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.
Niacin is the term given to the two compounds (nicotinic acid and nicotinamide) that exhibit vitamin B3 activity. Niacin must be converted to either nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide (NADH) or nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) to participate in enzymatic reactions or protein synthesis.
Isolated in 1867, Niacin’s role in curing pellagra (also known as black tongue disease) in dogs was not discovered until 1937.
Niacin, in its cofactor form, is important in a number of physiologic reactions in the body. Oxidoreductive reactions are the primary function.
Niacin can be synthesised from tryptophan although cats are unable to produce enough to satisfy their requirements and must obtain adequate amounts of niacin from the diet.Deficiencies are more common in cats and clinical symptoms include dermatitis, diarrhoea, dementia and death.
Niacin is found in large quantities in yeast, animal/fish by-products, cereals, legumes and oil seeds.