About Royal Canin

Our History

Our History

In 1967 in France, we began with a passionate belief held by just one veterinarian, Dr Jean Cathary: What we feed our pets can dramatically change their lives. Dr. Cathary had the vision of a pet food company grounded in science; a company based on the principles of acquiring knowledge about pets, maintaining respect for them at all times and, most importantly, creating advanced cat and dog health nutrition made to satisfy the needs of the pet – not the desires of the pet owner.

Where we are Today

The results of Dr Cathary's vision are easy to see. Based on more than 40 years of rapid scientific progress, Royal Canin remains on the cutting edge of pet nutrition. We’ve created specialised cat and dog food diets that have been the first of their kind to be developed. This includes:

A Company of Firsts

  • 1st diet exclusively for large-breed dogs
  • 1st diet tailor-made for a single breed - Persian
  • 1st diet based on animal size
  • 1st diet based on specific requirements of neutered pets
  • 1st nutritional program for indoor cats.

Every day we engage our professional partner breeders and veterinarians. This approach allows us to remain at the forefront of innovation and to bring the best health nutrition to cats and dogs.

Where We are

In the Australia, you’ll find Royal Canin hard at work at our head office in Melbourne. Royal Canin is a global company, and pet owners around the world can be assured of the same superior nutrition and devotion to quality and food safety regardless of where they live and shop. 

Our global head office was built in 1968 in Southern France and remains one of the world’s most advanced pet health nutrition manufacturing facilities. The head office campus also serves as a home to 180 cats and 160 dogs. These animals have access to the campus grounds and interact with our employees in real and meaningful ways, providing a daily reminder of exactly who we are working for.