Royal Canin has been a major player in the pet food industry for many years, part of the Masterfoods empire that includes Cesar, Chappie, Frolic, Pal, Pedigree and James Wellbeloved.
Royal Canin is a premium brand and for some time now they have been pioneering the idea of breed specific foods. Now it is open to debate as to whether all experts in the field consider these to be entirely necessary, but if you are the owner of a Persian or Maine Coon cat then maybe you think it rather flattering that a company should cater specifically for your pet!
Royal Canin produce a wide range of products, both aimed at consumer and veterinary surgeons.
Purina are huge suppliers of Soya, and these recipes, based on unamed cereals and meat/animal derivatives do not have much to recommend them, unless your dog won't eat anything else!
Expect to pay around £36 - £40 for a 15kg sack, which is a litle higher than some equivalent natural foods.
Based not just on quality of ingredients, but if it seems to offer value for money!
maize, dehydrated poultry protein, maize flour, animal fats, dehydrated pork protein, hydrolysed animal proteins, beet pulp, maize gluten, minerals, fish oil, soya oil, yeasts, hydrolysed crustaceans (source of glucosamine), hydrolysed cartilage (source of chondroitin). ADDITIVES (per kg): Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 16000 IU, Vitamin D3: 1000 IU, E1 (Iron): 50 mg, E2 (Iodine): 5.1 mg, E4 (Copper): 10 mg, E5 (Manganese): 66 mg, E6 (Zinc): 197 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.09 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.
Protein 26%, Fat 15%, Fibre 1.2%
rice, dehydrated poultry protein, animal fats, maize gluten, hydrolysed animal proteins, beet pulp, vegetable protein isolate*, vegetable fibres, minerals, fish oil, soya oil, psyllium husks and seeds, hydrolysed yeast (source of manno-oligo-saccharides), borage oil, hydrolysed crustaceans (source of glucosamine), hydrolysed cartilage (source of chondroitin). ADDITIVES (per kg):Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 12900 IU, Vitamin D3: 600 IU, E1 (Iron): 44 mg, E2 (Iodine): 3.4 mg, E4 (Copper): 8 mg, E5 (Manganese): 57 mg, E6 (Zinc): 187 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.07 mg -Preservatives - Antioxidants.
Protein 28%, Fat 18%, Fibre 2.2%