Royal Canin was founded in 1967 by Dr. Jean Cathary in France. It was acquired in 2003 by an American company and in 2004 they acquired Innovative Veterinary Diet (IVD) from Del Monte Foods. They now have 6 manufacturing facilities located throughout Europe, North America, South America and Africa. They also have three research centers located in France, the United Kingdom and Brazil where they dedicate their time to formulating top quality pet food.
With over 30 years of experience in dog and cat health nutrition, Royal Canin has been at the forefront of the nutritional revolution, offering owners specially designed foods for their pets’ breed, size, age, and activity level.
In April, 2003 Royal Canin introduced Canine Health Nutrition Mini, a full line of dog foods formulated exclusively for small breed dogs. More recently it introduced Canine Health Nutrition Maxi, a full line of dog foods formulated exclusively for large breed dogs.
All Royal Canin products are naturally preserved and contain no artificial colors or flavors. Royal Canin is only sold through pet specialty retailers and selected online retailers. Their products have a shelf life of one year.
Royal Canin has launched products unlike any pet food product offered by other pet food manufacturers. One of their truly impressive innovations is breed specific diets including Boxer, Dachshund, and Shih Tzu breeds. This line of food is particularly important for dog breeders as each product is made of different ingredients, in varying sizes, shapes, textures and tastes to benefit your dog specifically.
They also have a full line of cat foods that include special formulas for Persians, Siamese and Maine Coons.
There was a recall on more than five of Royal Canin line. It was due to the high level of Vitamin D3 in their formulas which resulted in hypercalcemia in your pets.
They recommend a 5-7 day transition period when switching your pet to Royal Canin pet foods.