Why We Are Different

Why We Are Different

Pomeranian and Sphinx

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. Through extensive research, we have identified these needs and created a complete line of premium Health Nutrition specifically formulated for cats and dogs – large or small, young or old, purebred or mixed breed. Because we know that only by feeding the best quality nutrition can we truly help pets stay as healthy and beautiful as possible.

Knowledge and Respect


In the world of pet nutrition, there are a lot of companies creating formulas that appeal to pet owners – because  pet owners  who purchase their pet’s food. Royal Canin is not like a lot of pet food companies. Our mission is different.

At Royal Canin, we make the most precise and effective nutrition for cats and dogs based on size, age, lifestyle, breed and to address specific needs. To do this, we have accumulated vast knowledge about pets that only extensive scientific research and  ongoing dialogue with pet professionals, veterinarians and owners can provide.

In order to create pet Health Nutrition that makes a difference for cats and dogs, we maintain respect for their fundamental animal nature and unique nutritional needs. At all times and in all ways, pets are at the center of everything we do.

Our Commitment to Optimal Quality and Food Safety

Royal Canin is home to many passionate pet owners, and like you, we take the health of our pets very seriously.  We are committed to innovations in Health Nutrition and to improving the lives of the cats and dogs we serve.

Our quality and food safety systems are state-of-the-art and we will continue to invest  in new technology to ensure they remain that way.

  •  Our suppliers are selected through a rigorous  process that doesn’t end with our first purchase – we test every  shipment delivered to our  manufacturing facilities to ensure the safety and quality of the ingredients we use to make food for cats and dogs.
  • We perform thousands of quality checks every month, at every plant, including tests for Salmonella, melamine and mycotoxins
  • We manufacture every diet we sell, in plants that we own, and our plants are ISO 9001:2008 certified for Quality Management and ISO 2000 certified for Food Safety.
  • We perform tests on all finished products before they are shipped to our customers.

You can feel confident that all ROYAL CANIN® cat and dog food, available in veterinary hospitals and in pet specialty retailers nationwide, is safe for your pets to enjoy.  For more information  about our quality standards, please contact us.

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