ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET Adult Early Cardiac Dry Dog Food, 17.6-lb bag -

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Adult Early Cardiac Dry Dog Food

By Royal Canin Veterinary Diet
Rated 4.5241 out of 5 stars
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About This Item


  • A highly digestible, palatable, complete and balanced adult dog food with nutrients essential to support dogs suffering from or at risk of cardiac disease.
  • Contains eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids, which are long chain omega-3 fatty acids for healthy cardiovascular function.
  • Contains arginine, carnitine, and taurine for optimal cardiac health.
  • Contains moderate, rather than severe, sodium restriction to reduce the workload on the heart.
  • Preserved naturally with mixed tocopherols that boost a dog's immune system.

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Questions & Answers

13 Customer Questions

Is this dog food good for my yorkie who has Stage 2B Mitral Valve Regurgitation?

What size is this kibble? I have a smaller dog.
Answer by ChewyDec 22, 2020
The kibble is slightly smaller than a dime.

How many mg of EPA and DHA are in each cup? I see the percentages, but I'm not sure how to convert that to milligrams. (My dog needs 240 EPA and 150 DHA per day.) Thanks!
Answer by ChewyJun 15, 2020
This formula has approximately 0.30 grams per cup of EPA and DHA.

What is Chloride, Phosphorus, Potassium content %?
Answer by ChewySep 23, 2022
Royal Canin does not report Chloride separately. This food contains Phosphorus 0.66% as fed, 0.73% dry matter; Potassium 0.73% as fed, 0.82% dry matter; Sodium 0.18% as fed, 0.2% dry matter.

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Rated 4.5241 out of 5 stars
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166 Customer Reviews

Always consult a veterinarian about your pet’s health needs. Customer reviews should not be used as medical advice.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bruno on Jan 9, 2023

he eats it, & loves the egg

My dog enjoys his food but especially loves when I add an egg maybe once every other day. The Vet mentioned an old Chinese tradition and we haven’t strayed away. P.S. Bruno has been on this food since being diagnosed with a heart murmur a few years ago.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RIS9 on Jan 12, 2023

Dog likes it. Great low sodium option

Switched my dog with cardiac issues. Did cause some digestion issues as he got used to it. He likes the taste and it's very low sodium.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Kelsey on Nov 24, 2022

Wanted to like it

Really wanted to like it because it's exactly what my dog needs but she refuses to eat it. Wish I didn't spend so much on it

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By J8rxj on Sep 6, 2022

Meh... Not impressed

My dogs LOVE this food. They go nuts for it. But it doesn't fill them up. For 85 bucks, they shouldn't still be hungry afterwards. They're completely hungry again an hour later, and that's not like my dogs at all. So for that reason, I give 2 stars.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mare on Nov 15, 2022

Reading contents of food

Not sure it had any affect on his heart murmur. Reading the ingredients list did not sound like quality food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Leeann on Aug 28, 2022

My dog loves it!

My dog has always been a grazer. I never had to measure his food because he didn’t overeat. This one we have to measure because he loves it!! Hope it helps his heart. Got it after he was diagnosed with a heart murmur. Will write another review as his heart is reassessed!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Sarah24 on Nov 11, 2022

Probably will not order again tonight

My dog does not like it and she is so hungry even after feeding her the correct amount

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chester on Aug 18, 2022

Chester's Favorite Food

My pup tried a sample of this prescription food and loved it. I ordered a bag from Chewy, but my pup - my best buddy- passed on before he enjoyed this order.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By NoClue on May 14, 2022

Small dog loves it

I was bit worried the kibble might be too large, but my 9 lb. Chihuahua mix has no trouble with it. We always moisten her food anyway for digestion like our vet recommended. When we found out she has heart issues, we started trying to gradually transition her from the old food to the Royal Canin Cardiac. We were surprised when she picked out the Cardiac food - apparently liking it better than what she had been eating for years!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By NeoFleur on Aug 5, 2022

Fleur approved

My picky sweet papillon, Fleur, was diagnosed with a heart murmur and I got this for her with the vet’s approval. She seems to love it!