A special thank you to Royal Canin and PetSmart for sponsoring today’s conversation. All opinions and love of my fur babies are my own.

Earlier this month our fur princess Dottie turned 8. Like all princesses, she deserved a special birthday gift.  If my non-fur children would have gotten their way, Dottie would have received a birthday party fit for a true princess. 

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I convinced them that a trip to PetSmart for a new toy and some special cat food would suffice. 

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We love going to PetSmart! Their staff is always so friendly and knowledgeable about all types of pets, not just our fur babies. We always look at the beautiful birds and fish before heading to our main department: Cats.

On this special occasion, I wanted to give Dottie a special treat that would also be good for her changing needs. No longer a kitten or young adult, we were noticing a subtle change in how Dottie ate and enjoyed her food. She was showing signs of discomfort after eating; I was looking for a food just for digestive health and nutritional needs for an adult indoor cat.

The Cat food section at PetSmart offers a variety of products for all ages, stages and nutritional needs.  As we walked down the aisle, we were drawn to the Royal Canin food section because it was one of the largest there.

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Royal Canin is a global leader in pet health nutrition and they strive to bring the most precise nutritional solution for cats and dogs. Through extensive research, Royal Canin has identified the needs of our cats and dogs. 

They live by the conviction that, no matter how much we love our fur babies and treat them like family- our pets are not people and they require unique nutritional needs.

We decided to gift Dottie some Royal Canin for made just for the digestive health of a mature cat. Thankfully, Dottie loved her special gift and will buy her more on our next PetSmart trip.

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Royal Canin and the PetSmart staff are here to help you make the best possible food choices for your cats and dogs as well. No matter if they are large or small, pure bred or mixed breed, there is a specially formulated food made just for them.  I invite you to visit PetSmart’s store locator to find a store near you. 

If you would like to learn more about all of the Royal Canin cat foods available prior to going to PetSmart, please visit their cat food page.

Please share in comments: Do you and your family celebrate your pets birthdays? If so, how?

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  1. New puppy mama, second week, so this is good info to have, thank you!

  2. Fur babies are super important as they give so much love. I am so glad to see something we can do back from Royal canin

  3. My kids like cats but one is allergic to them. So we can have any.

  4. I am allergic to cats, so we are not able to have one, but I take benedryl and visit friends with cats because my son loves them. It's so worth it. I'll have to mention this brand of food and nutritional aspects to my friend because she has 3 cats and treats them with the best.

  5. We love our sweet doggie but we don't celebrate birthdays. We should because he is like a brother to my sons and definitely my baby.

  6. Truffle and Brulee have eaten Royal Canin since they were kittens and now eat the RC Persian formula.

  7. we use that brand for our cat. He seems to really like it. we bought a sample pack a while ago to and that was a hit. Pet Smart is great for pets. He also like to drink from the sink! wish he could turn off the water

  8. Hi Rajean,

    Congrats on.the new fur baby! Puppies are so cute.

  9. Hi Dana,

    Pets really are so special because of the unconditonal love the give us. :)

  10. Hi Tara,

    Aww, cat allergies are the worst!

  11. Hi Daisy,

    Two of my daughters friends have to take Benedryl when they visit, but they say petting our cats is worth it.
    Thank you for passing on this information to your friend.

  12. Hi Sweet,

    You cats are so adorable! Royal Canin and you have treated them well!

  13. Hi Alison,

    We bought a small bag of dry too because my Dottie can get quite testy when we switch brands sometimes. My other cats are way more laid back about it all.

  14. I used to have a cat named Precious that had almost that same pattern with the half mustache. What a sweet kitty!

  15. No cats at our home, but we have dogs and we make sure they are well taken care of.

  16. It's so important what we feed our pets. They are, after all, like another member of the family.

  17. Hi Carlee,

    Thank you! Dottie really is a sweet-heart! I bet your Precious was too.

  18. Hi Gina,

    If you would have asked me before having daughters if I celebrated pets birthdays I would have said no! Kids change lots of things. :)

  19. Hi Alsion,

    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Royal Canin!
    You should video your smart cat helping himself to a drink. :)

  20. Hi Maria,

    That is so true. Our cats are treasured members of our family.

  21. Hi Erlene,

    My girls want a dog so badly, but I think it will take lots of convincing before we give in to the cuteness of the girls and the puppies!


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