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 4.7457 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

30 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.

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.

Where it Royal Canin made?
Answer by ChewyAug 03, 2020
This food is made in Royal Canin's manufacturing facilities in Missouri and South Dakota. All of Royal Canin's ingredients are sourced based on whether they meet their quality and food safety demands rather than with a sole focus on country of origin. Due to the heavy attention to the safety of their products, they don't release specific sourcing information as it could change from batch to batch based on whether a supplier is meeting their quality and safety standards.

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Rated 4.7457 out of 5 stars
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1911 Customer Reviews

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 William on May 29, 2023

PLEASE go back to the velcro seal

This review is for the bag itself, not the food. These bags used to have a velcro type seal that worked very well; now they have a zip lock which is barely adhered to the plastic of the bag, so that it peels away from the bag instead of opening the zip lock, leaving the bag unsealable. For what this food costs, I expect a little more care in the manufacturing of the bag. Since they switched from the velcro seal, EVERY BAG, no matter how carefully I open it, has the zip lock peel away from the bag. Can you not afford a better glue or something? Go back to the velcro. If it's a few more cents to manufacture, then add it to the price of the bag. I'd rather pay a few more pennies than have to struggle with keeping the food fresh. Never have I seen such shoddy manufacturing of a simple bag of food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Susanna on Jun 2, 2023

So far, so good

My little terrier/poodle mix has symptoms of chronic pancreatitis and is on a low fat diet. This food seems to be helping, and the best part is that he likes it more than the kibble he seemed to like best before! Chewy was great about contacting the vets for the necessary permission, and the shipping was fast. My only negatives are the price and the need for a veterinarian's permission. Why would anyone buy such expensive dog food unless they had a good reason? And could one bag of this food (bought by someone who wanted to check its effects) actually harm a dog that didn't need a low fat diet?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kimber9 on Apr 15, 2023

Very good for sensitive stomachs!

My Miniature American Shepherd is 6 & had stomach issues since he was 2. Have tried so many other top brands & spent tons of $$$. It took some time experimenting, but finally found the right balance to keep his stomach & stool normal. The chunks are big (he would vomit it up when I just gave the kibble & it clearly hadn’t been digested at all). So now I put a few scoops in my food processor to break it down. I add a spoonful of overcooked white rice, a bit of cooked ground bison, peas/carrots & a scoop of the ground up Royal CANIN & add a bit of water when I mix it altogether. It’s a lot to do, but well worth it to keep him healthy and happy!!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Wiley on Apr 22, 2023

Springer Spaniel feels better

My veterinarian prescribed Royal Canin Gastrointestinal dog food for for my 11 year old English Springer Spaniel. He was having problem digesting his food and was loosing weight. I find this new food to be well received by my dog and worth the expense to make him comfortable and healthy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RJ on Apr 30, 2023

Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Low Fat

This product has been keeping my old Maltese healthy for more than a year now. We do crush the kibbles for him as they are too large for a small breed dog with few teeth left, but beside that he really likes it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Oma26 on May 24, 2023

Royal Canin

Royal Canin is the only dog food my Westie can eat - sensitive tummy. Chewy always makes certain it’s available. Love the convenience of auto ship!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Kelly on May 7, 2023

Smokey Anne

I am not totally impressed. My dog has been on this for about 3weeks, but still has chronic diarrhea. Wish this worked better. Also wish there was wondering different flavors

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LB on Apr 30, 2023

Recommended by Vet

High fiber and excellent quality kibble. Montgomery Scott is a 1 yr GSD that has had nothing but digestive challenges. His Vet recommended we try this product and it has been gold!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gigi on Apr 15, 2023

Low-fat dog food

I’m really impressed with your product. My furr friends are so, so, picky with their food and I thought it was going to be another one of those. They really like this food, so I’m one happy Mama! Thanks Chewy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Samantha on Apr 21, 2023

Royal cabin veterinary diet dog food

My pup is a tiny 6 pound dog who unfortunately has diabetes and pancreatitis. Her vet recommended this and she love it with her boiled chicken treat on top and she is a picky little one