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.
Polyphenols form a family of major antioxidants, which protect the cell membranes and DNA, preventing some mutations that cause cancer.
Some epidemiological studies in humans have shown a positive correlation between the regular moderate consumption of red wine - a concentrated source of polyphenols – and a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease (e.g. atherosclerosis). This is currently known as the French paradox. Dogs and cats on the other hand are rarely affected by atherosclerosis, as they possess less LDL cholesterol (“low-density lipoprotein cholesterol”) than humans.
The major positive of polyphenols is their impact on free radicals, limiting the harmful effects of oxidative stress. The incorporation of green tea polyphenols in the diet can improve oral hygiene. Some compounds inhibit the growth of dental plaque bacteria, which cause periodontal disease, a common complaint among aging animals. The positive effect of flavanols, a special category of polyphenols, has also been observed in kidney and heart disease. They stimulate nitric oxide production, relaxing the smooth muscle fibres of the blood vessels. Daily administration of flavanols is associated with a fall in blood pressure.
There are more than 8000 known types of polyphenols and they are found in all vegetable sources. They are involved in pigmentation (tanins), growth, reproduction and plant resistance to disease. Grapes, green tea and cacao are the plants with the highest flavanol content.