Now and then we fall sick. So do our pets.
As people, we maintain a proper diet as the foundation of good health, ensuring that we have the vital nutrients to keep illness at bay.
The same goes for cats and dogs.
Pet owners should feed their furkids the right food, but many cat and dog owners are not aware that they are providing them unbalanced meals.
This is particularly true when fish, rice and table scraps are perceived as sufficient for cats and dogs by the local community.
In an evaluation of 200 home-prepared meals, only 5% were found to be complete and balanced, 11% were deficient in one essential nutrient, and 84% were deficient in more than one essential nutrient.
Nutritional deficiency could lead to devastating consequences in a pet’s wellbeing, especially those which are young and vulnerable.
“We encountered kittens with yellow fat disease which is attributed to vitamin E deficiency as a result of chronic feeding of an unbalanced diet that only consists of canned tuna and rice by pet parents, ” said Royal Canin Malaysia Scientific Communication Manager Dr Dylan Choy.
Choy, a veterinarian, shared that kittens and puppies are at their most vulnerable life stage.
As they are growing rapidly, and their digestive and immune systems are developing slowly, they have very specific nutritional needs that are different from adult cats and dogs.
Feeding them a nutritionally-complete diet tailored to their specific needs is crucial for supporting healthy development and laying the foundation for a healthy future.
When choosing good nutrition for kittens or puppies, pet owners are advised to not only look at the value per kg, but also beyond that – whether it is a trustable brand backed by science, and with stringent quality and food safety control.
Royal Canin has been providing tailored-nutrition for cats and dogs for the past 53 years.
Operating in more than 100 markets – with 16 factories around the globe, one research and development centre, two innovation centres and four laboratories – Royal Canin as the global leader in pet health nutrition works closely with veterinarians, companion animals nutritionists and breeds experts to design the most precise nutrition for cats and dogs.
Royal Canin kitten and puppy food formulas bridge a critical nutritional gap, providing the most comprehensive solution for the wellbeing of the mother from gestation through birth and lactation, and the kitten or puppy for life.
The need to address the nutritional requirements of pregnant and lactating mother cats or dogs and their weaning kittens and puppies is recognised.
This is why Royal Canin Malaysia introduced the first line of birth and growth formulations, fortified with patented immune complex that helps to strengthen the defence system naturally of mothers, and kittens or puppies from gestation to growth.
Royal Canin Malaysia is offering a kitten and puppy food promotion from Oct 5 to Nov 27 nationwide.
Pet parents can purchase the products from the Royal Canin Malaysia official online store and from authorised participating retail partners.
For more information, visit http://www.royalcanin.com/my.
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