The story of our brand started over 50 years ago, in 1968, with one vet, Jean Cathary, whose idea was that food was the first medicine. Since then, our story has grown and evolved over time.
We have a close relationship with the world of dog professionals, particularly breeders. We work together to achieve our common mission:
transform each dog’s health and well-being by pushing the limits of nutrition and knowledge.
For more than 50 years, we have consistently increased our knowledge of cats and dogs through our deep professional network - anchored in the world of science and observation through breeders and veterinary experts. By sharing knowledge, we can provide advice, services, and adapted nutrition.
Veterinarian Jean Cathary founded Royal Canin in France in 1968. Dr. Cathary had the vision of a pet food company grounded in science; a company based on the principles of acquiring knowledge about pets, maintaining respect for them at all times and, most importantly, creating advanced cat and dog food made to satisfy the needs of the pet - not the desires of the pet owner.
The results of this vision are easy to see. Despite countless fads, based on more than 45 years of rapid scientific progress, Royal Canin remains on the cutting edge of pet nutrition, and we've created specialized cat and dog formulas that have set a new standard for nutrition for pets.
In Canada, you'll find Royal Canin® associates hard at work at our headquarters and manufacturing facility in Puslinch, ON.
Royal Canin is a global company, and pet owners around the world can be assured of the same superior nutrition and devotion to quality and food safety regardless of where they live and shop.
Our worldwide headquarters was built in 1968 in southern France and remains one of the world's most advanced pet food manufacturing facilities. The campus also serves as a home to approximately 180 cats and 160 dogs. These animals have access to the campus grounds, and they interact with our associates in real and meaningful ways, providing a daily reminder of exactly who we are working for.
We are excited to announce that TerraCycle® has partnered with Royal Canin to launch a recycling program for Royal Canin pet food packaging. If you choose Royal Canin to provide your four-legged friends with the precise nutrition that they need, then this program is perfect for you! We initiated a partnership with TerraCycle® to set up collection points at different locations within communities, including veterinary clinics, pet retailers and other points of sale and encourage consumers to return their packaging after use.
Royal Canin Recycling Program