At Man’s side for millenia, the dog has adapted, but he has behavioral and nutritional requirements of his own. Knowing them and respecting them will guarantee his well-being and his health.

The cat’s feline nature is always a matter of fascination. He adapts with apparent ease to daily life, and yet he has behavioral and nutritional requirements of his own. Knowing them and respecting them will guarantee his well-being and his health.

Because of its composition, a Royal Canin Health Nutrition food provides all essential nutrients measured out with utmost precision in order to contribute every day and on a long-term basis to the well-being and health of every animal, according to his age, his size, his physiological condition and his breed.

Innovation for the sake of dogs and cats’ health. For over 40 years, Royal Canin has worked with breeder partners and veterinary nutritionists to go ever further into innovation and precision to enable us to formulate nutritional solutions which perfectly meet dogs and cats’ real needs.

Minerals

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Essential for the body

A complete food does not require any mineral supplement. An excess in mineral salts has an adverse effect on good digestibility and may even produce effects contrary to expectations.

When a food is burnt the ashes produced are the minerals that were in the food, which generally represent 5-8% of a dry food.

The minerals that are present in high quantities (calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium) are called macro elements. Those present in very low quantities –trace elements– represent a few mg/kg (or ppm), but they are essential to the functioning of the body (e.g. iron, zinc, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium).

Minerals are provided by the different ingredients in the ration.They may also be included in the form of purified salts: iron sulphate, zinc oxide, manganese oxide, copper sulphate,sodium selenite,calcium iodate, etc.

Each mineral is involved in several different functions.To keep things simple, we limit ourselves to some of the main roles the most important minerals play in the body.