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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All about Royal Canin

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Our mission


Royal Canin in just a few words


Royal Canin, right from its early days when founded by a veterinarian, concentrated studies on Health Nutrition with the aim of providing more precise nutritional answers, adapted to the specific needs of cats and dogs. These answers are based on 2 clear and complementary sources: Observation and Science. Indeed, Health Nutrition implies perfect knowledge of the animal, enhanced by the expertise of breeders and professionals alike, in addition to research in partnership with scientists.“Dog and Cat First” and “Knowledge and Respect” have become the ethics of the brand, governing the development of each new invention.


Our values


Dog and Cat First


The main distinctive element of Royal Canin is our “Dog and Cat First” commitment, ideally describing the central place occupied by the animal throughout our innovation process. To contribute above all to well-being and healthiness in cats and dogs by allowing them to live longer in better health, such is the meaning of our philosophy. In fact, just the real need of cats and dogs guide our research and design for a new diet;hence the reason why Royal Canin chooses not to initiate market research campaigns with pet owners. This unique procedure guarantees the precision of our nutritional answers and their perfect adaptation to animal needs.


Knowledge and Respect


Inseparable from our “Dog and Cat First”commitment, our signature “Knowledge and Respect” implies:


  • constant improvement of the understanding of cats and dogs to always respond more precisely to their nutritional needs;
  • permanent dialogue and exchange with animal professionals and scientific groups;
  • sharing know-how, not only with scientists and breeders, but also with pet owners;
  • constant sharing of the Vision with associates, family, partners and suppliers as well as with all men and women working with Royal Canin each and every day.


Respecting cats and dogs obliges us to respect their animal world and to refuse all forms of anthropomorphism. “Knowledge and Respect” denotes the moral code of our company.


Thehistorical choice of Health Nutrition


The mission of Royal Canin has always been Health Nutrition. It is characterised by a precise balance between 50-oddnutrients (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 fort heir nutritional benefits.


The nutritional philosophy of Royal Canin excludes all procedures that tend to highlight raw materials known for their digestive properties (lamb, salmon, venison, etc.).


Innovation: a state of mind


Science is perpetually making progress with knowledge evolving alongside. This dynamism guides Royal Canin’s innovation strategy: to observe, to interrogate, to constantly call into question, to search, to listen, to dialogue, to share and to explore, all enabling to stay at the leading edge of nutritional progress.


This very open and free procedure – as long asit aims at improving well-being and healthiness in the animal – has produced many significant advances in the field of nutrition over the past forty years.


Health Nutrition requires Food Quality and Food Safety


Health Nutrition requires excessively high food quality and safety standards. Throughout the world, Royal Canin guarantees foodstuffs with a constant nutritional formulation and is further guarantor for the optimal food safety of its products.


The in-depth knowledge of raw materials and their rigorous selection at selected producers, in addition to systematic controls during each phase pursuant to the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), from delivery right through manufacture, provides an uncompromising quality-security procedure.


A significant amount of investment enables to constantly improve the international monitoring procedure where a network of eleven factory laboratories, three satellite laboratories and one central laboratory plays a key role. Confronted with the complexity and the importance of food safety, Royal Canin constantly calls itself into question with the sole aim of improving its procedure day in, day out; well-being and health in cats and dogs being the sole objective.