Start complex / natural defences - digestive health

The fruit of ongoing science from Royal Canin, start complex is an exclusive combination of nutritional elements which are present in mother’s milk, reinforced with specific nutrients which actively contribute to supporting the puppy’s digestive health and natural defences.

Gestation / lactation support

Nutritional profile which is adapted to the bitch’s high energy needs at the end of gestation and during lactation.

Easy rehydration

Easy to rehydrate to a porridge-like consistency which is very palatable for the bitch and weaning puppies and facilitates the transition from mother’s milk to solid food.

If your dog is pregnant or has recently given birth, it's important that both she and her puppies have the right nutritional support to ensure continued health for the mother, and the best start possible for her puppies. ROYAL CANIN® Giant Starter Mother & Babydog contains all the nutrients your dog needs to support them during pregnancy and throughout the lactation period. Containing a high protein, energy, and mineral content, this food caters to the dietary requirements of both the mother and her pups. The ‘Start Complex' feature is the result of committed scientific research by ROYAL CANIN®. It's an exclusive combination of nutritional elements which are present in the mother's milk. Reinforced with special nutrients, Start Complex actively contributes to supporting your puppies' digestive health and natural defences while they're still in the early stages of development. ROYAL CANIN® Starter Mother & Babydog is also available as an ultra soft moose, offering a high level of palatability with the same nutritional support and digestibility.

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Complete feed for dogs -For the giant breed bitch (> 45 kg) and her puppies: bitch at the end of gestation and during lactation - Weaning puppies up to 2 months old.

Composition: rice, dehydrated poultry protein, animal fats, vegetable protein isolate*, hydrolysed animal proteins, maize, beet pulp, minerals, soya oil, vegetable fibres, fish oil, fructo-oligo-saccharides, psyllium husks and seeds, hydrolysed yeast (source of manno-oligo-saccharides), fatty acid salt, yeast extracts (source of betaglucans), marigold extract (source of lutein).

Additives (per kg): Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 19000 IU, Vitamin D3: 1200 IU, E1 (Iron): 42 mg, E2 (Iodine): 4.2 mg, E4 (Copper): 13 mg, E5 (Manganese): 55 mg, E6 (Zinc): 134 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.07 mg - Technological additives: Clinoptilo-lite of sedimentary origin: 10 g - Preservatives - Antioxidants.

Analytical constituents: Protein: 30% - Fat content: 22% - Crude ash: 7.9% - Crude fibres: 1.9%.

Feeding instructions: see table. Batch number, factory registration number and best before date: see information on packaging. To be stored in a cool, dry place.
Age (weeks)Adult weight
45 kg -60 kg -80 kg - 90 kg -100 kg -
0-2 weeksBabyDog Milk BabyDog Milk BabyDog Milk BabyDog Milk BabyDog Milk
2-3 weeks30 g 3/8 cups30 g 3/8 cups30 g 3/8 cups50 g 5/8 cups50 g 5/8 cups
3-4 weeks110 g 1+2/8 cups130 g 1+4/8 cups160 g 1+7/8 cups200g 2+3/8 cups200 g 2+3/8 cups
4-5 weeks170 g 2 cups195 g 2+2/8 cups220 g 2+4/8 cups240 g 2+6/8 cups240 g 2+6/8 cups
5-6 weeks190 g 2+2/8 cups220 g 2+4/8 cups250 g 2+7/8 cups280 g 3+2/8 cups280 g 3+2/8 cups
6-7 weeks245 g 2+7/8 cups275 g 3+1/8 cups300 g 3+4/8 cups400 g 4+5/8 cups400 g 4+5/8 cups
7-8 weeks320 g 3+6/8 cups360 g 4+1/8 cups400 g 4+5/8 cups480 g 5+4/8 cups480 g 5+4/8 cups
Gestating bitch----------
Gestation (weeks)Adult weight-------
-45 kg -55 kg -65 kg -85 kg -100 kg -
6 weeks503 g 5+7/8 cups584 g 6+6/8 cups662 g 7+5/8 cups810 g 9+3/8 cups915 g 10+5/8 cups
7 weeks548 g 6+3/8 cups637 g 7+3/8 cups722 g 8+3/8 cups883 g 10+2/8 cups998 g 11+4/8 cups
8 weeks594 g 6+7/8 cups690 g 8 cups783 g 9+1/8 cups957 g 11+1/8 cups1081 g 12+4/8 cups
9 weeks640 g 7+3/8 cups744 g 8+5/8 cups843 g 9+6/8 cups1031 g 11+7/8 cups1164 g 13+4/8 cups
1 cup = 240 ml = 86 g ----------
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