Royal Canin® Canine Care Nutrition Digestive Care dry dog food

Small dogs have a tendency to be fussy eaters and can also suffer from digestion problems. Royal Canin Small Digestive Care features exclusive flavors and enhanced palatability to appeal to even the most finicky appetite. Also, small dogs sometimes do not absorb proteins as well as other dogs, which is why it is important to use prebiotics and digestible proteins for the best possible nutrient absorption.

  • Helps maintain digestive health
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Kibble helps reduce tartar formation
  • 100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

For adult and mature small breed dogs over 10 months old with digestive sensitivity

Proven kibble technology helps reduce the formation of tartar.

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Size: 17 lb
Size: 3.5 lb
Product Information

Developed with highly digestible proteins for the best possible nutrient absorption and with specific nutrients to support digestive health.

Our special formulation and exclusive flavors help to satisfy the fussy appetite of small dogs.

Proven kibble technology helps reduce the formation of tartar.

With nearly 50 years of scientific research and observation, Royal Canin continues to deliver targeted nutrition to feed every pet’s magnificence. Not satisfied? Then neither are we. Our formulas are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. (Just contact us for more details.)

Feeding Guide
Recommended Daily Feeding Portion
Adult Dog Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
2.2 lb (1 kg) 1/8 Cup (22 g) 1/4 Cup (26 g) 1/4 Cup (29 g)
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/4 Cup (37 g) 3/8 Cup (43 g) 3/8 Cup (49 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 3/8 Cup (51 g) 1/2 Cup (59 g) 1/2 Cup (67 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 1/2 Cup (63 g) 5/8 Cup (73 g) 5/8 Cup (83 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 5/8 Cup (74 g) 5/8 Cup (86 g) 3/4 Cup (98 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 5/8 Cup (85 g) 3/4 Cup (99 g) 7/8 Cup (112 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 3/4 Cup (96 g) 7/8 Cup (111 g) 1 Cup (126 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 7/8 Cup (106 g) 1 Cup (122 g) 1 1/8 Cups (139 g)
20 lb (9 kg) 7/8 Cup (115 g) 1 1/8 Cups (134 g) 1 1/4 Cups (152 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1 Cup (125 g) 1 1/8 Cups (145 g) 1 1/4 Cups (164 g)
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 126 g
100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition
CANINE CARE NUTRITION SMALL DIGESTIVE CARE is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Chicken meal, brewers rice, chicken fat, corn gluten meal, brewers rice flour, dried plain beet pulp, natural flavors, wheat gluten, brewers dried yeast, fish oil, sodium silico aluminate, vegetable oil, potassium chloride, L-lysine, fructooligosaccharides, sodium tripolyphosphate, salt, DL-methionine, taurine, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], choline chloride, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], L-carnitine, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min)28.0%
Crude Fat (min)20.0%
Crude Fiber (max)3.3%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Calorie Content
This diet contains 4040 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 537 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).
Product Reviews
Royal Canin ® Size Health Nutrition ™ Mini Special dry dog food is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 89.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She will eat it. I have an eight-year old yorkiepoo. She is the most finicky eater ever. I have tried, without exeraggeration, twenty different brands of dry dog food. She would turn her nose up and walk away. When I tried this brand she ate it. We have been using it for about seven years. I stopped for a brief time because the prices raised. I couldn't get her to eat other brands, so I bought more of this. Now Royal Canin sends me coupons and it really helps with the price.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ROYAL CANIN SAVED MY WESTIE! Our Westie, Tyler, was a handful when he was young. When he turned 1 he started licking his paws incessantly to the point where they would bleed. I tried EVERYTHING, took him to 5 or 6 vets and specialists and the only thing that would stop the itching was cortisone shots which are very bad to give your dog on a regular basis because they can get Cushings Disease from the cortisone. When Tyler was about 6 I was in a Petsmart and saw a bag of dog food with a Westie on it and it said on the bag "for skin and coat and sensitive stomachs". I bought some and Tyler loved it. Within ONE month he stopped itching and his coat came back and was so shiny and thick. He also had more energy than ever. Tyler lived to be 12 and I am so thankful I found that bag of Royal Canin!
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought my first bag of mini Special to try it out based on an overwhelming positive reviews. I thought if this doesn't work for my dog then nothing will. I have a two year old Schipperke and she's a finicky eater. Most of the time she hardly touched her food and will finally eat and flounder when she gets so hungry and then she'll have excessive bowel movement. When I first gave her the mini Special, she ate all of it until it was gone and no more issue of her not eating her food nowadays. She definitely likes this one and is getting her nutrients just by looking at her shiny coat.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dogs love it!! I've been feeding my dogs Royal Canin (I've got seven Cavaliers) ever since one of my dogs had to be taken to the vet because he was having stomach issues. He was a picky eater since he was a puppy, so I kept trying to find a dog food that he liked. My vet recommend Royal Canin because of its high quality. My dog loved it! I will only feed my dogs Royal Canin. It's good food, and they love it! - Regina Roeder
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Special really works I have been feeding my dogs Royal Canin Mini Special for over eight years. I have a variety of small dogs and they all love this food. They would not eat dry food till I switched to this - now I have no issues. Their coats, skin and eyes are GREAT. Never any issues with their digestive tract. I have recommended this product to many people and they would agree with my review.
Date published: 2015-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for picky eaters! My dogs love this food! They have always been fussy eaters and will like a good one week and hate it the next. This is the only food they will continue to eat. They also have sensitive stomachs and this food has really helped with vomiting and diarrhea. Royal canin is such a great brand and all of their food is so high quality I will never feed my dogs anything else.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! But, Hard To Find in a Bigger Bag! I prefer this food for my Shiba Inu, which is just at the top of the weight listing for small pups. She is an indoor girl too, and this causes less waste. But, I can only seem to find it in the small bag, so I often get the regular mini food in the bigger bag, but this one is the preferred choice for me and for Miss Z. She loves it!
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must be very tasty! I saw that royal canin had breed specific dog food and so I looked for Bichon Frise food. Well, there wasn't any. The closest was food for poodles. Then I saw the Special Mini, and decided to try it because it said it was easy to digest. Well prior to this, my two bichons would only eat BilJac. But when I gave them the special mini, they really dug in and ate every bit. I have now switched to the special mini. They really like it!
Date published: 2015-08-10
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