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Feeding advice and guidelines



 

How much should I feed my pet?

Every Royal Canin diet has a feeding guide based on the age, weight and activity of your pet.

Growing pets are to be fed the amount recommended for their expected adult bodyweight as indicated on the product's feeding guide. It is also important for all breeds to have regular weight checks, but particularly for large and giant breed dogs as their food intake needs to be monitored closely and adjusted if required to help maintain a safe and steady growth rate and to avoid the possibility of any excess weight gain.

If you are unsure about what your pet's expected adult bodyweight will be, your vet would be the best person to advise on this when you take your pet in for their initial puppy/kitten health check.

Use an appropriate weigh scale and/or the specific measuring cup as annotated on the bag. Always ensure that you measure food very carefully. A small measuring variation when feeding cats and small dogs can significantly increase their calorie intake.

Once your pet is eating the diet completely, it is important to weigh your pet approximately one month later. Remember to record your pet’s weight and body condition, and highlight any changes to ensure you make appropriate adjustments in your pet’s food intake based on your weigh-in records. (If you require any assistance with your weigh-ins and amounts to feed, please do not hesitate to contact your vet or specialist retail store.)

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How do I introduce my pet onto the Royal Canin diet recommended?

It is important to introduce our pets onto new diets gradually in order to help avoid the possibility of gastrointestinal upset.

We suggest:

  • Mix 25% of your new diet with 75% of your pet’s previous diet for 2 or 3 days
  • Then mix the two diets 50% and 50% for 2 or 3 days
  • Then mix 75% of the new diet with 25% of the previous diet for 2 or 3 days
  • You can now try feeding with 100% of the new diet.

This guide is also useful for an easy transition of the same product from current bag to new bag.

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My pet does not like her/her diet any more, what should I do?

The occasional pet may be tentative about subtle variations in diets (particularly cats). However our palatability trials have clearly shown a preference for the diet produced.

For a smoother more gradual transition from one bag to another, remember to buy your new bag a week in advance to enable mixing of the current bag and the new bag together.

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