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.
Sulphur amino acids are essential to the synthesis of the main hair protein keratin. A sulphur amino acid deficiency results in hair loss, a slow down in growth and a generally dry, brittle appearance of the hair.
The synthesis required for the maintenance of the skin and the hair may represent up to 30% of an adult dog’s daily protein requirement.
Only methionine is considered to be an essential amino acid. If cystine is provided in sufficient quantities however, it helps free up methionine for other functions. The metabolism of sulphur amino acids produces sulphuric acid, which is eliminated through the urine. A carnivore’s natural diet, which is rich in sulphur amino acids therefore tends to produce acidic urine.
Generally speaking, amino acids are present in animal proteins in large quantities. These amino acids are rarely missing from the diet of cats or dogs, unless the animal is fed an unsupplemented vegetarian diet. Dogs are less sensitive to these deficiencies than cats.
Methionine and cystine are particularly abundant in egg and fish proteins, as well as milk casein. Wheat and maize glutens are also very rich in methionine and cystine.