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A unique nutritional solution meeting the needs of the mother and her puppies during the first 5 stages of life: gestation, birth, lactation, weaning and growth up to 8 weeks. During the critical growth phase, the puppy's vulnerable immune system and digestive system are still developing. MINI STARTER supports the mother and puppy's immune defenses with a special complex of antioxidants, and promotes optimal digestion with highly digestible ingredients, and prebiotics such as butyrate.

During the end of gestation and through lactation, the mother's energy and nutritional needs change. MINI STARTER helps to satisfy the mother's increased energy needs during this time, through a high energy (4255 kcal/kg) and fat (20.5%) content.

Puppies require targeted nutritional support during the delicate transition from milk to solid food. SMALL STARTER helps to promote an easy transition to solid food and optimal stool quality through a highly digestible formula, including highly digestible proteins called low indigestible proteins (LIPs), as well as prebiotics and highly digestible carbohydrates.

The mother may be fussy or even refuse to eat during gestation and lactation, while her puppies may have a difficult time adjusting to eating a solid kibble. SMALL STARTER is easily re-hydrated to help stimulate the mother’s fussy appetite, and to help her puppies transition to solid kibble with ease while being a highly palatable formula.

100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition

SMALL Starter is a unique nutritional solution meeting the needs of the small breed mother and her puppies during the first 5 stages of life: gestation, birth, lactation, weaning and growth up to 8 weeks.

Chicken meal, brewers rice, chicken fat, wheat gluten, corn, dried beet pulp, natural flavors, fish oil, sodium silico aluminate, vegetable oil, potassium phosphate, salt, calcium carbonate, L-lysine, fructooligosaccharides, hydrolyzed yeast, choline chloride, butyrate, taurine, potassium chloride, L-tyrosine, vitamins [DL-alpha 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), riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), trace minerals (zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), L-carnitine, betacarotene, rosemary, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 4255 kilocalories per kilogram or 383 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 28.0%
Crude Fat (min) 20.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.4%
Moisture (max) 10.0%.

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Dog Weight Gestation
6 weeks
Gestation
7 weeks
Gestation
8 weeks
Gestation
9 weeks
Lactation
2 lb (1 kg) 1/3 cup (34 g) 1/3 cup (37 g) 1/2 cup (40 g) 1/2 cup (43 g) Feed Ad libitum
4 lb (2 kg) 2/3 cup (57 g) 2/3 cup (62 g) 3/4 cup (67 g) 3/4 cup (72 g)
7 lb (3 kg) 3/4 cup (76 g) 1 cup (83 g) 1 cup (90 g) 1 cup (97 g)
9 lb (4 kg) 1 cup (94 g) 1 1/4 cups (102 g) 1 1/4 cups (111 g) 1 1/3 cups (119 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1 1/4 cups (110 g) 1 1/3 cups (121 g) 1 1/2 cups (131 g) 1 1/2 cups (141 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 1 1/2 cups (141 g) 1 3/4 cups (154 g) 1 3/4 cups (167 g) 2 cups (180 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 2 cups (183 g) 2 1/4 cups (200 g) 2 1/3  cups (217 g) 2 2/3 cups (233 g)
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Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition Small Starter Mother & Babydog Dry Dog Food

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