If you're concerned about proper feline nutrition, ingredient quality, allergies, nutrition profiles, weight loss or simply feeding your finicky cat, the CatFoodDB is the perfect research tool to help you find the best cat foods - the ones that meet your cat's individual needs.
CatFoodDB: Decoding nutrition labels so you don't have to!
According to their website, Royal Canin is a global leader in pet health nutrition. In an industry that continues to adapt to popular trends in cat food and dog food, their mission will remain the same; to constantly bring, through Health Nutrition and shared knowledge, the most precise nutritional solution for cats’ and dogs’ health nutrition needs, by building on constantly deepened scientific knowledge and Royal Canin’s roots in the feline and canine professional networks.
Royal Canin produces both retail and veterinary products; only those available for retail purchase are included in this review. However it's worthwhile to note that speciality diets are often formulated to address specific health conditions in your pet, and therefore these products may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown than that recommended by CatFoodDB.
Choosing the right food for your cat can be a daunting task. What makes a good cat food? Whose reviews can you trust? Here at CatFoodDB, we generate our brand reviews using our own custom algorithm from the data provided straight from the manufacturer - the product ingredient lists and its published guaranteed analysis. You can find more details about how we do this here: CatFoodDB's Review Process.
Is Royal Canin good for cats? Based on our analysis of 51 unique Royal Canin cat food products, Royal Canin is a significantly below average overall cat food brand when compared to other products in our database.
Of these 51 Royal Canin products we reviewed:
Based on our analysis of 26 unique Royal Canin wet (canned) cat food products, Royal Canin is a significantly below average wet cat food brand when compared to similar products in our database.
Based on our analysis of 25 Royal Canin dry (kibble) cat food products, Royal Canin is a significantly below average dry cat food brand when compared to similar products in our database. Note that dry foods will almost always rank lower than their wet food counterparts due to the higher carbohydrate content found in most dry pet food.
Kitten food is specifically designed to support growing cats - these products are formulated to contain more calories, protein, and fat than their adult food counterparts. Kitten food is designed to support a still-developing digestive system, and to support the kitten's active playful lifestyle!
Despite these differences, however, the same principles apply when evaluating kitten food as adult cat food. Kitten foods made with quality protein sources and without cheap fillers, and that are high in protein and low in carbohydrates, are a solid indicator of a kitten food's quality -- same as it is for adult cat food! CatFoodDB's review system, based on the products published guaranteed analysis and ingredient lists, is therefore also uniquely positioned to evaluate kitten food as well!