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.
Puppy & Dog Care
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.
Kitten & Cat Care
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.
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 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.
Carbohydrates is a term that covers molecules comprised of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Carbohydrates are predominantly of vegetable origin, with the exception of glucose in the blood, glycogen in muscles and liver, and lactose in milk. All vegetables contain carbohydrates, ranging from sucrose in beet pulp to the most indigestible fibre in tree bark.
Cats an dogs can live without carbohydrates in their food, as the body can synthesise the carbohydrates the body needs from amino acids ingested as protein. The intake of carbohydrates does, however, greatly improve the body's functioning ability.
While glucose, sucrose, lactose and starch have the sole function of providing energy, their botanical origin and how well they are cooked influences their digestion. Diets containing poorly cooked starch can cause diarrhoea. Fibre, which is also a carbohydrate, is very good for gastro intestinal transit and for the balance of bacterial flora in the gut. This is true of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS) for instance.