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

Also known as: Vitamin B8 or Vitamin H

This is one of the most active vitamins for a glossy coat and healthy skin in animals. It is also directly involved in the smooth running of the nervous system.

A little background information

Biotin was discovered at the turn of the last century in research on “egg white disease”: the consumption of large amounts of raw egg whites induced skin lesions, hair loss and neuromuscular disorders. The disease can be cured by cooking the whites, associated with yeast distribution. The intestinal absorption of biotin, a vitamin included in yeasts, is actually inhibited by an antibiotin substance present in raw egg whites, avidin.

Their role in the body

Biotin is involved in the catabolism (chemical breakdown) of glucose, fatty acids and some amino acids. It is essential to the synthesis of some other fatty acids.

Natural sources

Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin found in large amounts in yeasts, liver, kidneys and cooked eggs.