ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET Adult Gastrointestinal Low Fat Dry Dog Food, 17.6-lb bag -

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Adult Gastrointestinal Low Fat Dry Dog Food

By Royal Canin Veterinary Diet
Rated 4.7499 out of 5 stars
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About This Item


  • A veterinary-exclusive dry dog food for dogs with long- or short-term digestive sensitivities.
  • Promotes digestive health and optimal stool quality with highly digestible proteins and prebiotics.
  • Contains low fat content for dogs that have difficulties digesting or tolerating fat, while providing sufficient calories for their daily diet.
  • Enriched with a blend of soluble and insoluble fibers for healthy GI transit.
  • Helps manage GI health with omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA.

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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions


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About Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Health For Dogs

Worried About Your Dog’s Digestion?

Your dog’s gastrointestinal (GI) system helps support the rest of the body by properly digesting food and making sure to extract the nutrients needed for overall health. Your veterinarian is the expert on your dog, so you should always consult with this trusted advisor to find the best gastrointestinal health solutions and management options for your pet.

Know Your Dog’s GI System

  1. Stomach: the first part of the GI tract, where inflamation may lead to vomitting.
  2. Small Intestine and Pancreas: where the small intestine is responsible for absorption of nutrients within the diet and the pancreas aids in digestion; inflamation of the pancreas may be cause by a high fat diet or treats.
  3. Large Colon (Tranverse): which is responsible for forming stool.
  4. Large Colon (Descending): which is responsible for forming stool; any alteration to this process may lead to constipation or diarrhea.
  5. Rectum: where stool leaves the body

How Nutrition Can Help

Talk to your vet about your concerns for your pet's GI tract health. Your veterinarian may recommend a Royal Canin GI formula that is:

Easily digestible to help reduce the load on the gastrointestinal tract

Formulated with omega-3 fatty acids, EPA, and DHA to aid digestive health and antioxidants to support a healthy immune system

Highly palatable to encourage eating, even when appetite is decreased due to gastrointestinal upset

Balanced for good digestion, with a blend of fibers and prebiotics to support digestive health

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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Questions & Answers

36 Customer Questions

Does this dog food cause the dog to drink more water?
Answer by ChewyOct 01, 2018
This food is not formulated to stimulate thirst.

How large are the pieces of food? My dog needs tiny bite-size pieces due to missing some teeth and this doesn’t show a picture or describe the size of it at all
Answer by ChewySep 23, 2021
I have included a picture of the kibble below for reference.

Is there a shelf life for the gastrointestinal low fat dry food? If so, could it be longer if some is stored in freezer or fridge?
Answer by ChewySep 03, 2018
The best way to keep the product fresh is to store it in the original bag, inside a container, and use within 1-2 months. Since the product is naturally preserved, the longer the bag is open, the more the food can oxidize. It is not recommended to freeze the food because that can draw out the moisture in the kibble and upon thawing, it can mold. Chewy guarantees that every bag you receive in an order will be at least 3 months from expiring.

The feeding guide only goes up to 88lbs. Is this not for big dogs? Are they guidelines that go up through 120lbs, or is it simple calculation using lower weights?
Answer by ChewyOct 18, 2020
Please refer to the photo below for the extended Feeding Guide. If you are unsure, we recommend consulting with your veterinarian.

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Always consult a veterinarian about your pet’s health needs. Customer reviews should not be used as medical advice.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Sues on Feb 14, 2023

Kibble too big.

I have a Pomeranian and this kibble was said by the vet that he had to have this brand. I ordered this and kibble was impossible for him to break down. I found my self throwing it in my ninja to break it but I wasted more of it because it turned to dust. I wasted my money on a food that is suppose to be perfect. I hear that before Covid they had small kibble size. Please for the love of god make this in a small kibble.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DB2023 on Feb 6, 2023

First timer! Will return

This was my first time trying - Always saw the commercials but after local store was out of stock on my dogs prescription dog food I thought to give it a try. Super easy and convenient and easy to add prescriptions cards quickly. My dog was out of food on Wednesday night. I had placed the order Tuesday night and the delivery was here Thursday afternoon. This was perfect for us and we will be certainly using them again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BTobe1 on Jan 22, 2023

Solved issue

14 yo dog who never had sensitive tummy, started with loose stools more on than off . Tried boiled chicken and rice, etc, probiotics then tried 2 other Rx kibble GI diets and one case Rx canned GI diet which wasnt doing much. This kibble was suggested by tech at my holistic vet she personally has used and I'm so glad. My dog has had normal stool since. I also bought the low fat cans Rx royal canin. Even if I don't use the Rx can , he's NOW, that his gut is stable, able to tolerate a variety of canned foods, fresh cooked foods, and freeze dried now to boost his diet. I attribute the improvement from this kibble.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Laduree11 on Jan 20, 2023

Amazing food

My little 16 pound Havanese was severely sick, had her gallbladder removed, had severe pancreatitis, and her liver enzymes were the highest the internist had ever seen. Long story short, this food was part of what saved her life. She was in the ER, wouldn’t eat ANYTHING, had a feeding tube, and wasn’t doing very well. Her internist tried this food and she loved it. She has since recovered and is now on a very strict, low fat diet. I whiz this food up in a blender and add water, green beans, and fat free turkey, and she absolutely loves meal time! Incredible food, highly recommend.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gunner1 on Mar 12, 2023

This is a great dog food for intestinal issues

Our dog has has several surgeries and he has to be on this forever. He really likes it and hopefully it will keep his intestines healthy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By fashiondesignermom on Mar 5, 2023

just what I ordered

chewy made this purchase easy by contacting my vet for approval. Still the best food for my dog. and it was delivered very quickly.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Barb on Feb 3, 2023

Great Dog Food

This is a quality dog food. My dog had very bad digestive issues. Since we switched her to Royal Canin Gastrointestinal she has been doing very well. Plus, she loves it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kiddo on Mar 5, 2023

She LOVES it!!

Our sweet elderly girl has her appetite back! She loves this food and we are thrilled.So grateful that we made this switch!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Elliesmom on Feb 6, 2023

not happy at all

Vet prescribed and doesn't work. Stools are worse than when she was on Iams. Very upset but She is getting more test back since this this week.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Trudy on Jan 21, 2023

Royal Canin low fat is the best!

My fur baby has been eating this food for over 3 years and I have seen a tremendous difference in his weight and stamina. Chewy has the best price on this food.