Fad vs. Fact

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, 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 needs, by building on constantly deepened scientific knowledge and Royal Canin's roots in the feline and canine professional networks.

We Are Stubbornly Scientific
We never follow fads when it comes to pet food. Instead we
use a purely scientific approach to create diets for the
specific needs of cats and dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages and breeds.
    If I won't eat it, my pet shouldn't either.
    You might be disturbed if you saw your pet eating food in the wild because the very same parts of an animal that we might throw away are, in fact, quite appealing to cats and dogs — including the stomach, bones, organs and intestines of prey.
    Pets need to eat a variety of foods.
    Humans may love variety, but animals don't.
    That's because, while we have 9,000 taste buds,
    dogs have 1,700 and cats only 500.
    Also, switching diets can upset your pet's digestion,
    so we recommend sticking to a single formula.
    Raw food diets are better for cats and dogs.
    In many cases, raw diets are not complete and balanced. And they can expose pets to bacteria such as salmonella. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends against feeding cats and dogs raw or unprocessed meats, eggs or milk.
    Pets shouldn't eat grains.
    Grains are an important part of a balanced diet. They are naturally wholesome and packed with protein, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Nutrients found in grains support a healthy GI system, provide energy and much more.
  • 1.
    Cats are unable to taste things that are:
    a. Sweet
    b. Salty
    c. Bitter
    a. Sweet is the correct answer.
    There's no such thing as a cat with a sweet tooth, as cats do not have the taste receptors to sense sweetness. In general, cats have far fewer taste receptors than humans.
  • 2.
    Kibble color affects whether or not your pet will eat it.
    a. True
    b. False
    b. False is the correct answer.
    While color has a big influence on what humans choose to eat, cats and dogs couldn't care less. Smell and texture are the two factors that most influence whether or not a food appeals to them.
  • 3.
    A dog's sense of smell is up to         times more sensitive than ours.
    a. 100
    b. 1,000
    c. 10,000
    d. 100,000
    c. 10,000 is the correct answer.
    A dog's sense of smell is up 10,000 times more powerful than ours. But sensitivity to smells varies by breed and size. For example, a Labrador Retriever has more than twice the olfactory receptors of a Bulldog.
  • 4.
       % of the protein dogs and cats eat goes to maintain
    their skin and coat health.
    a. 15
    b. 25
    c. 35
    c. 35 is the correct answer.
    Dogs and cats use about 30-35% of their dietary protein to maintain their skin and coat. All Royal Canin diets are formulated with a precise mix of nutrients to ensure your pet's skin and coat are at their healthiest, and we offer special diets
    for pets with sensitive skin.
  • 5.
    In order for a Persian cat to more easily pick up its food,
    Royal Canin developed a special kibble in what shape?
    a. Fish
    b. Banana
    c. Almond
    c. Almond is the correct answer.
    Persian cats, unlike other breeds, use the underside of
    their tongue to pick up food. We developed our Persian 30™
    diet with an almond-shaped kibble that's designed
    for their unique eating style.
  • 6.
    Which breed is more likely to have weight problems?
    a. Boxer
    b. Labrador Retriever
    c. German Shepherd
    b. Labrador Retriever is the correct answer.
    Labrador Retrievers tend to gulp their food down quickly and have a tendency to put on excess weight. Our Labrador Retriever 30™ diet is formulated with L-carnitine to support fat metabolization
    and a unique kibble shape to slow down fast eaters.
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