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Royal Canin Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationAimargues, France

Parent company

Mars Inc

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States , Canada

Type of food

Wet Dog Food, Dry Dog Food, Dry Senior Dog Food, Wet Senior Dog Food


? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 38%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 58%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 36%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 82%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 44%

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  • No recalls that we could find
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • All protein comes from animal sourced ingredients
  • Lower than average protein content
  • Price is above market average

Brand Overview

Royal Canin offers premium pet food for dogs and cats, for all life stages. The brand also offers breed-specific food for dogs and cats. Royal Canin has been providing pet nutrition since 1968.

We’ve compared Royal Canin dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

How Much Does Royal Canin Dog food Cost

Wet Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.56$0.3181%
Price per 100 kcal$2.22$1.1298%
Price per day$1.33$0.6799%

Dry Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per lb$3.77$2.5150%
Price per 100 kcal$0.23$0.1736%
Price per day$0.14$0.1040%

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per lb$4.27$2.5567%
Price per 100 kcal$0.75$0.23221%
Price per day$0.45$0.14221%

Wet Senior Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.48$0.2685%
Price per 100 kcal$1.90$1.0287%
Price per day$1.14$0.6187%

Royal Canin dog food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Royal Canin Nutrient Profile comparison

Wet Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 36.70% 43.24% -15%
Fat 21.06% 22.90% -8%
Fiber 12.33% 7.03% 75%

Dry Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 26.82% 30.01% -11%
Fat 15.71% 15.98% -2%
Fiber 5.01% 5.38% -7%

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 26.42% 28.36% -7%
Fat 15.80% 13.52% 17%
Fiber 4.40% 5.43% -19%

Wet Senior Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 35.64% 34.21% 4%
Fat 18.31% 19.12% -4%
Fiber 11.20% 9.79% 14%

All of Royal Canin dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Royal Canin Dog Food Review since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Royal Canin has never been recalled.

Lawsuit History

March 2007 - A Canadian class action lawsuit was filed against pet food maker Royal Canin Canada Co. on behalf of dog and cat owners claiming that certain products contain excessive amounts of vitamin D and have caused their pets to become sick or die. The Canadian lawsuit sought compensation for people who bought Royal Canin dog or cat food since Aug. 1, 2004.

The suit against Royal Canin, filed in the Ontario Superior Court, alleges the pet food maker, a subsidiary of a French company , either knew or should have known the levels of vitamin D were unsafe and could cause the animals to develop high levels of calcium in their blood, renal failure and other conditions.

December 2016 - The lawsuit claims that prescription pet food overcharge consumers for a product that is not a drug and that prescription pet food is a “deceptive scheme”. Four months later, lawyers representing the pet food manufacturers; Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Mars Petcare (which includes Royal Canin), Nestle Purina had requested the court dismiss the case based on FDA’s enforcement discretion to permit the sale of these products.

These companies are claiming that the FDA allows them to be ‘deceptive’, allows them to sell a pet food as a drug when it is not a drug, and to overcharge consumers as they see fit. And they are right. The court ruled that all claims argued in this lawsuit were not proven.

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faq-item-image Who owns Royal Canin dog food?

Royal Canin is owned by Mars Inc.

faq-item-image Where is Royal Canin dog food made?

Royal Canin is manufactured in the United States , Canada .

faq-item-image Is Royal Canin AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Royal Canin recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has Royal Canin dog food been recalled?

No Royal Canin has never been recalled.

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