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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.


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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Travelling with Cats

Unlike dogs, cats are real homebodies and usually hate being taken away from their familiar territory. So when a trip is necessary, you need to make them feel as secure as possible and ensure that they don’t escape. Firstly, never travel with your cat loose in the car – it’s not safe and could cause…
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Kitten Neutering Guide

At ROYAL CANIN®, we know that finding trustworthy advice and reliable information on the subject of kitten neutering can be difficult and time-consuming. That’s why we’ve combined the most important facts and recommendations regarding kitten neutering in one place. Let’s take a look at what’s involved when it comes to neutering your kitten, including the…
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Puppy Socialisation and Training Tips

When you first bring your puppy home, they will be entering your life and their new surroundings for the very first time. To enable a puppy to develop the behaviour and skills required, it’s important to help them to settle into their environment with gentle training, socialisation and familiarisation as early as possible. Essentially, socialising…
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Skin Guide for Your Cat & Dog

Sometimes problem skin is more than just a skin problem Itching, scratching and biting may be the first signs you see, yet they are often only a symptom of what’s going on beneath your pet’s coat. Indeed, when licking and scratching starts, pay attention – what’s happening on the outside, may actually be coming from…
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5 Foods Your Dog Should Avoid

The only thing your pet needs to eat is a nutritionally complete and balanced pet food – given alongside unlimited clean and fresh drinking water. However, there are certain food items you really should avoid giving to your pets as they can cause upset stomachs or poisoning. Milk, cream, cheese Adult pets are essentially lactose…
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Travelling with Dogs – A Guide

When it comes to travelling and embarking on new adventures, the idea of bringing your dog along with you is becoming more popular and acceptable than ever. Holiday packages are being designed around animals as well as owners, and many hotels and holiday providers have adapted their attitudes toward dogs – they very much welcome…
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How Important Is Palatability to Your Cat?

Nutritious and healthy food is something that every cat can enjoy with every meal, but this doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice palatability – a cat can enjoy their food whilst sticking to their nutritious diet. But just how important is palatability to your cat's ability to enjoy a meal and sustain the diet that's…
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Cats and Fussy Eating

Cats have a reputation for being finicky and fussy when it comes to food. However, if fed the correct way, they can abstain from this type of behaviour – fussiness is not an inherent trait bred into cats. If you provide a cat with a nutritious and palatable diet, they will be happy to eat…
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Wet Food for Cats – The Facts and Benefits

Why is cat food available in such a wet form? Why use wet food and not just dry food? What are the benefits of wet food for cats? There’s many misconceptions regarding the use of wet food for cats, and cat feeding in general due to misinformation. Wet food has many purposes and benefits, and…
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