Our Way of Making a Better World For Pets

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More Than 50 Years of Health Nutrition

Our History

Founded in 1968 by the French veterinarian Dr. Jean Cathary, ROYAL CANIN® is a global leader in pet health through nutrition. The mission of the brand is to help to transform the health and well-being of each cat and dog by pushing the limits of nutrition and knowledge in partnership with petprofessionals. Thanks to science and observation, for over 50 years Royal Canin has been developing products and services tailored to each cat and dog’s breed, size, age, sensitivities, lifestyle, or daily energy need.

Part of Mars

To help build a better world today, Mars Associates in all corners of the world put The Five Principles into action every day.


The consumer is our boss, quality is our work and value for money is our goal.


As individuals, we demand total responsibility from ourselves; as Associates, we support the responsibilities of others.


A mutual benefit is a shared benefit; a shared benefit will endure.


Developing a sense of engagement where you live and strong relationships in your life


We need freedom to shape our future; we need profit to remain free.

Our Values

Pursuit of knowledge

Our deep understanding of the needs of cats and dogs is what makes it possible for us to make the world's most precise pet health nutrition. We never stop learning and never take anything for granted.

An obsession for pet health

We put our heart and soul into everything we do, and act with a genuine passion to make a better world for pets and pet owners worldwide.

Pets first

We always put the needs of pets first. That gives us a clear focus that steers our research, underpins the nutritional quality of all our products, and helps cats and dogs live healthier lives.

Precision in everything

Our deep knowledge and experience has given us a precise understanding of the needs of pets, and the nutrients required to keep them at their magnificent best.

Respect their nature

We respect cats and dogs for the incredible animals they are. This respect is born from a deep knowledge of their true nature and their unique functional needs.


Working Towards A Sustainable Future

Our belief that pets make our world better inspires and gives life to our purpose of making A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. Our three ambitions have been chosen to help us meet our sustainability goals.

Healthy Planet

reducing our environmental impacts in line with what science says is necessary to keep the planet healthy

Thriving people

Meaningfully improve the working lives of the people in our value chain to enable them to thrive

Nourishing wellbeing

Advance science, innovation and marketing in ways that help billions of people and their pets lead healthier, happier lives