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Small Weight Care Dry Dog Food

For adult and mature small breed dogs over 10 months old with a tendency to gain weight

The benefits

  • Features a nutritious, satisfying formula to keep a small dog feeling fuller, longer.
  • Proven kibble technology helps reduce the formation of tartar.

Product description

Size Health Nutrition Small dog food formulas are so much more than just a small kibble. Small dogs need more energy than big dogs, and they have a shorter and more intense growth period. Plus, they typically live longer than large dogs, and have a more finicky appetite. Royal Canin Small formulas are designed to meet the specific needs of small dogs throughout every stage of their life.

Chicken meal, corn gluten meal, corn, pearl barley, wheat, brown rice, powdered cellulose, natural flavors, wheat gluten, chicken fat, rice hulls, dried plain beet pulp, brewers dried yeast, fish oil, vegetable oil, potassium chloride, psyllium seed husk, calcium carbonate, L-lysine, fructooligosaccharides, sodium tripolyphosphate, salt, choline chloride, DL-methionine, magnesium oxide, taurine, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], L-carnitine, trace minerals (zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), green tea extract, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3298 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 311 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 28.0%
Crude Fat (min) 9.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 8.8%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
L-Carnitine* (min) 120 mg/kg.

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

Adult Dog Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
4.4 lb (2 kg) 3/8 Cup (40 g) 1/2 Cup (48 g) 5/8 Cup (55 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 5/8 Cup (54 g) 3/4 Cup (64 g) 3/4 Cup (75 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 3/4 Cup (67 g) 7/8 Cup (80 g) 1 Cup (93 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 7/8 Cup (80 g) 1 Cup (94 g) 1 1/8 Cups (109 g)
14 lb (6 kg) 1 Cup (91 g) 1 1/8 Cups (108 g) 1 3/8 Cups (125 g)
16 lb (7 kg) 1 1/8 Cups (102 g) 1 3/8 Cups (122 g) 1 1/2 Cups (141 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 1 1/4 Cups (113 g) 1 1/2 Cups (134 g) 1 3/4 Cups (156 g)
20 lb (9 kg) 1 3/8 Cups (124 g) 1 5/8 Cups (147 g) 1 7/8 Cups (170 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1 1/2 Cups (134 g) 1 3/4 Cups (159 g) 2 Cups (184 g)

Royal Canin Canine Care Nutrition Small Weight Care Dry Dog Food

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Customer reviews

Krystal W
07 Apr 2019

All of my dogs love this food - even the active on

We have both Silky Terriers and Chihuahua's ranging from puppy age to seniors. We bought this food primarily for the Chihuahua's because, like me, they look at or smell food and they gain weight. You'd think that a weight care food, the dogs would stick their noses up at it but they don't. ALL of our dog prefer this food over even their breed specific kibble. They like their kibble and will eat it if that's all that's in front of them, but if we have both out, free feed style -- they will eat the weight care first before and then go for the Yorkie food (for the Silky's). They all probably eat at least half their diet in the weight care and none of the Silky's are under or over weight. The Chihuahua's, I can tell feel more satisfied because unlike other weight care foods, they can eat more of this rather than just 10 kibbles. I'm sure it's just in our heads, but one of our old Chihuahua rescues, who we've had for over 5 years and has struggled with weight, doesn't do anything but wait for her next meal and ask to be carried around everywhere... has recently started playing ball. We've fed this food for about 3-4 months now... So not sure if we've finally found the right food for her specifically where she feels better... or it has literally taken her 5 years to get to the right weight that lets her feel well enough to play more.
31 Oct 2018

My Furbaby Loves

We’ve been feeding our longhair dauchound this formula for 6 months. She loves it and has lost some much needed weight. We love our pets and both of ours are Royal Canine fans!
Toby Chihuahua
04 Oct 2018

Great product

Has completely allowed my 6lb chihuahua to maintain his weight.
04 Oct 2018

I feed all 3 of my Yorkipoos Royal Canin and nothing else! My oldest is 13 and is now using the Royal Cani mini Aging dry dog food. The middle one is 5 yrs old and eats the mini weight care Royal Canin dog food. The youngest is 2 and eats the Royal Canin Mini Special. All 3 have Exfellent vet care visits and when ever anyone tells me how great yhey look for their ages. O say that it's the Royal Canin dog food!
Eileen faupel
03 Oct 2018

Toby loves this food.

He loves the food, must taste great to him. I love the support it gives him to keep him healthy and full of energy. Thank you.
happy dogs
03 Oct 2018

03 Oct 2018

Helping to keep our dog trim

We feed our dog a mix of dry foods that includes Royal Canin weight care to help him maintain a healthy weight. It seems to work and he likes it.
Enjoy dogs
02 Oct 2018

Good quality

I have been feeding this to our malti poo for 6 months and he was able to lose a half a pound. He loves it and eats all his food atnd every meal which isn’t something he used to do. His stomach is also able to handle this food and he doesn’t get an upset stomach at all.
rich o
02 Oct 2018

dogs love it

Been feeding your Royal Canin to our two maltese dogs for 10 years started with regular been on weight care for many years good teeth and check ups come back good Thanks............. Royal Canin
scally wag
02 Oct 2018

great food

It took us 2 years to find the proper food for our Toy Poodle. We rescued him when he was 4 years old. He was very fussy, and didn't like anything we gave him. When we found Royal Canin Weight care it was perfect. He has a bad left leg and we need to keep his weight in tact. This is the perfect food for him plus he loves it. We wouldn't think of changing the brand