About one in four cats who live indoors have a long or half-long coat, and they spend almost 70% of their time grooming themselves. This process leads to lots of hair dropping away, and much of this is swallowed. Because of the great quantity and also length of the hair, indoor cats are very prone to hairball formation.
Hair is made up of 95% protein, so your cat needs precise nutrition to ensure maximal coat health. Any nutritional deficiency can lead to a dry and brittle coat.
Indoor cats are, by definition, less active. Their reduced activity level means they require a diet which has moderate energy absorption in order to prevent weight gain. They also have a lower level of intestinal activity, which means they often have soft, smelly stool.
Royal Canin Indoor Long Hair cat food was specifically developed for indoor cats with long hair:
Increased fibre content: with dried sugar beet pulp and psyllium to help your cat pass hairballs naturallyOptimal skin & coat health: thanks to an ideal protein content, vitamins A & B, essential fatty acids EPA & DHA, and chelated trace elementsDigestive security: through highly digestible proteins, which also helps minimise stool odourAdjusted mineral content: to boost digestive function and improve urinary tract health (pH 6-6.5)
For more than 40 years Royal Canin has been making your pet’s health the prime focus of their work leading to the product range “Health Nutrition” amongst others. Only with the knowledge of your pet’s exact nutritional requirements and with respect for the individuality of every animal can the perfect meal be developed and produced to exactly meet your pet’s needs.
HAIRBALL REDUCTION – Reduces hairball formation
Long-haired cats living indoors are particularly prone to hairballs.INDOOR LONG HAIR helps eliminate swallowed hair in a natural way.
Contains a high protein level and targeted nutrients which help promote healthy coat.
Reduces faecal smell
Highly digestible proteins (L.I.P.), appropriate fibre content and specific nutrients help promote good digestion and contribute to reducing stool odour.
Formulated to help maintain health of an adult cat’s urinary system.
Poultry protein (dried), corn, vegetable protein isolate, wheat, rice, animal protein (hydrolysed), animal fat, vegetable fibers, soya oil, minerals, beet pulp, fish oil, yeasts, fructo-oligosaccharides, psyllium (psyllium and covers), borage oil.
*L.I.P.: selected, easily digestible proteins with high biological valency
Nutritional dietary additives:
Vitamin A (23,500 IU/kg), vitamin D3 (900 IU/kg), E1 [iron] (45 mg/kg), E2 [iodine] (4.5 mg/kg), E4 [copper] (5 mg/kg), E5 [manganese] (59 mg/kg], E6 [zinc] (177 mg/kg), E8 [selenium] (0.08 mg/kg), preservatives, antioxidants.
protein35.0 %fat15.0 %fibre4.1 %ash8.0 %calcium1.14 %phosphorus1.1 %magnesium0.08 %arachicdonic acid0.07 %biotine (vitamin H)3.37 mgchloride0.72 %choline2.5 mgiron238.0 mgmoisture5.5 %folic acid12.6 mgiodine5.3 mgpotassium0.7 %copper15.0 mgL-carnitine50.0 mglinoleic acid3.99 %manganese76.0 mgcystine0.68 gsodium0.6 %niacin (vitamin- B3)174.6 mgomega-3 fats0.84 %omega-6 fats4.23 %pantothenic acid61.8 mgplant fibers11.3 %selenium0.33 mgstarch25.2 %taurine0.2 %zinc222.0 mgvitamin A26.0 IUvitamin B1 (thiamine)15.7 mgvitamin B12 (cobalamin)0.16 mgvitamin B2 (riboflavin)56.4 mgvitamin B6 (pyridoxine)44.7 mgvitamin C (ascorbic acid)200.0 mgvitamin D3900.0 mgvitamin E (tocopherol)500.0 mgcalories that can be burned3.852 kcaldietary fibre11.3 %DHA fatty acid0.31 mgarginine1.8 %L-lysine1.43 %DL-methionine0.87 %methionine/cystine1.52 %nitrogen-free extracts32.4 mg