ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET Renal Support Early Consult Dry Dog Food, 5.5-lb bag -

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Renal Support Early Consult Dry Dog Food

By Royal Canin Veterinary Diet
Rated 4.3846 out of 5 stars
Veterinary Diet Item

$36.99Chewy Price
$35.14Autoship Price
(Save an extra 5%)

Why Autoship?

  • Save 5% on all future Autoship orders
  • Set your schedule based on your pet's needs
  • No fees, no commitments - skip, change or cancel anytime.
This item requires vet authorization.

In Stock
FREE 1-3 day shipping over $49

About This Item


  • A veterinary-exclusive dry dog food to support kidney health.
  • Supports kidneys at an early stage with moderate phosphorus levels and an antioxidant complex.
  • Highly palatable dry dog food formulated to help support renal function with long chain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA, and DHA.
  • Helps promote tissue and cellular health by providing a blend of antioxidants to help neutralize free radicals.
  • Specifically designed by scientific experts in cat and dog nutrition.

See More

Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions


About Royal Canin Kidney Health for Dogs

Concerned about Your Dog’s Kidney Health?

The healthy functioning of your dog’s kidneys is essential to them living a healthy life. Their kidneys serve as a filtering system that helps remove toxins and waste from blood. You should always work with your veterinarian to monitor your dog’s kidney health.

Support Your Dog’s Quality of Life Through Kidney Health Challenges

Feed a Specific Renal Diet

Your veterinarian can recommend the right diet to support your dog’s kidney function.

Encourage Drinking Water

Make sure that your dog always has fresh and clean water available. Offering them moist food can also support hydration.

Stimulate Your Dog’s Appetite

Offer your dog a nutritional option with different taste, smell, and texture to help ensure food intake, especially for pets with a poor appetite.

How Nutrition Can Help

Your veterinarian may recommend a formula that includes:


Featuring EPA + DHA long-chain omega-3 fatty acids to help support renal function.

Antioxidant Complex

Enriched with a blend of antioxidants to promote tissue and cellular health.

Kidney Support

Formulated with low phosphorus and high-quality restricted protein to support renal function, helping to improve quality of life.

Adapted Energy

Adapted energy content to reduce meal volume and help compensate for a decreased appetite.

Add Variety and Remember to Set Autoship

Offering a range of aromas, taste and textures can help ensure palatability and adequate food intake. Also, remember to set Autoship to make sure that your dog always has their veterinarian’s recommended nutrition.

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.

Shop Royal Canin

Questions & Answers

4 Customer Questions

What is the kibble size? I am presently feeding my Chihuahua the Royal Canin Chihuahua formula which is easy for him to eat especially as he has had several teeth pulled. Anything larger would be difficult for him to eat and I don't want to have to break up larger kibble chunks.
Answer by ChewyDec 31, 2021
The kibble in this recipe is approximately the size of a dime.

What does "early consult" mean?
Answer by ChewyAug 19, 2021
This food is formulated to help support cats with early signs of aging, providing nutrients, including antioxidants, and New Zealand Green Mussel. It's made with with moderate phosphorus,EPA+DHA and an antioxidant complex to support the kidneys at an early stage.

What is the phosphorus level?
Answer by ChewyMar 09, 2022
This recipe contains approximately 0.7% phosphorus on an as-fed basis.

How many calories1cup.?
Answer by ChewyOct 20, 2021
This formula contains approximately 316 calories per cup.

ReviewsWrite a Review

Rated 4.3846 out of 5 stars
13 Reviews
Would recommend to a friend

13 Customer Reviews

Always consult a veterinarian about your pet’s health needs. Customer reviews should not be used as medical advice.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By KatandDogs on Feb 21, 2023

RC Renal early consult

I have two very small dogs with only half of their teeth left, so they have a hard time chewing the kibbles. If I put them with their wet food they eat them better.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CathyCatskills on Jan 28, 2023

Exceptional Service for the Right Food

The dog food is exactly what the vet said I needed to get for my aging (13 yr old) "puppy", And yes my dog likes the food a lot and it's not as expensive as I expected it to be since it is "prescription" only.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Nelle on Jan 3, 2023

Necessary Food for Medical Reasons

Royal Canin Renal Support was prescribed for Chloe by her vet. She will eat it if she's really hungry, but sometimes she will let it sit all day without touching it. I know she has to have it for medical reasons and I'm glad Chewy carries it - I just wish she enjoyed it more.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Barbara on Sep 15, 2022

Not liking the taste

Although I transitioned my dog slowly from her old food to this food, she is not terribly interested in eating. At first my dog ate the Royal Canin easily, but now she seems to have lost interest and will only eat this if I add a small bit of protein to her food which goes toward defeating the purpose. I can't say that I would or wouldn't recommend this food, it's been a struggle for my girl to eat it, but my choices are very limited.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Vitruviana on Nov 7, 2022


Chewy is reliable, helpful, offers quality products both prescription and non-prescription. Fast shipping on all, inclusive of Royal Canin dog food. Thanks!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lena on Nov 4, 2022

Great food and service

We needed this food for an aged fur baby our had none and chew had it here the next day

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ivie on Nov 7, 2022

Tastes great

Love the taste and doc says my renal function improved so all good

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By cktuc on Jul 14, 2022

Passed the taste test

My dog seems to love it. Too early to tell if it'll make a difference in her labs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Leslie on Jan 29, 2022

I'm very happy with this food thank you!!!

My dog has kidney failure and I was told by the vet to treat every day as her last. I was advised to put her on a special diet for dogs with renal problems. I have been feeding her the Royal Canin renal diet for about 4 years now and she looks fit as a fiddle. She is a 14 year old beagle, full of life and when I take her out many people think she is a young dog. She has amazing energy a beautiful coat. You would never know she was sick. A kidneys remains stable in stage 2 due to her diet because we haven't made any other changes so I would definitely recommend this product.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Maximus on Mar 7, 2022

My Awesome Boy

He loves the food and his belly isn't nearly as bloated as it was...I do this with the fish oil and he's been doing and looking much better...thank you