It may come as a surprise, but your cute kitty is still a carnivore. She must consume meat to survive. Despite the fact she is adorable and harmless, she is still a cousin of wild cats; lions, tigers, etc. If she was in the wild, or even loose in the neighborhood, she would be eating rodents and birds. It’s natural.
Feeding raw is also healthier. Cats don’t need grains, they can’t digest them, but some dry foods still have them added in. A raw diet for your kitten is ideal, and very well could add years to your relationship.