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.

Vitamins

Vital for the body

The word vitamin is derived from thiamine, which was the first substance to be referred to as such. Thiamine is an amine, which has a vital role for the body in the fight against beriberi.By extension, other substances that play a similar role are also referred to as vitamins.

The vitamins are split into two families: vitamins that are soluble in fats – liposolublevitamins (A,D, E, K) – and vitamins that are soluble in water – hydrosoluble vitamins (B, C). If they are consumed excessively, liposoluble vitaminsaccumulate in the body and can become toxic.

Vitamins are provided in various ingredients and they can also be included in pure form. As naturally fragile substances, sensitive to light, heat and oxidation, vitamins need to be protected during the cooking process.

Each vitamin is involved in several different functions, though to keep things simple we can list their major roles in the body.