Top 7 Best Kitten Foods (We Tested Them All)

Top 7 Best Kitten Foods (We Tested Them All)

Like your kitten, the best kitten food packs plenty of energy in a small package. It’s calorie-dense, rich in protein, and loaded with omega-3s to support brain and eye development. But not every food marketed for kittens is worthy of your baby’s bowl.

In this video, you’ll learn about the essentials of kitten nutrition and our top 7 recommendations. We independently purchased and tested these products and are not sponsored by any of the brands mentioned in this video.

0:00 Best Kitten Foods:

3:32 Wellness CORE Kitten Turkey & Chicken Liver Recipe
https://www.wwwallaboutcats.com/recommends/wellness-kitten-food

4:38 Instinct by Nature’s Variety Kitten Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe
https://www.wwwallaboutcats.com/recommends/natures-variety-kitten

5:23 Fancy Feast Kitten Tender Turkey Feast
https://www.wwwallaboutcats.com/recommends/fancy-feast-kitten

6:43 Wellness Complete Health Kitten Chicken Entrée Paté
https://www.wwwallaboutcats.com/recommends/wellness-complete-kitten-pate

7:38 Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Real Healthy Kitten Recipe
https://www.wwwallaboutcats.com/recommends/whole-earth-kitten

8:42 Blue Buffalo Healthy Gourmet Kitten Chicken Entrée
https://www.wwwallaboutcats.com/recommends/blue-buffalo-kitten

9:59 Simply Nourish Source Chicken & Turkey Kitten Food
https://www.wwwallaboutcats.com/recommends/simply-nourish-kitten

Read our complete buyer’s guide: https://www.wwwallaboutcats.com/best-kitten-food

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46 Comments

  1. Petco has their own brand Whole Hearted. It is the best bargain I’ve found. It’s hard to find large cans of kitten food and they have a good selection of 3 flavors. It come to 19 cents an ounce and is grain free. It am a foster mom, so feeding 6 kittens, I go through a lot of wet food. Also, it is a good idea to feed nursing moms kitten food. The babies love it.

  2. Did you try the Purina One kitten chicken and salmon recipe? I’m trying to decide between the wellness core and the Purina ONE. Any input helps thank you!

  3. hello everyone. i’m from europe so none of these foods can be be easily found here. any good kitten foods for under 50€ a month. wet food seems expensive if fead exclusively but if i feed it about one serving a day and use dry food i could feed my kitten on 50€ a month. any help plz.

  4. can you make a video for dry foods for kittens under a year? i like to feed my kitten wet food and dry food.

  5. You said you tested them all so I was wondering what was bad about Merrick Backcountry and Merrick Limited Ingredient? Our new baby, Morrigan, has been on Royal Canin at the breeder’s but I don’t like the list of Ingredients in that.

  6. When you chose a food. Do you approve of their whole line or just that one because I like buying variety packs

  7. Thank you for these videos! Have you tried any of the freeze dried raw foods like from Primal or Stella&Chewey?

  8. hello! could I get your input on royal canin kitten wet food? Would you compare it to any of the canned foods you covered?

  9. How would you compare Nulo MedalSeries Cat & Kitten Food – Grain Free, Turkey & Cod
    to the top dry food pick you hadfor kittens?

    I don’t plan on having a dry diet but when I am out for the day it’s easier for me to leave a bowl of dry food out until I come back.

  10. What do you think about wholehearted’s wet kitten food? I know you recommended their regular cat food in a different video, but I am curious on what you think of the kitten version.

  11. I recently rescued a kitten from my garage I’m trying to raise her this is my first time raising a kitten I bought some kitten food but what I don’t like is the smell of the food and kitten keeps coming to me bringing that smell even though I wipe her with scented tissues but the smell won’t go can u please help

  12. I adopted a kitten and tried all of these foods on him. He’s so picky and so far only ate two fancy feast flavors. 🙁 I did a bunch of research and really tried to get him the best food possible but he refused to eat them all!

  13. Getting 4 kittens. 3 Genetta (Bengal, munchkin mix) and 1 munchkin.

    G – Meadow
    G – Trinket (the munchkin)
    M – Kyber
    M – Frost

  14. I’m tired all different kinds of can cat food and it all gives her diarrhea and she won’t eat dry cat food

  15. Please respond… I got a 9 week old kitten and I bought the food they were feeding him, science diet (dry). I really want him to have some wet food since he’s so young.. I put a little fancy feast kitten on little fork, mixed into his food yesterday and now today he has diarrhea. I heard any diet change could cause this but unsure if I should continue feeding the kitten the food?

  16. What are your thoughts on using Dr. Elsey’s Cleanprotein Formula Dry Cat Food versus Simply Nourish? Their website says that Dr. Elsey’s cat food is a universal product that can be used for all life stages, you just double the amount for kittens.

  17. I watched this video after I bought my 4 week kitten wet food. She was a socialized feral kitten given to me by my neighbor. She has her first vet appointment next wednesday the 22nd. I have been feeding her Wellness Complete but I think its been giving her diarrhea. I’ve considered switching to Instinct as it contains pumkin which is good for fiber. In the mean time i’m going to buy some canned pumkin at the store to see if this will balance her UI tract. Do you recommend I switch her to this?

  18. If you’re watching this video, chances are you just adopted a new kitten. If so, congratulations! Drop their name in the comments so we can help welcome them to your family!

  19. What do you think of the blue wilderness kitten food? I recently got a new kitten and her old owners recommended me to continue giving her this brand but I’ve heard nasty things about them 🙁 I just want the best for my kitty

  20. Hi can anyone help? Can i give wet cat food that is labeled for 1+ year cats to my orphan 3 4 weeks old kitten?

  21. Do you have any idea about if "Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten Recipe Review" would be a good choice for my kitten?
    I am going to feed canned food twice a day and some kibble, unless you have other suggestions?

  22. Would you consider doing a video analyzing the worst cat/ kitten food choices? I was very surprised that you recommended Fancy Feast, I always stayed away because they have such poor reviews… but I may reconsider.

  23. I found a beautiful feral kitten outside today. Thanks for recommending this food. Still trying to figure out a name.

  24. My kitten was weened onto kibble and refuses wet and he was loosing weight so I had to give him dry what should I do to get him off kibble

  25. Got a kitten three weeks ago at 8 weeks old and I’ve been feeding her the Wellness Core canned kitten food! It’s so expensive but she deserves it and she really enjoys it. I have studied veterinary sciences so it wasn’t difficult to approve of this food in the first place.

  26. Hi, i have I question: why all kitten food contains primarily chicken but not other protein sources?

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