Royal Canin Veterinary Diet® Canine Gastrointestinal High Energy dry dog food

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 high energy needs
  • 100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Canine Gastrointestinal High Energy is a high energy, highly digestible, palatable, complete and balanced dog food.

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Size: 22 lb
Size: 8.8 lb
Product Information

Digestive Health
A combination of highly digestible proteins, prebiotics and EPA & DHA helps support digestive health.

High Energy
A high energy content allows a reduction in meal volume (13.8% less than Canine Gastrointestinal Moderate Calorie dry) and a decreased intestinal load.

Feeding Guide
Recommended Daily Feeding Portion
Weight Tendency to become Overweight Ideal Weight
4.4 lb (2 kg) 3/8 cup (39 g) 1/2 cup (45 g)
11.0 lb (5 kg) 3/4 cup (77 g) 7/8 cup (89 g)
22.0 lb (10 kg) 1 1/4 cups (130 g) 1 1/2 cups (150 g)
33.1 lb (15 kg) 1 3/4 cups (176 g) 2 cups (203 g)
44.1 lb (20 kg) 2 1/4 cups (218 g) 2 1/2 cups (252 g)
55.1 lb (25 kg) 2 5/8 cups (258 g) 3 cups (298 g)
66.1 lb (30 kg) 3 cups (295 g) 3 3/8 cups (342 g)
77.2 lb (35 kg) 3 3/8 cups (331 g) 3 7/8 cups (384 g)
88.2 lb (40 kg) 3 5/8 cups (366 g) 4 1/4 cups (424 g)
99.2 lb (45 kg) 4 cups (400 g) 4 5/8 cups (463 g)
110.2 lb (50 kg) 4 3/8 cups (433 g) 5 cups (502 g)
132.3 lb (60 kg) 5 cups (497 g) 5 3/4 cups (575 g)
Gastrointestinal High Energy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Chicken by-product meal, brown rice, brewers rice, chicken fat, corn, corn gluten meal, natural flavors, egg product, grain distillers dried yeast, dried plain beet pulp, monocalcium phosphate, fish oil, vegetable oil, salt, psyllium seed husk, sodium silico aluminate, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, fructooligosaccharides, hydrolyzed yeast, taurine, choline chloride, DL-methionine, L-lysine, 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), 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, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min)23.0%
Crude Fat (min)18.0%
Crude Fiber (max)3.2%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)* (min)0.18%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* (min)0.08%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Calorie Content
This diet contains 3902 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 394 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).
Product Reviews
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet ® Canine Gastrointestinal High Energy dry dog food is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 86.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dog food! I started feeding the high energy dry formula to my dog when he was recovering from illness, to put some extra weight back on him. The beauty of this formula is that you can feed a lot less volume-wise for the same calorie level. He has always been a fussy eater, but he really enjoys the taste of this kibble, so much so in fact, that I kept him on it once he reached optimum weight. Since switching to this product, his digestion has been excellent! I can't recommend this formula enough!!
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely The Best!!! My golden retriever, Nate, has been eating this since 2011. At the time, he had diarrhea, vomiting, and IBS. We tried numerous other foods and, finally, my vet recommended doing a food trial. This would have been time consuming and difficult and, not to mention, expensive! In the interim before we started the trial, my vet recommended Royal Canin Gastrointestinal High Energy and his stomach/digestive issues disappeared! He's been eating it for the past 6 years and it's been amazing!
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solved my dog's irritable bowel! My vet prescribed this three years ago because my retired greyhound had chronic diarrhea which had been going on for several months when I adopted him. This food solved the problem and I have kept him on it for the last 3 years during which time he has never had a problem. He must like the taste because he cleans his bowl daily. It is more expensive than non-prescription food but I would rather spend more on the food and less on vet bills and have a healthy and happy dog.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a snarfing Bulldog! This product is the ideal diet for my high energy, sensitive digestive system English Bulldog. It keeps her energy high and allows for very easy digestion and regular movements. It is the ONLY food I feed her since it works so well for her. My dog inhales her food in 30 seconds or less - EVERY TIME. This kibble is small enough so that she doesn't aspirate any and she can pass it easily. It keeps her weight in check also by giving her energy to play.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully healthy dog food! Our newly adopted Saint Bernard was having stomach issues and diarrhea. Our vet recommended Royal Canin Gastrointestinal High Energy dry food. Within 2-3 days, his diarrhea ended and his stomach issues resolved. His coat is shiny and healthy and he devours this food. We cannot recommend it highly enough. It literally saved his life.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best food My golden was diagnosed with liver shunt. She couldn't gain weight and after many foods and making her food, my vet suggested gastro high energy, and she put on weight, her bad levels improved and she's doing great.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So glad my vet recommended this! My dog has had digestion problems for the past few months, he has been on several antibiotics and had test done due to bloody loose stools. We decided to change his food and it's been 2 weeks and he is getting back to normal, his stools are good, he just has some gas now. I think after a few more weeks that will be gone as well. We changed food cold turkey so it sometimes takes a while to adjust but I am so glad we switched.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my dogs life. My German Shepherd full grown was weighting in at 50lbs!!! He had chronic diarrhea, vomiting, and other GI issues that would not resolve. I began him on this food and within months the change was miraculous. He began to gain weight. His GI issues resolved immediately and he became a happy and lively dog. No more medications and now I have a healthy 80lb dog that is as happy as can be. Thanks Royal Canin
Date published: 2017-05-04
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