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Royal Canin Balanced nutrition

Royal Canin approach to support health through essential nutrients


Through research and observation we can provide nutritional solutions to support both the lifestyle and physiological particularities of each cat or dog. This is achieved through providing the right balance of nutrients to support body systems.



Health indicators to watch out to make sure your pet is happily healthy.


Skin and Coat Health


Provide optimal levels of: Proteins, Vitamins, Fats, Minerals, Antioxidants, Skin barrier complex, Specific amino acids  (e.g. cysteine, methionine)

Urinary Health

• Provide optimal mineral levels ( calcium,  magnesium) • Encourage water intake ( sodium, behavioural) • Maintain ideal body condition.

Eye Health

Provide optimal levels of: Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Vitamin A.


Digestive Health – improving stool quality

 Support gastrointestinal flora ( MOS, FOS) • Promote optimal moisture content (Psyllium, zeolite) • Improve intestinal motility (insoluble fibres)  • Improve digestion (low indigestible proteins (LIPs), kibble structure)


Cardiac Health

Provide optimal protein levels, taurine, L-carnitine • Include antioxidant support • Include fatty acids (eg. EPA/DHA) • Ensure appropriate mineral balance.


Dental Health


• Optimize kibble shape, density, texture to improve brushing   action on the teeth • Include Antioxidants (Polyphenols, Vitamin E & Vitamin C) and   Sodium Tripolyphosphate .


Brain Health

Provide optimal levels of: Proteins, Vitamins, Fatty acids, Minerals, Antioxidants.


Joint Health

Helps joint health by providing optimal levels of: Fatty acids such as Glucosamine, Chondroitin .



Royal Canin provides nutritional support: For different life stages through tailored nutrition to the specific needs of that stage.  Health nutrition for a life time for each cat and dog.


Ideal Body Condition


To achieve and maintain ideal bodyy condition one must

• Satisfy appetite

• Ensure appropriate caloric intake

• Include scheduled exercise

Although many nutrients support multiple body functions it is important to understand and create a balance of these nutrients to best suit the nutritional needs of each individual cat or dog. At Royal Canin we identify specific needs and tailor the nutrition to address the particularities of the individual cat or dog.


If you require assistance in choosing the most appropriate formula for your individual cat or dog please contact us for direct support.

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Our Scientific officer Fiona Picton is pleased to assist you further should you require further assistance.  Send us your questions on our customer support email an we will be contacting you directly answering your questions.



About Fiona Picton



About Fiona Picton B.Sc(Hons) BCCSDip.HthNut

Fiona Picton is the company’s nutrition expert, however she is also very knowledgeable about dog and cat care and behavior in general. 

Fiona Picton owns a distinction in a Dilpoma in Canine Health and Nutrition.  The course involved detailed information on all aspects of canine health including the following:

  • Canine Health
  • Preventing Problems
  • Building Blocks of Good Nutrition
  • Feeding And Supplements
  • Special Nutritional Needs
  • How The Canine Body Works
  • Common Conditions
  • Fighting Viruses And Bugs
  • Canine First Aid And Drug Therapy
  • Alternative Health
  • Importance Of Exercise
  • Senior Health
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