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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.

Developed from scientific research, Royal Canin's START COMPLEX is a combination of nutritional elements present in mother’s milk that actively promote digestive health and help maintain the puppy’s natural defenses.

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

Ember2332
04 Nov 2019

Nutrition Matters

I can’t say enough about Royal Canon’s mother and baby dog food! As a breeder nutrition for my moms is the most important and they get that and so much more for this formula! Raised 24 healthy and happy liters of puppies thanks to Royal Canin’s mother and baby formula dog food! Will always be a Royal Canin family member!!
Royal Canin response
Great feedback, thank you for sharing your wonderful experience!
30 Oct 2019

a lot of nutrition

My puppies love it and it helps them in the growing process
Charlottes Web
30 Oct 2019

Great food

Love this food and always have healthy beautiful babies
Mother feeding
24 Oct 2019

Quality

The food quality is very much good and my dog is love to eat royal canin
22 Oct 2019

Great food

I bought this food for my mother dog and to my surprise the puppies started eating it out of her bowl at 3 to 4weeks old. The puppies are the tiny poodles and they could handle eating this extra tiny food dry.
Vivian Hartley
22 Oct 2019

Puppies really like this food and grow well

I have used this product from when it was first on the market and have found it excellent for my puppies, I always recommend it to anyone that is planning to have puppies even going so far as to buy some for them to try. My puppies are strong good bone and full of life growing at an excellent rate. I use the puppy mouse too for weaning.
Vivian Hartley
22 Oct 2019

Puppies really like this food and grow well

I have used this product from when it was first on the market and have found it excellent for my puppies, I always recommend it to anyone that is planning to have puppies even going so far as to buy some for them to try. My puppies are strong good bone and full of life growing at an excellent rate. I use the puppy mouse too for weaning.
Florida Angel
22 Oct 2019

Great for mommies and babies

This is an awesome product for nursing mommy dogs and puppies... A great transition from mothers breastmilk to a small kibble for young puppies
IheartPoodles
22 Oct 2019

Fantastic transition food

I’ve been using this food for several years to transition my babies from mothers milk to solid food. The food seems to be very palatable and digestible. They never hit sick or have stool issues. This food is fantastic and makes life better for me and my dogs!!
Steinway
22 Oct 2019

Highly recommended!

My AKC breeder recommended continuing feeding this outstanding kibble. It is perfect for my toy poodle. He loves the aroma, taste, size, and ease of digestion. I love how it nourishes him. He also accepts it as a treat during training. It doesn’t get any better than this!