What's the difference between kitten and adult dry food?

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I'm not a fan of dry food but we were given quite a bit of dry kitten food for free. It's good quality stuff, no grains or whatever and mostly meat. Cole is 15 months old or so, and I was wondering how different the nutritional needs of an adult cat are from a kitten.

I understand that kitten food has more protein since they're growing and everything, but is that not a good thing for all cats? Higher protein = better is what I've heard.
 

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Kitten food has more fat and is higher in calories, but yes, mostly down to marketing. If you’re not a fan of dry food, you could always give the food to a shelter, they’d be very grateful, given its still kitten season.
 
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Kitten food has more fat and is higher in calories, but yes, mostly down to marketing. If you’re not a fan of dry food, you could always give the food to a shelter, they’d be very grateful, given its still kitten season.
Good idea! I hadn't thought of that. I'm thinking of maybe getting a kitten at some point soon, so I might hang onto it for a little until my family has decided. Higher fat is something I'd like to avoid for my 15 month since he's a big boy already
 
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