient in this high protein kitten kibble, designed in bite sized pieces perfect for little mouths. With nutrients like those in their mother’s milk plus vitamin E, this dry kitten food helps build strong immune defenses in young cats. This recipe is also made with omega-3 DHA for brain development, as well as prebiotics and beet pulp to support your kitten’s digestive health. If you’re looking for kitten food to support healthy development for your kitten’s first year, get your paws on this… and keep your kittens happy, healthy, and ready to pounce as they grow into adult cats with IAMS.

Key benefits in the recipes:

  • IAMS™ PROACTIVE HEALTH™Healthy Kitten with Chicken Healthy digestion: Unique fiber blend with prebiotics & beet pulp support your cat's ability to absorb nutrients.
  • IAMS™ PROACTIVE HEALTH™Healthy Kitten with Chicken Strong immune system: Vitamin E helps maintain a strong immune system.
  • IAMS™ PROACTIVE HEALTH™Healthy Kitten with ChickenHealthy skin & coat: Optimal Omega 6:3 ratio for a soft & shiny coat.
  • IAMS™ PROACTIVE HEALTH™Healthy Kitten with Chicken Healthy heart: Essential nutrients, including calcium & potassium, help nourish a healthy heart.
  • IAMS™ PROACTIVE HEALTH™Healthy Kitten with Chicken Strong muscles: Real chicken as the 1st ingredient helps maintain strong muscles.
4,015 kcal ME/kg 
484 kcal ME/cup 
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Ground Sorghum, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Choline Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Fructooligosaccharides, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, 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), Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Rosemary Extract 

Suggested Amount To Feed Per Day

Age (Weeks) Cups per Day*
Up to 8 1/3
12 1/3
16 1/2
24 1/2
32 1/2
40 1/2

Kittens up to 24 weeks: Feed suggested daily amount in 3-4 meals per day.

24 weeks and older: Feed in 2-3 meals per day. Adjust food to maintain ideal body condition.

Cat Weight (lbs) Cups per Day*
4 1/3
6 1/2
8 2/3
10 3/4
12 3/4
16 1
18 1
20 1 1/4
22 1 1/4

Week of Lactation Cups per Day*
1 and 2 1/2 - 1
3 and 4 2/3 – 1
​5 2/3 – 1
​6 2/3 – 1
​7 ½ - 3/4


*1 cup = 8 oz measuring cup


(Metabolizable Energy - Calculated)

4043 kcal/kg, 512 kcal/cup

These guideline amounts are a starting point and your kitten may need more food depending upon age, activity and temperament. In order to reach optimal body condition, you may need to adjust food intake. This 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. Feed kittens multiple meals throughout the day.
• Remember to have clean, fresh water available for your kitten at all times.
• Because IAMS kitten food is complete and balanced, you do not need to add vitamin or mineral supplements.
• When introducing IAMS kitten food, gradually mix it with your cat's current food over the course of 4 days.

Crude Protein (MIN) 33.0%
Crude Fat (MIN) 21.0%
Crude Fiber (MAX) 3.0%
Moisture (MAX) 10.0%
Calcium (MIN) 1.2%
Phosphorus (MIN) 0.8%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (MIN) 0.05%
Vitamin E (MIN) 140 IU/kg
Taurine (MIN) 0.15%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (MIN) 3.0%*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (MIN) 0.30%*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
PROACTIVE HEALTH™ Healthy Kitten is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gold Standard for my fosters I was given a bag of this one time from the shelter where I foster. I have had great luck with it, not kittens getting sick, and it's good for mama cats too while she's lactating. They seem to appreciate the tiny pieces and I've never had a problem with it, especially after they all had diarrhea on another premium brand. One bag lasts quite a while and I don't feed them anything else.
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy Kitten I adopted my little Smudge in May, after many years of not having a pet. There was no question as to what food to buy. Iams was always my go to. Lately I have had great difficulty finding Iams Healthy Kitten food and Smudge is not happy about this. I bought Iams adult food which she ate a little. She wants her Iams Kitten food and nothing else. Please tell me there is no a production, shipping or any kind of problem. Smudge feels like I am letting her down.;). Thanks
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Kitten Loves This Food I started giving this food along with the Iams dry to my brand new baby and he is growing well and is very healthy! My vet is very happy with my choice to use this food. My Siamese kitten loves both the wet and the dry Iams Kitten Food. It is not the cheapest but not the most expensive either, I know there are so many choices, it can be overwhelming. We plan to keep Teddy on Iams for his lifetime as there are many options for adult diet.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read mixed reviews, but don't regret choosing IAMS I recently found a stray/feral kitten on one of my walks and he seemed severely underweight. He followed me around and didn't let go of me, so I took him in. Noticing his evident malnourishment, I slowly started to introuduce kibble foods to him, but to no avail. The next day, the kitten was showing symptoms of dehydration and anemia. He wasn't interested in the kibble I was offering nor the protein I put on his plate, so I rushed him to the vet, who was able to get him back to normality. Back on my house, the kitten still had no interest in the kibble (although he did eat chicken and tuna right away), so I decided to switch to IAMS proactive health for kittens. I had read some mixed reviews on this food, but after some encouragement from others who had positive experiences with IAMS, I gave it a shot. I slowly started introducing IAMS to my kitten and he seemed to enjoy it right away. His stools got firmer, he drank more water now, and his overall energy levels seemed to improve day by day. A few days after (and up until now), I am greeted anxiously by a lively kitten who demands his IAMS kibbles when he's hungry. So, in conclusion, I am very pleased with this food for my kitten and will continue to feed him this brand even in his adult and senior stages. I can't say this food saved my kitten, but it certainly got him very interested (and hungry) when it came to kibble food. I would definitely recommend this food to anyone else, but always cautioning that each cat is different and may take certain foods and not others. Other than that, thank you IAMS, now my kitty is obsessed with your food!
Date published: 2020-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from George loves this food I started my kitten George on this food when I got him at 12 weeks. He loves the food. On the weekends I also give him a treat of the kitty pate from Iams.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Regular Iams Consumer My husband and I have been using Iams Indoor cat for years. When my daughter rescued a kitten (she named him Shadow) a few days ago we immediately went and purchased Iams Kitten food. Out of all the kitty/cat food out there, we trusted Iams for our furbabies. Since our kitten is only 6 weeks old, we add water to his food to soften it up and he loves it!
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Healthy kitten dry food What is happening with shape of this food bought 2 bags over the past 6months the shape was round, today I bought it again the shape is a star...what is the current shape suppose to be. Some of these reviews are alarming. ...
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from New Iams for Kitties Hi, I have been buying Iams for 10 years or more, and I have to say that the new Iams Kitties, my cats don't like it, the type of food is like black peppercorn, to hard to eat it, why you don't change it like the other one before, is horrible.
Date published: 2018-09-17
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