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Nutritional Precision

At Royal Canin, we’ve gone above and beyond to ensure precise nutritional solutions for dogs and cats. ie: state-of the art drying system. This ensures that every kibble has a consistent and even level of moisture and little chance of moudly kibbles.

Reference samples are regularly collected as each product is produced. These samples are compared against a reference standard to ensure the highest quality standards every time.

As a final quality test, we use the NIRS system again to make certain the product meets all standards of nutritional precision.

Product Safety

Prior to using any raw ingredient in our facility we perform a series of up to 30 analytical tests. One of those tests is the Near Infrared Spectroscopy System or NIRS. NIRS compares a “fingerprint” of the ingredient to a computerized library of standards. If the fingerprint does not match the ingredient, that ingredient will never be used in our diets. This rigorous testing ensures that we’re only working with the best raw ingredients, every single time.




Chicken By-Product Meal is produced through a process of cooking, drying and separation of fats and proteins from animal carcasses. It contains a dehydrated combination of meat (or cuts or parts) including lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, livers, blood, bone, necks, undeveloped eggs and intestines. Materials that would be indigestible without further processing are NOT included. Such materials include: hair, horns, teeth, hooves and feathers. Chicken by-product meal is much more nutrient dense than the ingredient “chicken”, which includes water. 

Royal Canin’s by-products are sourced from human food dedicated slaughterhouses and are composed of clean, fresh parts from animals that have been veterinarian-inspected and deemed healthy prior to slaughter. Royal Canin never uses 4-D meat, which include dead, dying, disabled or diseased animals.

Grain free or not grain free

FACT: All the nutrients in a pet food add nutritional value to the food, these include carbohydrates, proteins and nutrients coming from grains. Grains are carbohydrates that are essential to supply energy. The brain and nerves need glucose, from a carbohydrate, to support normal functions. Grains provide fiber and other nutrients. Fibre is very important in the diet to maintain the health of the gastrointestinal tract. Grains also contain nutrients that contribute to healthy skin and coat as well as certain essential fatty acids. Finally the grain in the diet will spare the protein to be used as the building blocks to maintain muscle and tissue.

If provided adequately in the diet, they can spare protein from being used as an energy source

 Instead protein can be used for:

  • -tissue repair
  • -production of nitrogenous compounds  (such as nitrogenous bases and neurotransmitters)
  • -growth
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