Hello! I was at the vet today and was asked what brand of dry cat food I feed my kittens (my kits are almost 6 months old and get wet food daily, but I always keep dry kibble out for them to munch on since they are growing babies!) Last month I bought a bag of American Journey Duck and American Journey Turkey & Chicken - both of them are labeled "cat food for all life stages". The duck recipe has a caloric content of 3,770 kcal/kg or 410 kcal/cup. The turkey & chicken recipe has a caloric content of 3,670 kcal/kg or 395 kcal/cup. Before I transitioned my kittens over to American Journey, I was feeding them IAMS PROACTIVE HEALTH Healthy Kitten (caloric content is 4,043 kcal/kg or 512 kcal/cup)... I switched over to American Journey because my kits had a lot of white flakes whenever I brushed them, and after looking at the ingredients of IAMS, I decided it wasn't what I wanted my kittens to eat. Anyhow, at the end of my visit, the vet tech told me the vet really recommended that I switch back over to a kitten only dry food because the kittens need the high caloric content while growing. I mentioned again that the dry food they are eating is for "all life stages" but she still recommended that they eat a kitten only dry food until 9 months old. I obviously don't want to deprive my kittens of the calories. They eat whatever I put in front of them, so I'm sure they'd be fine if I put them back on IAMS... I just am weary and got a weird feeling from the vet (she is allergic to cats ) so I'm looking for more opinions on the matter. Should I switch back to IAMS? Stay on the American Journey? Or try a different kitten-only dry food? Thanks in advance for your thoughts!