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At Royal Canin, we believe the secret to providing cats and dogs with the best nutrition lies not in any passing fad, but in well-researched scientific fact. That’s why we always use a purely scientific approach to create diets designed to cater to the specific needs of pets of all shapes, sizes, ages, lifestyles and breeds.

From the time they’re born until they’re well into their golden years, dogs’ nutritional needs are constantly changing, and we believe their food should, too. That’s why we offer a full line of products designed for dogs at every life stage. 

From the time they’re kittens until they’re mature, cats’ nutritional needs are constantly changing, and we believe 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. 

ROYAL CANIN® PROFESSIONAL products are specifically formulated to meet the needs of the breeding kennel and cattery.  Our innovative science-based solutions are the result of our 40-year collaboration and partnership with breeders across the globe.

As a company that was founded by a veterinarian, Royal Canin is committed to investing in the veterinary community.

Royal Canin is a global leader in pet health nutrition. In an industry that continues to adapt to popular trends in cat and dog food, our mission will remain the same; to constantly bring, through Health Nutrition and shared knowledge, the most precise nutritional solution for cats’ and dogs’ health nutrition needs, by building on constantly deepened scientific knowledge and Royal Canin’s roots in the feline and canine professional networks. 

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Breed-Based Nutrition

Breed-Based Nutrition

It’s fairly easy to see why a Yorkshire Terrier food may be different than a German Shepherd food based on their size alone. But it takes in-depth analysis, research and innovation to discover that even dogs of similar sizes and shapes may have different nutritional needs based on the genetic makeup of their specific breed.

Different Breeds, Different Nutrition


The more we learn about the physiology of dogs, the more we realize how different each breed can be. Of all the animal species, the dog may be the most diverse.

Adult body weight: Varies from 2 to over 200 lb.

Life expectancy: From 7 to 16 years

Puppies per litter: From 1 to 12

Before we develop a purebred dog food, we first closely observe the breed to understand its morphological, physiological and behavioral characteristics. For instance, we studied how to promote lean muscle mass in the Dachshund, how to help Boxers pick up their kibble more easily, and even how to support a healthy weight in the Labrador Retriever.

The end result is a constantly growing line of breed-specific canine diets, customized for each breed’s unique set of characteristics – a truly innovative solution to better meet the nutritional needs of your dog.

Learn more about if Breed Health Nutrition is right for your dog.