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Royal Canin Cat Food Review

Feline Health Nutrition Kitten Dry Cat Food

Feline Health Nutrition Kitten Dry Cat Food

Nutrition Intense Beauty Canned Cat Food

Nutrition Intense Beauty Canned Cat Food

Sauce Variety Pack Wet Cat Food

Sauce Variety Pack Wet Cat Food

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Angela Westfall
Published 16:00 pm

The cat food industry is a constantly growing one. Cat food companies are adapting to popular trends in a bid to become dynamic as well as competitive. Different types of ingredients and science are being combined to produce what cat food companies believe is the ideal combination. But do you know exactly what goes into the food you purchase for your cat? In this review, we will shed more light on the Royal Canin Cat Food company as a whole. This way we can help you determine whether to choose this brand over other brands on the market. We will examine the different Royal Canin feline food options, the ingredients, pros and cons, as well as delivering to you our top pick from their selection.

Royal Canin Cat Food Review

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We will kick-start with Royal Canin’s Health Nutrition Kitten Dry Cat Food. Your kitten will require a little change in its diet when it reaches its second stage of “kittenhood”. This is stage usually from the fourth month to the first year. Royal Canin kitten food is supposed to cater to the slight change that your kitten will need in its diet. This kitten food comes with a special formulation that blends all the necessary vitamins and antioxidants your kitten will need for healthy growth. This special blend will boost your kittens’ immune system while keeping it healthy. Royal Canin’s special formulation combines proteins that are highly digestible, with prebiotics and fiber. During the second stage of a kitten’s growth, its digestive system is still in the developing stage. This special formulation will help to provide the necessary nutritional support a kitten’s developing digestive system requires. Since this stage in a kitten’s growth also comes with high energy needs. Royal Canin’s special formulation offers an ideal mix of protein, vitamins, and minerals that will help to support and boost your kittens’ high energy needs. Every cat owner will love to see their growing kitten bounce around the house with all the exuberant energy that kittens have.

It comes with a special formulation for kittens between four months to a year old

It comes in small kibble sizes and texture for emerging kitten teeth

It is available in three different weights – three and a half pounds, seven pounds, and fifteen pounds

It comes with a special blend of proteins, fiber, vitamins, and minerals

Specification:
  • Brand: Royal Canin
  • Model: 542507
  • Weight: 7 pounds

2

Next up is Royal Canin’s Feline Care Nutrition Intense Beauty Canned Cat Food. This specially formulated cat food is meant to take care of the deep nutritional needs of grown cats. Sometimes, it is not enough to only feed your cat. Sometimes, you must also be interested in making sure that not only does your feel good, but that it also looks good. Royal Canin’s Feline Nutrition cat food is specially formulated just for that purpose. It is made with pork by-products, chicken by-products, pork liver, chicken, some grain ingredients like wheat gluten and rice flour, as well as several other ingredients. It also contains enough water for your cat to process. Thus, this canned food will provide your cat with excellent nutrition as well as enough moisture. This is very important as it will help your cat’s coat to look healthy and shiny. It also contains nutrients like calcium, vitamins, and folic acid. Thus, if you are interested in making your cat’s coat look healthy and beautiful, then Royal Canin’s Feline Care Nutrition Intense Beauty Cat Food should be your option.

It is available in two different weights – three ounces and over five ounces

It comes in a pack of twenty-four cans

It is specially formulated to take care of the cat’s coat

It contains three ounces of loaf in sauce

Specification:
  • Brand: Royal Canin
  • Model: 41098
  • Weight: 3.04 ounces

3

Royal Canin’s Feline Health Nutrition Mother And Baby Cat is next on our list. Queen cats, as well as baby kittens, require special attention when it comes to their feeding and health. This Royal Canin dry cat food will help you to do just that – take care of your queen cat and baby kittens. Baby kittens are usually from one month to four months old. This specially formulated cat food is the complete package for your little kittens as it will support their young immune system as well as the digestive system with the essential nutrients. And, for nursing or pregnant cats, this special food will help to support their nutritional requirements with a boost of antioxidants, vitamins, proteins, and other essential nutrients and minerals. Both mother and kittens have a complete package of cat food specially made for their specific nutritional needs. For pregnant cats, this cat food includes DHA, which is needed to help build a strong foundation for the kittens’ brain development right from the womb. Also, to make it easy to chew, the food is available in small dry kibbles. This will help your kittens as they slowly transition from milk to more solid food.

It is available in two different weights – three and a half pounds and seven pounds

It is specially formulated for queen cats and baby kittens

It contains DHA for kitten brain development

It is available in small easy-to-chew sizes

Specification:
  • Brand: Royal Canin
  • Model: 542307
  • Weight: 7 pounds

4

Royal Canin’s Aging Wet Cat Food is specially formulated for aging cats. Cats that are twelve years and older also require a special type of attention when it comes to their care and feeding. This Royal Canin wet cat food is made with a good blend of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats that will help provide the nutritional requirements for even the most fussiest adult cats. Adult cats begin to experience several health issues, including joint problems. This cat food comes with a rich dose of omega 3 fatty acids to help ensure that your adult cat maintains healthy joints. It also comes with all the necessary minerals and vitamins to keep it active even in old age. Adult cats are also known to be prone to different kidney-related issues. This cat food comes with a special blend to help support good kidney health as well as maintaining a healthy level of phosphorus. Royal Canin’s Aging 12+ Wet Cat Food can be paired with the Feline Health Nutrition dry formula to provide an optimum combination of cat nutrition.

It comes in a case of twelve cans

It can be paired with Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Dry Formulas

It is specially formulated for adult cats above twelve years old

It is available in a weight of three ounces   

Specification:
  • Brand: Royal Canin
  • Model: 175044
  • Weight: 3.04 ounces

5

Next on our list is Royal Canin’s Mother And Baby Cat Ultra-Soft Variety Wet Cat Food. This wet cat food is specially prepared for baby kittens that are between the ages of one month to four months. At such a delicate age, baby cats need a special blend of nutrients to aid in their growth and development. Royal Canin’s special Mother And Baby Cat Wet Cat Food is specially formulated to help baby kittens to transition from liquid food to solid food. Plus, it is also a good blend of cat food for queen cats as they nurse their kittens. This cat food comes with a generous dose of DHA to help build an ideal foundation for the brain development of kittens while they are still in their mother’s womb. That is why it is also very essential for queen cats. Also, this cat food comes with a combination of complex antioxidants and vitamins that are needed to build a strong immune system and promote healthy growth. It also contains highly digestible proteins and prebiotics that help to promote a healthy digestive system.

Each pack comes with twelve cans of cat food

Each can comes with a weight of three ounces

It contains DHA for brain development

It is specially formulated for queen cats and baby kittens below five months

Specification:
  • Brand: Royal Canin
  • Weight: 3.04 ounces

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Royal Canin’s Hair And Skin Care Dry Cat Food is exactly as its name suggests. It is specially formulated to take care of your cat’s coat and skin. As a cat owner, your cat’s skin health beyond grooming, should be part of your responsibility. Fortunately, Royal Canin is sharing that responsibility with you with this Hair And Skin Care Dry Cat Food. It comes with a special formulation that is specifically blended for cats that are one year old and above. It is also made for older cats that have dry or sensitive skin and coats. As cats age, the chances of experiencing dry skin or coats also increases. Some cats have naturally sensitive skin. Royal Canin’s Hair And Skin Care Dry Cat Food is a special blend of amino acids, vitamins, as well as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. All these combined will give your cat’s skin a healthy look. Also, it will improve the coat’s shine after twenty-one days of exclusive use. Frequent use of this cat food will also ensure that your cat has a healthy hair growth by significantly the presence of dandruff dull coat problems. Royal Canin’s Hair And Skin Care Dry Cat Food also works perfectly when combined with the Intense Beauty Wet Cat Formula.

It comes with a weight of seven pounds per bag

It is specially formulated for cats with dry and sensitive skin problems

It helps to improve the coat of cats after twenty-one days of exclusive use

It complements the Royal Canin Intense Beauty Wet Cat formulas

Specification:
  • Brand: Royal Canin
  • Model: 626094
  • Weight: 7 pounds

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Next up is Royal Canin’s Ultra Light Loaf In A Sauce Wet Cat Food. Feline obesity is one of the most common health problems that cats face when they are growing up. This is especially true with cats that are at least one year old. A cat’s meal is supposed to be made mostly of protein. When cats are fed with too many carbohydrates, it puts them at risk of becoming overweight. Royal Canin’s Ultra Light  Loaf In Sauce Wet Cat Food is specially formulated to ensure that your cat maintains lean and healthy muscles and to support healthy weights in cats that are at least one year old. It is made with an excellent blend of vitamins and minerals. This will help to ensure that your cat maintains a healthy and active lifestyle. Royal Canin has enriched this wet cat food with L-carnitine, which is a special formula to help promote healthy weight management and a healthy metabolism.

It comes in a case of twenty-four cans of cat food

It is available in a weight of over five ounces

It is specially formulated to promote lean cat muscle

It has been enriched with L-carnitine to promote a healthy mechanism and weight

Specification:
  • Brand: Royal Canin
  • Model: 41108
  • Weight: 3 pounds

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Royal Canin’s Persian Breed Dry Kitten Food is the final entry in our review. If you have Persian breed kittens, you would have realized how small their mouths are. Royal Canin’s Persian Breed Dry Kitten Food was made specifically for those tiny feline guys. It comes in ruby shaped kibble that has been designed exclusively for their small mouths. This, however, does not mean that other breeds of kittens are not part of the party. This kitten food can be fed to other kittens that are also up to twelve months old. It also comes with a blend of antioxidants exclusively meant for kittens to provide a special boost for their young immune system. It also goes a long way to ensure that the little guys grow up healthily. It contains proteins and probiotics that are highly digestible. These are very important when it comes to helping to develop the digestive system of kittens as they begin to take on more solid food. It also comes with a balanced formula of fatty acids and vitamins to ensure that the kittens do not only maintain healthy skin, but it also helps to promote very healthy hair growth. Treat your kittens with this delicious dry kitten food while ensuring that they have a healthy growth.

It is specifically formulated to provide nutrition for kittens below twelve months

It is shaped purposely to for the Persian Breed kittens

It comes with a weight of three pounds

It comes with minerals, and nutrients specially blended for kittens 

Specification:
  • Brand: Royal Canin
  • Model: 542703
  • Weight: 3 pounds

Royal Canin Cat Food Review

Company Information

Jean Cathary, a veterinary surgeon, had started his veterinary practice in a village located in the Gard area of the south of France called Aimargues in the 1960s. He was so bothered by the number of cases he received from pets with different coats and skin diseases that he started doing his own experiments with foods he had at home to provide a nutritional solution for the pets. He experimented with different homemade recipes that he baked in an oven located in his garage. Jean realized after some time that his cereal-based recipes provided a constant source of cure for a myriad of skin and coat diseases the animals suffered from. He, therefore, decided to focus entirely on his new discovery and treatment as he completely ended his vet practice and registered his new brand, the “Royal Canin” to join the booming pet food industry. The new brand went on to import an extruder from the United States of America. Thus, Royal Canin became one of the pioneering makers of pet food in Europe as the company went on to manufacture different types of pet food. Royal Canin became the first company to manufacture dry pet food using an extruder in Europe. In 1972, the company was sold to the Guyomarc’h Group as its brands of pet food swept through Europe. Various branches of the company were opened in countries across Europe. Some of the countries include Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Sweden. In 2001, the company was sold to Mars Incorporated. Currently, Royal Canin has taken on a global market with factories and facilities across the globe. However, its main office remains in Aimargues in France.

Cat sitting near the food bowl

Why Choose This Brand?

There are various reasons why Royal Canin should be chosen.

  • Skin And Coat Care: Royal Canin focuses a lot on both animal-based as well as plant-based solutions to tackle a myriad of skin and coat issues in cats.
  • Target-Specific products: The company has different cat foods that target specific types and ages of cats. While other cat foods focus on high-quality protein food, most of Royal Canin pet foods focus not only on skin health, but also on different types and ages of cats. For example, there are specially formulated cat foods for kittens bore four months old, kittens before a year old, queen cats, Persian kittens, and even adult cats.
  • Nutrition: All the cat foods the company produces come with excellent blends of nutrition that are essential for cats.
  • Variety: As mentioned earlier, the company manufactures various types of cat foods to choose from.

The cat foods are also available in different weights and sizes to choose from.

Ingredients Analysis

Royal Canin cat food is made with several ingredients. Chief among them is enough water for processing. This also ensures that the food provides enough moisture for the cats. The company has provided a good blend of plant and animal ingredients with the addition of some nutritional supplements. Some of the ingredients included are chicken by-products, pork by-products, pork liver, chicken liver, wheat flour, salmon, wheat gluten, pork plasma, gelatin, powdered cellulose, some natural flavors, calcium sulfate, corn starch that has modified, potassium chloride, guar gum, sodium tripolyphosphate, taurine, and carrageenan. Several nutritional supplements have been added. These are; vitamin D1 which shows as alpha-tocopherol acetate and provides vitamin E sources. There are also vitamin B1 occurring as thiamine and mononitrate, as well as niacin supplements. Also available are pyridoxine hydrochloride occurring as vitamin B6, D-calcium pantothenate, biotin, and supplements of riboflavin. Other supplements included are vitamin D3, vitamin B12, and folic acid. There are some trace minerals available. These are; chlorine chloride, zinc proteinate, calcium iodate, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, and copper sulfate.

Generally, the protein forms more than sixty percent of the nutritional value. Carbohydrate forms about twenty-five percent, while fat forms about ten percent.

Pros
  • It has specially formulated foods for kittens and queen cats. This formulation helps to ween kittens off liquid food to solid food while it provides them with the essential nutrients for proper growth.
  • The company has different cat foods that target specific types and ages of cats. While other cat foods focus on high-quality protein food, most of Royal Canin pet foods focus not only on skin health, but also on different types and ages of cats.
Cons
  • It contains too many filler proteins and a very small amount of crude protein.
  • The cat foods have too many grain ingredients in them, which could be difficult for cats to digest.
  • It could cause severe indigestion problems in some cats.

Our Top Pick

Our top pick is the Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Kitten Dry Cat Food. This dry cat food is specially formulated for kittens between four months and a year old. It comes with a blend of oxidants and vitamins. Amongst many other numerous benefits, these oxidants and vitamins help to develop a kitten’s immune system. It also comes with an ideal combination of proteins, fiber, probiotics, and other minerals that contribute to the healthy functioning of a kitten’s digestive system.

Angela Westfall
Angela Westfall
Angela has fostered, adopted, screened and saved cats for over 15 years. She is known as one of Central Ohio’s most passionate and knowledgeable cat enthusiasts. Her rescue, Angels Assisting Felines has partnerships with PetSmart and PetSuppliesPlus to help more cats find great homes.
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