WEIGHT MAINTENANCE: EPA, DHA, and a complex of antioxidants for dogs support healthy aging in senior small dog breeds

KIDNEY SUPPORT: Controlled phosphorous levels help maintain kidney health in aging dogs

SKIN AND COAT HEALTH: Optimal levels of essential fatty acids from fish oil nourish skin and a healthy dog coat

GREAT FOR PICKY EATERS: Senior small breed dry dog food designed with rehydratable kibble is easy to chew and designed for older dogs’ small teeth and jaws

When small breed dogs reach their senior years, their nutritional needs change. They may be slower, but the right diet can help them stay active and vibrant throughout the later stage of adulthood.

Royal Canin Small Aging 12+ dry senior dog food (formerly Mini Aging 12+) is tailored to support healthy aging in your small dog. This scientific formula helps small senior dogs maintain their vitality through an exclusive blend of nutrients with EPA, DHA, and antioxidants, and helps maintain healthy kidneys with a controlled phosphorus level. Optimal levels of essential fatty acids from fish oil nourish their skin and coat for a lustrous shine. Not only that, this small kibble is highly palatable and easily rehydratable: Just add warm water for a soft, easy-to-chew meal your pint-sized senior dog will love. And for even more variety, give them Royal Canin Mature 8+ wet dog food.

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Brown rice, corn, corn gluten meal, brewers rice, chicken by-product meal, chicken fat, wheat gluten, wheat, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, fish oil, dried tomato pomace, vegetable oil, calcium sulfate, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, fructooligosaccharides, sodium tripolyphosphate, L-arginine, 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], L-lysine, salt, choline chloride, hydrolyzed yeast, L-tryptophan, taurine, magnesium oxide, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], DL-methionine, GLA safflower oil, L-tyrosine, green tea extract, L-carnitine, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3661 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 308 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Nutrient Amount
Crude Protein (min)24.0%
Crude Fat (min)12.0%
Crude Fiber (max)3.5%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Phosphorus (min)0.37%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min)0.19%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min)0.08%.
Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
2.2 lb (1 kg) 1/4 cup (24 g) 3/8 cup (28 g) 3/8 cup (32 g)
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/2 cup (41 g) 1/2 cup (47 g) 5/8 cup (54 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 5/8 cup (56 g) 3/4 cup (64 g) 7/8 cup (73 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 7/8 cup (69 g) 1 cup (80 g) 1 1/8 cups (91 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1 cup (82 g) 1 1/8 cups (94 g) 1 1/4 cups (107 g)
13.2 lb (6 kg) 1 1/8 cups (94 g) 1 1/4 cups (108 g) 1 1/2 cups (123 g)
15.4 lb (7 kg) 1 1/4 cups (105 g) 1 1/2 cups (122 g) 1 5/8 cups (138 g)
17.6 lb (8 kg) 1 3/8 cups (116 g) 1 5/8 cups (134 g) 1 7/8 cups (153 g)
19.8 lb (9 kg) 1 1/2 cups (127 g) 1 3/4 cups (147 g) 2 cups (167 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1 5/8 cups (137 g) 1 7/8 cups (159 g) 2 1/8 cups (180 g)
Small Aging 12+ Dry Dog Food

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Customer reviews

02 Nov 2019

Perfect for Pekingese

I have been using Royal Canin for a year with my two 11 year old Peke's. They love it and their energy level is increased. I use a little pumpkin to top off their dry food and their blood work is excellent. They act like young dogs not dogs entering their senior years.
30 Oct 2019

Great size for chewing

Only for food he eats..Royal Cabin has kept his weight in check and makes him a puppy again!
Minipaws Mickey
23 Oct 2019

Awesome taste! Great features!

My 17 year old chihuahua enjoys this food. It is easy on his kidneys, tasty and not to hard to chew.
22 Oct 2019

Ideal para las necesidades de mi perro

Llevo 6 años utilizando Royal, pero es muy difícil de conseguir
Sabrina Dog
22 Oct 2019

Keeping my older dog healthy.

I've fed Sabrina nothing but Royal Canin ever since she rescued me over 10 years ago. She is now 13+ and eats eagerly and loves her morning mile walks but going in the car (even to the vet) is her absolute favorite.
22 Oct 2019

Excellent Food

I have been feeding this to my 14 year old dog for several months now and he is really doing very well on the food. His energy has improved greatly. He loves the food as well. I also feed all of my other dogs Royal Canin but not the same variety as they are different ages. All doing very well. All of my 6 dogs are rescues.
04 Oct 2018

Love it!

I have two elderly toy poodles. One has congestive heart failure. My vet recommended this food. Both dogs love it, and are doing very well on it.
31 Aug 2018

quality food picky dog loves!

Feeding this to all three of my fur babies and they all love it! My poodle mix is my picky eater but he sticks his head in the bag when I open it up he is so excited to eat its really awesome!
Princesses mom
21 Jun 2018

Our Chihuahua loves it!

Our veterinarian suggested this Royal Canin for our 14-year-old 7 pound Chihuahua, it’s the mini, 12 year plus ! we never saw her eat like this in all the years we have had her!!! she absolutely LOVES it! Thank you for making such a perfect food for our dogs!
07 May 2017

new lease of life

cannot believe the difference this food has made to my Jack Russel , She is 14yrs old & was just managing to walk could not jump onto setee or into car. After 3wks feeding ageing 12+ she is like loosing 5yrs running &chasing rabbits through bushes again. Well worth just to see her like this. Have told a few other people have met. Am well impressed my wife said she is going to start feeding me some