Despite misinformation that Royal Canin contains fillers, animal protein is almost always the first ingredient in their foods, and when it is not, it is usually because the diet has been formulated for dogs with a particular health requirement, and not because of cost-cutting.
Royal Canin does a good amount of research and testing behind their products, adding to the reliability, quality assurance, and efficacy of their foods.
Pawsitive Plan's ratings of Royal Canin:
Quality and testing
Animal protein as first ingredient
Benefits of Royal Canin:
Meticulous quality control and in-house research on the benefits of their diets
Decades of data and research on animal nutrition
Open and honest ingredient lists
No fear-mongering marketing practices
Contains nutraceuticals so your pet's food works harder for you
Size and age appropriate formulations
Problems with Royal Canin:
Most foods contain chicken, a common food allergen in dogs
Few options for novel proteins
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All information, research, and evaluation are personally performed by our in-house vets with over 10 years of experience in animal nutrition.