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: Vitamine B1, Anti-nephritic factor

Vitamin B1 deficiency causes beriberi in humans and animals (fatigue,muscle weakness,problems with gait and vision).A balanced diet helps prevent this disease. But vitamin B1 is also an important substance in the prevention and treatment of nervous degenerative diseases or some heart diseases, among other things.

A little background information

Thiamine was the first vitamin to be discovered. Beriberi was known among rice eaters in China 2600 BC, but it was only in 1885 that its nutritional origin was proven and not until 1910 was thiamine identified. Thiamine deficiency causes the disease. This vital amine – given the name “vitamin” – is soluble in water and concentrated in the heart, the kidneys, the liver and the brain.

Its role in the body

Thiamine is an essential substance involved in many complex biochemical reactions that help generate energy for the cell. But it is above all indispensable to the functioning of the nervous system, where its role is in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which transmits sensory impulses from one neuron to the other.

Natural sources

Yeast and wheat germs have the highest vitamin B1 content, but it is also found in meat, bran and cereals.