VITALITY SUPPORT: A blend of prebiotics and antioxidants for dogs supports natural defenses for immune support

SKIN AND COAT HEALTH: Optimal levels of EPA and DHA maintain healthy skin and a healthy dog coat

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

SPECIALIZED KIBBLE: Palatable, mature small breed dry dog food has an exclusive kibble design to encourage chewing

Small dogs have a longer life span than most larger dogs, which means they have unique nutritional needs. They have smaller bone structures and little jaws—not to mention they can be pretty picky when it comes to the food they eat, especially as they age.

Royal Canin Small Adult 8+ dry dog food (formerly Mini Mature 8+) is tailored to support your small dog’s unique traits as they age into mature adulthood. It’s formulated to help small dogs maintain a youthful vitality as they go into their senior years. An exclusive blend of nutrients and antioxidants promotes healthy aging. L-carnitine helps metabolize fat to help maintain a healthy weight. Plus, the small kibble is highly palatable, satisfying even the fussiest eaters for a meal your dog will love. Add a variety in texture with Royal Canin Mature 8+ wet dog food. And when your dog reaches their senior years, you can help keep them healthy with Royal Canin Small Aging 12+.

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Corn, chicken by-product meal, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, chicken fat, brown rice, brewers rice flour, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, wheat gluten, fish oil, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, fructooligosaccharides, sodium tripolyphosphate, DL-methionine, choline chloride, 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, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), niacin supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], salt, magnesium oxide, taurine, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], GLA safflower oil, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), green tea extract, L-carnitine, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3765 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 343 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Nutrient Amount
Crude Protein (min)25.0%
Crude Fat (min)14.0%
Crude Fiber (max)3.5%
Moisture (max)10.0%
L-carnitine* (min)35 mg/kg.

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

Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
2.2 lb (1 kg) 1/4 cup (24 g) 1/4 cup (28 g) 3/8 cup (31 g)
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/2 cup (40 g) 1/2 cup (46 g) 5/8 cup (53 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 5/8 cup (54 g) 3/4 cup (63 g) 3/4 cup (71 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 3/4 cup (67 g) 7/8 cup (78 g) 1 cup (88 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 7/8 cup (79 g) 1 cup (92 g) 1 1/8 cups (105 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1 cup (91 g) 1 1/8 cups (106 g) 1 3/8 cups (120 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 1 1/8 cups (102 g) 1 1/4 cups (118 g) 1 1/2 cups (135 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 1 1/4 cups (113 g) 1 3/8 cups (131 g) 1 5/8 cups (149 g)
20 lb (9 kg) 1 3/8 cups (124 g) 1 5/8 cups (143 g) 1 3/4 cups (163 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1 1/2 cups (134 g) 1 3/4 cups (155 g) 1 7/8 cups (176 g)
Small Adult 8+ Dry Dog Food

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Customer reviews

31 Oct 2019

My dogs love this!

I've tried many many brands of dog food. I've tried Fromm, halo, and other expensive brands. But my dogs love this one the best.
30 Oct 2019

Perfect for finicky!!

Our Yorkie is very finicky once she was about six years old. She started getting allergies to certain things our vet suggested we change her to Royal Canin and it’s been a wonderful change. She no longer chews her paws and seems to be easy to digest the small pieces. She is now ten years old and looks like a young pup still jumping on everything. I would definitely recommend you try this product.
Terri Estay
30 Oct 2019

Tana enjoys it & it is designed to meet her needs This food has been a Blessing
Lover Man and Mabley
23 Oct 2019

Adult to senior.

I always bought Royal Canin dry adult dog food and now my little ones are seniors. The transition was perfect. Thank you Royal Canin.
22 Oct 2019

Great Product

I'm a happy customer and happy fur parent giving my senior dog a wonder food like this.
22 Oct 2019

Glad I switched!

My daughter in law told me to switch to Royal Canin for my 2 small dogs and I have seen a big difference-they are much more energetic. I am very glad I made this purchase and plan on staying with Royal Canin !
Chicken lips
22 Oct 2019

22 Oct 2019

Love the small pieces

My 2 small dogs love this. One of my dogs has not teeth and he will eat it dry even thought he has no teeth. I have tried other brands and my dogs either will not eat it or just pick at it.
22 Oct 2019

Best dry food for my aging yorkie

I’ve been using Royal Canin dry dog food for over 10 years for my yorkies.
22 Oct 2019

Love our Royal Canon

My little one has been eating this since she was bron and brought home. We continued and she loves it, I have tried to change and its a NO. She eats nothing else..