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.

Proteins

Taurine

Taurine is used to prevent and treat a serious heart disease known as congestive cardiomyopathy. In cats, taurine is an essential amino acid. It is needed for vision and the reproductive function. It provides protection against free radicals, making it also a first-rate antioxidant in the fight against ageing.

A little background information

Taurine was discovered in 1826 in the bile of cattle (Bos Taurus),It is an amino acidcontaining sulphur that is found in most animal tissue,and concentrates in the muscles. Contrary to traditionalamino acids however, it does not have any role in protein synthesis.

Its role in the body

Taurine enables the liver to synthesise bile salts. It also works by regulating calcium flows into and out of the cells and as a consequence it acts on the cardiac function. It has a major antioxidant action in the cell, as well as playing a role as a precursor for the synthesis of complex skin lipids (glycosphingolipids), which have antibacterial properties.

Natural sources

Meats (e.g. the organs of fowl) are the main natural source of taurine.