AGING SUPPORT: An exclusive blend of antioxidants for dogs helps support long life vitality

BONE AND JOINT HEALTH: Senior dog large breed dry dog food helps support bones and joint health

HEALTHY DIGESTION: Easy-to-digest proteins and a balanced supply of fiber promote dog digestive health

SPECIALIZED KIBBLE: Easy-to-chew large dog food kibble is rehydratable and ideal for senior dogs’ jaws

Large breed dogs are treasured for being hard working animals and loyal family companions. But as they age, their nutritional needs change. Their large bodies can benefit from an age- and size-specific diet that can help keep them happy and healthy.

Royal Canin Large Aging 8+ dry dog food (formerly Maxi Aging 8+) is tailored to support your big senior dog’s vitality. An exclusive complex of antioxidants supports cellular health to help reduce the signs of aging. Precise nutrients keep large bones and joints healthy and strong to help your dog stay active. And high-quality proteins and a balance of fibers help your dog digest food easily for digestive health. Plus, this highly palatable kibble is rehydratable: Mix in warm water for an easy-to-chew meal your dog will love to eat. Add some variety to their bowl with Royal Canin Mature 8+ wet dog food.

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Discover our tool that calculates the daily portion for your pet. Fill in your pet's information and you will get their daily feeding recommendation. In case of weight issues, do not hesitate to consult your vet to adapt this portion. Note that this feeding recommendation is more precise than the feeding table, therefore the values may slightly differ.


Chicken by-product meal, brewers rice, wheat, corn gluten meal, chicken fat, corn, brown rice, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, wheat gluten, fish oil, pea fiber, dried tomato pomace, vegetable oil, sodium silico aluminate, potassium chloride, psyllium seed husk, calcium carbonate, salt, fructooligosaccharides, 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, L-tryptophan, glucosamine hydrochloride, taurine, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], GLA safflower oil, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), green tea extract, L-carnitine, chondroitin sulfate, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3762 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 308 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Nutrient Amount
Crude Protein (min)25.0%
Crude Fat (min)15.0%
Crude Fiber (max)4.3%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min)0.17%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min)0.07%
Glucosamine* (min)743 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate* (min)7 mg/kg.

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
57.3 lb (26 kg) 3 3/8 Cups (276 g) 3 7/8 Cups (320 g) 4 1/2 Cups (364 g)
61.7 lb (28 kg) 3 5/8 Cups (292 g) 4 1/8 Cups (338 g) 4 3/4 Cups (384 g)
66.1 lb (30 kg) 3 3/4 Cups (308 g) 4 3/8 Cups (356 g) 5 Cups (405 g)
70.5 lb (32 kg) 4 Cups (323 g) 4 5/8 Cups (374 g) 5 1/4 Cups (425 g)
75 lb (34 kg) 4 1/8 Cups (338 g) 4 3/4 Cups (391 g) 5 1/2 Cups (445 g)
79.4 lb (36 kg) 4 3/8 Cups (353 g) 5 Cups (408 g) 5 5/8 Cups (464 g)
83.8 lb (38 kg) 4 1/2 Cups (367 g) 5 1/4 Cups (425 g) 5 7/8 Cups (483 g)
88.2 lb (40 kg) 4 5/8 Cups (382 g) 5 3/8 Cups (442 g) 6 1/8 Cups (502 g)
92.6 lb (42 kg) 4 7/8 Cups (396 g) 5 5/8 Cups (459 g) 6 3/8 Cups (521 g)
97 lb (44 kg) 5 Cups (410 g) 5 7/8 Cups (475 g) 6 5/8 Cups (540 g)
Large Aging 8+ Dry Dog Food

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Customer reviews

Husky Shepherd
30 Oct 2019

The best for his breed!!!

This stuff is great! I have a German shepherd, husky mix who has folding the Maxi brand since I got him. I've tried other brands both expensive and inexpensive and nothing compared to this. Nothing agreed with his stomach/digestive system the way the Maxi branding does. Blue Buffalo gave hi excessive gas, pedigree came out the same way it went in. You can clearly see the difference!!
26 Oct 2019

There are so many options to choose from !

My two Labradoodles are 12 and 11 now and they have been eating Royal Canin food since we first brought them home! a couple years ago I did switch to the 8+ food for them since they are getting older but they have been healthy and they really like the food!
22 Oct 2019

Best Senior Food Ever!

My niece is a veterinarian and she recommended this product for my aging dog, Rocco. Soon after he began eating Royal Canin 8+, he's been quite active and his coat is so shiny. Plus, I swear he sheds less too. He gets so excited when it's time to eat. Recently, after filling his dish and brining it up the steps, he actually stuck his big nose into sneak a few bites before placing the bowl down.
22 Oct 2019

Our dogs love Royal Canin

We started with Royal Canin about 7 years ago, we have two boxers. And our oldest boxer was having a lot of allergy issues when we moved to Illinois. We visited the vet, tried lots of different foods. Then tried Royal Canin Boxer blend. And WOW what a difference, the throwing up stopped and the hives stopped. My dogs love the food, and are doing great. No more emergency vet visits because of hives and dehydration. My older dog is not having joint pain issues. We have switched them to Royal Canin 8+, and my pups are still doing great. I definitely recommend Royal Canin to all my friends.
22 Oct 2019

Old dog has more life!

I started giving this to my 12yo Bassett Hound 6 months ago. After a month, he started to be more mobile and active. Now he runs and plays with my 2yo German Shepard.
09 Feb 2019

Only the best for the best!

I bought this a few months ago for my 10 year old Pyrenees mix. He had been slowing down and was showing his age despite medical management for osteoarthritis an DJD. I CANNOT believe the difference this has made in him! After about 30 days on the food he is much more spry and playful with my other dogs. The biggest difference- he jumps! He was never a dog to jump into the car or the bed even in his younger days and he does now- with confidence! The only difference was the food. It almost brought tears to my eyes- thank you Royal Canin for bringing new life to my boy!
Royal Canin response
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07 Nov 2018

Excellent dry dog food

My dogs love Royal Canin. Vet recommended this food.
Cool Cooper
02 Nov 2018

Wonderful Selection For Very SpecificDogs

When we brought our Wired Hair Pointing Griffon puppy home from the breeder in May 2018 she highly recommended Royal Canin max puppy chow since he was 18 pounds. Five months later he weighs 65 pounds, has great energy, a wonderful coat and eats his Royal Canin Large Dry Food so fast that 2 cups are gone in less than 1 minute. Our Vet & Dog Trainer also highly recommended that the best dog is is Royal Canin.
01 Nov 2018

Easy to chew

Been using Royal Canin dog food since our German Shepherd Angel was 6 mos old we had to put her on adult dog food because of birth defects. She just loved the adult food but when it started to get hard to chew we switched her over to the aging dog food. The adult food was a star shaped about an inch in diameter but the aging food was a oval shaped O that was easier to chew. She ate this food up until we had to put her to sleep at 13 1/2 yrs old. All Royal Canin food stayed with her not like the other food where she would have to go the bathroom 2 to 3 times a day this food she had her regular bathroom goings once a day. And our dog was very picky on what she ate this passed her pickyness because when we would take her to the vet the vet would give her treats she would not eat them at all. Thank you Royal Canin for being here in the time of need.
05 Oct 2018

Great dog food

Both dogs love the taste but don’t over eat b/c they get full quickly and are able to maintain weight. Love that it has the nutrients to keep them healthy as they are getting older