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.
Thanks to recent advances in scientific knowledge on the raw fibre components of food, diseases like obesity, diabetes, constipation or diarrhoea can be prevented or cured more effectively by adding fibre of the right quality and amount to an animal’s diet.
Cellulose is a very large molecule consisting of thousands of glucose units linked together by stronger chemical bonds than those found in starch. However, cellulose represents only part of the total fibre in food. The term includes other soluble or insoluble fibrous plant substances (including hemicelluloses, pectin, lignin and oligosaccharide fibres). On its own, cellulose does not have much of a nutritional effect, despite the raw cellulose content being stated on labels.
The role of fibres in the body is dependent on their nature. Indigestible and insoluble fibres (pure cellulose, lignin) act as ballast in the bowels, inducing contractions (known as peristalsis) to help them function mechanically. Soluble fibres are important for the health and hygiene of the digestive tract (FOS, MOS). The intake of sufficient fibre is important to produce a feeling of fullness in cats and dogs at risk of becoming overweight and in sedentary cats predisposed to the formation of hairballs in the digestive tract.
Fibres are one of the main components of plants, a kind of external skeleton providing support and lending them their shape. This explains why the generic term “cellulose” includes in fact a huge variety of molecules artificially grouped together; you only need to compare a tree trunk to a carrot or a kidney bean.