The notion that all cats are pretty much the same is a common misconception. In reality, different breeds of cats – particularly pure-bred kitties – require specific types of food for their unique lifestyles.
Three common cat breeds in the United States are the Maine Coon, Siamese, and Persian. The Maine Coon is commonly known as the American Longhair. As adults, Main Coons tip the scales somewhere between 10 and 25 pounds, so they’re pretty big kitties. Siamese cats, on the other hand, are rarely heavier than 15 pounds. Persian cats are smaller than the Maine Coons but are also rather distinctive from the Siamese because of their long, lustrous hair and flat “doll-faces.”
When looking at these kitties side by side, it’s not hard to imagine why they each need their own special type of food! Royal Canin’s Breed Health Nutrition does an amazing job of addressing the unique needs of pure bred cats. Tailor-made kibble shapes and scientifically complex formulas cater to the needs of these three distinctive cat breeds.
Nutrient Balance Since Maine Coons are a very heavy and tall breed, their food has been enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids for optimal joint health! Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids also help to keep pretty Maine Coons’ coats silky and supple.
Kibble Shape Maine Coon cats have bigger jaws than other felines, so Royal Canin created the “Emerald 10″ kibble which is specially designed for their large, square jaws, and actually helps to encourage chewing!
Nutrient Balance Beautiful Siamese cats are best known for their stunning physique, characterized by an elegant shape and a long, muscular body. The increased levels of protein and moderate levels of fat in Royal Canin’s special Siamese cat food helps these gorgeous cats stay frisky and fit.
Kibble Shape Oftentimes, Siamese cats have trouble getting kibbles into their cute little mouths. Royal Canin created the “Sapphire 12″ shaped kibble, which is a small, easy-to-grasp tube, specifically for the structure Siamese cats’ jaws.
Nutrient Balance Persian cats are known for their long, luxurious fur and their pretty little faces. Their fur often gets accidentally swallowed, so Royal Canin’s Persian Cat recipe is formulated for hairball reduction. This food is also chock full of Omega 3 fatty acids and Omega 6 to keep their skin and coat healthy.
Kibble Shape While their flat little faces are adorable, Persians oftentimes have a hard time getting at their food. The “Almond 11″ design of Royal Canin’s kibble is very easy for kitties to pick up with the underside of their tongue, which is often how Persian cats eat their food.
Royal Canin is the perfect choice if you’re a pure-bred kitty cat parent! What kind of food do you feed your cat? Do you think it might be time for a change? LIKE and COMMENT and tell us about it.
The PetFlow Team