MAINTAINS VITALITY: A blend of antioxidants for dogs fights the first signs of aging to maintain vitality for a long, active life

SKIN AND COAT HEALTH: Optimal levels of EPA and DHA support skin health and a healthy dog coat

HEALTHY DIGESTION: Highly digestible proteins and dietary fibers help promote dog digestive health

SPECIALIZED KIBBLE: Palatable mature x-small breed dry dog food kibble is adapted for miniature jaws

Maturing extra-small dogs and toy breeds can have a longer life span than larger dogs—and with a long life comes unique nutritional needs. They may be graying a little and slower than they were when they were younger. They’re also possibly becoming pickier about the food they eat in their mature years.

Royal Canin X-Small Adult 8+ dry dog food is targeted nutrition for your extra-small dog’s unique traits as they age. Its scientific formula helps maintain their vitality with an exclusive blend of nutrients and antioxidants. Ideal levels of EPA and DHA support healthy skin and a beautiful, shiny coat. Highly digestible proteins and a precise blend of fibers promote healthy digestion. And the extra-small, highly palatable kibble ensures even the pickiest eaters keep coming back to the bowl at every meal. Add a variety in texture with Royal Canin Mature 8+ wet dog food. And when your dog reaches their senior years, you can help keep them healthy with Royal Canin X-Small Aging 12+.

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Discover our tool that calculates the daily portion for your pet. Fill in your pet's information and you will get their daily feeding recommendation. In case of weight issues, do not hesitate to consult your vet to adapt this portion. Note that this feeding recommendation is more precise than the feeding table, therefore the values may slightly differ.


Brewers rice, chicken fat, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, corn, brown rice, natural flavors, wheat gluten, dried chicory root, vegetable oil, fish oil, psyllium seed husk, potassium chloride, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, L-arginine, L-lysine, L-tyrosine, monocalcium phosphate, DL-methionine, fructooligosaccharides, sodium tripolyphosphate, choline chloride, salt, 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], magnesium oxide, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], taurine, GLA safflower oil, L-carnitine, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), green tea extract, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3854 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 362 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Nutrient Amount
Crude Protein (min)22.0%
Crude Fat (min)16.0%
Crude Fiber (max)3.6%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min)0.11%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min)0.05%.
Dog Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
2.2 lb (1 kg) 1/4 cup (23 g) 1/4 cup (27 g) 3/8 cup (31 g)
3.3 lb (1.5 kg) 3/8 cup (32 g) 3/8 cup (37 g) 1/2 cup (42 g)
4.4 lb (2 kg) 3/8 cup (39 g) 1/2 cup (46 g) 1/2 cup (52 g)
5.5 lb (2.5 kg) 1/2 cup (46 g) 5/8 cup (54 g) 5/8 cup (61 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 5/8 cup (53 g) 5/8 cup (62 g) 3/4 cup (70 g)
7.7 lb (3.5 kg) 5/8 cup (60 g) 3/4 cup (69 g) 7/8 cup (79 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 3/4 cup (66 g) 7/8 cup (77 g) 7/8 cup (87 g)
11.0 lb (5 kg) 7/8 cup (78 g) 1 cup (90 g) 1 1/8 cups (103 g)
X-Small Adult 8+ Dry Dog Food

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Customer reviews

30 Oct 2019

Dog likes it

My dog likes it - easy to chew. I sometimes mix a little bit of wet food with it to change it up for him.
30 Oct 2019

Picky eater loves it

Only dry the dog will eat after spending hundreds on other brands!
30 Oct 2019

She’ll eat it!

My picky Yorkie will actually eat it! She declines other dog food we’ve tried.
30 Oct 2019

22 Oct 2019

Best for my girls.

I have a set of mother & daughter chihuahuas. The mother 13 and her daughter is 8. This food keeps both of them happy, healthy, and going. Perfect kibble size for their poor aching mouths.
22 Oct 2019

Great food!

I've been being Royal Canine since the first day of getting my pup. He's 9 yrs old now. Never changed his food brand. I love it and Max loves it. Only have changed kibble size and age specific kind over yrs. He never had a problem adjusting. Wouldn't use anything else. Very confident this food has kept him healthy and at a good weight through the years!
16 Jul 2019

My dog loves this food but I don't understand why it doesn't come in a larger size...we go through this small bag quickly.
31 Jan 2019

My dog adores this food! I just wish it came in the 14 lb option like the other products do. Its crazy to me that its $14 for 2.5 lbs when I can get 8x more (14lbs) for 2x the price.
Princey Pooh
02 Oct 2018

good for my finiky eating yorkie terrier

he wont eat anythimg that smells bad ! he only eats royal canin since he got sick when he was 5 and he has not been sick ever since then
Licensed Vet Tech
06 Jun 2018


I tried this about a month ago on an elderly Papillon that I rescued a year ago. She had to have all of her teeth extracted but still prefers hard kibble over canned or softened kibble. She's a very finicky eater and has a sensitive stomach. Much to my joy, she Loves this food! Haven't had one issue in getting her to eat it everyday, plus her coat and energy levels are improving daily! Thank you!!!!