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 : Tocopherol

Vitamin E is used in nutrition to prevent or treat many diseases caused by oxidative stress in the cell (physical effort, pollution) and caused by ageing (cardiovascular diseases, cataracts, degenerative neurological diseases).

A little background information

Vitamin E was discovered in 1920 as a factor in fertility and it was isolated in 1936. It was not until the eighties that its major antioxidant role for the cell was proven. Vitamin E is a generic term that covers several substances, of which alphatocopherol is the most widespread and the form that is the most active biological antioxidant in the cell membranes. Vitamin E is stored in the body’s fat tissue, in the liver and in the muscles.

Its role in the body

Vitamin E protects the cell against the action of free radicals. More properly known as “oxygen-reactive species,” free radicals are natural products of the cells during biological oxidation. They are normally part of the body’s natural defences, but when the balance between antioxidants and free radicals is disrupted, the result is oxidative stress.

Generally speaking, vitamin E helps :

  • protect the cell membranes;
  • fight against the biological effects of stress;
  • improve the immune defences.

Natural sources

The most important sources of vitamin E are vegetable. They include oils, oleaginous grains and cereals. It is also found in some animal products, such as liver, eggs and butter.