Tuesday, December 10, 2013

#CuriousCat Owners Try Cat Food--Do You?

Well if you would rather not answer that question, no worries.  One study showed that

15% of Cat Owners Try Cat Food !!!

15% is a small number but that leads to the question: Are you curious for the cat's benefit or for your own curiosity? Cat owners are fascinated by their feline companions-their endless antics, agility prowess, and countless facial expressions.  But cat guardians are lagging behind cat science and proper cat nutrition.

At Riverfront Cats we receive many questions on cat nutrition from cat owners mostly first time adopters, many who have found a stray cat or kitten.  Therefore education is our primary mission to assist cat owners in ensuring a healthy lifestyle and bond for the both cat and human. 

First we recognize your time is valuable so offering you easy tools and fun facts to assist you in making important decisions is our goal.  And we have the solution!

Riverfront Cats is thrilled to share that Royal Canin®, a global leader in Feline Health Nutrition, recently released the results of a national survey of cat owners to dispel myths and better understand the relationship between felines and their owners.

 To make this fun, how about a few trivia questions? Get those buzzers ready!

The average cat which weighs 12 pounds, no taller than your mid calf and sleeps 15 hours a day is low energy?

The answer???

Johnny Walker "I need my energy sleep"


So you may not have to "walk the cat" or take Tiger to a groomer for hair trim and primping. While cats are low maintenance, they are not low energy.

Many cat owners are unaware that their cats spend time each day marking their territory, hunting, and hiding.

Helio enjoys playing Hide-and-go-Seek

72% of cat owners do not consider their pet's health when selecting food for their cat.

The answer?

Gretel is on alert for anyone stealing her food.

It's important to understand that a cat's breed, weight and age are important factors in selecting the right cat food.  A senior cat's needs differs from a kitten or teenage cat.  Do you know if your cat shows traits of a Siamese, Persian, Bengal, Ragdoll, where hereditary traits continue for generations?

Buzzers ready? Reflexes ready? Next question...

Cats have a strong sense of taste.

Figaro tastes sweet potato batter for Thanksgiving casserole


In reality cats have a weak sense of taste. Aroma and texture play a bigger role in how cats choose their food.

Leave the curiosity to the cats.  Knowledge is King and as a cat owner,  your Curious George depends on you for optimal cat nutrition. This is why it's important to conduct your homework, check reputable sources and visit the vet with questions.

Christine with Johnny Walker
Below is a helpful infographic dispelling myths and arming you with facts so you can jump to the front of the class and the lead cat pack. Not only are cats entertaining and discovering the world around them, but researchers, vets and cat owners are uncovering new science about feline behavior, cat food and nutrition and health issues. The infographic reveals other surprising facts. Read on!

To connect with a growing community of cat owners to ask questions and share experiences and cat photos, be sure to visit:
Royal Canin's Facebook page,
Royal Canin's Twitter
Royal Canin's Pinterest

For a $7 coupon on your next purchase of Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition, CLICK HERE.

We have written this post on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network for Royal Canin. We are being compensated for helping spread the word about Royal Canin, but Riverfront Cats only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.

Founded by a veterinarian in 1968, Royal Canin has more than 40 years of experience in delivering individualized nutritional solutions. The Royal Canin product line offers a range of diets based on size, age, breed,lifestyle and special needs. Royal Canin diets are available at veterinary hospitals and pet specialty stores nationwide.

Note: all cats in this post are rescue Riverfront Cats that now live indoors.  Each cat, depending on age, breed and medical history follow different nutritional protocol. 


  1. Great post! Love the way you put the information together. Some of these statistics are really interesting. Also, love all the pictures of the cats! They are adorable!

  2. I loved your post, Christine!
    You did a great job of sharing some of the most interesting tidbits in a clever way. : )

    ...and despite the rumors, No. I'm not dipping into Katie & Waffles' food!
    ; ) GG

  3. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing. And the mom says she has never tried our foods...but the dad-guy has! :)

  4. I'll admit, I'm curious about what cat food tastes like, but I'm not brave enough to actually try it!

    I guess I fall into the 50% of people who think about their cats' health daily. I have to be very careful about what I feed my little orange baby due to his health (urinary tract) issues. He eats a prescription diet.

    The infographic is pretty cool; I hope that other kitty owners will learn some helpful things from it.

  5. Safe to say, my peeps have never, ever, not even once tasted our food. We're carnivores, you see, and I've got a couple of veggies for peeps. Our food supply is safe.


  6. Only 15% owner try cat food? Very few for their cat love. Thanks for the better post of information.