Royal Canin is one of the world's most famous dog food manufacturers and one of Pet Parlour's favourite brands. We love that Royal Canin Dog food is customised to the individual breed's needs, with the kibble size and composition differing depending on what type of dog you have. Our in-house tester, Wilfred the Labrador, is famous for trying to eat his food as fast as possible. He is your typical Labrador! This particular breed is renowned for scoffing their food, which is why the Royal Canin Labrador dog food has air holes in the kibble so that they don’t choke! How amazing is that.
Royal Canin is always there when your pet needs it. We have a comprehensive range of products that help to promote the physical wellbeing of dogs and cats, with a wide variety of foods for each breed and lifestyle. From puppy to old age, Royal Canin has developed a range of complementary dog foods to help cater for your pet's changing needs. Each carefully-balanced recipe features high-quality proteins and carbohydrates, as well as essential vitamins and minerals. Shop our range of pet supplies today.
About Royal Canin Dog Food
Royal Canin pet food contains a number of key ingredients to support your pet's digestive system and meet their nutritional needs. It also has a great balance of prebiotics, which contribute to good stool quality. The pet food meets the energy need of all dogs, no matter their life stage.
The more you know about your dog's health and nutrition, the better you will be able to support them in day-to-day life. Royal Canin starts right at the beginning, ensuring your puppy is getting exactly what they need in their diet in the formative months. A lot of physical and behavourial changes take place throughout the puppy stage. The right nutrition, including a selection of the best vitamins and minerals, can help them develop into strong, healthy dogs.
Royal Canin has spent the past decades studying the health needs of both cats and dogs to bring you the best diet for your pet. Even just the smallest nutritional difference can make a huge difference to your pet - it's important to get it right. Their range caters from puppy, right through to ageing dogs, so there is something for everyone.
Who Owns Royal Canin Dog Food?
Royal Canin was originally founded by a French Veterinarian called Dr. Jean Cathary in 1968. Dr Cathary held a vision for a pet foods company that was grounded in science. It was her aim to acquire knowledge about dogs, taking into consideration their breed and life stage, to determine their health needs so they could create a nutrition tailored produced.
In the early stages of the company most of the growth was focused in Europe but that all changed after the company was bought by Mars in 2001. In Australia, Royal Canin's head office is located in Melbourne. Today, Royal Canin is a global leader when it comes to nutrition in dogs and cats and providing quality pet food.
Why Do Vets Recommend Royal Canin Dog Food?
Firstly, it's important to note that vets are not paid a commission to recommend Royal Canin. The brand has a superb reputation of producing a quality product. They spend large amounts on product research, development and testing. Royal Canin dog food is a proven brand that people have been feeding to their dogs for decades.
As any vet will tell you, keeping your dog at a healthy weight is vitally important. Maintaining a healthy weight is in fact key to your dog's general healthy and wellbeing. Royal Canin ensures they are getting all the nutrients they need to maintain their healthy weight - which is another reason vets love the brand.
Plus, Royal Canin also has an entire vets range! This is aimed at dogs who have been diagnosed with health problems. You can find a variety of products that are targeted at everything from dentals issues, to urinary issues, hypoallergenic issues and much more.
Is It Worth The Money?
Of course! But don't just take our word for it. It's hard to put a price on our pets, isn't it? But how do we know whether or not the money we do spend on them is well spent? When it comes to Royal Canin dog food, you can rest assured you made the right choice. It is made with high quality ingredients and subject to rigorous testing, which means your pet is getting the best of the best. If your dog likes the taste Royal Canin dog food will help them thrive with a healthy digestive system and a sparkling coat.
The brand also sets the benchmark when it comes to palatability. Their quality range of nutrition tailored foods will appeal to even the most fussy canine.
How Long The Food Last Once Opened?
Royal Canin dry food will last 2 months if the bag is stored in a cool, dry, airtight container. If you are putting your kibble into a dog food bin it will last up to 6 weeks. So, what exactly is kibble? This type of dog food is ingredients that are ground up and shaped into pellets. The kibble shape can vary, depending on the brand. This dry dog food is a popular choice for many different breeds. Compared to the wet dog food variety, it can be a much better nutritional source for them.
Should I Add Water To Royal Canin Dog Food?
This is completely up to you. Some dogs definitely prefer a little more water to help them digest the dry dog food. But this isn't to say all dogs will like to eat it this way. It mostly comes down to a personal preference. When we feed our in-house tester, Wilfred Royal Canin, we do add a little bit of water to his dry food. It can be worth testing it out with your dog to determine what they prefer. If you pay close enough attention, they will share their preference with you and make it known.
Meeting Your Dogs Nutritional Needs
When it comes to your pet's nutritional needs, this starts early in life. In fact, it starts are soon as they are born. Puppies grow fast - some much faster than others. As they grow, there digestive and immune systems are developing at the same time, which means they have very different nutritional needs from an adult dog. A good diet, can make all the difference to whether or not your puppy grows into a strong and healthy dog, which is why it's so important.
First month of life: during that first month, a puppy starts off with their mothers' milk. They are packed in with their siblings, suckling from their mother and enjoying all the nutritional benefits that come with it. Of course, there comes a time they need to be weaned off the milk, while ensuring their nutritional needs are still being met.
Two to four months: by this age, they are needing four meals a day. Puppies do enjoy playing with their food - just like human babies! You need to encourage them to eat it by sitting with them and dipping your finger into it to share with them (don't worry, you don't need to actually taste it yourself!). They need calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin D in their diet to help with their develop skeletal structure.
Four to seven months: by now, your puppy is likely to be a pro at eating. They have discovered just how good food is (especially is you have a Royal Canin dog) and they are starting to put on a healthy amount of weight. If you have any cancers about your pet, you can always seek out your vet for help. That's what they're there for. At this age, they need lots of protein to give them the energy to do what they do best - be puppies! It is also nice and easy for them to digest.
10 months and beyond: that puppy stage is certainly fleeting! Before you know it, your beloved puppy will have turned into a fun-loving dog, running your household. Each breed will come with their own nutritional needs, so it's important to do a little research into your own pet. The right diet can make a huge difference when it comes to raising a healthy dog.
How To Help Your Dog Maintain A Healthy Weight
At the end of the day, your dog's weight comes down to you as the owner. It is important for you to manage their weight control and ensure they remain as healthy as possible. Between 25% and 40% of dogs are overweight, yet most owners don't realise it until they take them for a check up at the vet. While tailored nutrition is a great start, here are some more tips to help you out:
Keep them active: dogs need to get out for walks as often as possible. Of course, you have your own life to work around. Make sure you factor in at least one walk a day, even if it is a simple 10 minute stroll around the block. For more active breeds, it can help to pop them in the car and take them to the dog park so they can run off their energy.
Take a look at who feeds your dog and when: in a household where there are a number of different people, it can happen that your dog ends up overfed. Keep a sheet of paper on the fridge, listing out meals and treats. Tick it off once given, so others know not to double up or go overboard on the treats.
Cut down on the treats: I know, I know, we all love to spoil out dogs. But if your dog is overweight, then the treats need to go. Instead, make up for it in affection. Give them plenty of cuddles, pats and play time with you to make up for the lack of treats they are getting. They won't even notice they're gone...
As dogs get older, their metabolism can slow down, just like with us humans. As you might expect, you need to pay closer attention to their weight later in life. It can creep on without you noticing. There are also some breeds of dogs that are more prone to putting on weight. For example, Chihuahuas, Beeagles, Dachsunds, Labradors, Pugs and Bulldogs. If ever in doubt, book in a trip to your vet and voice your concerns with them.
How Do I Know When Royal Canin Is Right For My Dog?
The Royal Canin brand tailored each formula to deliver the right nutrition to your dog, no matter their breed, age, or lifestyle.
Vet Range: The Royal Canin vet range targets therapeutic diets that help to maintain the health of dogs who have been diagnosed with health problems. It features a large variety of products from food for dogs with gastrointestinal issues, to those who are hypoallergenic, or need a little extra dental care.
Retail Range: the retail range provides both wet and dry dog foods, packed full of the right nutrition for dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds. You can shop for a number of different products, from German Shepherd Adult through to Mini Puppy, French Bulldog Adult, or Boxer Puppy. They have an extensive list of products, so you are sure to find the right fir for your pet.
Breed Range: do you have a pure breed dog? There is an entire range dedicated to this. Royal Canin understands that every dog is unique. They have delved deeper into this with nutritional and scientific research into the perfect diet for your breed of dog. Simply search through their extensive range to find the right food for your best friend.
Weight Management: Royal Canin also offers a weight management range to help get your pet back on track. They offer food for diabetic dogs, and those needing to lose a little weight, to keep your dog as healthy as possible.