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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A probiotic is a living organism administered orally with beneficial effects on the balance of intestinal flora that can help prevent or treat digestive problems in animals.The regular consumption of probiotics can even have a beneficial impact on health in general and immunity in particular.

A little background information

More than 90% of the body’s cells are actually bacteria in the digestive tract. The colon can contain up to 10 12 (ten followed by twelve zeros) bacteria per gram!

Their role in the body

Probiotics are “beneficial” bacteria that are able to colonise the intestine at the expense of potentially pathogenic bacteria if they are absorbed with the food. In humans, the regular consumption of fermented milk products (like yoghurt) is based on the same principle.

A special strain of lactobacilli (Lactobacillus acidophilus)can accelerate the recovery of dogs and cats that have suffered from clinical enteritis caused by bacteria.

Natural sources

Two strains of probiotics are now approved in Europe as additives in complete foods for cats and dogs : Lactobacillus acidophilus and Enterococcus faecium.