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.
The colour of the coat depends on the presence of pheomelanin grains (yellow to red pigments) and eumelanin grains (brown to black pigments).The production of these pigments requires the presence of tyrosine and phenylalanine, two aromatic amino acids (so-termed because of their ring structure).
A deficiency of tyrosine and phenylalanine in the diet of dogs and cats with dark or black coats, will lead to reddening of the hair. Studies on Newfoundland and black Labrador puppies show that the phenylalanine and tyrosine levels needed for optimal coat pigmentation are twice that of the corresponding growth-related requirements. Tyrosine supplementation even helps increase the intensity of hair coloration.
The Siamese cat’s particular colour (" colourpoint") is due to properties of tyrosinase, the key enzyme in melanin production. In this breed, the enzyme works only at a relatively low temperature. Warmer areas like the flanks, the belly and the back remain clear, while colder areas like the head, feet and tail are coloured.
Besides its role in hair and iris pigmentation, tyrosine is also a dopamine, noradrenalin and adrenalin precursor. These molecules are involved in the proper functioning of the brain and in the reproductive function. Tyrosine supplementation therefore has a positive effect on fertility.
Tyrosine is either provided directly in the diet or synthesised from phenylalanine, an essential amino acid. Milk and dairy products are excellent sources of tyrosine and rice is the only vegetable source to contain register-able quantities of this amino acid.