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How much do you really know about your pet? You might know its breed, its birthday, and maybe even its fave toy. But getting to know your dog or cat is more than just remembering some facts about it. To successfully raise a strong and happy pet, you need to understand its individual needs when it comes to nutrition. Trust us, they’ll love you for it!
Every animal has a unique set of nutritional requirements that depend on factors like breed, age, lifestyle, activity, and environment. FYI, a good first step to understanding your pet’s needs is to familiarize yourself with factors that affect its digestive health. That means finding the right food for your cats or dogs!
If you don't know where to start, then you're in luck! This year, Royal Canin® is *finally* launching BHN (Breed Health Nutrition) and FBN (Feline Breed Nutrition) wet and dry products in the country, so that you can get the right food for the breed, size, and age of your pets! And while size- and age-driven food is sufficient for some dogs and cats, select pure breeds have specific needs that must be addressed so that they can grow to be healthy pets. This range caters to the dietary needs of dogs and cats of different breeds to help support optimal health.
For small breed puppies, the development of body fat begins just after weaning. Overfeeding them can multiply their fat storage cells, putting them at risk of obesity later on in life. Small breed puppies also have much smaller jaws. Chihuahuas, for instance, would need kibble to not only nourish their small frame but also be tiny enough for them to chew on (we recommend the ROYAL CANIN® Chihuahua Puppy kibble!). Meanwhile, dachshund puppies need something that would help provide support for their bones and joints, so try the ROYAL CANIN® Dachshund Puppy kibble for them!
Even as adults, every dog breed has their specific nutritional needs. For instance, ROYAL CANIN® Yorkshire Terrier Adult and ROYAL CANIN® Poodle Adult have Omega 3 fatty acids, Omega 6 fatty acids, borage oil, and biotin. These nutrients can help your dog maintain the health of its long or woolly coat.
Similarly, cats and kittens also have specific needs based on their breed and age. For large cats like the Maine Coon, we recommend ROYAL CANIN® Maine Coon Adult which helps provide support and helps ensure the general health of its joints. For our British Shorthair friends who have a sturdy, heavy and muscular body, ROYAL CANIN® British Shorthair Adult contains a good balance of protein and fat. If you own a Persian with a long, luxurious coat, try the ROYAL CANIN® Persian Adult. It's enriched with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. These nutrients can help maintain the beauty of its coat. It also contains a specific blend of fibers to help facilitate your pet's digestive system. This way, it won't have a hard time with hairballs.
ICYDK, pet food comes in both wet and dry forms! What you might usually see is dry food, but you should also integrate wet food into your pet's diet, especially since a combination diet of both is a great approach to feeding your pets. Plus, your pets love wet food! While dry food contains more nutrients and calories than wet food, wet food can also provide a good balance of fats, proteins, and carbs to your pets—all while boosting their hydration and limiting their weight gain!
Each component of your pet's food plays a significant role in supporting their digestive health and their overall well-being. Knowing their unique needs is key to both a content pet and a confident owner.
Remember, health is unique in every breed. Visit Royal Canin®’s website to learn more about the unique needs of each of your pets. Find the right food for your pet, shop online, and check out exciting offers and promos by visiting the Royal Canin® Official Shopee Store. Stay tuned as Royal Canin® will also be available in your favorite pet shops soon!