One value that defines our innovation: The dog and cat comes first. 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.

From the time they’re born until well into their golden years, dogs’ nutritional needs are constantly changing and their food should too. That’s why we offer a full range of products designed for every dogs life stage. 

From the time they’re kittens until they’re mature, cats’ nutritional needs are constantly changing and their food should, too. Your cat’s health matters, and that’s why we offer a full line of nutrition designed for every life stage as well as based on thier specific breed, lifestyle or special requirements. 

From the Industry

As a company that was founded by a veterinarian and that works closely with breeders, Royal Canin is committed to investing and supporting in the veterinary and breeder community.


Our Partnership

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 wellbeing and health of cats and dogs, according to their age, his size, his physiological condition and his breed.

Royal Canin is a global leader in pet health nutrition. In an industry that continues to adapt to popular trends, our mission remains the same: Observing them, learning from them, respecting them and recognising their differences is quite literally our life’s work. The goal of that work is to provide every dog and cat with the nutrition that is precisely right for their individual needs – needs that vary with the pet’s breed, environment, age, weight, gender, digestion, their genetic makeup and lifestyle. 

About Royal Canin

Our History

Our History

In 1967 in France, we began with a passionate belief held by just one veterinarian, Dr Jean Cathary: What we feed our pets can dramatically change their lives. Dr. Cathary had the vision of a pet food company grounded in science; a company based on the principles of acquiring knowledge about pets, maintaining respect for them at all times and, most importantly, creating advanced cat and dog health nutrition made to satisfy the needs of the pet – not the desires of the pet owner.

Where we are Today

The results of Dr Cathary's vision are easy to see. Based on more than 40 years of rapid scientific progress, Royal Canin remains on the cutting edge of pet nutrition. We’ve created specialised cat and dog food diets that have been the first of their kind to be developed. This includes:

A Company of Firsts

  • 1st diet exclusively for large-breed dogs
  • 1st diet tailor-made for a single breed - Persian
  • 1st diet based on animal size
  • 1st diet based on specific requirements of neutered pets
  • 1st nutritional program for indoor cats.

Every day we engage our professional partner breeders and veterinarians. This approach allows us to remain at the forefront of innovation and to bring the best health nutrition to cats and dogs.

Where We are

In the Australia, you’ll find Royal Canin hard at work at our head office in Melbourne. Royal Canin is a global company, and pet owners around the world can be assured of the same superior nutrition and devotion to quality and food safety regardless of where they live and shop. 

Our global head office was built in 1968 in Southern France and remains one of the world’s most advanced pet health nutrition manufacturing facilities. The head office campus also serves as a home to 180 cats and 160 dogs. These animals have access to the campus grounds and interact with our employees in real and meaningful ways, providing a daily reminder of exactly who we are working for.