Royal Canin Mini Mature +8 Dry Dog Food

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Small dogs need more than just a small kibble. They need more energy than big dogs, and they have a shorter and more intense growth period. Plus, they typically live longer than large dogs, and have a more finicky appetite. Whether we’re talking about their bodies or their lifestyle, small dogs are a little bit different from the rest of the canine world. Fortunately, Royal Canin Mini is distinctly different, too.

Key Benefits

  • For dogs from 8 to 12 years between 9 & 22 pounds
  • Nutrients and antioxidants help maintain vitality face the first signs of aging
  • Exclusive flavors for enhanced palatability
  • Helps dogs maintain a healthy weight with L-Carnitine to promote fat metabolism
  • Proven kibble technology helps reduce the formation of tartar

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  • Weight
    13.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Extra Small & Toy Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


Brewers Rice, Corn, Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice Flour, Natural Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp, Wheat Gluten, Brewers Dried Yeast, Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Fructooligosaccharides, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Dl-Methionine, L-Lysine, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Oxide, Salt, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), Trace Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Green Tea Extract, L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.

Caloric Content

3,768 kcal/kg, 360 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 25.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.5% max
Moisture 10.0% max
L-Carnitine 40 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Low Activity Daily Feeding (cup) Moderate Activity Daily Feeding (cup) High Activity Daily Feeding (cup)
2.2 lbs 1/4 1/4 3/8
4.4 lbs 1/2 1/2 5/8
6.6 lbs 5/8 3/4 3/4
8.8 lbs 3/4 7/8 1
11 lbs 7/8 1 1 1/8
13.2 lbs 1 1 1/8 1 3/8
15.4 lbs 1 1/8 1 1/4 1 1/2
17.6 lbs 1 1/4 1 1/2 1 5/8
19.8 lbs 1 3/8 1 5/8 1 3/4
22 lbs 1 1/2 1 3/4 2

1 cup = 8 oz

This is only a guide. Optimal feeding amounts may vary according to your pet's temperament, activity level and environment. If you have any questions regarding your pet's health, please contact your veterinarian.

Transition Instructions

We recommend at least a 7 day transition before you begin feeding the new food exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new food exclusively. This allows your pet’s digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are Royal Canin diets preserved?

All of our dry diets are preserved naturally with mixed tocopherols, citric acid, and rosemary extract. Our canned diets are naturally preserved and sterilized during the cooking and canning process.

Where do the ingredients in Royal Canin diets come from?

We select our ingredients based on multiple factors, including the supplier’s compliance with our quality and food safety requirements, consistent availability, and on the nutrients required to meet the dietary needs of the pet.

Royal Canin is making strides towards sustainability by attempting to obtain sources of raw materials as close to each manufacturing facility as possible. In some cases, we use international suppliers, because only those suppliers can offer raw materials that comply with our quality and food safety standards.

Why do some Royal Canin diets contain by-products?

Royal Canin chooses ingredients because they deliver high-quality nutrients that support our customized pet food formulas. Using chicken by-product meal instead of chicken meal for example will allow Royal Canin to maintain its highly customized nutrient standards while achieving a more secure and sustainable supply.

Why do some Royal Canin diets contain grains?

Grains can be a healthy part of any cat or dog’s diet. As always, we focus on the nutrients each ingredient provides and grains can provide many important nutrients.

How do you ensure Royal Canin diets are safe for my pet?

Our Quality and Food Safety systems are state-of-the-art and we continue to invest heavily in new technology to make sure they remain that way.

  • We put our suppliers through a rigorous selection process that doesn’t end with our first purchase.
  • We monitor every load delivered to our plants to verify the safety and quality of the ingredients we use to make pet food.
  • We perform tests on finished pet foods before they are shipped to our customers.
  • We manufacture every pet food we sell, in plants that we own; our plants are ISO 9001:2008 certified for Quality Management and ISO 22000 certified for Food Safety.

How do I know which Royal Canin diet is right for my pet?

Based on size, age, lifestyle, and breed, each cat or dog has unique nutritional needs. For healthy pets, use our Product Selector to find the right diet for your cat or dog.

If your pet is experiencing health issues, please refer to your veterinarian for more information. Your veterinarian will consider multiple factors when recommending an appropriate diet.

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  • Perfect food for my older Shih Tzu dogs

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    The shape is a flat "daisy" shape. It makes it easy for the older dogs (some missing a few teeth) to eat the kibble dry, which is of course better for cleaning their teeth than if I were to soften it with some hot broth. CHEWY has been consistently WONDERFUL as a provider for my breeding business for several years now. I think I may have had one shipping mixup early on, but it was solved with such elegance it was quickly forgotten

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  • Loves it....after trying everything

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    My little girl loves this. I'm unsure of my shelter dog's age (at least 10) and I had resorted to feeding her chicken breasts and hamburger because she wouldn't eat any canned or dry food. Tried the "appetite stimulating" canned food by this brand too. These are great.

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  • She loves it!

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    Yes, she does. She is a 16 lb Jack Russell terrorist, who seemingly can almost eat her weight daily! Sort of looks like the Jack on the bag. She often eats 2 full bowls/day...she loves it that much. Fortunately she is very high energy so she doesn't balloon up at all in weight. I have read the label but that doesn't help me to know why she likes to eat it so much....I just know that she does. Royal Canin is sure doing something right!

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  • New Food for dogs

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    My 2 miniature pinchers are now 8 and 9. I wanted to try something new and mixed it in with the last of my previous brand. They love it. Glad I switched and that they like it. I will definitely buy it again.

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  • I love it!

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    In Brazil, my dog used to eat Royal Canin Satiety and I did not know that it has veterinary restrictions here. I exchanged it for Mature Royal Canin because she is 9 years old. She loved it!

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  • My dogs love this food

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    We've tried many different brands and this particular kind all my dogs love. We've even tried getting the large dog royal canin for my lab and Shepard but they like the tiny pieces instead. we started mixing this with canidae which is also small bites and they still eat and doesn't give them stomach issues like others we've tried. I do wish this came in a bigger bag though.

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  • Perfect for an old dog

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    Not only did this arrive very quick, but the dog food is perfect for my 10 yr old Pekingese. The food is very tiny so that he can eat with ease and make less of a mess.

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  • Excellent Dog Food

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    My babies love this dog food. They are always wanting more.

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  • My picky eater approves!

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    I thought this would be like"diet dog food but my dog seems to love it. She's a very picky eater too- usually gets bored with new food after about a week but she is eating this after several weeks.

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  • Love Chewy's

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    Mature + 8 works well for my little dog. Thank you for your good service, personnel is very nice.

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