Product Description

IAMS™ Healthy Kitten nourishes development for a heart-warming year of feline firsts.

  • Real chicken is the 1st ingredient
  • With nutrients like those in mother's milk
  • 100% complete & balanced kitten nutrition, 0% fillers
  • Veterinarian recommended

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.
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Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Corn Grits, Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Salmon, Powdered Cellulose, Natural Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Caramel Color, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, 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), L-Carnitine, 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):3.0% 10.0%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (MIN) 0.05%
Vitamin E (MIN) 140 IU/kg
Taurine (MIN) 0.16%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (MIN) 2.75%*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum 0.29%*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
PROACTIVE HEALTH™ Healthy Kitten is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I never feed my cats any other type of cat food. Before i discovered iams kitten food, i wasnt feeding them the best quality stuff and i could see their demeanor, eyes, and coat were dull. After a week of iams, they were extremely active and happy. Their coats shined and became softer. I have put iams and a low quality cat food next to each other and yhe cars always went for iams. First few ingredients are meat... im sold.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Kitty Loves It!!! I am so happy that I purchased this. When I tried to switch to a cheaper, popular brand--my kitty would not eat it. I will now only use Iams Kitten for Ollie. Then will move up to an Iams adult food. Thank you!!
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jetti loves My kitty loves it. He tried to claw through the bag even when i hid it on top of the fridge he climbed up and knocked it down.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My feral kittens love it I was given Hill's kitten as a sample. Quickly mixed it in with Iams and they loved it. My husband picked up Pro Plan kitten by accident and it was terrible. They started vomiting after the first mixed serving. Went back to all Iams and we are good!
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value This is my very first time I adopted two kitten. My co-worker recommended IAMS product because she was very happy with the products. My two children are happy with the food, but personally it will be nice if the product has more Omega 6 and 3 fatty Acids, Taurine and lower the Crude Fat.Great product.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm Raising Four Kittens on This Stuff! I have four happy, healthy, robust kittens that I'm raising on this stuff. They like it and they are perfect little high-energy fur balls!
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is the worst food I bought my new kitten this food. It made her stink. He breath smells horrible and her skin has a new feeling to it. Her feces has increased its odor since I started feeding her this brand. I do not recommend it.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 paws up! My kittens love this food. When I adopted them they were being feed "cheap" cat food, but I knew I wanted to feed them IAMS and I was hoping that switching foods would be easy. Luckily, my cats Sam and Dean (Supernatural) love this kitten food, have never had an upset stomach and the switch was a piece of cat. I realized early on that I needed to have 2 separate food and 2 separate water bowls because the brothers were pushed each other out of the way, but that's because the food's so good. :)
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my kitten LOVES! I bought this for my kitten and he absolutely loves it! loves it more than his wet food!
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kittens LOVE this! I just brought home 2 nine week kittens and they LOVE this food. It is healthy and doesn't smell. Pretty much the perfect kitten food!
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Food When I first brought my kitten home, he was not even a pound and very sick. Through nurturing and use of the Iams' kitten food he is now 8 pounds and healthy. The vet recommend the continued use of this food due to our great results. Only downside is he doesn't always love the taste but still readily eats it.
Date published: 2014-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your kittens will love this and you! When my girlfriends cat gave birth to a litter of five kittens we had no idea what to start feeding them. At first it was just the mothers milk but as they got a bit older they needed solid food. We went to our local pet shop and picked up a bag of Iams kitten food. We were nervous at first that the kittens would not like it and that it might be bad for them since it wasnt the pricey all natural stuff that everyone talks about. Well when we got home and fed it to them they loved it. I actually ended up keeping two of the original five. Shadow and Sylvester. They have been fed Iams kitten food ever since. They beg for it when its feeding time and eat it all up. It gives them tremendous amounts of energy. I especially love the formula they have for brain development. I like this because as they grew up you can really tell that they have grown up to be intelligent, confident, and extremely affectionate cats. Both of their coats is beautiful especially Sylvester its show cat quality. When people pet them they always ask what I do or feed them and I always am proud to say I feed them Iams. I went from being afraid and unsure of this food to a solid believer of the product. I cant wait to transition them to adult food soon and keep the Iams name in our family
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product We got our kitten from a shelter. They had been using a different brand of food for our kitten Sophie. I had already purchased Iams before I knew what brand they had been using for her. I did stay with the Iams and mixed the two brands together until she was used to the Iams alone. I knew about a week later that the Iams was the better brand. Her coat became more shiny and she gobbled up the food like there was no tomorrow.
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rascals Love It I have two rescue kittens that were just 2 and half weeks old when they came to me. Their feet, tails and bellies were matted with their own "droppings" and they were infested with fleas. Their poor little coats were so wirey, I had no idea how they would look as they grew. With lots of care, milk replacer formula and now Iams Kitten dry and canned food, my two boys who are 6 months old are so beautiful and have coats that feel like cashmere! I've never felt a feline coat like theirs and they have SO much energy.Thank you Iams for helping my little rascals grow into perfect little boys. They are definitely Iams kitties for life!
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ash Iams was the only food in the aisle to list its ash content on the label - transparency. What are the other low cost foods hiding?? A quality meat based food like Iams will also reduce the smell of stool. 5 star nutrition would go to their Premium Protection line. p.s. Only wish 20 lb. bags of kitten chow were more readily available.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shelter Recommended We adopted two 9 month old kittens, Adam & Arthur, about 2 weeks ago. We have had cats before but not this young. I asked the shelter, O.A.R, what they were feeding them. They told me no less than Iams. I'm not sure if it was the kitten formula and I wasn't sure if they would like it. They have been eating it everyday since! They really like it! Nice shiny coat and enough energy to drive you crazy! :) Thanks Iams!
Date published: 2011-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT for ferrets as well as kittens :) We have a beloved pet ferret named boots and it is important to me for her to be on the right diet! Ferret food is very expensive but with this particullar brand of kitten chow she gets all of the nutrient she needs and she looks and act healthy :) It is exceptional food for the price and wonderfuly crafted!
Date published: 2011-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great kitten food we adopted miss alice from a family friend and they were feeding her iams kitten food. and they said that its a good food to give her. so she has always has a shiny coat and we will keep give her iams throughout life
Date published: 2011-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kitten Food Initially I purchased Iams kitten food on the spur of the monent when I found out my daughter was going to adopt two kittens. It was the first bag I saw on the shelf and I needed to get everything for their arrival. The kittnes arrived and really seemed to enjoy the Iams food so I continued purchasing it. It did not take long to see how healthy looking their coat's were and how active they were. My daughter has moved out and I have always had cats since I could remember. I adopted two litter mates, male and female. Bill and Rose were started on Iams Kitten Food from the start and they are fine examples of the cat family. Their coats are sleek and shiny, they are balls of energy. Since they are approaching adulthood I am looking at the different varieties of Iams adult cat food to see what would be best for them.
Date published: 2010-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kitten food i have owned 6 cats in my life, and they were all adopted as kittens. I fed every cat this food, and they all loved it! When i adopted my first cat Speedy, i didn't really know alot, and this was the first food i tried. He loved it, and so did every cat after that. I just got my first kitten in a few years today, and i picked some of this up because i knew it was the best for my pets. Great food!
Date published: 2010-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tibby Sue Wants You To Know She Likes Her Iams I am 12 weeks old and my mommy started me on Iams Kitten Food because my big brother Thomas has always been an Iams Cat. He is very big and healthy and has a beautiful coat and I know my mommy wants that for me also. I want to be just like my big brother and be healthy and look beautiful. I have been to the vets twice and in three weeks time I have put on 1# and the vet says I look very healthy and very cute. In fact I am just "too cute". I still don't like to eat dry food as I was given wet food to begin with by my previous owners, but mommy put me on Iams immediately as she feels it is the most healthful and nutritious and will give me everything I need to get a good start on adult life. For now she puts some water on the dry food to get it soft as that is the way I like it best. My mommy says I am a "live wire" as I am so playful and am always running around the house and jumping and also doing all kinds of sommersault manuevers. My mommy even recommmended to her friend to give her two cats Iams. She has been an Iams lover for many years.
Date published: 2010-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kittens love it The kittens love the taste, but I wish it didn't have corn meal as a second ingredient.
Date published: 2010-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kittens give it 2 tails up! I have 6 cat children. 2 of them are under 6 months. They love the Iams Kitten formula! (They have been getting Iams Kitten since they could eat kibble) The triangle shaped kibbles are easier for their tiny mouths to manipulate into smaller bites. Both babies are growing rapidly and are very active and healthy!
Date published: 2010-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My 2 kittens LOVED it! I just rescued two kittens and was very unsure what to feed them. I was in a local WalMart and saw Iams kitten. I read the back and it seemed to have the most nutritional value for my kittens. When I got home and put the food in the bowl, the kittens could not get enough of it. It has been two weeks and they are still enjoying the food. I have seen very nice results in their activity and their demeanor since starting this food. There coats have become fuller and they seem very healthy. Overall, I am very pleased with this product.
Date published: 2010-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Food I aquired a Russian Blue Kitten from a local rescue. The rescue owner was feeding a good brand of kitten food but Ziva was still not looking good. She had a dull coat, low energy, and would eat almost 4 cups of food a day. I desided to switch to a differant brand and a friend had a bunch of kitten food after she found it a new home. I slowly added it to Zivas' food and at first she was eating less so I thought she didn't like it but she started to put on weight and her coat got slick and shiney. Thank you for making a high quality food for my kitten that even a college kid can afford.
Date published: 2010-01-23
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