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Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition Small Aging +12 Dry Dog Food

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Description

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 over 12 years between 9 & 22 pounds
  • Nutrients, EPA, DHA and antioxidants to support healthy aging
  • Controlled phosphorus level to help maintain healthy kidneys
  • Ideal levels of EPA and DHA for healthy skin and coat
  • Proven kibble technology helps reduce the formation of tartar

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  • Item Number
    50257
  • Weight
    12.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Extra Small & Toy Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Senior
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

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

Caloric Content

3661 kcal/kg, 308 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein24.0% min
Crude Fat12.0% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture10.0% max
Phosphorus0.37% min
EPA0.19% min
DHA 0.08% min
Feeding Instructions
WeightLow Activity Daily Feeding (cup)Moderate Activity Daily Feeding (cup)High Activity Daily Feeding (cup)
2.2 lbs1/43/83/8
4.4 lbs1/25/85/8
6.6 lbs5/83/47/8
8.8 lbs7/811 1/8
11 lbs11 1/81 1/4
13.2 lbs1 1/81 3/81 1/2
15.4 lbs1 1/41 1/21 5/8
17.6 lbs1 3/81 5/81 7/8
19.8 lbs1 1/21 3/42
22 lbs1 5/81 7/82 1/8

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.

FAQ

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

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    We needed to switch from one of the brands that was being listed by the FDA as bad for your dog. We read it and many others may be contributing to heart issues. Our last two dogs and now two of the four we have all have heart issues so we thought maybe the food was causing it. So I wasn't sure what brand we wanted to switch to but when I saw Royal Canin as the sponsor of a recent dog show, I thought I'd look. I thought it was great that not only did they focus on the size of the dog but also breeds. If I had all four doxies and not doxie mixes, I would have gone with the food specifically for that breed. But I chose the food for small dogs and these guys are loving it after 2 weeks.

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    She likes it! She likes it!

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    This is the first dry dog food Fergie has ever liked. I feed wet and dry together, and she used to pick out most of the dry bits and set them on the floor. Now she eats it all. She has even asked for seconds a couple of times! I think part of the reason she likes it is that it's easier to chew - the pieces have a whole in the middle like Cheerios. Thank you to Royal Canin for making this!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Low Phosphorus reduces risk of kidney disease. Young or old , big or small.

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    I have two large dogs. I chose this formula for the low phosphorus content. It is the lowest in phosphorus you can buy without a prescription. I love my dogs and I know that most of the commercial foods do not control phosphorus. Losing a dog to kidney disease is so painful especially when it can be managed by controlling phosphorus. My dogs enjoy this food and it is convenient to dish this up for them. But I wouldn't give them any other commercial food so if they didn't like it they would only get homemade.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    my picky little dog likes it:)

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    It is always hard to find a food my little dog likes, especially healthy ones. She likes this one and I feel good knowing it is good for her

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Food probably great quality, but my dog does NOT like it

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    My mini-dachshund is 15 years old. I was feeding him Iams Healthy Naturals, but that product was discontinued. My vet recommended food that was formulated for a senior dog. This product seemed like it would be awesome, but my dog does not like it. I have to mix in food like chicken, banana, oatmeal or soften it with water, but that doesn't always work. He will pick out the human food and spit out the kibble. It's stressful to get him to eat. I have resorted to feeding him by hand one kibble at a time. If he eats 80 pieces of kibble a day, I am lucky. I fear he will lose weight and get weak. I will have to talk to the vet to see what to do. My dog is scheduled for a dental cleaning next week, My mini-dachshund is 15 years old. I was feeding him Iams Healthy Naturals, but that product was discontinued. My vet recommended food that was formulated for a senior dog. This product seemed like it would be awesome, but my dog does not like it. I have to mix in food like chicken, banana, oatmeal or soften it with water, but that doesn't always work. He will pick out the human food and spit out the kibble. It's stressful to get him to eat. I have resorted to feeding him by hand one kibble at a time. If he eats 80 pieces of kibble a day, I am lucky. I fear he will lose weight and get weak. I will have to talk to the vet to see what to do. My dog is scheduled for a dental cleaning next week, so maybe his teeth are interfering with his appetite. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Senior Poodle Loves It!

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    After my vet suggested that I switch away from a grain-free diet in light of recent health concerns in other dogs, I heavily researched which food brand and type of food to feed. I love that Royal Canin has a food formulated specifically for my senior small breed dog. My senior poodle loves his new food and can't wait for breakfast and dinner!

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    My dog loves it

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    I know this brand comes highly recommended from vets which is why I bought it. My dog also loves it!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Small bites

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    When you have a 12 yr old Papillon with smell mouth & teeth small bites are important as is dog food that he likes to it. RC is more expensive than others, but buying food too big or not tasty is more of a waste

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Small/12 plus

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    I’m feeding this to my 13 yr old Cocker Spaniel. She’s doing great on it.

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    Spoiled Senior Pup

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    My pup recently hit the 12 year mark so we switched over from Science Diet Active Longevity to this--before, I had to put something with her food (like veggie broth) to entice her, but she eats this one dry, which is so much easier!

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