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Everything we do is for the cat and dog. Our research centre and extensive network of pet health professionals means we understand cats and dogs, and we want you and your pets to benefit from our knowledge. Read these articles to find out more.


Your Kitten’s Development

Our ROYAL CANIN® Cat Timeline chronicles the amazing development and life of a cat – from birth as a kitten to a fully-fledged adult and beyond. Each growth stage is outlined with a commentary that describes important life events and how a kitten’s nutritional needs change with different levels of maturity. Follow our timeline now…
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How to Find the Right Breeder

The way in which puppies are bred has a direct impact on the rest of their lives. Irresponsible breeding can cause any number of health and behavioural issues. Whether you’re a first time dog-buyer or not, finding a reputable breeder is absolutely essential. Even with newly introduced government plans to crack down on backstreet puppy…
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Are You a Cat Person or a Dog Person – Quiz

Whether you're thinking about adding a pet to the family for the first time, or adding another dog are dog to your life, then why not take our quiz to find out if we think you're a cat person or a dog person? You may think you already know, but why not see if our…
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Pet Dental Health Month 2018

As February is Pet Dental Health Month, we’ve been looking at why pets’ teeth need regular care, just as ours do. Take a look at our infographic to discover a few simple yet essential facts!
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Dry, Wet or Mixed Food? The Benefits for Your Cat

When it comes to feeding your cat, you may be wondering whether wet or dry cat food – or a combination of the two – is the best choice for their mealtimes. If you’re currently weighing up the benefits of both, read on to make an informed decision on your cat’s diet. Benefits of wet…
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Growth Stages: What Puppies Learn

Many of us have a good idea on how puppies grow from a new-born pup to a fully-fledged adult, but it’s rarer to know what each puppy learns and is able to do at each growth stage. That’s why we wanted to go into more detail about what each growth stage provides in terms of…
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Puppy Sleeping Tips

Getting a good night’s sleep is beneficial for all dogs, but it’s particularly important to the overall health and growth of young puppies. However, making sure that excitable, curious pups get enough undisturbed sleep can be difficult, especially if there’s more than one puppy in the vicinity! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the…
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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

FLUTD or Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease is a syndrome that encompasses several conditions affecting the urinary system in cats and may affect any part of their bladder or urethra – the urethra is the tube that removes the urine from the bladder. FLUTD can be very uncomfortable. If your cat has Feline Lower Urinary…
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Our Top 9 Cat Brushing Facts

This month, we’ve been looking at ways to keep your cats skin in optimum health, as well the best types of food for maintaining skin health. Keeping your cat’s skin in good condition is essential for your cat’s overall health, which is why we present you with our quick top nine brushing facts to help…
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Cat Illness and Insurance

Although we may make every effort to keep our cats safe but accident, illness and injury are still a reality. Part of being a cat owner is committing to the costs of caring for them. The routine costs are easy to budget for, but how do you prepare for the veterinary treatment they will need…
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How to Keep Your Cat Safe from Poisons

Cats are usually quite picky about what they eat. However, there are a number of household substances known for causing poisoning in our feline companions. Many cleaning products are highly toxic to cats. Although they are unlikely to drink these substances, they can easily ingest them when potentially cleaning these substances from their coat or…
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Keeping Cats Safe at Home

Cats are independent creatures and they sometimes make decisions that put themselves at risk, so it’s important that we take precautions to keep them safe. Let’s look at how we can keep your cat safe at home and outside. Making the indoors the outdoors Most pet cats in the UK and Ireland have access to…
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