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Friday, April 17, 2015

The #RoyalCanin Nutrition For Your Pets + Tips On Taming The Kitty Wars - #Ad

This post is sponsored by PetSmart, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping to spread the word about Royal Canin Pet Health Nutrition, however, JamericanSpice only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.


I still remember the day we decided to get our kitties. My children still love them soo much! They entertain us! They are definitely part of the family now. I'd worry if something happens to them.


At one point my silly love was about to make them unhealthy and I found this out just in time! They were FAT. I realized I was over feeding them. I had done all this research, but not how much to feed them. I just figured, I'd feed them when the dish was empty :)

Cat Health is very important, so I had to put them on a diet.  I really wish I had known of the right cat food to use at that time to help with lowering the portions and the exercises.


This past week I was introduced to a new brand of pet food. I was able to visit my local PetSmart store and see the wide variety of pet foods offered by Royal Canin!
I was really amazed at the variety of pet food under one brand.


I remember when my kitties were spayed and neutered; it would have been great to have the right food for their stomach at the time. Especially that they were so young. Royal Canin would have been perfect for them!



You can be sure that whether your pet is indoor, outdoor, baby, kittens, adult cats, or by breed, Royal Canin will provide individualized nutrition for them. For our family, the Adult Fit from Royal Canin would be perfect for my kitties.


While I was shopping at PetSmart, I saw the coupon ad below about spending $50 and get a coupon worth $10. I love that they have coupons for us pet owners! It really helps with the budget, because for some of us, we need all the help we can get for our fur babies.


It was a good learning trip to PetSmart with my mother. We were even able to visit with the kitties who were waiting for adoption! They have all your pet needs!

What kind of foods do you feed your pets? 
Do you visit your local PetSmarts for your pets needs? 




Tips On Taming The Kitty Wars: 

Now that you know where to find really good Pet Health Nutrition, here are some tips on how to Tame The Kitty Wars at your home.

When my kitties who are siblings were younger, they were so cute and loved playing together. As they've gotten older, I've seen where sometimes the brother bullies the sister.

I've had to make a few changes to make life easier for my heart and my baby girl bullied.

Cats, I learned, will fight turf wars over the available resources. So as an owner of a multi-cat home, I want to share these tips on how to tame kitty wars in the home.

1. Separate their food dishes
Their bowls were mouthfuls away from each other. They sometimes even shared water! There was no problem before, until I notice one cat began to growl and slash at the other. This in turn made the other cat watch at the perimeter, but never get to have any food. I was appalled.
Then the kids also noticed other things going on!

2. Separate their water bowls
It might seem an easy thing to share a water bowl, or take turns, but that doesn't work for cats. Save yourself the heartbreak and your kitty being hurt by the other cat and separate the bowls.

3. Double the Litter Boxes
It might be more work, but it beats having a cat going on your floor right? And if you have kids, they can always help with the litter box cleaning as a chore.

It turns out that the male cat had found another friend outside. He'd go out daily and have gaggles of fun/war with this other cat.
Come home and fight with his sister. So mean eh.


Cats are semi-domesticated animals that revert to their wild instincts, including aggression, in times of play, social interaction and stress. Aggression should be dealt with early on, long before it escalates or becomes unmanageable.

Kitty aggression can be caused by a number of things:

Play aggression - This is where the kitten was weaned too early and the mother didn't get enough time to teach how to play with the proper targets.

Mis-guided aggression - This happens when a cat becomes highly agitated by another cat or animal who has invaded their territory, and they do not know how to defend it.

Which explains why my cat became so aggressive with his sister after meeting that other cat.

If you can remove your cat or yourself from the occurring incident, that will be helpful.

If the aggression continues, the cats may need to be kept in separate rooms with closed doors and then slowly reintroduced to each other.

I noticed that if one of my cats stay away too long, they are met and walk around each other smelling each other until one walks away.

Switch the cats’ bedding, food bowls, and rooms, so that each cat can become acclimated to the other’s scent.
This can be tried consistently until it works, or try  something else.

If you have used any other tips to tame aggression please share with me in the comments below.


Learn more about Royal Canin and PetSmart: 



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adapt to popular trends in cat and dog food, our mission will remain the same; to
constantly bring, through Health Nutrition and shared knowledge, the most precise
nutritional solution for cats’ and dogs’ health nutrition needs, by building on
constantly deepened scientific knowledge and Royal Canin’s roots in the feline and
canine professional networks.

Veterinarian Jean Cathary founded Royal Canin in France in 1968. Dr. Cathary had
the vision of a pet food company grounded in science; a company based on the
principles of acquiring knowledge about pets, maintaining respect for them at all
times and, most importantly, creating advanced cat and dog food made to satisfy
the needs of the pet – not the desires of the pet owner.

 At all times and in all ways, pets are at the center of everything we do.





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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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49 comments :

  1. Your kitties are so adorable! I do want to get two of them one day soon!
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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    1. Thank you Maryann.
      They are quite a team in our family!

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  2. I have never had a problem with the dogs sharing the water bowl so never thought that it would be a problem for the kitties. I knew about the litter box thing and they actually say to keep cats happy that you should have one box per kitty plus an extra!

    Glad you figured out how to keep the peace in the house!

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    1. Thank you Felissa.
      I wonder if dogs are more laid back like men eh :)

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  3. Oh my goodness, look at 'em so cute and lazy looking. I love your cats!!! I agree proper nutrition for them is important.

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    1. They would love you too Rosey. They have accepted my mother. :)
      Thank you!

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  4. Truffle and Brulee have eaten Royal Canin Persian formula since they turned a year old. They ate the RC kitten formula the first year of their lives.

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  5. We only have one cat, so there are no kitty wars. There is however a distinct feeling of tension between the cat and our two dogs. =D

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    1. Oh no! I Hope they ease the tension into mutual respect of being in the same family :)
      Thanks Ben.

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  6. Jeanie Mac! There are so many brands of pet foods aren't there! Our cats have always had separate food and water bowls, no sharing for them. Even though they were brother and sister :)

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    1. Come to think on it, mine is separate, but in the same space , too close to touching each other and there in lies the problem.

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  7. Great tips on taming the kitty wars! Your kitty's are adorable and look just purrfect!

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    1. haha on the purrfect.
      Thank you Ronda :)

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  8. What adorable kitties you have! These are some great tips! Royal Canin is such a great brand!

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  9. I love my pets like family too. Their nutrition needs are as important as ours so I think feeding a great food like this is a great idea. I am headed over to their site to learn more about this food. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Good. Glad you are going over for more info. They have soo much information on their website!

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  10. I was thinking about getting a 2nd cat, but now not so much. I'm not really in the mood for kitty wars LOL

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    1. Yea, I wish I only had one cat as I had wanted.
      The kids still want their two :)

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  11. I've never tried this particular brand, so I'll definitely check it out. My daughter had a cat when she was growing up and he was the sweetest cat. He lived such a long life and brought such joy to all of us. Your cats are adorable!

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    1. What wonderful memories you must have with your kitty!
      Thank you!

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  12. Those kitties looks like they are having the time of their lives. I miss having cats!

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  13. This looks like a great food for cats! I don't have one but my sister does and I'll have to tell her about this!

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  14. Those are really great tips for cats. I don't have any pets but will share with others about this great food for cats.

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  15. Pretty cats. I have never had cats, but my lab did get a little thick in the middle at one point. But, after adjusting his food levels and cutting back on treats, he got to normal. We found out that he went just as wild for a piece of his own dog food for a treat as he did for something more fattier and larger. Crazy dog.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Yona.
      I'm glad your dog is healthy again! We do have to watch them eh.

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  16. We just have one cat, and my husband is in charge of him because he is a booger, let me tell you. my husband totally spoils the dogs and cat with their foods...I just sit and watch

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    1. Haha.
      I love when men love animals.
      Thanks for sharing Sharon.

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  17. We don't have cats but my BFF does. Letting her know about this!

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  18. Those are some great tips for dealing with waring cats! We just have one cat at the moment but we hope to have more in the future.

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  19. Your little kitties are so adorable, but I'll admit due to allergies I have always been a dog person. We have recently started our puppy on Royal Canin food, although it's expensive it's so worth it knowing she's getting the best.

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    1. I"m glad you have already tried this brand. I really love their variety.
      Thanks Roselynn

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  20. Love Royal Canin products. We use their dog food for our pups. :) Love how high quality their products are.

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    1. Thank you Krystal!
      Glad you can share here about their products from using them!

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  21. I no longer have a cat because of my allergies, but I'll have to see if my SIL has ever heard of this brand. She has three cats that may enjoy this brand. :)

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    1. Thank you HiLesha.
      I am now wondering about the allergies too.

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  22. I have two cats that would love this food. I will have to pick up a bag for them to try. I have been wanting to change to a better quality food.

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    1. Perfect timing to change and try something new!
      Thanks and good luck Ann!

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  23. My sister has two cats. I will have to share this post with her. This sounds like great cat food.

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  24. We don't have pets currently because both our fishes just died. That said, we actually are planning to go to PetSmart this weekend to buy us fishes again.

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    1. They do have such beautiful fishes! :)

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  25. Great tips on taming those wild kitty siblings. My boys, brothers, brawl all the time, it's a love hate relationship. We love Royal Canin, too. Awesome that Petsmart has coupons for it. ~Rascal and Rocco

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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