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.

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Welcoming him

For a smooth arrival

A kitten may be eagerly awaited at his new home but he has just left a world he shared with his mother, brothers and sisters. Arriving in an unknown environment is a major event and must be carried out gradually and smoothly.

A new territory and a new life for your cat demand your attention. Here are a few tips to welcome him into the serene atmosphere he needs.

The big day

The moment when your kitten arrives, it must be as quiet as possible. A noisy reception will frighten him. To accommodate him, choose a limited perimeter that is easily secured, like a bedroom where the door can be closed. Gradually he will become familiar with other inhabitants of the home, noises and smells.

Then, he will begin to discover spaces made available to him and he will get used to everybody in the house. Water and food must always be available in the room. Be sure to place his litter box as far away as possible from the feeding area.

And every other day

During his first days in a new environment do not make drastic changes. Whether it’s his food or his litter, the best is to, as far as possible, continue with what he had in his previous home for a short time. Anything new should be introduced gradually.

In the first few months you will need to visit your veterinarian regularly so be sure to have a cat box to keep him safe when travelling and from other animals at the veterinary practice.

A scratcher will enable him to satisfy his need to sharpen his claws. A few simple toys like some small balls, will keep him busy but he will constantly
have a need to explore and play. You can expect many surprises so set aside several moments every day devoted to play.

Introducing him to the other animals of the home

A kitten must be introduced slowly to other pets to allow him to become properly integrated. Be careful if you have pets like rodents or birds, as cohabitation is quite difficult to achieve with these animals. With other animals, the introduction must be gradual and under supervision. Poor integration can develop a feeling of frustration or jealousy and this may lead to the temporary departure of the oldest animal in the home.

A properly socialised dog will easily accept a young kitten. Some older dogs may be less tolerant, but a slight scratch by the kitten will lessen their aggressiveness, and integration generally occurs without any problem. With other cats in the home, the task may be more difficult as an adult cat may not be too happy with the arrival of a kitten in his territory. Cats will show their displeasure with menacing attitudes, as they do not like disruption. Full acceptance may take several months.

Safety

There are many potential dangers for a kitten. Always keep an eye on him. The simplest gestures such as running a bath in which he may drown, or opening a window on a ledge within reach, demands utmost vigilance.