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.

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Objectives of Health Nutrition

Objectives of Health Nutrition

The four objectives of Health Nutrition

Nutrition has four objectives:

  1. Body development and maintenance: Amino acids, minerals, trace elements, vitamins and fatty acids respond to the basic nutritional needs for the development maintenance of the body.
  2. Energy provision: Lipids and carbohydrates are the main energy sources for dogs. Cats are also dependent on proteins for their energy metabolism.
  3. Nourishing and prevention: Some nutrients are incorporated in the ration (antioxidants, pre-biotics, fibre, essential fatty acids, etc), to prevent such risks as kidney disease, digestive problems and the effects of ageing.
  4. Nourishing and caring: Certain nutrients are added and others limited in food to support the therapeutic or convalescence process, helping pets recover from a number of ailments.