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.
Leucine, isoleucine and valine constitute the class of branched chained amino acids (BCAA) within the essential amino acid family.They are studied because of their potential role in slowing down tumour growth. Clinical studies in humans have shown a link between BCAA supplementation and length of survival.
The body is unable to synthesise leucine, isoleucine and valine sufficiently quickly, so the animal’s needs must be met through its diet. The blood concentration of these three, more than other amino acids, varies depending on intake.
Valine, leucine and isoleucine are able to stimulate the synthesis of proteins and slow down their degradation in the muscles. This property has been specifically attributed to leucine, which proves to be as effective on its own as a mixture of all three amino acids. Sensitivity to leucine appears to diminish with age. BCAAs help increase lean mass and prevent muscle atrophy in cachectic and cancer affected animals.
Valine, leucine and isoleucine represent at least one third of all essential amino acids in the composition of the muscle proteins. They are the only amino acids to be initially broken down by the muscles.