Royal Canin, established in 1967 in Aimargues, the South of France, was founded by veterinarian Dr Jean Cathary.
Dr Cathary first began producing dog food in order to cure recurrent eczema in dogs; he maintained a belief that certain conditions occurred through an adverse reaction to food consumed by the animal.
The global success of this revolutionary food drives Royal Canin to progressively develop the means of high tech production, equipping itself with superb Research & Development capabilities and extending its knowledge to cat food.
The Royal Canin brand has seen spectacular growth with Health Nutrition products in the specialised distribution sector consisting of Pet specialty stores, Veterinarians and Breeders. Royal Canin now sells its foods in more than 90 countries worldwide.
A Company of World Firsts
Ever since its beginnings, Royal Canin has continuously achieved major global breakthroughs in dog and cat nutrition.
In 1980, Royal Canin was the first company in the world to launch a food design for the growth needs of large breed puppies. It was this world ‘first’ which made possible, 17 years later in 1997, the launch of Size Health Nutrition, the first ever program to take into account the true nutritional needs of dogs of small, medium and large sizes (MINI, MEDIUM, MAXI program).
This nutritional breakthrough enabled the establishment of another world first - the four major parameters of Heath Nutrition:
These four parameters have evolved to become a standard approach across the other world players in the dog and cat food markets.
Royal Canin always goes further and further in the pursuit of knowledge and innovation and today establishes the basis of a new approach to Health Nutrition with food targeted to fulfill physiological, dietetic needs to specific breeds.
Thanks to the irreplaceable expertise of the breeders and veterinarians, Royal Canin has continued to launch increasingly precise and targeted foods.