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Is Your Cat Not Drinking Water? Our Top 10 Tips To Encourage Water Intake

There are many ways in which you can encourage your cat to drink more water.  In this article we’ll look at our top 10 tips for helping your feline stay hydrated. 10 tips for getting your cat to drink more water 1. Improve choice Increase the number of water bowls around your house and keep…
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When Can Kittens Eat Cat Food?

Whether you have a brand new kitten, or if your kitten is getting a little older, you want to make sure you’re feeding them the right food. In this article, we’ll look at a kittens different life stages from a nutritional perspective and what you can do to give it the right kinds of food.…
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Cat Illness Symptoms – How Do I Know When My Cat Is Sick?

An important part of being a responsible cat owner is keeping an eye on your cat’s health and making sure they are taken to a vet if any problems arise. However, it can sometimes be difficult to know if your cat is unwell. In this article we’ll look at some of the things you can…
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Why Does My Cat Bite Me?

Some cats and kittens will sometimes bite their owners. This can be distressing, especially as it often occurs ‘out of the blue’ when the cat seems to be enjoying being cuddled or stroked. Why cats bite There can be a number of reasons why cats bite – they could be ill or in pain, or…
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Feeding Your Cat – Dry Food Or Wet Food?

At ROYAL CANIN®, we make both dry and wet cat food – so you may be wondering which we recommend for your cat. Read on to find out more. Both wet and dry food have their benefits Ultimately, both kinds of food have different benefits for your cat. You may choose dry food because: It…
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How Long Do Cats Live?

Whether you’re looking at getting your first cat or have been a long-time cat owner, you may be wondering what the life expectancy of a cat is. Life expectancy of cats On average, a domesticated cat can live to be at least 15 years old. As the nutrition we give our cats improves, alongside advancements…
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Indoor Or Outdoor Cat – Which Should My Cat Be?

The decision whether or not to let your cat out into your garden – and possibly beyond – is one only you can make, based on where you live, access and so on. Certainly, keeping cats indoors is becoming more common throughout Europe, and cats can adapt very well to this type of life if…
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Why Do Cats Sleep So Much?

As a cat owner, you might well have noticed your feline companion spends a significant amount of time dozing. In the article we look at why this is and how much sleep cats need. How much do cats sleep? Cats sleep for an average of 15 hours a day and can even sleep up to…
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How To Prevent Hairballs In Cats

Hairballs or furballs can be unpleasant for cat and owner alike, but there are steps you can take to help prevent this from happening. How do hairballs happen? When a cat grooms itself, this involves your cat licking its coat with its rough tongue. During this process, dead and loose hair can be swallowed. The…
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How Old Is A Senior Cat?

Older cats have different nutrition needs to their younger counterparts – but exactly when do you need to modify your cat’s diet to meet these needs? Our approach to cat age At ROYAL CANIN® we make different cat food for each life stage of your pet. For older cats, we make two distinctions in terms…
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Why Do Cats Purr?

A cat purring is often compared to a human smiling – in actual fact it’s more complicated than that. There are many reasons why cats purr. Purring as a sign of contentment Purring is low frequency and generally low volume, so while it is a form of communication it’s not one intended for long range.…
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What Are The Signs of Cat Pregnancy?

Perhaps the most important piece of advice we can give is that if you think your cat might be pregnant, take her to the vet who should be able to confirm whether or not this is the case. However, if you’re looking for signs your cat might be pregnant here are some things to look…
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