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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This substance prevents and treats osteoarthritis problems in large-sized dogs, dogs active in sports or ageing cats and dogs. The earlier it is added to the diet, the better the chances of limiting the inevitable degeneration of cartilage.

A little background information

Chondroitin sulphate is a carbohydrate that enters the composition of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are base components in the formation of joint cartilage. GAGs are sulphate derivatives with a high molecular mass that control the water retention capacity of proteoglycans. In the cartilage matrix GAGs contribute to the nutrition of cartilage.

Its role in the body

Chondroitin is one of the main GAGs, which are essential ingredients in cartilage. They contribute to its elasticity and absorb impacts suffered by the joints. Its main action is inhibiting the effect of the enzymes that cause the permanent destruction of cartilage. Its action perfectly complements that of glucosamine, which promotes the production of new cartilage.

Natural sources

Chondroitin can be extracted from the cartilage of various species of animal, including fish, shellfish, pigs and fowl.