Health is fragile

The first weeks and months of life are key to giving your puppy the perfect start to life.
Australian Shepherd puppies lying down in black and white on a white background

Birth-4 weeks

Neonatal period

Newborn puppies stay close to their mother and begin to slowly make sense of the world.

First stage
Royal Canin Puppy and Kitten Expert Board members portraits

Meet Our Puppy & Kitten Expert Board 

The Puppy & Kitten Expert Board was created to unite some of the best specialists in the veterinary world to help ensure that cats and dogs have a healthy start in life. We know that begins long before they are born in many cases, and affects their health and life long in the future.

Get to know the experts