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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.


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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6 Foods Your Dog Should Avoid

We know that your dog is a part of the family and that sometimes it’s tempting to give them what we might consider to be “just a little treat”. However, there are certain foods that you should never give your dog because they can cause all sorts of issues ranging from an upset stomach, to…
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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

Some cats can be finicky and fussy about food. However, if fed the correct way, you can bring this type of behaviour to an end. After all, fussiness is not an inherent trait bred into cats. Let’s explore the different reasons why a cat may be exhibiting signs of fussiness, and look into what you…
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Wet Food for Cats – The Facts and Benefits

Why is cat food available in a wet form? Why use wet food and not just dry food? What are the benefits of wet food for cats? There are 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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Poodle Grooming – How to Deal With Matts

Once a poodle’s adult coat fully forms, from when they are about 8 months of old, you’ll find that what was once a very easy to manage coat now requires considerable grooming. If you aren’t attentive with your grooming, you’ll find that your poodle will get matts and possibly even dreadlocks caught up in its…
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Breeds with a Big Appetite – What You Can Do

Some breeds, particularly very active breeds such as the Cocker Spaniel, are commonly reported to have an enthusiastic appetite. Their energy requirements are often likely to be higher due to their activity levels, but it is important to monitor body condition due to the risk of overfeeding. There are a number of ways in which…
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