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.
Vitamin E has many biological functions, the antioxidant function being the most important and best known. The α-isomer is the most active biologic form of Vitamin E. The γ-isomer is the most active outside the body and is widely added to pet food to prevent lipid oxidation.
Vitamin E is used in nutrition to prevent or treat many diseases caused by oxidative stress in the cell (physical effort, pollution) and caused by ageing (cardiovascular diseases, cataracts, degenerative neurological diseases).
Vitamin E was discovered in 1920 as a factor in fertility and it was isolated in 1936. It was not until the eighties that its major antioxidant role for the cell was proven. Vitamin E is a generic term that covers several substances, of which alphatocopherol is the most widespread and the form that is the most active biological antioxidant in the cell membranes. Vitamin E is stored in the body’s fat tissue, in the liver and in the muscles.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is transported around the body in lymph and blood vessels bound to lipoproteins.
Vitamin E protects the cell against the action of free radicals. More properly known as “oxygen-reactive species,” free radicals are natural products of the cells during biological oxidation. They are normally part of the body’s natural defences, but when the balance between antioxidants and free radicals is disrupted, the result is oxidative stress.
Generally speaking, vitamin E helps :
Signs of Vitamin E deficiency are mostly attributed to membrane dysfunction as a result of oxidative damage. Clinical signs in dogs include muscle weakness, reproductive disorders, and gestational failure. In cats, clinical signs include heart and skeletal muscle dysfunction and hepatitis.
Vitamin E is synthesised only by plants with highest concentrations in green leaves. The richest sources of Vitamin E are vegetable oils, and to a lesser extent seeds and cereal grains.