The Science diet DRY kitten food is what I first gave both of my kittens. I grew up with two cats that we fed Science Diet all of their life. Our veterinarian has always recommended this brand and just in general it's great on their coats and overall health. I was a little nervous about my new kittens using the dry food but it was similar to what they were weaned to at the humane societies I got them from. My vet said if they did have any problems with the hard food to sprinkle water on it so make it softer, but it never ended up being an issue. Both of my cats loved this food right away and I never had any trouble getting them to eat. It was great at helping them grow and put on healthy weight. Quality of Ingredients My vet always recommends science diet dry cat foods for their quality of ingredients. It is definitely more expensive than the other brands out there because of this and if money isn't an issue for you I would say to use it! However, if money is a factor, I'd recommend using a comparative cheaper brand. I used this brand when they were kittens to about 2-3 years old simply because of the high quality, but eventually the price became too much and I switched.