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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GRASS ROOTS EDUCATION RECEIVES A BOOST

Our beautiful country is known for its exquisite fauna and flora with some of the world’s most fascinating animals found right here on the southern tip of Africa. This country has a passion for its animal kingdom and this extends into the home with millions of South Africans adopting a philosophy of responsible pet ownership. Royal Canin, manufacturers and distributors of dog and cat health nutrition, recently took this philosophy to young learners at the Makhoarane Primary School in Dobsonville, Gauteng.
GRASS ROOTS EDUCATION RECEIVES A BOOST

Our beautiful country is known for its exquisite fauna and flora with some of the world’s most fascinating animals found right here on the southern tip of Africa. This country has a passion for its animal kingdom and this extends into the home with millions of South Africans adopting a philosophy of responsible pet ownership. Royal Canin, manufacturers and distributors of dog and cat health nutrition, recently took this philosophy to young learners at the Makhoarane Primary School in Dobsonville, Gauteng.

“We have identified a need at primary school level to educate learners on the benefits of responsible pet ownership,” says Dr Louis Boag, Royal Canin’s Technical Manager. “The response at Mahoarane Primary School was overwhelming. We found that the interest the learners showed in the topic was simply, incredible. To see the passion they have for the animal is pleasing and we had to literally drag ourselves out of the hall after the presentation. The learners were asking question after question, a clear indication of their thirst for knowledge on dog and cat ownership. Some had never touched or been near a dog and the simple experience of being able to pet our mascot dog Daisy that we had with us on the day, was a positive experience for many children.

“We trust they will take what they learnt into their homes and that the real benefits of understanding their dogs and cats better, awareness of the types of problems they might encounter in
looking after them and the availability of veterinary care in their community translates to their pets.”

Dr Boag captivated the learners’ attention with an interesting and interactive presentation on how to raise dogs and cats, how to care for them, feed them and how to ensure they led a healthy
lifestyle with their pets. Each learner received a hamper of goodies from Royal Canin as a reminder of the day.

 

Dr Boag continues, “The onus is on all corporate citizens and on each of us to reach out to the communities in our areas and educate them on the importance and benefits of responsible pet
ownership. From the response we received at this school, learners are eager to learn more. The result is a better informed learner with more respect for the animal and this will certainly play a part in community upliftment.”

A pioneer company in health nutrition, Royal Canin is committed to giving precise nutritional answers to the specific requirements of dogs and cats. Founded in 1968 by a veterinarian, its distinctive philosophy “cats and dogs first”, places the animal at the heart of the innovation process to improve its welfare and health. This purpose is based on a demanding ethics code and a collaborative approach with vets, scientists and breeders that led the company to international recognition and leadership. Royal Canin is committed to global sustainable development, thanks to more than 6200 associates in over 90 countries that strive to make a difference to people and the planet through the company’s performance.

 

For information about Royal Canin canine and feline health nutrition,
contact Royal Canin on 0860 63 00 63, email info@royal-canin.co.za or visit www.royalcanin.co.za.