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.
Glutamine is a very important amino acid for the metabolism of rapidly regenerating cells, like those in the digestive tract and the immune system. While it is not normally an essential amino acid, glutamine can be essential in certain circumstances.That is why it is termed a conditionally essential amino acid.
In conditions of disease or intense stress, the consumption of amino acids speeds up and the blood glutamine concentration falls. The integrity of the intestinal mucosa is then put at risk, allowing intestinal bacteria to move into the bloodstream.
Glutamine exercises many functions connected with protein synthesis, as a precursor of compounds that enter into the composition of cell DNA, a regulator of hepatic syntheses and a role-player in the detox process.
Glutamine is utilised by the cells of the intestinal mucosa as a source of energy. A low intake by an animal with a high requirement in a critical phase may compromise the integrity of the intestinal barrier. Glutamine supplementation may help reduce the risk of atrophy of villi. It may also be beneficial during convalescence after a period of digestive problems.
Glutamine is synthesised by many tissues and approximately 60% of glutamine is freely stored in the muscles. When the animal’s requirement increases, the body may be unable to produce sufficient quantities. Wheat gluten is a good source of glutamine, containing close to 40%.