Royal Canin® Size Health Nutrition Mini Starter Mother and Babydog dry dog food

Royal Canin's Starter formulas are a unique nutritional solution that meets the needs of the mother and her puppies during the first 5 stages of life: gestation, birth, lactation, weaning and growth up to 2 months.

  • Nutritional support for expecting mothers and her developing puppies
  • Supports high energy needs of nursing mothers
  • Supports transition from mother's milk to solid food
  • Kibble easily rehydrated for young puppies
  • 100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Mini Starter Mother & Babydog is designed for small breed mothers from the end of gestation (3rd trimester) and during lactation and young puppies up to 2 months.

Kibble
Kibbles easily rehydrate to consistency that is very palatable for both the mother and her weaning puppies.

Product Information
Benefits

Birth Program
Royal Canin's Birth Program is a unique nutritional solution which meets the needs of the bitch and her puppies during gestation, lactation and growth.

Gestation / Lactation Support
Nutritional profile specifically adapted for the bitch's high energy needs at the end of gestation and during lactation.

Ideal For Transition From Milk
Nutritional response helps to facilitate the transition from mother's milk to solid food.

Easy Rehydration
Kibbles easily rehydrate to a porridge-like consistency that is very palatable for both the bitch and her weaning puppies.

Start Complextm/mc Digestive Health - Natural Defenses
Developed from scientific research, Royal Canin's Start Complex is a combination of nutritional elements present in mother's milk that actively promote digestive health and help maintain the puppy's natural defenses.

Feeding Guide
Recommended Daily Feeding Portion for the Puppy
Age of Puppy
Adult Target Weight Before 3 weeks 3-4 weeks 4-5 weeks 5-6 weeks 6-7 weeks 7-8 weeks Over 8 weeks
2 lb (1 kg) Mother’s Milk 1/4 cup (10 g) 1/3 cup (30 g) 1/3 cup (30 g) 1/2 cup (40 g) 1/2 cup (50 g) Mini Puppy
4 lb (2 kg) 1/3 cup (30 g) 1/2 cup (40 g) 1/2 cup (50 g)
7 lb (3 kg) 1/3 cup (30 g) 1/2 cup (40 g) 1/2 cup (50 g)
9 lb (4 kg) 2/3 cup (60 g) 1 cup (80 g) 1 cup (95 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 2/3 cup (60 g) 1 cup (80 g) 1 cup (95 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 1 cup (90 g) 1 1/3 cups (120 g) 1 2/3 cups (145 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1 cup (90 g) 1 1/3 cups (120 g) 1 2/3 cups (145 g)
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 90 grams

Recommended Daily Feeding Portion for the Mother
Gestation
Dog Weight 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 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)
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 90 grams
100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition
Mini Starter is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth, gestation and lactation.
Ingredients

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.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min)28.5%
Crude Fat (min)20.5%
Crude Fiber (max)3.5%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Calorie Content
This diet contains 4255 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 383 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).
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