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Nutritional profile specifically adapted for the bitch’s high energy needs at the end of gestation and during lactation.

Nutritional response helps to facilitate the transition from mother’s milk to solid food.

Kibbles easily rehydrate to a porridge-like consistency that is very palatable for both the bitch and her weaning puppies.

Royal Canin’s Starter formulas are a unique nutritional solution that meets the needs of the mother and her puppies during the first 5 stages of life: gestation, birth, lactation, weaning and growth up to 2 months.

Chicken by-product meal, brewers rice, chicken fat, corn, wheat gluten, dried plain beet pulp, natural flavors, fish oil, monocalcium phosphate, vegetable oil, sodium silico aluminate, potassium chloride, salt, fructooligosaccharides, hydrolyzed yeast (source of betaglucans), 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, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid], choline chloride, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), trace minerals [zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], DL-methionine, taurine, L-tyrosine, N-butyric acid, L-carnitine, carotene, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3995 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 364 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 28.0%
Crude Fat (min) 20.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.4%
Moisture (max) 10.0%.

For the Puppy

Adult Target Weight Before 2 weeks 2-3 Weeks 3-4 weeks 4-5 weeks 5-6 weeks 6-7 weeks 7-8 weeks
2 lb (1 kg) Mother’s Milk 1/8 cup (10 g) 3/8 cup (30 g) 3/8 cup (30 g) 1/2 cup (40 g) 1/2 cup (50 g)
4 lb (2 kg) 1/8 cup (10 g) 3/8 cup (30 g) 3/8 cup (30 g) 1/2 cup (40 g) 1/2 cup (50 g)
7 lb (3 kg) 1/8 cup (10 g) 3/8 cup (30 g) 3/8 cup (30 g) 1/2 cup (40 g) 1/2 cup (50 g)
9 lb (4 kg) 1/8 cup (10 g) 3/8 cup (30 g) 5/8 cup (60 g) 7/8 cup (80 g) 1 cup (95 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1/8 cup (10 g) 3/8 cup (30 g) 5/8 cup (60 g) 7/8 cup (80 g) 1 cup (95 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 1/8 cup (10 g) 3/8 cup (30 g) 1 cup (90 g) 1 3/8 cups (120 g) 1 5/8 cups (145 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1/8 cup (10 g) 3/8 cup (30 g) 1 cup (90 g) 1 3/8 cups (120 g) 1 5/8 cups (145 g)

For the Mother

Dog Weight Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Lactating
2 lb (1 kg) 3/8 cup (34 g) 3/8 cup (38 g) 1/2 cup (41 g) 1/2 cup (44 g) Feed Ad libitum
4 lb (2 kg) 5/8 cup (57 g) 5/8 cup (62 g) 3/4 cup (67 g) 3/4 cup (73 g)
7 lb (3 kg) 7/8 cup (77 g) 7/8 cup (84 g) 1 cup (91 g) 1 1/8 cups (98 g)
9 lb (4 kg) 1 cup (95 g) 1 1/8 cups (103 g) 1 1/4 cups (112 g) 1 3/8 cups (120 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1 1/4 cups (111 g) 1 3/8 cups (121 g) 1 1/2 cups (132 g) 1 1/2 cups (142 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 1 5/8 cups (142 g) 1 3/4 cups (155 g) 1 7/8 cups (168 g) 2 cups (181 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 2 cups (185 g) 2 1/4 cups (201 g) 2 3/8 cups (218 g) 2 5/8 cups (235 g)
Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition Small Starter Mother And Babydog Dry Dog Food

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Customer reviews

20 Apr 2019

So satisfied!

I love the way my puppies and momma dogs are loving this food!
Tracy S
31 Oct 2018

Mom and puppies love this food above all others!

This is far and above the best dog food available!
30 Oct 2018

It was incredible!

I recently purchased a shih tzu puppy and the breeder has been feeding him this. Nougat my puppy has loved it. It has made him such a happy puppy and his health is tremendous. Royal Canin is the only food I will ever feed my dog from now on!
Chandler BTs
20 Oct 2018


This product is amazing!!! All 4 of my Boston Terriers love this! I originally bought this when my female BT was pregnant..... my expectations of this product were not only met, but exceeded! We have been breeding Boston terriers for several years and I had never seen such healthy puppies and mom! The puppies transitioned from mom’s milk with ease and mom continued to maintain a healthy weight. Because of my experience, I let the other BT’s eat the product as well and they loved it! This is the ONLY product I feed my Mother and baby dogs, and I buy at least 1 bag a month to feed my other Bostons to keep their coat/skin and overall health maintained.
Gilbert Ng
16 Oct 2018

Learning to feed our puppies the right way!

French Bulldog Puppies We bought a pack of Royal Canin starter just recently. Our puppies are turning to 6 weeks old. We are not sure if it are doing the right way of feeding them. Your pack said feed them it per day feeding to divide on the gram? How many times should we be feeding them in a day...4th or 3 times? They are not sucking their mum milk often lately. We are feeding them twice a day of 30g ( divide into two times feeding ) Are we doing the wrong way! Thanks!
04 Oct 2018

Love it

My puppies absolutely love this stuff. It’s perfect size bites.
03 Oct 2018

Great food

I bought this product at the suggestion of my breeder and all my pups love it. They seem to finish their bowl most of the time
Monson French Bulldogs
02 Oct 2018

Great food

I use this in my breeding program!! Mom and pups love it, they do well on it and I couldn't be more happier with it!
02 Oct 2018

Great for babydogs!

Puppies love it and the tiny size makes it easy for them to start eating.
02 Oct 2018

Love this food

I love using this for nursing mothers and when the puppies start to nibble on solid. It is convenient, because I can free feed it dry.