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.
The intake of linoleic acid (an omega 6 fatty acid) is indispensable to the synthesis of cell membranes. Deficiency provokes the appearance of dry, brittle and thin hair. It also affects the integrity of the skin barrier whereby the skin becomes more sensitive to dehydration and infection.
The omega 6 series of fatty acids are biologically indispensable fatty acids that are derived from an essential fatty acid containing 18 carbon atoms and two chemical double links - known as linoleic acid. Two other long-chain fatty acids are derived from linoleic acid: gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) andarachidonic acid (AA).
Indispensable to the synthesis of prostaglandins (hormonally active molecules) omega 6 fatty acids have a positive effect on the health of the skin and the quality of the hair, as well as the animal’s reproductive system.
Vegetable oils are generally rich in omega 6 fatty acids (eg Borage Oil). Some unsaturated animal fats, from pigs and especially fowl, can also contain large quantities of linoleic acid (more than 20% in the case of fowl). Beef fat (lard, butter) on the other hand contain very little linoleic acid.