Product Type: Royal Canin cat food
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Royal Canin Persian 30 Formula Great For Persians Who Love Dry Food!
Royal Canin Persian 30 Formula
Member Name: Machair1
Royal Canin Persian 30 Formula
Advantages: Clean, easy to serve and good for shiny coats, furball prevention and easy to eat.
Disadvantages: None unless your cat prefers wet food!
I have kept Persian cats for many many years. This breed specific cat food is a valued option for those Persian cats who like to eat dry cat food.
However Persians have personalities and some will only eat wet food no matter how hard you try!
I have a beautiful red Persian called Marigold who has a magnificent coat but she will only eat wet food. My other two Persians have a passion for dry biscuits and this product is on their menu every day.
So why is it good?
Royal Canine is a well respected producer of many of the illness specific foods for diseases such as kidney failure and liver problems. It is stocked in vet surgeries and the more general non prescription diets are available in retail outlets.
It has little kibbles. If you are thinking of getting a Persian you may not know that depending on how squashed their faces are they can have difficulty eating so these little kibbles are ideal. My Tom cat Sage actually likes to knock them out of his bowl to eat them with his paw.
Persians can have a lot of trouble with Fur Balls which form in their gut as a result of grooming, and this food has a combination of soluble and insoluble fibre so the hairballs pass through naturally. This is important if you don't want a hairball sicked up on your new carpet! I would say my cats on this diet produce a lot less of these than Marigold on her wet food diet but it does not totally eliminate them.
It has borage oil which gives them a lovely shiny coat. This is important as Persians have an appointment with the brush and comb more than they would like to keep in good condition as they soon knot up!
Some people say dry food is good for the teeth. I asked my vet about this recently when one of my dry food loving Persians lost half his teeth in a dental op aged 5! He said it is bad luck some cats have a problem with the bacteria in their mouths attacking their teeth whatever they eat! Having said this he still loves Royal Canine food and manages fine on a few molars!
You can buy this is a different bag for kittens and recently I emailed Royal Canine to ask what I should feed my cats after age 10 as the packet says 1-10 years. I was recommended to choose one of their products aimed at senior cats.
It works out quite cheaply and if you have never tried it if you pop into your local vet surgery you will probably find free samples there to try. As a guide the following sizes and approximate prices are available,
You won't find it in Supermarkets but it is wildly available in Petshops, garden centres and online.
One final word about Persians and about their kidneys. If you buy dry food you must provide a fresh supply of drinking water for them. They adore drinking fountains which you can buy in pet shops. This provides filtered water for them each day and they love it!
Finally if you are thinking of buying a Persian Kitten please be aware. Over 40 percent of Persian cats have PKD or Polycystic Kidney Disease, an inherited condition. It may cause clinical signs of kidney failure usually by age 6 to 8 years. Breeding Persians should be screened by ultrasound examination for PKD. Your vet will carry out an ultrasound examination or refer your cat for testing. If you are going to buy a kitten find a breeder who can show you that their breeding parents have been screened for the disease.
If you want to avoid the heartache of losing them at about 6 years I would urge anyone to do this when buying a kitten. I know this to my cost. I lost a beautiful colourpoint Persian called Teddy to this disease last year. He ate all the Royal Canine Persian food he could but he gradually lost weight and was drinking excessively. No special diets could save him. He was insured and went to London to the top vet school referral unit there but his kidneys were one mass of cysts caused by this genetic disease.
So my advice - buy a kitten from a PKD negative registered breeder. Try them on this food-if you can succeed it will save you a lot of time, give them plenty of water, and if they prefer some wet food -well that's Persians for you as individual as humans!
Summary: An Excellent Choice
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