ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET Adult Hydrolyzed Protein Small Breed Dry Dog Food, 8.8-lb bag -

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Adult Hydrolyzed Protein Small Breed Dry Dog Food, 8.8-lb bag

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About This Item


  • A veterinary-exclusive dry dog food made with hydrolyzed protein for adult dogs under 22 lbs with food sensitivities.
  • Helps reduce skin and GI reactions that may be a result of sensitivities to common proteins found in pet foods.
  • Helps minimize risk of reaction with proteins that are broken down to a size that’s less likely to be recognized by the immune system.
  • Promotes a urinary environment unfavorable to the development of both struvite and calcium oxalate crystals.
  • Helps support healthy teeth with kibble that is a specific shape, dimension, and texture to fit the jaws of small dogs and also promote a brushing effect while chewing.

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Feeding Instructions


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About Royal Canin Dermatology For Dogs

Worried About Your Dog’s Skin Health?

Skin health concerns are common and can appear anywhere on your dog’s body. Your veterinarian is the expert on your dog’s health, so you should always consult with this trusted advisor to find the best solutions for your pet. This specialized expertise is why Royal Canin works closely with veterinarians to develop formulas that support skin health.

Common Causes of Skin Health Concerns

Environmental Sensitivities

Pollen, plants and dust are environmental factors that can trigger an immune response in some dogs.

Food Sensitivities

Your veterinarian may recommend a diet elimination trial to help determine if your pet has a sensitivity to certain proteins in his current diet.


Your dog can pick up external parasites such as mites, fleas, ticks and lice from contaminated sources, both indoors and out


Puppies, older dogs, and dogs that have recently been ill may be more susceptible to bacterial infections that can lead to skin health concerns.

How Can Nutrition Help?

Your veterinarian may recommend a Royal Canin Dermatology formula for your dog. These special formulations can:

Aid digestive health by regulating movement through the GI tract and supporting balanced digestive flora

Support the skin’s natural protective barrier

Aid cellular health with a complex blend of antioxidants.

Promote healthy skin and coat by providing long chain omega-3 fatty acids in the diet

Find The Perfect Balance

With a dry and wet feeding routine, dry food supports positive oral health while wet food supports healthy hydration.


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About Royal Canin

What sets Royal Canin apart is their close collaboration with veterinarians. Through these professional partnerships, they strive to learn everything they can about pet health, including how different formulas perform for different breeds, sizes, lifestyles and therapeutic conditions. Ongoing research and development allows Royal Canin to keep providing the precise nutrition dogs need for a range of medical conditions.

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Top IngredientsBrewers Rice, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Chicken Fat...Corn Starch, Hydrolyzed Poultry By-Products Aggregate, Coconut Oil...Chicken By-Product Meal, Pea Fiber, Powdered Cellulose...Brewers Rice, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Chicken Fat...Potato, Rabbit Meal, Coconut Oil...
Breed SizeExtra Small Breeds, Small BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsExtra Small Breeds, Small BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Special DietLimited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, Veterinary Diet...Pea-Free, Veterinary Diet, Sensitive DigestionHigh-Protein, Veterinary Diet, Weight Control, With GrainLimited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, Veterinary Diet...Limited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, Veterinary Diet, Chicken-Free
Food FlavorChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryRabbit, Meat
Health FeatureSkin & Coat Health, Digestive HealthDigestive HealthWeight ManagementSkin & Coat Health, Digestive HealthSkin & Coat Health, Digestive Health

Questions & Answers

26 Customer Questions

What if my dog will not eat the food

My dog does not have any teeth, can I dilute the kibble with a little bit of water to make it soft and easier to eat for my dog?
Answer by ChewyJun 21, 2018
To soften up some dry kibble, it's safe to soak in warm water for a few minutes before feeding.

What size (dimensions) are the small kibbles in HP diet for small breeds?
Answer by ChewyMar 29, 2019
The kibble of this dog food is slightly smaller than an plain M&M.

Is this brand made in the USA?
Answer by ChewyMar 05, 2019
Royal Canin is manufactured in the Untied States.

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311 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Kariss on Jan 14, 2023

Was OK for awhile!

Allergies are really hard to isolate and apparently most times they are due to environment rather than food. Our JRT did well on this food for awhile and then resorted back to chewing himself and incessant licking. The food is probably just fine for most dogs, but we opted to move on to another brand (Canidae) in an effort to mitigate the allergy symptoms. Similar price but no vet approval. Fingers crossed!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sacha on Jan 11, 2023

Chewy - Always Great Service and Selection!

We turn to Chewy for all of our pet's needs. Chewy takes care of us and we have NEVER had any issues with any of our orders! Thank you Chewy for being for us!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CCordes on Sep 27, 2022

Pups love it!

This was prescribed for my 4 yr old shih tzu with severe allergies. I have 3 shih tzu's and they all like this dry kibble. I moisten it with water for my allergy girl and chicken broth for the other two. This is my second bag and they are still eating it 2 months in. Very pricey but we needed to know if food was the source for my pups allergy issues. Turns out so far its not the food, but it hasn't been 12 weeks yet so another month of trying it out. My older dog can eat this dry or wet and the other two puppy mill rescues eat it wet only. Fast processing of this order with a prescription and got it the day I ran out of my previous bag so perfect timing!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By cotonlover on Nov 1, 2022

No more itching.

After talking with our vet, we decided to get the Royal Canin Hydrolyzed. We thought our dog had seasonal allergies. Turns out it was the dog food we have been giving her. We couldn't be happier with this food. No more scratching.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By slll on Nov 12, 2022

Product great presentation poor

to fit this product in a box they taped the bag with such strong tape that it ripped the packaging. It was taped all over. I spent too much time just to get to my product.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Ruby on Jan 13, 2023

Health first

Pet does best on hydrogenated diet. Canned much thicker than I remember

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gail on Oct 21, 2022

Royal Canin protein small dog kibble

My dog Scruff has recurring bouts of pancreatitis and is under specialist vet care. She loves this food and is doing much better on it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Labmom on Sep 17, 2022

Best for my dog with allergies

This was recommended by the vet for my dog with allergies. She seems to like it and after submitting my prescription, Chewy makes it so easy to ship. Otherwise, I'd have a 50 mile trip to get dog food.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Lynn on Dec 8, 2022

Old and New Food

I like it. Cricket did not like it. Zoey will eat it if mix it with old food

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By akstuart on Aug 27, 2022

Great Product!

I was encouraged to try this hydrolized protein diet for my girl, Roxie, and (SURPRISE!) she loves it! Too soon to know if this diet will resolve her skin allergies but may very well continue feeding her this product regardless