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.
Conjugated fatty acids derived from linoleic acid – conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) – have been studied as part of the fight against obesity. A particular form of CLA prevents the build up of triglycerides in adipocyte cultures.
Although CLA does not reduce the human body weight it does help increase the lean muscle mass at the expense of fat (adipose tissue). CLA also has a positive effect on the body composition of dogs that may be over fed.
CLA’s anti-adipogenic action is said to be due to an effect of the regulation of glucose and fatty acid metabolism in the adipose tissue cells. The various CLA forms have been widely studied due to their potential beneficial properties on cancer, atherosclerosis, immune function and diabetes.
CLA is found in ingredients from animal sources, particularly diary products, meats and fats. They are synthesised by specific micro-organisms in the rumen of cattle. In dogs on the other hand, CLA production by intestinal bacteria is very low. Synthetic forms of CLA are thus added to food.