Monday, December 2, 2013

Royal Canin and The Curious Cat

Photo of Darlene & Aimee by Veronique Schejtman

NOTE: "I have written this post on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Royal Canin, but  please know that PerPETuallySpeaking shares information we feel is relevant to our readers."

When I brought Aimee home she was 3 1/2 years old, a retired show cat,and she arrived eating Royal Canin Special 33 and Royal Canin Intense Hairball formula.  She used to have it mixed together but when she moved here she insisted upon having the food in separate dishes.  As an only cat in this house, that's no problem.  Her coat has always been shiny, her eyes bright. 

When I took her for her first veterinary as the new kid in the family, her veterinarian asked what I was feeding her. I explained her Royal Canin diet and her veterinarian nodded approvingly.

Aimee's nearly-seamless transition to her new home was made even easier because she was on a familiar diet that agreed with her.  The company itself was founded by a veterinarian.

From time to time I have offered Aimee a taste of something I am eating as long as it's safe for a cat.  The little Chartreux will come up on my lap, sniff, and usually shoot me a look that clearly means, "how do you eat that stuff if you were eating Royal Canin your eyes would be brighter and your coat would be much shinier!"  I suspect my hairdresser would agree about my hair but I don't think Royal Canin will be making people food any time soon.

Royal Canin has done some interesting research lately.  Interestingly, almost half of all cat owners didn't do any research before they got their cat. How can anyone prepare for a new family member without learning as much as possible?  Cat owners, for the most part, know their cats sleep a lot but are unaware that cats also spend their time hunting, hiding and marking their territory.  They mainly get a cat because they believe cats are low maintenance since you don't have to walk them, etc.  However, this is a mistaken notion on their part since cats still need attention, seek us out as their family members and shouldn't be left alone with food, water and litterboxes while the owner goes away for the weekend.  Cats get lonely.  And what happens if there's a fire while the owner is away?

I wouldn't miss a moment with Aimee.  When i have to be away, she has a wonderful petsitter. And when i come home, my girl is excited to see me.

Did you know that cats eat many small meals a day?  One of Aimee's dishes, a special gift from her Auntie Sue, has a special message at the bottom: if you can read this, please refill. I am off sleeping.  And so the dish is magically refilled while she naps.  When she's ready to eat, her food is there.

People with multiple cats don't think about feeding them for their age, activity level, etc. Aimee is now 14 years old.  She gets twice yearly veterinary visits at this age and has had a baseline Senior Wellness visit.  That's important.  If there are changes, we will catch them sooner.

Royal Canin has something special for cat owners.  If you go to their Facebook page you will get a coupon for $7. Off a bag of Royal Canin.  That's an incredible deal and a nice incentive to try the food.  Aimee has flourished on it so I have no qualms about saying that our results have been terrific. To get a coupon go to:

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Royal Canin has provided this really nifty infographic.  Take some time reading it.  And then snuggle with your kitties.  Time with cats is never wasted.


rescuegal said...

Great blog, Darlene. As a feeder of Royal Canin cat food and dog food, for my rescue animals, I can attest that this company is doing something right with its pet food. My cats do very well on it as do my dogs. I always recommend Royal Canin as an excellent brand of pet food.

Twiggy and Onyx said...

We love this info-graphic. What great information. We'll be sharing with all our kitty pals!

Darlene said...

Thanks so much for your comments, rescuegal. I agree about the dog food as well. I rehabbed a puppy on Royal Canin's toy puppy food and the puppy flourished, soon catching up with other pups. It was quite visible and she loved the food. Glad your cats and dogs. Are also flourishing on Royal Canin!

Darlene said...

So glad you like the infographic enough to want to share it, Twiggy and Onyx. I love it, too! Great info!

Caren Gittleman said...

great job my furiend! I peeked at yours to see how to do mine MOL! Love, Cody

Darlene said...

Thank you, Cody, glad you liked it!

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