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

Zinc

Zinc

Besides its overall effect on the body, this trace element is crucial for collagen and keratin synthesis. It therefore has healing qualities and promotes beautiful coats. Zinc deficiencies most often occur in foods of poor quality, rich in bran and minerals that prevent the normal absorption of zinc.

A little background information

Zinc is a minor mineral, a transition element, qualified in nutrition as a trace element due to its low quantitative importance, although it is vital for the body. Nordic breeds of dog sometimes have problems assimilating zinc.

Its role in the body

Zinc is the coenzyme in a great many metabolic systems. It is essential to the transport of vitamin A in the blood and plays an important role in reproduction. It is also a fundamental element for the integrity of the skin and so also the quality of the hair. Lastly, zinc helps the elimination of lactates produced during short, intense muscle effort.

Natural sources

Zinc is found in the form of mineral salts, but also in whole meal cereals and in all animal products. During supplementation, zinc can be provided in
organic form (zinc gluconate or zinc plus methionine) to facilitate its absorption.