Meets the high energy needs of small dogs while helping maintain a healthy weight with L-carnitine

Supports skin and coat health with optimal levels of fatty acids like EPA and DHA

Exclusive small, highly palatable kibble adapted for miniature jaws

Satisfies the fussy appetites of small dogs with enhanced palatability

Your small dog has some big nutritional needs. That’s because small breed dogs actually have higher energy requirements than big dogs. Not only that, these mini pooches have unique traits—and are pretty picky when it comes to what’s put in their bowl.

Royal Canin Small Adult dry dog food is formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of small breed adult dogs, as they actually require higher levels of calories per pound of body weight than large dogs. L-carnitine helps metabolize fat to help your dog maintain a healthy weight. Ideal levels of EPA and DHA support healthy skin and a beautiful, shiny coat. Plus, enhanced palatability helps satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Add a variety in texture with Royal Canin Adult Beauty wet dog food. And when your dog reaches their later years, there’s Royal Canin Small Adult 8+ and Small Aging 12+ to help keep them happy and healthy as they age.

Corn, chicken by-product meal, brewers rice, brown rice, corn gluten meal, chicken fat, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, wheat gluten, fish oil, vegetable oil, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, salt, fructooligosaccharides, sodium tripolyphosphate, L-lysine, choline chloride, DL-methionine, monocalcium phosphate, 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], trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], magnesium oxide, L-carnitine, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3744 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 359 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 25.0%
Crude Fat (min) 14.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.4%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min) 0.11%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 0.05%
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) 3/8 cup (40 g) 1/2 cup (46 g) 1/2 cup (53 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 5/8 cup (54 g) 5/8 cup (63 g) 3/4 cup (72 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 3/4 cup (68 g) 7/8 cup (78 g) 7/8 cup (89 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 7/8 cup (80 g) 1 cup (92 g) 1 1/8 cups (105 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1 cup (92 g) 1 1/8 cups (106 g) 1 1/4 cups (120 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 1 1/8 cups (103 g) 1 1/4 cups (119 g) 1 3/8 cups (135 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 1 1/4 cups (114 g) 1 3/8 cups (132 g) 1 1/2 cups (149 g)
20 lb (9 kg) 1 1/4 cups (124 g) 1 1/2 cups (144 g) 1 3/4 cups (163 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1 3/8 cups (134 g) 1 5/8 cups (155 g) 1 7/8 cups (177 g)
Small Adult Dry Dog Food

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Customer reviews

17 Nov 2021

Perfect for my Cavalier!

My Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has never been on any other food. This is perfect for her. Her coat is always shiny and she is very healthy. Our problem is that for the past year, this food is almost impossible to find. I know there are supply chain issues, but when your 4 year old dog has only eaten this kind, it would be very difficult to change over to another brand. PLEASE step up production.
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28 Sep 2021

09 Aug 2021

Can’t find this product in pet stores!

So disappointed with Royal Canine. First they stop production of King Charles dry dog food. Now there’s no Small Breed dog food anywhere! Why?
17 Jun 2021

Canine Rescue
09 Nov 2020

Best food EVER!!!

Our rescue has fed Small Adult since 2005 and we have NEVER had a dog that did not love it! The product has been consistent in kibble size, taste, and formula. We send a small sample home with adoptions and get great feedback that owners have now switched to RC! THANK YOU for making Royal Canin Small Adult Dry available for the THOUSANDS of dogs which have come thru our rescue!
03 Nov 2019

Great structure, nice smell, easy feeding

I bought this when my puppy was 5months old. It’s has been almost 1year now and my puppy only likes to eat this. I’m happy to see him growing with his favorite food.
31 Oct 2019

Great dog food

This is the only dog food that my four year old dog has ever eaten and she lives it!
31 Oct 2019

Royal Canine keeps our dog healthy

We have been feeding our 1 1/2 year old miniature poodle Royal Canine as suggested from the breeder. He loves the food and it keeps him healthy and full of playful energy.
31 Oct 2019

I've been using Royal Canin for 3 years now. I've rescued 2 Shih Tzus and Royal Canin made such a huge difference in my dogs´ digestion. They are so happy and I am so grateful that I don't think I could switch ever.
30 Oct 2019

excellent food

I have used this food with all 3 of my tiny Maltese. They thrive on it, and have beautiful coats.