Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Gastrointestinal High Energy HE Dry Dog Food

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The gastrointestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and colon. Therefore, gastrointestinal disease is defined as any abnormality involving one or more of these structures. By feeding your pet a diet that contains precise amounts of key nutrients, you can:

  • Help minimize vomiting, diarrhea,or constipation.
  • Help to support and improve the function of the gastrointestinal structures.
  • Maintain or improve appetite.

The GASTROINTESTINAL diet is formulated to help maintain the balance of gastrointestinal microflora and intestinal mucosal integrity

Key Benefits

  • Canine Gastrointestinal High Energy is a high energy, highly digestible, palatable, complete and balanced dry food specifically for the management of gastrointestinal disease in dogs requiring a higher energy density
  • High energy content allows a reduction in meal volume and a decreased intestinal load
  • Contains an optimal blend of highly digestible proteins, prebiotics and EPA & DHA to help support digestive health
  • Helps maintain/improve appetite in dogs and minimize stomach issues such as: vomiting, diarrhea and constipation
  • Developed by nutritionists and veterinarians, this kibble tastes great and nutritionally supports your dog's healthy digestion

This product requires a veterinary prescription. Simply provide your vet's information during checkout and we'll follow up to confirm the prescription, or email a copy of your prescription to and we'll get your order out right away.

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  • Weight
    22.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Royal Canin
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Prescription Food

Nutritional Info


Chicken By-Product Meal, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat, Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Natural Flavors, Egg Product, Grain Distillers Dried Yeast, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Monocalcium Phosphate, Fish Oil, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Psyllium Seed Husk, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Fructooligosaccharides, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, L-Lysine, Vitamins [Dlalpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Trace Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate], Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.

Caloric Content

3,902 kcal/kg, 394 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 23.0% min
Crude Fat 18.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.2% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0.18% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.08% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Tendency to become Overweight (Cup) Ideal Weight (Cup)
4.4 lbs 3/8 1/2
11.0 lbs 3/4 7/8
22.0 lbs 1 1/4 1 1/2
33.1 lbs 1 3/4 2
44.1 lbs 2 1/4 2 1/2
55.1 lbs 2 5/8 3
66.1 lbs 3 3 3/8
77.2 lbs 3 3/8 3 7/8
88.2 lbs 3 5/8 4 1/4
99.2 lbs 4 4 5/8
110.2 lbs 4 3/8 5
132.3 lbs 5 5 3/4

Transition Instructions

We recommend at least a 7-day transition before you begin feeding the new food exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new food exclusively. This allows your pet’s digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food. 

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  • Solved 1 problem, not the other

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    This food is great, and helped my service dog with her ailing undiagnosed stomach issue. She now has normal bowels, but she is still thin. My vet recommended she continue to eat the amount she was (which is double the recommended daily amount) and she is still very thin. With no apparent thyroid, worms, or any other issue that could keep her from gaining weight. I still think this food is fine, but I still have to consult my veterinarian about her weight

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  • The key to GI resolutions!

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    Our poor puppy is 5 months old and has been suffering with GI problems since we adopted her at 10 weeks old, which resulted in illness and under weight. It wasn't until the vet recommended switching to royal canin that these problems were finally corrected! Yesterday was her first vet visit with a clean bill of health and she is growing and getting stronger thanks to this food!

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  • Finally Relieved

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    We have 2 German Shepherds. Both have been diagnosed with a pancreatic disorder and are on a daily medication. We have tried several brands and types of foods to alleviate their loose stools and poor appetite. As soon as we switched to Royal Canin digestive dog food the loose stools stopped, their appetite increased, and the boys are back to normal. I can't say enough about this food. They best part is the delivery of a bag of food by Chewy every 2 weeks.

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  • Pup with Serious Anxiety

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    Anxious boy since we adopted at 3 mos. Very skittish, timid, nervous. Was getting sick (vomit, diarrhea) whenever we traveled for work (even thou home w my mom babysitting). After many tests, determined severe anxiety and tried food to help with stress on GI system. Working GREAT! Expensive food (Chewy best price I've found) but well worth it to limit/stop baby from being sick.

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  • the only food that my dog can eat!

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    My 7 months golden retriever have a very sensitive stomach. We tried more then 10 different food and he had diarrhea and vomiting everyday! Some of the foods that I bought he didn't eat at all. We tried hydrolyze protein food and he still had stomach problems. But once he changed for this food, he got better in the same day! I'm so happy that my vet suggested this food! Now he is eating every meal and having perfect stool! Since I got him, he never had more then one day without diarrhea, until this food!

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  • Excellent dog food!!!

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    My 9 months Husky, Jon Snow, its been struggling with diarrhea since I got him 3 months ago. I changed his food too many time and nothing was working for him. The Vet recommended Royal Canin. It took him about a week to get better. But now he is a happy puppy popping like a normal dog. ;-) I will recommend this food!!!

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  • Tummy Issues No More

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    I foster thru a local rescue and one of our large breed, already had a pretty sensitive stomach dogs had a blockage. He had a lot of intestine removed and ever since, he's had a lot of digestion issues. This food has literally saved my carpets because he is solid again (after several weeks of straight liquid on a chicken and rice diet) and he's regular. He's also much happier as his tummy issues are no longer and issue. Thank you so much!!!

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  • Great Service and products

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    My dog loves this food and it has helped with his bowel movements. And as always I received super fast shipping!! My orders always arrive the day after I place my order.

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  • Dog gone dependable

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    Very satisfied. I love it. Hope everyone buys from you and saves money. Plus gets super fast delivery. Thanks and have a great day.

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  • Good Food Good Service

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    The food is what I always get and is great for dogs with digestive issues. Vet prescription required. Chewy site highly recommended. Site easy to use and delivery very prompt.

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