Discover: Cats


Kitten Nutrition and Diet

Little and often Find out what your kitten is eating before she comes home, and keep her on that for a week or so before you change it. The most important thing to remember in feeding kittens is that their digestive systems are still immature – so they can be prone to upset tummies. The…
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Bringing Your New Kitten Home

A safe journey Choose the date you pick up your new cat carefully. The ideal time is a quiet weekend when there are not too many people around. For the journey, a cat box is essential – travelling with your kitten loose in the car can be dangerous. Choose a cat box that will accommodate…
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Kittens – From Pre-Weaning to Weaning

As growth and development continues the kittens requirements will change After the colostrum received during the first hours of his life, the kitten suckles maternal milk. In the event of a large litter, or the queens ability to provide milk is insufficient or in the case of orphaned kittens, you may be directed to use…
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Kittens – From Birth to Weaning

A period of amazing development During this short period a few weeks long, which goes from birth through weaning, the frail kitten weighing about one hundred grams, completely dependent upon its mother, is going to acquire most of his/her adult skills as well as determine certain dietary preferences. Giving birth After covering, the female cat’s…
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How to Choose Your Kitten

A kitten will cheer up the home... but will grow up! Once the decision has been made to choose a companion, this becomes a commitment for several years – and perhaps even decades! Choosing a kitten is therefore a matter for the brain as much as for the heart. Once you have decided that an…
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Feline Health Nutrition

Specific needs Whether we love cats for their beauty, their elegance or their agility, a cat is above all a subtle companion. Way of life, sensitivities and age are all crucial parameters when it comes to choosing the right nutritional answer. Because nothing is more comforting and pleasing as a cat owner than seeing your…
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How Our Food Is Made

Deserving the best All our food is made to the strictest quality requirements to ensure absolute safety. Because cats and dogs deserve the best nutrition to remain in the best of health, ROYAL CANIN® is committed to: Select the suppliers of raw materials in accordance with very strict specifications Test the quality of the ingredients…
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Objectives of Health Nutrition

The four objectives of Health Nutrition Thanks to scientific and veterinary developments, the traditional concept of nutrition (i.e. developing, sustaining and providing energy to the body) now has many added benefits. These new benefits mark the birth of Health Nutrition. Nutrition has two objectives: Body development and maintenance: Amino acids, minerals, trace elements, vitamins and fatty…
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How to Exercise Your Cat

The Great Outdoors – the Best Exercise Around If available, allow your cat to have as much outside access during daylight hours as they wish – this will stimulate them into undertaking as much natural activity as possible.  You can even join your cat outside if they are comfortable with this. You can also encourage…
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Rehoming a Rescue Pet

Thinking about taking on a new pet? Why not rehome a rescue animal?  There are many in desperate need of a good home and it’s easier than you’d imagine. Please consider your local rescue centres when thinking about a new canine or feline companion.  If you aren’t sure where your nearest reputable rescues are based,…
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Weight Loss in Multi-Cat Households

Start to use a weight-loss food for the overweight cat only and embark that cat upon a weight-loss regime, as recommended by and under the supervision of the cat’s veterinary surgeon. Try a routine of feeding both the cats multiple small meals per day, where they are supervised, so you can ensure they eat their…
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Socialising Your Cat

Important areas in which to socialise and develop your cat include: Careful handling by humans, especially children and new visitors Travelling inside a cat carrier and going in the car Veterinary examinations, including touching the claws (in case they ever need clipping) and tooth brushing (yes you can train a cat to have its teeth brushed…
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