We’ve had our kitty Bijou for over a year now. She’s an F3 Bengal. If you’ve been following this space for a while, or follow along on Instagram, you’ll know that our household is no stranger to animals. In fact, we’re big fans. In addition to Bijou, we also own a miniature pug named Frances Farmer (affectionately known as “Fran” who’s tongue, for whatever reason, is always out) and a pet bunny the kids named Bubble. While I know that pets aren’t for everyone, they’ve really taught our kids a lot about responsibility and compassion, and we couldn’t imagine our lives without them.
Ever since introducing Bijou in particular to the Internet via #bijouthebengal, I’ve received loads of questions, not only because of Bijou’s attractive breed, but also because she behaves a bit differently than other cats. Her grandmother is a Asian leopard. And, while this gives her those beautifully patterned spots, it also gives her an affinity toward trouble-making. This means Bijou requires a bit of special attention. All that said, we recently decided to switch her over to a high-quality pet food by IAMS because she stopped showing interest in her old food—I swear my house is full of picky eaters! We figure that if we’re going to take care of her in the best possible way, what she’s eating should be the first place we start, as her previous food was a bit pricey, and she would not each much of it. To acclimate her to the new diet in a safe way, we started to mix small amounts of IAMS with her existing food. If it’s specific numbers you’re after, we began the process by giving her a ratio of 25 to 75, with 25% of her meal containing the new IAMS Proactive Health Healthy Adult cat food. Over past few days, we’ gradually made our way to 100%. Easy as that! We were precautioned that some challenges might arise in switching Bijou’s diet, but we did not encounter any issues.
IAMS is all about helping cats of all shapes and sizes live long, healthy lives. To support their cause, the brand has done extensive research on cats and their eating patterns, and believes that the right diet can provide tons of positive benefits like: soft and shiny skin and coat, healthy digestion, and increased playfulness. We’ve already seen a bit of difference in her personality and are looking forward to seeing visible results after maintaining an IAMS diet. Because at the end of the day, a happy Bijou, means a happy household. We’ll be tracking Bijou’s progress here on Bleu, and via Instagram. But, if you’re interested in learning more about the IAMS brand for cats and their Visible Difference guarantee, visit IAMS.com.
This post is in partnership with IAMS.