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.
Thiamine was the first of the water-soluble vitamins to be identified and lead to the discovery of more such trace compounds essential for survival. All living organisms use thiamine, but it is synthesized only in bacteria, fungi, and plants. Animals must obtain it from their diet, and thus, for them, it is an essential nutrient.
In 1884, Kanehiro Takaki (1849–1920), a surgeon general in the Japanese navy, rejected the previous germ theory for beriberi and hypothesized that the disease was due to insufficiencies in the diet instead. Switching diet on a navy ship, he discovered that substituting a diet of white rice only, with one also containing barley, meat, milk, bread, and vegetables nearly eliminated beriberi on a 9-month sea voyage.
Thiamine is an essential substance involved in many complex biochemical reactions that help generate energy for the cell. But it is above all indispensable to the functioning of the nervous system, where its role is in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which transmits sensory impulses from one neuron to the other.
Clinical deficiency is rarely observed in dogs and cats because most commercial pet foods have adequate supplementation. Clinical signs of deficiency include anorexia, failure to grow, muscle weakness and neurologic dysfunction such as ventriflexion of the head in cats with paresis, and cardiac hypertrophy and ataxia in dogs.
Thiamine is found in a wide variety of foods at low concentrations. Yeast, yeast extract, and pork are the most highly concentrated sources of thiamine. Cereal grains, particularly whole grain cereals are the most important dietary sources of thiamine, by virtue of their ubiquity. Some other foods rich in thiamine are oatmeal, flax, and sunflower seeds, brown rice, asparagus, kale, cauliflower, potatoes, oranges, liver (beef, pork, and chicken), and eggs.