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Promotes digestive health and optimal stool quality with highly digestible proteins and prebiotics

High calorie content allows dogs to eat small meal portions and still get the nutrition they need

Enriched with a blend of soluble and insoluble fibers for healthy GI transit

Royal Canin Gastrointestinal High Energy dry dog food is palatable, digestible dog food that supports digestive health with high fat and calorie content, so you can feed your dog small portions to support their sensitive stomach. This also helps underweight dogs or dogs who are eating less get the calories they need. A combination of highly digestible proteins and prebiotics helps maintain the balance of good bacteria in the gut. A blend of dietary fibers supports healthy digestion for optimal stool quality. Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, from fish oil help soothe the GI tract. And a precise blend of antioxidants supports a healthy immune system.

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

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3902 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 394 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 23.0%
Crude Fat (min) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.2%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)* (min) 0.18%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* (min) 0.08%

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

Weight Tendency to become Overweight Ideal Weight
4.4 lb (2 kg) 3/8 cup (39 g) 1/2 cup (45 g)
11.0 lb (5 kg) 3/4 cup (77 g) 7/8 cup (89 g)
22.0 lb (10 kg) 1 1/4 cups (130 g) 1 1/2 cups (150 g)
33.1 lb (15 kg) 1 3/4 cups (176 g) 2 cups (203 g)
44.1 lb (20 kg) 2 1/4 cups (218 g) 2 1/2 cups (252 g)
55.1 lb (25 kg) 2 5/8 cups (258 g) 3 cups (298 g)
66.1 lb (30 kg) 3 cups (295 g) 3 3/8 cups (342 g)
77.2 lb (35 kg) 3 3/8 cups (331 g) 3 7/8 cups (384 g)
88.2 lb (40 kg) 3 5/8 cups (366 g) 4 1/4 cups (424 g)
99.2 lb (45 kg) 4 cups (400 g) 4 5/8 cups (463 g)
110.2 lb (50 kg) 4 3/8 cups (433 g) 5 cups (502 g)
132.3 lb (60 kg) 5 cups (497 g) 5 3/4 cups (575 g)

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Gastrointestinal High Energy Dry Dog Food

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Customer reviews

ThatKat
04 Dec 2018

Solved my picky dog's issues!

For as long as I've had her (almost 13 years) my mixed breed female dog has been picky about her food. She would do great on a particular food, but then after a few months, it's like she would get tired of it - she would flip her bowl over, spill the food everywhere, and only eat a few bites. I would change it to a different brand/flavor, and she'd do great for another few months, then the same thing would happen. And every once in a while, maybe every 6 months or so, for no reason I could figure out, she would try to eat the bedding in her kennel. It wasn't related to storms, changes at home, or anything like that. She would just suddenly chew a hole in her dog bed or her towel. Earlier this year, she got an intestinal foreign body (amazingly it wasn't bedding - it was a piece of a chew toy/bone that claimed to be fully digestible. It didn't cause problems until about 4 months after she swallowed the piece). Anyway, the sutures in her stomach and intestines reopened a couple of days after the surgery and her stomach and intestinal contents were leaking into her abdomen - causing peritonitis, pancreatitis, and esophagitis. Needless to say, this adversely affected her already finicky appetite - she seemed to have developed food aversion and had to get a feeding tube placed. It was during her hospitalization at a specialty clinic that a Vet suggested that her long history of picky eating sounded like it might be due to a food intolerance. She had never had vomiting or diarrhea - just seemed to get tired of food fairly quickly and eat bedding a couple of times a year. I was a bit doubtful, but decided to try her on a hydrolyzed food during her recovery. Unfortunately, it wasn't high enough in calories, and she was unable to gain her weight back despite 4-5 time daily tube feedings. She also wouldn't eat it on her own at all. She did show interest in my other dog's Royal Canin Urinary Treats, though. So I tried the Royal Canin GI Treats. SHE LOVED THEM! Since my main concern at this time was getting her to eat on her own and gain weight, after comparing all the Royal Canin formulas, I determined that the GI High Energy was highest in calories. And what do you know, SHE LOVED IT!!! She gobbled it up on her own. She was gaining weight and eating well, so her feeding tube was pulled. That was 8 months ago. She is STILL eating the GI High Energy - no dumping the bowl over, no eating her bedding. I've actually had to decrease the amount I'm feeding her because she has gotten a little "thick." She had ALWAYS been on the thin side due to her picky appetite, but now she is a normal weight! I was honestly a little confused about what made the GI High Energy so special - I mean, it has so many ingredients in it that some consider to be "bad" for dogs (by-products, corn, corn gluten meal, etc) - how could this be good for a dog with a sensitive stomach? Well, somehow it is!! My dog is happy and healthy, and I am thrilled that she cleans her bowl at every meal!
Royal Canin response
What a wonderful testimonial, thank you!
Station six
01 Dec 2018

Outstanding formula

My 2 Y.O. Rhodesian Ridgeback suffered from severe diarrhea since he was a pup Royal Canin Gastrointestinal High Energy Veterinary completely cured him.
Jess1988
21 Nov 2018

love the food

Both my dogs love the food. I have a Siberian Husky and they can be a very picky breed when it comes to eating. Jade eats it all up. My mixed breed puppy had GI issues early in life and I fed him the GI puppy diet which then I switched to GI high energy when he grew up. The diets improved his GI system back to normal. I will always feed my dogs Royal Canin!
Mistycat04
02 Nov 2018

Great diet!

My large breed dogs all have sensitive stomachs. Royal canin low fat GI high energy provides the perfect nutrition for all of them and they really love it . Even my very picky Malinmouis is eager to eat. And I love the fact that Royal Canin uses quality ingredients and cares well for the dogs onsite at the laboratory. Royal canin really cares about the animals that are eating their products.
Mowgli
01 Nov 2018

My vet reccomended this for my gs. When she had gastro problems.
Zoe09
01 Nov 2018

Great Food

I have been using this food for years at the recommendation of our vet. The intestinal issues Zoe was having on a frequent basis rarely ever occur anymore! We are super happy with this product.
For Chester
30 Oct 2018

Vet recommended Rx

Very expensive, dog doesn't like the food but digestion issues seem to be a bit better. But I would like some alternatives to try, for less cost and see if our dog would actually like another royal canin option. I would like to see our dog gain some weight but really doesn't like this food.
SarahMcK
30 Oct 2018

My Pups FAVE!

I have two dogs, one of which has always had issues with digestion. After trying out a handful of possible dietary solutions, my vet recommended Royal Canin GI High-Energy and we have never looked back :) It's the only brand of food that my dogs will happily eat without any wet food mixed in. Only downside is that it's a little pricey – but it does work, so as long as the pups are happy, I'm happy!
Hailz94
30 Oct 2018

Perfect food!

My dog, Marley, has chronic GI issues and this food has fixed them completely with no other medications needed!
JLeia
30 Oct 2018

Yummy taste

I’ve been using this product for over a year. My dogs enjoys it. The price is very high.