The Puppy and the Dog They have been man’s companion through the ages and adapted to their owners, but they have their own behavioural and nutritional demands. Knowing and respectingthem will guarantee their health and well-being.

The cat’s feline nature is always a matter of fascination.He adapts with apparent ease to daily life, and yet he has behavioural and nutritional requirements of his own. Knowing them and respecting them will guarantee his well-being and his health.

Because of its composition, a Royal Canin Health Nutrition food provides all essential nutrients measured out with utmost precision in order to contribute every day and on a long-term basis to the well-being and health of every animal, according to his age, his size, his physiological condition and his breed.

Innovation for the sake of dogs and cats’ health. For over 40 years, Royal Canin has worked with breeder partners and veterinary nutritionists to go ever further into innovation and precision to enable us to formulate nutritional solutions which perfectly meet dogs and cats’ real needs.

Living with your kitten

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Before acquiring your kitten, it is desirable that you ask yourself the right questions. This deep desire to share your life with a kitten must be based on a precise personal analysis, as this choice commits you for long years.

Choosing him

A commitment for the animal’s whole life

A kitten will cheer up your home! Once you have made the decision to adopt a feline companion you have made a commitment for many happy years. Choosing him is a matter of thought as much as a matter of heart. When you welcome him home; his origin is usually one of the first questions that will come up.

House cat or pedigree cat?

A purebred (pedigreed) cat, born of selected individuals by a breeder guarantees the morphological criteria set out according to the breed standard. The same applies for the major features of his character. Purebreds will integrate into their new home with relative ease.

It is sometimes more difficult with a house kitten whose ascendants or environment in his first weeks of life are not always known, making it more difficult to assess future appearance or behavioural development once he is fully grown. 

There is nothing that suggests non-pedigree cats are inferior to purebred cats. If you find a kitten that you simply love from the moment you see him and you are committed to a long-term relationship with your cat, you will be sure to have made the right choice.

The ideal companion

Before adopting a kitten know what type of companion you want; elegant such as the Abyssinian, all roundness such as the British Shorthair or Imposing and calm such as the Maine Coon.

Different cat breeds offer such diversity that it is worth gathering extensive knowledge and information before adopting. Affiliated clubs are ideal places to get information from reputable breeders.

Attending  a cat show provides the opportunity to discover a large part of the breeds’ diversity and beauty and to interact with breeders.
When possible, we recommend a visit to the cattery where the kitten was born. This allows you to better understand and assess his environment and his socialisation conditions and will help you with your choice.

A kitten’s socialisation takes place between 2 and 7 weeks of age. This is a vital stage in his development. It conditions his behaviour for adulthood, as it is a period that he is exposed to events and situations that he will be confronted with throughout his life.

Male or female?

Females are affectionate while males may be a little more distant, but both are exceptionally loyal to their owners and provide you with unconditional love and support. As a responsible pet owner, be sure to sterilise your cat. Your veterinarian will guide you through the process.

As important as choosing a gender, is adequate socialisation. This ensures a pleasant relationship between you and your cat. It is advisable to choose a cat according to your own lifestyle.

Before deciding on your kitten ask yourself the right questions. A deep desire to share your life with a kitten must be based on a precise personal analysis as this choice commits you for many years.