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 4.4 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kitten loves it! My cat, Noodle, absolutely loves his kibble! I originally bought this brand because it was targeted to kittens and Noodle was an 8-week stray I decided to adopt. I didn’t know which brands were healthy or good and decided to chose this one since the main ingredient was chicken. I am so glad I did. He absolutely loves this kibble naturally and I can see how healthy he has become. Thank you Iams!
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Changed Protein Not happy as a breeder they dropped the protein to 33%..not worth feeding
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wish the shape didn't change I strictly feed Iams dry, have for years. I mix the Iams original chicken with Iams kitten. Ever since the kitten changed shape, my cats waste so much of it. The did around it and try to only eat the adult. I'm going to have to stop buying the kitten because none of my cats like it any more. Have been a loyal Iams consumer for many years. I know they don't like this round shape, as when we tried Buffalo Blue once that has the life bits in it, they also ate around those/spat them out. I'm.not sure of they smell/flavors changed, but the shape has definitely set all my cats off. I wish Iams would go back to the star shape.
Date published: 2020-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Kitten Health I was feeding my kitten another brand of kitten food and he started eating his cat litter all of a sudden. The vet said he was deficient in nutrients and vitamins and that I needed to start him on a multivitamin. My kitten wouldn’t eat the multivitamin and I remember a family friend who recommended Iams kitten food to me a few weeks back. I decided to try it and I’m glad I did. My kitten loves this food and he wouldn’t eat the old food unless it had wet food with it. My kitten stopped eating his litter and started acting like himself again. His coat got thicker and shiny. He got more energy. He is overall a healthier cat because of this food.
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blue and Cali LOVE this food Just bought a bag and was very skeptical but once they started eating they loved it! My twins are 3 months old.Seeing how much they love this my doubts soon vanished.The bite size pieces are great for my fur babies! They always come back for more.
Date published: 2019-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kitten loves it... My Sebastian loves his little kibble. I alternate throughout the day with wet. This is definitely his favorite. He is almost ready to transition to adult formula. Not sure how I will find something he will eat. He is super picky. He loves Iams kitten wet food and a couple other brands that alternate in to prepare for being an adult. Unfortunately he doesn't care for adult wet Iams. I'm nervous he will be the same with adult dry food. He won't even touch dry treats.
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kitty loves this stuff I decided to switch over to iams because my friend told me that it’s what her cats have always eaten and they are very happy and healthy. I’ve been mixing it with his current food to get him used to it but he seems to be picking out the iams and not eating the old food, and when he eats all of the iams he’ll meow at me for more even if there’s still some of his old food left in the bowl! This stuff is definitely kitten approved.
Date published: 2019-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8 month old kitten loves it I thought I'd try this bc my kitten barely ate any of the other brands I tried. She seems to really like this and cleans up her food twice a day
Date published: 2019-02-22
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