I think you should focus on feeding wet food. Your kitten is still very young. Leave the dry food for snacks and all day nibbling. It sounds like you don't know a lot about pet foods. This is an excellent place to learn and have support. Let's compare the Purina food to the foods I feed.
Chicken, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, brewers rice, soy flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), fish meal (source of DHA), whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, non-fat yogurt, wheat gluten, brewers dried yeast, phosphoric acid, caramel color, animal digest, salt, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, DL-Methionine, niacin, calcium carbonate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.
Manufactured by: NestlÃ© Purina PetCare Company, St. Louis, MO 63164 USA
Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) procedures substantiate that Purina ONEÂ® Healthy Kitten Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for the growth of kittens, reproducing females in stages of gestation and lactation, and maintenance of adult cats.
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Dried Chicory Root Extract
Vitamin E Supplement
Real meat like Turkey, Chicken, lamb should make the primary ingredients. These are usually the first five or six ingredients before the first fat source. Chicken meal or other specified meat meal would be second choice and by-product are the bottom of the rung. Cat have no nutritional need for grains so fillers like gluten(rice,corn), gluten meals etc serve no purpose. Here's a final thought for you. Most of the recalled pet foods were using wheat gluten, corn gluten or rice gluten which happened to be contaminated. It may have been contaminated on purpose to increase the protein ratios of these products.
Visit these manufacturer's sites to see the ingredients used in high quality pet foods.http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/http://www.naturapet.com/http://www.merrickpetcare.com/