Tiny Kibble

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We were given a free sample of Blue Buffalo Kitten and it is pretty small. Unfortunately none of the cats liked it. Purina Pro Plan Kitten is fairly small and seems to be liked by everyone.

Do you live close to a Petsmart? I talked to a manager there once and she told me that as long as I kept the receipt, I could return an open bag of food if the cats didn't like it. They would probably let you return it if the kibble is too large as well.
 
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A all4mom We just got a feline boarder at the shelter who's 14 and needs tiny kibble in addition to wet food. His owners give him Purina One Kitten Formula (1 - 12 months). The kibble is slightly bigger than the RC Baby Cat, but not by much.
Thank you; good to know! Someone told me Purina Pro Plan Kitten is also very small. Looks like kitten food is the way to go (should also "bulk him up").
 

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Essence is a newer brand (made by the same company that makes Zignature) with a pretty good ingredient list and very small kibble. It's not cheap though. I've never used RC baby cat so I don't know how the sizes compare.

In the picture American Journey is on the left, Essence is on the right.
 

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I guess I should've mentioned that I'd rather NOT break the bank on it since he also eats wet food; this is just to fill his belly in between and give him a few extra calories. Not that I would feed him junk, but the ingredients in dry cat food are more alike than they are different, I've noticed... Only the price varies!
 

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I know the Fromm Beef flavored one has really small bits. Natural Balance LID has some flavors that have smaller pieces too (I'm not sure of their other lines).

My one cat is also a grazer, but I have tried to get him to eat more wet food in one sitting. What I noticed is that he only likes pates and will eat about 1/4 to 1/3 of a 3 oz can if I just put it in his dish, but will eat half the can, if I mush it up even further with about a table spoon of water mixed in. I wonder if that would help to get extra calories in your kitty too. See my boy only licks his food, so if it does not lap up he ends up just pushing it into the edges of the bowl or over the edge of a plate, then he gives up. But when it's more like a goop, it licks up real easy, so he finishes it.
 
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I finally hit upon cutting the slightly warmed pate first into slices, and then into tiny cubes (like kibble) and distributing them across a plate. He'll pick one at a time up and eat it that way, whereas the "mush" - as you say - was just being licked at and pushed around on the plate rather than consumed, and I think he (or his tongue) would soon grow tired of that. He seems to eat more now.
 

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Iams is tiny. Almost microscopic. It has corn in it though, don't know if you're avoiding that.
 
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