Wednesday, 22 April 2015

#RoyalCanin Gets Serious: Pet Health Nutrition

This post is sponsored by Petsmart and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Royal Canin Pet Health Nutrition but Love Is Being Owned By A Husky only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Petsmart is not responsible for the content of this article.


Royal Canin® - we have all heard of them, they've been around for ages right? But did you know that they were founded way back in 1968 by a Veterinarian named Jean Cathary? Her vision was to satisfy the unique needs of our beloved 4 legged friends. And to think how far they have came in so many years is truly baffling. To date, Royal Canin remains top dog of pet nutrition, creating dog food diets that are unlike anything else in the world! What impressed me the most, was the fact that they now have breed specific pet foods. You may be wondering where this is headed. Well, kick back, chillax and maybe even learn some nutritional solutions for your pet.

Koda and I took a little trip to Petsmart® to see some of the selection Royal Canin had to offer.

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When we arrived, Koda was especially happy as he knew a trip to Petsmart meant that he gets to be "oooh'd and aww'd" at by the friendly employees - and they didn't let us down!

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Once inside, we headed straight to the dog food section. It wasn't hard to find Royal Canin, as there was such a large isle dedicated to their brand!

Royal Canin Dog food

The Royal Canin dog food selection was phenomenal. My eyes were instantly drawn to the different breed specific bags - such as Golden Retriever, Chihuahua, German Shepherd, Bulldog, and the list goes on!

Why do dogs need breed specific food anyway? Why would they benefit from this?
Every breed is different. Take a Chihuahua VS a Great Dane for instance. Different bodies, different muzzles, different jaws, different digestive needs. So would you feed a Chihuahua the same thing as a Great Dane? - probably not.
Royal Canin cares so much about pet health nutrition, they go even further than just focusing on different breeds, they also include specifics such as weight and age of your pet.
So whether you are a new pet parent looking for the best food for your fur baby, or a long time pet owner searching to find an answer for your own pets unique nutritional needs, I highly recommend a visit to Petsmart to see the wide selection and specific needs food by Royal Canin.

Royal Canin Dog Food

QUESTION!
Because the sibe tribe is curious to know:
Are you as concerned about what is in your pet food as much as what's not in it?
Let us know in the comments!

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63 comments:

  1. Our vet friend in Germany actually worked for Royal Canin for six years...just quit last year. She said it was a good food. It has never been our choice, but we do work hard at searching for the best food for our family. We have a food we are happy with now.

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    1. I'm glad you found something that works for your family. I am just happy to shed some light on Royal Canin dog food and what they are all about. All these breed specific foods they are making now was a fantastic idea to support unique needs for our pets :)

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  2. I have fed my Siamese cat Royal Canine for Siamese!! It is a great food. I had no idea they had breed specific food for dogs...that's awesome!!!!

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    1. I think so too. I honestly had no idea they sold breed specific dog food either until that trip to pet smart! I'm so glad to have learned more about Royal Canin.

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    2. And a quick P.S - they also have breed specific cat foods too! AND, there is one for Siamese!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your experience with Royal Canin!

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  4. I'm very much concerned with what's in the pet food. We can never know enough about giving our pets the best food available.

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    1. Your absolutely right! And after much research, I was happy to find out that Royal Canin cares too! Love their unique needs dog and cat foods!!

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  5. I would have been stopping to ooooh and ahhh at Koda as well; how can anyone resist that face? I didn't know they had breed specific formulas, that's pretty neat. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Aw thanks so much!!! And yes, I had no idea either, so I am happy to be able to share that with everyone!

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  6. It's fun to take puppies on a trip to Petsmart.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
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  7. I've never been overly concerned about my dogs' food. They get Diamond and have done fine. I mean, they eat duck and chicken poo on a regular basis, so the food is much better quality than that, right?! I do stress a little over their treats, though.
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    1. That's definitely one way to look at it. :) Question though - do you know whats in your dogs food? Does it provide the specific needs your dog has? I only ask because, I didn't even realize what a difference it can make until I learned more about Royal Canin, and their specific formulas. I was astonished at the different needs of different breeds :)

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  8. Royal Canin is great. Happy Earth Day!

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  9. Thanks for the review. Ancestral diets are a good way to go.

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  10. Looks like a fun trip out to the store to pick up that yummy Royal Canin.

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    1. It was a lot of fun! Plus a good learning experience!

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  11. It is great that Royal Canin is recognizing the differences between breeds of dog. I would have to imagine that the nutritional needs between a 15 lb dog and a 150 lb dog would be very different. I'm sure their ancestors in the wild ate very different things.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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    1. Definitely! I was really impressed with the different unique foods Royal Canin has to offer!

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  12. That sounds yummy. I'm looking for a new food now myself. Will check into this. Wonder if I would have to mix the two breeds for my Doodles.... Hmmmm?

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  13. We are a raw feeding family, but we do occasionally use kibble when dogs are traveling for shows as raw is very complicated and space-consuming to send along with each dog. We have never used Royal Canin but have heard great things about it.

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    1. Well, maybe in the future you could look into Royal Canin for travel purposes ;)

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  14. I only eat a special Royal Canin kibble for my snacks because I have had a bad bladder infection and crystals when I first came to my home.

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    1. That's great that you found something that helps!

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  15. I love that infographic! I am very careful with what Bentley is eating. We are working on a "cool" protein diet to try to get a handle on his allergies. I will check Royal Canin for my ingredient list.

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    1. Let me know if you find something that works for you! I'm sure there will be something to fit Bentley's needs!

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  16. We feed grain free and supplement with some raw. It has helped their allergies so much!

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  17. Yep, the corgis' and cats' foods get scrutinized. We tend to stick with a few brands (dogs are on rotation diets) that our little family-owned pet store sells. I've seen Royal Canin around, though. Great to have choices!

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    1. It is good to have choices, I agree. And I like the fact that today, I could at least shed some light on some on the fantastic things Royal Canin have been up to!

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  18. Yep, we think what's in our food is as important as what's not in it. The kibble we eat is Royal Canin prescription diet.

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  19. I don't get Royal Canin, but my late fursis did get a Royal Canin food. Mom always reads the labels and only buys foods made in Canada if she can.

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    1. We Canadians are like that aren't we? Royal Canin has their own company owned factories here in Canada and the U.S where they make their foods :)

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  20. Great post Jenna! Thanks for shedding some light on Royal Canin philosophy!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne :) Happy to bring some info to you guys!

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  21. I love that Royal Canin is specializing and gearing the food toward a specific breed - fab idea and one I would recommend to pet parents.

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    1. I was thrilled to learn that as well! This was a great experience for me, because now I know the numerous different things Royal Canin has to offer, and can recommend them as well.

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  22. Love Royal Canin, we recommend it to our clients. Happy Earth Day.

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  23. Happy Earth Day! I love that you included info about the veterinarian founder of Royal Canin in your post. Great job! ~Rascal and Rocco

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    1. Happy Earth Day to you too!
      I thought it was an important thing to mention. The good Doctor knew what she was doing, and Royal Canin has continued to bloom over SO many years!

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  24. It is a good food. Does not work well for brown dawgs but I know others who feed it and like the result.

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    1. Oh really? Interesting, wonder why that may be? Have you tried any of the specific breed foods?

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  25. Excellent post, Jenna! I've always liked Royal Canin, they have such a great reputation & have been trusted by breeders and Veterinarians for years. They have such a wide selection of dog food formulas; in addition to breed specific formulas there are also wellness oriented formulas. Their gastrointestinal dog food has saved my Husky a few times; she has a super sensitive stomach and has gotten sick several times. A few days on the gastro food & her tummy is right back on track! I definitely care a lot about what is in, or not in, my dogs' food. I'm always reading pet food labels at PetSmart!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Oh i'm glad to hear you found something to help with her stomach issues!
      Thanks for your comment :)

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  26. We have been hearing so many great things about Royal Canin, love how they have breed specific formulas!

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  27. Me too! That is definitely the best thing I could have learned about Royal Canin!

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  28. I am concerned with what it is in the food as well as what is not in it. I have heard of this brand but didn't know much about it. We're happy with our current dog food, but are in the market for new cat food....I will check this one out when shopping next weekend.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Sounds great!! Let me know if your able to find something! They even have breed specific cat food too!

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  29. We sure learned a lot about Royal Canin that we didn't know before!

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    1. That's wonderful! I'm so glad to hear that!

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  30. Great review! Did they have a husky formula?

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    1. No, nothing for huskies, but there are guide lines for different breeds even if your select breed is not there, so that really helps!

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  31. Royal Canin is one of the best pet food out there. They use good quality ingredients which gives complete & balanced nutrition for our four legged friend.

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