Prescription Foods

Royal Canin was founded in 1967 by Dr. Jean Cathary, a veterinary surgeon, in the South of France. The brand made its way to North America in 1988. For nearly 50 years, Royal Canin has worked closely with veterinarians, nutritionists and breeders to develop products that truly respect the specific nutritional needs of cats and dogs. 

In 2002, Royal Canin joined the Mars family of businesses. Royal Canin Canada (RCC) is located in Guelph, Ontario, where it opened its manufacturing facility. Today, RCC employs nearly 300 cat and dog loving associates across Canada.

In addition to continually developing innovative formulas, RCC is committed to offering quality products and limiting the impact its actions has on the planet. RCC has earned the internationally recognized ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management); Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000:2010 and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management) certifications, demonstrating its dedication to quality management, food safety and environmental responsibility as well as continual improvement in every aspect of its operations.

Finally, RCC has a team of specialists, from veterinarians to animal nutritionists, to answer any questions related to the health and nutritional needs of cats and dogs.

Today, Hill's Pet Nutrition carries on the tradition of caring that began in 1939 with one remarkable veterinarian. Our Prescription Diet® and Science Diet® pet foods offer the highest-quality pet nutrition available. We're making a difference for people and their pets all over the world.

The Hill's® pet food lines began in 1939. Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. believed certain health conditions in pets could be managed through carefully formulated nutrition. His ideas were visionary in veterinary medicine, and he soon had the chance to prove his theory.

A young blind man named Morris Frank asked Dr. Morris if anything could be done to save his guide dog, Buddy, who was having kidney health issues. The result of Dr. Morris' efforts was the nutritional formulation that became the first product in the Hill's Prescription Diet line of therapeutic pet foods, and the world's first pet food designed for kidney health. Soon after, Hill's Pet Nutrition was founded and the field of clinical nutrition sprang to life. That first therapeutic dog food evolved into Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d®, which is still sold today.

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