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.
A calcium intake adapted to the animal's size and physiological condition prevents diseases caused by nutritional calcium deficiency (osteofibrosis) or excess (anarchistic calcification). The growth and lactation periods require a high calcium intake.
Calcium is a major mineral element, known in nutrition as a mineral macro element because of the large amounts needed by the body. Calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) intake ratios must be perfectly balanced at a ratio of 1:2 in the food to ensure optimal health.
Calcium plays two fundamental roles in the body. 99% of the body’s calcium is retained in the bones where it is responsible for making the skeleton solid together with phosphorus. Together they form the ‘cement’ of the bone. Calcium also allows the transfer of information between the cells and the transmission of sensory impulses. Young puppies are unable to adapt to excess calcium in the diet and will continue to absorb 30 – 40% of calcium ingested. This excess can lead to abnormal skeletal development.
Calcium is found in the bones of mammals in the form of mineral salts, as well as in the mineral sources such as calcium carbonate (chalk) and calcium phosphates.