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Gotta be honest. Around these parts, we don’t usually like it when we hear the term “breed specific” because it typically means something negative. But then Royal Canin® went and put a whole new spin on those words when they created breed specific foods for dogs (and cats).
If you’re not familiar with Royal Canin, let me give you a brief introduction. Founded in France in 1968, Royal Canin is a pet food company “grounded in science”. They are a global leader in pet health nutrition, and their wide variety of specialized formulas for both dogs and cats is as close as your local Petsmart®.
When I heard about these breed specific foods from Royal Canin, I knew it was something I wanted to check out, so we took a little trip to our local Petsmart to have a look. Nike is always up for a bye-bye ride!
Sure enough, there they were: bags and cans of pet food specifically formulated by species (dog or cat), breed, and size.
I mean, think about it. Every dog is different. Each one has her own personality, her own likes and dislikes, and each dog’s nutritional needs are distinct, too. Doesn’t it make sense that a puppy’s dietary requirements are going to be vastly different from those of an adult dog?
But Royal Canin takes it even a step further, getting specific by breaking nutrition down by breed. A Chihuahua’s nutritional needs are not the same as a Boxer’s or a Bulldog’s, so why on earth would you feed them the same food? I love that Royal Canin has created special formulas that are unique to each dog’s breed, age, and even their weight. Wow, talk about a personally customized diet!
And unlike many specialty foods that are only available by prescription through your veterinarian, these are conveniently found right on the shelf in a store where you’re already shopping for toys, cute collars and leashes, and if you’re like me, stuff for your 38 gallon fish aquarium.
If you care about what you feed your pets and you want a diet that’s specifically geared toward their individual dietary needs, why not check out all the options Royal Canin has to offer. I’m betting you’ll find something that was created with your pet in mind!