The Puppy and the Dog They have been man’s companion through the ages and adapted to their owners, but they have their own behavioural and nutritional demands. Knowing and respectingthem will guarantee their health and well-being.

The cat’s feline nature is always a matter of fascination.He adapts with apparent ease to daily life, and yet he has behavioural and nutritional requirements of his own. Knowing them and respecting them will guarantee his well-being and his health.

Because of its composition, a Royal Canin Health Nutrition food provides all essential nutrients measured out with utmost precision in order to contribute every day and on a long-term basis to the well-being and health of every animal, according to his age, his size, his physiological condition and his breed.

Innovation for the sake of dogs and cats’ health. For over 40 years, Royal Canin has worked with breeder partners and veterinary nutritionists to go ever further into innovation and precision to enable us to formulate nutritional solutions which perfectly meet dogs and cats’ real needs.

Minerals

Magnesium

Magnesium

Magnesium deficiency is expressed by the appearance of nervous problems. It was long recommended as a way of curbing the formation of struvite (or ammonia-magnesium phosphate) stones, especially in cats.Nowadays, it has been shown that maintaining an acidic urine pH is a much more effective
prevention measure. Magnesium inhibits the formation of calcium oxalate stones. Sports dogs require a higher magnesium intake.

A little background information

Magnesium is a major mineral element, an alkalineearthmetal, qualified in nutrition as amacro element because of the large amounts needed by the body.

Its role in the body

Magnesium, like calcium and phosphorus, is a constituent part of the skeleton, to which it imparts solidity, albeit to a lesser degree than the other two. Magnesium is also essential to the good working order of nervous conduction and muscle contraction, contributing to the body’s general energy metabolism.

Natural sources

Magnesium is found in the bones of mammals and in mineral sources like magnesia or various mineral salts.