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.

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Green-Lipped Mussel

The Green-Lipped Mussel (GLM) extract has interesting properties for the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis. Several studies show a reduction in pain and an improvement in joint mobility in canine patients when it is administered. GLM helps limit inflammation, preserve the integrity of the cartilage and fight against oxidative lesions.

A little background information

Fresh, raw mussels are traditional ingredients in the diet of the Maoris living along the coast of New Zealand. The incidence of osteoarthritis is lower among these people than those living inland, which led to a number of studies on the phenomenon and the anti-inflammatory properties of this mussel were soon proven.

Its role in the body

The mussels harvested along the coast of New Zealand benefit from a constantly renewed supply of marine nutrients brought by the current. The mussels act as a sea-water filter, tending to retain the essential nutrients. As a result, GLM contains a large number of potentially active substances that fight arthritic inflammation: omega 3 fatty acids, chondroitin, glutamine, vitamins E and C and trace elements (zinc, copper, manganese).

Natural sources

GLM powder is an extract from the flesh of Perna canaliculus, or New Zealand green-lipped mussel. A great deal of care is needed to preserve the mussel’s therapeutic qualities during extraction.