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As early as the seventies, Royal Canin started to develop outside France: first in the European markets, and then, from 1988 on, on North American.
Today, Royal Canin is an international company that has accomplished to play an important role in pet Health Nutrition throughout the world.
Right since its founding, Royal Canin has been committed to a methodology leading to Health Nutrition.
The Animal Comes First and Knowledge and Respect are the founding philosophies of the brand’s ethics.
Veterinary nutrition is a science that aims to identify the essential nutrients and the role they play, based on its consumption.
Every year numerous Royal Canin dog foods and nutritional formulas appear on the market, containing, besides essential health-sustaining nutrients, natural elements to prevent a number of diseases and protect the body.
Thanks to continuous new advances in scientific knowledge the concept of diet has developed into that of Prevention Nutrition and, when necessary, Health Nutrition or Treatment Nutrition by preventing or treat specific diseases.
Four Objectives of Health Nutrition
- Body development and maintenance: Amino acids, minerals, trace elements, vitamins, and fatty acids respond to the elementary nutritional needs for the development maintenance of the body.
- Energy provision: Lipids and carbohydrates are the central energy sources for dogs.
- Nourishing and prevention: Some nutrients are incorporated into the food (antioxidants, prebiotics, fiber, essential fatty acids, etc.), to prevent kidney disease, digestive conditions, and the effects of aging, for example.
- Nourishing and caring: Certain nutrients are supplementary and others restricted in food to support the therapeutic or recovery process, helping dogs improve from a number of diseases.
Royal Canin believes that the nutritional necessities of dogs vary depending on numerous principles:
- Size: differences inherent to size are linked to specific characteristics. A Pinscher should not be fed in the same way as a Great Dane!
- Age: Growing puppies have nutritional needs which differ from those of adult and mature animals.
- Lifestyle: Outdoor dogs are more active than indoor dogs and have greater energy requirements.
- Breed: Certain dog breeds have specific features requiring a personalized nutritional solution. Example: Labradors are prone to joint disease, so their foods should be supplemented with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate to prevent this condition.
- Physiological stage: gestation, lactation, growth, sexual status (male, female, sterilized or not) influence the dog’s nutritional needs.
The formulation of Royal Canin diets corresponds to a complex puzzle whose production guarantees a constant nutritional formula, respecting the precise and specific needs of dogs.
It is estimated that the life expectancy of dogs has increased by 3 years in the past 15 years.
Currently, dog foods can be formulated according to specific needs, known deficiencies to be prevented or other specificities discovered by research.
*Disclaimer: We are not vets nor animal nutritionists. Please consult with your own veterinarian when choosing and/or trying new foods.*