About Royal Canin


We know the world of cats and dogs is vastly more diverse than people realize.

So, we pursue knowledge of every individual cat’s and dog’s needs with passion & obsession.

Which is why, once we identify a real need through science and observation, nothing will stop us from finding a nutritional solution to it. We partner with pet experts – vets, breeders and other professionals – to tailor precise nutritional formulations to the real needs of individual breeds, at different life stages, in different lifestyles and across a host of medical conditions, from the mildest to the most extreme.

Only in this way and only with this level of precision and obsession can we transform every individual cat and dog into the magnificent animal it has the potential to be.

Our History

Veterinarian Jean Cathary founded ROYAL CANIN ® in France in 1968. Dr. Cathary had the vision of a pet food company rooted in science:a company based on the principles of acquiring knowledge about pets, maintaining respect for them at all times and, most importantly, creating advanced cat food and dog food made to satisfy the needs of the pet – not the desires of the pet owner. The results of this vision are easy to see. ROYAL CANIN ® remains on the cutting edge of pet nutrition, and we’ve created specialized cat and dog food diets that are unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Our Philosophy

At ROYAL CANIN ® , we live by the conviction that pets are not people; they are unique animals with unique nutritional needs that are distinctly different from our own. In the world of pet nutrition, there are several companies creating formulas that appeal to pet owners – because pet owners purchase their pets’ food. Our mission is different. We maintain respect for their fundamental animal nature and distinct nutritional needs. At all times and in all ways, pets are at the center of everything we do. Through extensive research and observation we have identified their needs and created a complete line of premium Health Nutrition specifically formulated for cats and dogs based on size, age, lifestyle, and breed to address specific needs.

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