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. 

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About Royal Canin

Why We Are Different

Why We Are Different

At Royal Canin, we live by the conviction that cats and dogs are not like humans. We respect them for the complex and wonderful creatures they are. They are unique, with unique nutritional needs that are distinctly different from our own. 

Observing them, learning from them, respecting them and recognising their differences is quite literally our life’s work. Through this work, we have identified their specific needs and created a complete line of super premium health nutrition specifically formulated for cats and dogs – large or small, young or old, specific breeds or mixed breed. Because we know that only by feeding the best quality nutrition can we truly help cats and dogs stay as healthy and beautiful as possible.

Knowledge and Respect


In the world of pet nutrition, there are a lot of companies creating formulas that appeal to pet owners – because ultimately pet owners are the ones who buy pet food. Royal Canin isn’t like a lot of pet food companies. Our mission is different.

At Royal Canin, we make the most precise and effective nutrition for cats and dogs based on breed, size, age, lifestyle, weight, gender, digestion, their genetic makeup and to address other specific needs. To do this, we’ve accumulated vast knowledge about cats and dogs that only extensive observation and tireless dialogue with pet professionals, breeders, veterinarians and owners can provide. But even that isn’t enough.

In order to create health nutrition that makes a difference for cats and dogs, we maintain constant respect for their fundamental animal nature and unique nutritional needs. At all times and in all ways, cats and dogs are at the centre of everything we do.


Our Commitment to Optimal Quality and Food Safety

Royal Canin is home to many passionate pet owners, and like you, we take the health of our pets very seriously.  We are committed to continued innovation in health nutrition and to helping improve the lives of the cats and dogs we serve.

Our quality and food safety systems are state-of-the-art and we will continue to invest heavily in new technology to ensure they remain that way.

  • We put our raw ingredient suppliers through a rigorous selection process that doesn’t end with our first purchase – we test every load of raw ingredients delivered to our plants to ensure the safety and quality of the ingredients we use to make food for cats and dogs.
  • We perform thousands of quality checks every month, at every plant, including tests for Salmonella, melamine and mycotoxins.
  • We manufacture every diet we sell, in plants that we own. Our plants are ISO 9001:2008 certified for Quality Management and ISO 2000 certified for Food Safety.
  • We perform tests on all finished products before they are shipped.

If you have any questions about our quality standards, please contact us.