ROYAL CANIN Breed Health Nutrition Maltese Adult Dry Dog Food, 2.5-lb bag -

Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Maltese Adult Dry Dog Food

By Royal Canin
Rated 4.4359 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • Designed to meet the nutritional needs of a purebred Maltese 10 months and older.
  • Specialized kibble is designed to help small dogs easily pick up and chew their food.
  • Provides skin support and coat care with biotin and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids to help maintain silky, long hair.
  • Promotes optimal stool quality and reduces stool amount and odor with highly digestible proteins.
  • Satisfies picky eaters with highly palatable adult dog food featuring exceptional aromas and flavors.

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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

About Royal Canin Breed Health Dog Food

Tailored Nutrition by Breed

Royal Canin believes every breed is unique. They partner with veterinarians, breeders and other pet experts to recognize the effect of each nutrient as they develop formulas for a particular breed. The breed's lifestyle, life stage needs and the tendency to develop certain health issues are all studies, taking every detail into consideration so your dog can be his most magnificent self.

Unique Kibble Shape

The kibble is designed with specific shape, size and texture for each breed’s facial and jaw structure and biting pattern.

60 Breed Formulas

What makes each breed magnificent makes it unique, that's why Royal Canin has 60 canine breed health formulas.

Precise Nutrient Profiles

Each breed-specific recipe is formulated to deliver the level of nutrients essential to the breed’s unique health needs.

Royal Canin's Pet First Philosophy

Royal Canin always puts the needs of pets first. That clear focus steers their research and underpins the quality of the nutrition. Developed Through Science and Research: Royal Canin has over 200 formulas that have been developed by vets and nutritional experts and tested at one of their research facilities. Committed Quality and Safety: Nutritional quality and product safety are at the heart of their operations. With more than 500,000 analyses on raw materials and finished products per year, they never compromise on providing your pet effective and precise nutrition.

About Royal Canin

Since 1968, Royal Canin has been at the forefront of pet health nutrition. Their obsession with detail is what makes it possible to deliver precise, effective nutrition for a variety of breeds, sizes, lifestyles and health needs. It’s how they’re making a better world for pets and helping them become their magnificent best.
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Questions & Answers

17 Customer Questions

My maltese eats Merrick dog food. Does this dog food help with tear stains. Any advice appreciated. I have tried so many things and even took him to the vet. Thank you.
Answer by ChewyJan 07, 2018
The food is made to help Maltese with the skin and hair but isn't made specifically for tear staining.

My dog is half Maltese and half Yorkie which one should I purchase?
Answer by ChewyMay 01, 2019
This formula is intended for pure breed Maltese adults over 10 months old. I'd recommend the Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition Small Adult Formula Dog Dry Food which is suitable for dogs 10 months to 8 years between 9-22 pounds.

My Maltese has only 3 teeth left. What is the size of the kibble as she will probably swallow it whole?
Answer by ChewyNov 25, 2018
The kibble for this dog food is approximately 1 centimeter in length.

Do you add water to this dog food or is it eaten dry? You have a water bowl on the packaging but no other information regarding the water.
Answer by ChewyApr 02, 2018
This dry food can be feed dry or mixed with water to help soften the kibble.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Henry on Dec 30, 2022

Loves this kibble

Henry, a 3.7 lb Maltese just lives his kibble. I tried a different brand and flavor of food for him. Salmon flavor. He LOVES seafood of any type. He wouldn't touch it. So back to royal canin. It was not possible to get the Maltese kibble for 2 years. It is since been back. Just wish the larger size bag was available.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By EJHIII on Mar 3, 2023

Ya... No.

Our 2 Maltese dogs will not touch this for some reason. They do eat the Royal Canin small dog dry food occasionally, but won't go near this.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Skippy11 on Dec 16, 2022

It's back!

When this food wasn't available for a long time, our dog accepted a Royal Canin Small Breed Mix. But she is so picky. To use up the "small breed" I am mixing the two together. Whenever she can, she sets the "small breed" pieces aside and eats the Maltese instead. She will even take preferred pieces to hide them in the sofa.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chrissymom on Dec 20, 2021

FINALLY!! It’s back

I’ve been waiting for a over a year for Maltese to come back in stock. It’s the only food my 13 year old Maltese will eat.Thank you Chewy! Both my sisters use and love the convience of using Chewy..

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sammy on May 4, 2022

please restock

Please restock my baby needs this food. Thank you.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By JBCB on Jun 2, 2021

Hard to Find

Royal Canin adult Maltese dry dog food is hard to find in the pet stores but I was able to purchase it from Chewy on line. I am very happy doing business with Chewy. They have many products that I can't get in stores. Chewy delivers to my door in a timely manner.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Noisemaker19 on Feb 17, 2021

The ROLLS ROYCE - my Maltese spit old food out!

I have two Maltese dogs and this is our new food. I switched based on vet recommendation, but also after reading about how what humans think is “healthy” for dogs is different than what actual animal nutritionists suggest. I fed my first Maltese blue Buffalo for years and noticed recently it was bothering her stomach. We got a puppy and she could never stomach the puppy version of Blue Buffalo. It was almost like they changed their recipe?! During the transition (when you mix the foods) both my Maltese dogs spit their old food out and only tried to eat the royal canin kibble! I tried Purina Pro when we were testing dog foods and my older Maltese liked it, but my puppy still didn’t have a settled of stomach. Both times they spit the old kibble out and tried to eat only royal canin! The vet always said to transition slowly, but it was hard when they love this so much! I also recommend the puppy xsmall royal canin for puppies!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Carolm on May 7, 2021

Awesome, quick delivery

Went to two big name pet stores and they both were out of my dog food. I ordered it through Chewy and it arrived the next day. Awesome

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lilly on May 20, 2021


My little girl doesn't refuse it and eats it up without hesitation like she did with so many other brands I've tried.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chloe on Jun 2, 2021

*Happy Dog*

My dog loves this food! Before, she would not eat dry food but with this one, she happily eats it.