Royal Canin® Veterinary Care Nutrition™ Canine Development Puppy dry dog food

Please note: This product has been discontinued, please select an alternative diet listed under "Related Products" below. Please contact our Technical Services department at 1 (800) 592-6687 if you have any questions regarding an alternative diet recommendation.

Founded by a veterinarian, Royal Canin has over 40 years experience in health nutrition. Our work with pet nutritionists, breeders, and veterinarians from around the world has provided us with knowledge about the specific nutritional requirements of dogs. This knowledge has allowed us to formulate the optimal diet for your dog's special needs.

  • Helps maintain digestive health
  • Supports skin and coat health
  • Promotes appetite satisfaction
  • Supports immune system health
  • 100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Canine Development Puppy is a complete and balanced dog food, specifically formulated for the precise nutrition of puppies.

Where to Buy
Size: 22 lb
Size: 8.8 lb
Product Information

Digestive Support
Specific nutrient blend to help regulate intestinal transit and to help support the intestinal microflora

Skin & Coat
Inclusion of several key nutrients to reinforce the coat's natural beauty and to help protect the skin

Enhanced Flavor
The specific formulation, the selection of exclusive and natural flavors, as well as the preservation of the product help guarantee an optimal palatability

Natural Defenses
Synergistic antioxidant blend of vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein and taurine to support immune health

Feeding Guide
Recommended Daily Feeding Portion
Age of Puppy
Adult Target Weight 2 months 5 months 7 months 9 months 12 months
17.6 lb (8 kg) 1 1/8 cups (125 g) 1 1/2 cups (158 g) 1 3/8 cups (142 g) 1 cups (113 g) ADULT SMALL DOG
22.0 lb (10 kg) 1 3/8 cups (148 g) 1 3/4 cups (188 g) 1 5/8 cups (169 g) 1 1/4 cups (135 g)
26.4 lb (12 kg) 1 1/2 cups (168 g) 2 cups (214 g) 1 3/4 cups (193 g) 1 3/8 cups (155 g) ADULT
30.9 lb (14 kg) 1 3/4 cups (187 g) 2 1/4 cups (241 g) 2 1/8 cups (223 g) 1 3/4 cups (190 g)
35.3 lb (16 kg) 1 7/8 cups (205 g) 2 1/2 cups (266 g) 2 1/4 cups (247 g) 2 cups (210 g) 1 3/4 cups (188 g)
39.7 lb (18 kg) 2 cups (221 g) 2 3/4 cups (291 g) 2 1/2 cups (270 g) 2 1/8 cups (230 g) 1 7/8 cups (206 g)
44.1 lb (20 kg) 2 1/4 cups (237 g) 2 7/8 cups (315 g) 2 3/4 cups (293 g) 2 3/8 cups (250 g) 2 1/8 cups (223 g)
48.5 lb (22 kg) 2 1/4 cups (242 g) 3 cups (330 g) 3 1/8 cups (336 g) 2 1/2 cups (273 g) 2 1/4 cups (240 g)
52.9 lb (24 kg) 2 1/4 cups (246 g) 3 1/4 cups (346 g) 3 3/8 cups (359 g) 2 3/4 cups (292 g) 2 3/8 cups (257 g)
57.3 lb (26 kg) 2 3/8 cups (251 g) 3 3/8 cups (361 g) 3 1/2 cups (382 g) 3 1/8 cups (331 g) 2 1/2 cups (273 g)
66.1 lb (30 kg) 2 3/8 cups (260 g) 3 5/8 cups (392 g) 4 cups (427 g) 3 3/8 cups (371 g) 2 7/8 cups (304 g)
77.2 lb (35 kg) 2 1/2 cups (271 g) 4 cups (431 g) 4 1/2 cups (480 g) 3 7/8 cups (417 g) 3 1/8 cups (344 g)
Development Puppy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth.

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

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min)27.0%
Crude Fat (min)18.0%
Crude Fiber (max)4.3%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Vitamin E (min)415 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (min)160 mg/kg
Lutein* (min)5 mg/kg
Taurine* (min)0.16%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Calorie Content
This diet contains 3842 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 415 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).
Product Reviews
Royal Canin ® Veterinary Care Nutrition™ Canine Development Puppy dry dog food is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Large breed . My boy Loves this food. Love the size of the kibble, no weird odor, fecals are always well formed, no gas can't say enough. Very happy.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for a sensitive stomach! I have been using this type of food for my new Boston Terrier puppy and he loves it! The pieces of kibble are very small so he can eat it comfortably. Plus Bostons are known for having sensitive stomachs but he has been doing great thanks to Royal Canin :)
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing results for puppies I have used this product on several different puppies that myself and my children have raised over the years. The results after receiving our puppies and switching them over to this diet is life changing. I am a firm believer in this food for the best health of my dogs. I know that I have a choice and there are many but I will always recommend this diet to everyone I meet.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Food For My Puppies. First of all they love it, then it makes then healthy and energetic and strong teeth and they poop right ''no diarrhea'' and my last vet check was very good. Thanks to Best Doctor ''Yvonne'' from All West Veterinary Clinic in Saskatooon.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My older dog did so well on this food that I now have our new puppy eating it. He is a happy, healthy growing puppy with a healthy coat. Highly recommend this to all families with puppies!
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Golden retriever loves this!!! I've been buying this once a month and I'm very pleased. My new puppy loves it and is developing well
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Ever my puppy loves this.. he is addicted I Vaught this like one or two months ago he loves it big time... He won't eat anything else.
Date published: 2016-05-09
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