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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The historical choice of Health Nutrition

Health Nutrition, our mission

The mission of Royal Canin has always been Health Nutrition. It is characterised by a precise balance between 50-odd nutrients (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, amino-acids,fatty acids, mineral salts, vitamins and trace elements). The formulation of our diets corresponds to a complex puzzle whose construction enables to guarantee a constant nutritional formula, respecting the precise and specific needs of cats and dogs.

This is the only strictly scientific procedure, since it places the animal at the heart of the formulation process: indeed, the ingredients used are selected for the quality of the nutrients provided and for their nutritional benefits. The nutritional philosophy of Royal Canin excludes all procedures that tend to highlight raw materials known for their digestive properties (lamb, salmon, game, etc.).

Moving science

Veterinary nutrition is a science that aims to identify the essential nutrients and the role they play, based on the intake.It is a field in which we are constantly acquiring fresh knowledge: the number of publications referenced under the keywords “Health” and “Nutrition” was 2746in 2009, versus 1241 in 1995, a more than twofold increase in a decade!

Every year a whole new batch of pet foods and nutritional formulas appears on the market, containing, besides essential health-sustaining nutrients, natural elements to prevent a number of risks of diseases and protect the body.

It is estimated that the life expectancy of dogs, for instance, has increased by 3 years in the past 15 years.

Nowadays, animal rations can be formulated according to specific needs, well-identified deficiencies to be prevented or others pecificities discovered by ongoing research. Scientists and the major pet food manufacturers now
acknowledge that dogs should be fed differently depending on whether they are puppies, full-grown or old, and on whether their size is small, medium,
large or giant!

As to cats, we have now identified their different nutritional needs according to age, but also according to their lifestyle,sensitivity and even breed (Persians,
Main Coons and Siamese’s, for instance).

Thanks to constant new developments in scientific knowledge, the concept of diet has developed into that of Prevention Nutrition and, when necessary, Health Nutrition or Treatment Nutrition by preventing or curing certain diseases.