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Don’t take your selfsufficient cat for granted— Royal Canin makes feline care easy with their targeted nutrition line
Chances are, if you have or have had a feline as a pet, you’d know that they live up to their reputation as independent, low-maintenance creatures. Historically solitary predators, they will naturally hunt for food and groom themselves. Notorious for being aloof, they give the impression that you might actually need them more than they need you.
This couldn’t be farther from the truth because without adequate and focused care, cats are susceptible to various health concerns. “Cats are experts at hiding their illnesses—that’s why it’s important to bring them to the vet regularly,” says Dr Kitsie Torres of Royal Canin.
While bringing your feline to the veterinarian is vital, their nutrition, grooming and overall well-being at home will be largely affected by your choices as their loving fur parent. When it comes to nutrition, Royal Canin is at the forefront of tailored health nutrition for pets with over 50 years of expertise. Their targeted feline care line is a dedicated product range for certain health conditions with proven, visible results.
To ensure your cat is happy and healthy, be on the lookout for these commonly overlooked signs:
POOR SKIN AND COAT QUALITY
Increased shedding, colour loss, poor hair growth, thin or brittle hair and scaly skin are signs of a protein and nutrient deficiency in your cat’s diet. “Giving your cat complete, balanced food is the simplest way to protect against these deficiencies,” says Dr Torres. Royal Canin’s Hair and Skin Care feed is crafted with an exclusive complex of nutrients, high-quality proteins and specific amino acids to help promote healthy hair growth and skin renewal. It also contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for their beneficial effects on skin health and coat condition.
While an occasional hairball is perfectly normal as cats spend a large portion of their day grooming themselves and ingesting large quantities of hair in the process, a recurrent occurrence of this may be a sign of an impaired digestive system. Hairball Care by Royal
Canin naturally helps reduce its formation through a specific blend of dietary fibres, including psyllium that’s rich in mucilage, and insoluble fibres that help stimulate intestinal transit, allowing the hair swallowed daily to be eliminated in the faeces rather than building up in the stomach.
If your cat is frequently missing the litterbox, it might not be as simple as stubbornness, laziness or that they simply don’t know better—the problem might already stem from problems in the urinary tract. Dr Torres reveals, “Many cats worldwide are affected by lower urinary tract disease, often without any identifiable underlying cause. Bladder problems may include inflammation, stones, and, in a worst-case scenario, urinary obstruction.”
While it’s crucial to bring your cat to the vet with any changes in litter box behaviour, you can also maintain its urinary health through a healthy lifestyle and diet. Royal Canin’s targeted nutrition for Urinary Care creates a urinary environment less favourable for the formation of urinary crystals. It also helps maintain your cat’s urinary tract health by achieving an ideal mineral balance and a low urinary ph, while increasing water intake helps to encourage urination and urine dilution to decrease the risk of crystallisation.
With their products available in both dry and wet textures, Royal Canin’s targeted care is easily accessible and suited for all cats no matter their preferences. So give your feline friend the best nutrition there is and choose Royal Canin. They’ll surely love you more for it—even if they won’t always show it.
Learn more about feline care and tailored health nutrition on royalcanin.com/ph.