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 naturally
Optimal skin & coat health: thanks to an ideal protein content, vitamins A & B, essential fatty acids EPA & DHA, and chelated trace elements
Digestive security: through highly digestible proteins, which also helps minimise stool odour
Adjusted mineral content: to boost digestive function and improve urinary tract health (pH 6-6.5)