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 carotenoids are a family of yellow-orange pigments that have an antioxidant role.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids pigments in the crystalline lens and the retina that absorb UV rays and act as a filter for the retina cells. In humans, the risk of cataracts is inversely proportional to the quantity of lutein ingested. Supplementation is also recommended in people suffering from retina degeneration (macula degeneration). Lutein specifically protects the rod cells, while zeaxanthin protects the retinal cones.
Cats are carnivores, so their health depends on the regular intake of animal nutrients. Contrary to dogs, cats do not convert beta-carotene from vegetable sources into vitamin A.
Carotenoids are natural antioxidants that stimulate the immune system. In bitches, beta-carotene promotes the synthesis of progesterone and oestrogen hormones involved in behavioural changes during oestrous and in preparing the uterus for possible gestation. Through these hormones, beta-carotene in food provides a favourable environment for the development and growth of the embryo. There is a synergy between the various carotenoid pigments: lutein permits the regeneration of zeaxanthin, which regenerates the beta-carotene, which in turn regenerates the lycopene.
Carotenoids are generally found in fruit and vegetables, like carrots (beta-carotene), tomatoes (lycopene), oranges, marigold, pumpkins and maize gluten (lutein and zeaxanthin).