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.
Physiologically speaking, carnitine helps turn fats into fuel for the cells. It is consequently very useful and effective during physical effort, especially when it is sustained. In some dog breeds (Boxers, Dobermans, Cocker Spaniels, etc), serious heart disease is often related to deficient production of carnitine by the body.Weight loss can be accelerated in obese animals by adding carnitine to the food.
Carnitine is a non-essential amino acid normally made by the body from two other amino acids, lysine and methionine. It becomes essential in food only when the body is unable to synthesise enough of it to cover its needs. Its chemical structure allows two forms of the molecule, D and L. Only L-carnitine is active and effective.
Energy is mainly produced in dogs and cats through the oxidation of fat in the mitochondria, which are tiny power generating plants in the cells. The role of carnitine is to shuttle fatty acids through the membrane around each mitochondria. Carnitine also has an important role to play in reproduction. In some species, carnitine supplementation during gestation and lactation increases the weight of newborns and the number of animals in a litter.
Besides synthesis in the liver, food is another source of supply. While plants contain negligible quantities of carnitine, fresh meat is a rich source (mutton and lamb in particular).