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.

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

Where to Buy
Size: 2 lb
Size: 15 lb
Product Information

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

Gestation / Lactation Support
Nutritional profile specifically adapted for the motherdog'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 motherdog and her weaning puppies.

Start Complex / 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
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.

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).
Product Reviews
Royal Canin ® Size Health Nutrition™ Mini Starter Mother and Babydog dry dog food is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal shape for small puppies! Weaned my puppies on this product and they loved it. Made it very easy to transition. Love this product.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Puppy Suplement When the people says have an Puppy with 7 weeks or less its a bad thing, Royal Canin has your back with this product. My siberian husky appreciate much all the benefits here. All product dont work except royal Canin mini starter. THANKS FOR CREATING THINGS LIKE THIS
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent starter food for puppies. My female yorkie bounces back very rapidly to her prepregnancy state that it is truly amazing. The pups also grow much quicker and are very healthy with this food. Definately recomment this to anyone with small dogs who are being bred.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy puppies I've been using mini starter for mother and her babies for 3 years now. All my puppies are healthy. They love the flavor. I like the fact that it can be served wet or dry. I highly recommend it to other breeders.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this.. healthy mom's and puppies I use this food and have for several years, send my puppies home on it and with it.. The owners I have of the new pups continue this great food.. and I have had 0 problems.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dog food for mothers & puppies Been buying this product 3 yrs., having heathly puppies now, litters are all born alive, great breeding program they offer, telling all my friends about this program
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smallest kibble for tiny puppies! I love mini starter and so do my Yorkie babies. They wean very well onto solid food with it and it doesn't gag them like bigger kibble.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy doggie I got the food from my new vet,because my 21 month old pomapoo threw up lots,and she been on this food now for a far so good
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great puppy food ever. I will keep getting this one. The kibble size is perfect. I give this to all my new puppy families.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent food I am a breeder mama and babies love it I start them on the starter mousse and then change them to the hard kibble
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best food for Digestion I breed Havanese puppies and with Royal Canin there is no diarrhea and the babies love it!! So does Mama!!
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ingredients! They only put in the good stuff. I am raising my pomskie puppies on it.I will not give them anything other than Rpyal Canin
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tiny kibble with great nutrition for mother and puppies! So glad I got it
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the starter. Helps my puppies start eating along with the mother.
Date published: 2017-05-04
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