A longer colonic transit time, plus increased colonic permeability in large breed dogs can lead to more fermentation and poor stool quality. GERMAN SHEPHERD Adult contributes to supporting this breed’s sensitive digestive system with highly digestible proteins (LIPs*), prebiotic support (MOS**) and a specific fibre blend to limit intestinal fermentation and to help maintain a balanced intestinal flora.

The German Shepherd has alkaline skin which increases the risk of skin infections and a thick, double coat. Targeted nutrition is important for maintaining a healthy skin and coat. The GERMAN SHEPHERD Adult formula helps strengthen the skin barrier and supports skin regeneration with an exclusive complex of nutrients including PINCH, omega 3s (EPA and DHA), omega 6s, vitamin A, biotin, and high quality protein.

The German Shepherd is susceptible to hip dysplasia, and can have an active lifestyle that leads to hard working joints. The GERMAN SHEPHERD Adult formula nutritionally supports the German Shepherd’s bones and joints with an appropriate mineral balance (calcium and phosphorus), glucosamine, chondroitin and omega 3s (EPA and DHA) to supply the building blocks for joint regeneration and help reduce inflammation.

*Low indigestible proteins **Mannanoligosaccharides

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Water sufficient for processing, pork by-products, chicken by-products, pork liver, chicken, corn flour, powdered cellulose, vegetable oil, fish oil, carrageenan, sodium silico aluminate, potassium chloride, natural flavors, sodium tripolyphosphate, carob bean gum, guar gum, taurine, vitamins [L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), niacin supplement, biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], citric acid, calcium carbonate, sodium carbonate, glucosamine hydrochloride, choline chloride, magnesium oxide, trace minerals [zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, zinc proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), chondroitin sulfate.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 891 kcal ME(metabolizable energy)/kg; 323 kcal ME/can on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 6.5% Crude Fat (min) 4.0% Crude Fiber (max) 2.7% Moisture (max) 81.0% Glucosamine* (min) 139 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate* (min) 15 mg/kg

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Wet Feeding

Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
4 lb (2 kg) 2/4 can (169 g) 2/4 can (196 g) 2/4 can (223 g)
9 lb (4 kg) 3/4 can (285 g) 3/4 can (330 g) 1 cans (375 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1 can (386 g) 1 1/4 cans (447 g) 1 1/4 cans (508 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 1 1/4 cans (479 g) 1 2/4 cans (554 g) 1 3/4 cans (630 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1 2/4 cans (566 g) 1 3/4 cans (655 g) 2 cans (745 g)
33 lb (15 kg) 2 cans (767 g) 2 1/4 cans (888 g) 2 2/4 cans (1,009 g)
44 lb (20 kg) 2 2/4 cans (952 g) 2 3/4 cans (1,102 g) 3 1/4 cans (1,252 g)
55 lb (25 kg) 3 cans (1,125 g) 3 2/4 cans (1,303 g) 3 3/4 cans (1,480 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 3 1/4 cans (1,290 g) 4 cans (1,494 g) 4 2/4 cans (1,697 g)
77 lb (35 kg) 3 3/4 cans (1,448 g) 4 1/4 cans (1,677 g) 5 cans (1,905 g)
88 lb (40 kg) 4 1/4 cans (1,601 g) 4 3/4 cans (1,853 g) 5 2/4 cans (2,106 g)
99 lb (45 kg) 4 2/4 cans (1,748 g) 5 1/4 cans (2,025 g) 6 cans (2,301 g)
110 lb (50 kg) 5 cans (1,892 g) 5 3/4 cans (2,191 g) 6 2/4 cans (2,490 g)

Mixed Feeding

Weight Can Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
4 lb (2 kg) 1/4 1/4 cup (18 g) 3/8 cup (24 g) 3/8 cup (31 g)
9 lb (4 kg) 1/4 5/8 cup (46 g) 3/4 cup (56 g) 1 cup (67 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1/2 5/8 cup (47 g) 7/8 cup (62 g) 1 1/8 cups (76 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 1/2 1 cup (69 g) 1 1/4 cups (88 g) 1 1/2 cups (106 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1/2 1 1/4 cups (90 g) 1 5/8 cups (112 g) 1 7/8 cups (134 g)
33 lb (15 kg) 1 1 1/4 cups (92 g) 1 3/4 cups (122 g) 2 1/8 cups (151 g)
44 lb (20 kg) 1 1 7/8 cups (137 g) 2 1/2 cups (174 g) 3 cups (210 g)
55 lb (25 kg) 1 2 1/2 cups (179 g) 3 1/8 cups (222 g) 3 3/4 cups (265 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 1 3 1/8 cups (219 g) 3 3/4 cups (268 g) 4 1/2 cups (318 g)
77 lb (35 kg) 1 3 5/8 cups (257 g) 4 3/8 cups (313 g) 5 1/8 cups (368 g)
88 lb (40 kg) 1 4 1/8 cups (294 g) 5 cups (356 g) 5 7/8 cups (417 g)
99 lb (45 kg) 1 4 5/8 cups (330 g) 5 5/8 cups (397 g) 6 1/2 cups (464 g)
110 lb (50 kg) 1 5 1/8 cups (365 g) 6 1/8 cups (437 g) 7 1/8 cups (510 g)
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Customer reviews

Fluffy Butts Owner
07 Nov 2023

Amazing Transformation.

My 4yo girl Quinn went to the vet Thursday for a vaccine and nail trim (she will only let Dr. Mcfarland trim her nails; she needs sedated if anyone else. If he does it, she stand there like a love struck teenager). When he came in, I immediately asked him about her weight. She was looking a bit slim to me. She plays with her (not blood related) sister Remi nonstop. The vet called Quinn “a bit lean”. He said to up her calorie intake. My dumb self didn’t ask about how to do that. I know you normally would give an extra feeding. Welllllll… in this household you can’t feed one without the other and Remi does not need an extra feeding. I started googling for a topper or something I could mix with Quinn’s food for weight gain. This food a review stated it helped their picky GSD not only eat but also gain much needed weight in a short amount of time. Quinn just needs to gain about 5-10lbs. It is not all that cheap but the reviews were excellent. Quinn is 3/4 GSD. Y’all… I got it for her Thursday night. I fed her our regular dog food that night and topped it off with one very big basic spoonful. The can lasts about 3 days. Quinn went from a kinda sucked in U looking dip between her rib cage and hips… to now a filled in kinda backwards parentheses. The dip is much more subtle. This was started Thursday night; it’s now Monday night. The point of this long message, I just want to say if your dog needs extra calories and you don’t want to completely switch foods or if you’re on RC; I highly recommend Royal Canin wet food… especially the breed specific kind. This is totally worth the money and I am blown away at the night and day difference in less than 5 full days.
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Thank you so much!
30 Oct 2019

Great product

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have bought this product to mix in to my puppys food their was never any issues great on stomach and was what my pup loved compared to other brand foods
Rems moms
25 Oct 2019


[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have the most pickiest dog eater around and we tried royal canon but he for some reason will only eat this one. Royal canon you’ve won Remington’s heart and appetite! So thank you
22 Oct 2019

Gives my breed of dog what he really needs

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Started this food six months ago. My dogs look and act like they feel great all the time
17 Jan 2019

Serena can eat this!

Serena has megaesophagus and has difficulty with some foods. She is able to eat this product without any problems an she likes it too. Serena is not a german shepherd but because of her medical condition she gets to eat what she can tolerate and likes.
08 Nov 2018

Excellent food

I began feeding this canned food to my female a few months ago and am very happy with it. Improved digestion, coat quality, and she loves the taste. I am happy for the peace of mind that comes with feeding a fully researched, balanced diet. Thank you Royal Canin!
04 Nov 2018

Pup loves it

My dog is not food motivated but he goes crazy for this. He loves and that makes me and him happy.
30 Oct 2018

Great Food

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I buy two bags of german shepherd every two weeks.we faded four dogs this good.
09 Oct 2018

jumps for this food

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] jumps after she had a great meal. murphy is female german shepherd and started with merrick dry food as a puppy until 1/year old and switch to Royal Canin dry and wet and just loves it and have seen such a health change and energy in her and she can jump in one place as high as 5 feet
04 Oct 2018

great food

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I finally found a good food that my dogs want to eat and doesn't cause intestinal issues. I've tried many different brands, both readily available in stores and prescription food that I had take special trips to the vets office to pick up. I was at my wits end until I began using this breed specific food. we've been on it for just over a year my dogs weight has stopped fluctuating and her coat has never looked better.