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.

Other Nutrients

Antioxidants

Aussi appelés : Anti-radicaux libres

The mapping of the roles of antioxidants is one of the main subjects of medical research at this time. They include the fight against ageing, the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, some cancers, nerve diseases, cataracts and problems induced by physical effort.

A little background information

Antioxidants help the body fight the destructive effects of free radicals (more properly known as “oxygen- reactive species”), which are unstable substances derived from oxygen that are being produced by the body all the time. The production of free radicals is increased during inflammation, stimulation of the immune system and exposure to toxins.

Their role in the body

Antioxidants protect the cell membranes and nucleus against free radicals, which bombard them without penetrating them.

The body has a large force to defend itself against these attacks, armed with enzyme mechanisms (superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase and catalase) and endogenous and dietary antioxidant substances. The disruption of this natural defence system leads to oxidative stress.

Natural sources

Antioxidants (vitamin, colorant, enzyme) are found in various fruits (lemon, orange, melon, tomato, grape), cereals, green tea leaves and red wine. The most commonly used antioxidants are vitamin E, vitamin C, carotenoid pigments, taurine and polyphenols.