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.
An adequate phosphorus intake adapted to the physiological stage and size of the animal and perfectly balanced with the calcium intake, promotes harmonious growth and enhances body functions. In ageing animals, phosphorus intake should be reduced as it might aggravate chronic renal failure.
Etymologically speaking, the word phosphorus means “light-bearing.” It was discovered in 1669 by a German alchemist, who released phosphorus in the form of a vapour that glows in the dark by evaporating urine and burning off the residue in a retort.
Phosphorus has multiple roles, each of which is as important as the other. 86% of the body’s phosphorus is retained in the bones, where together with calcium, it is responsible for making the skeleton solid. It is a constituent of the cell membranes and a mineral that the body needs to dispense energy (through adenosine triphosphate, a.k.a. ATP). Phosphorus is also incorporated into the major molecules, DNA and RNA, which carry the cell’s genetic programming.
Phosphorus is found in mammalian bones in the form of mineral salts, as well as in minerals such as phosphates. Meat is also very rich in phosphorus. When phosphorus has to be limited in the diet, some of the animal proteins can be replaced by vegetable proteins (wheat or maize gluten).