HEALTHY HEART FUNCTION: Eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids are long-chain omega-3 fatty acids for heart health and cardiovascular function

OPTIMAL CARDIAC HEALTH: Contains arginine, carnitine, and taurine for optimal cardiac health

REDUCES HEART WORKLOAD: Contains moderate, rather than severe, sodium restriction to reduce the workload on the heart

IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT: Preserved naturally with mixed tocopherols that boost the immune system

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Early Cardiac Dry Dog Food is specifically formulated to support cardiac function in dogs with cardiac issues under veterinary supervision. This highly palatable diet provides beneficial nutrients such as arginine, carnitine and taurine as well as omega -3 fatty acids from fish oil.

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Brewers rice, chicken fat, chicken meal, fish meal, soy protein isolate, powdered cellulose, natural flavors, fish oil, potassium chloride, L-arginine, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], taurine, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, L-carnitine, trace minerals [zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3673 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 290 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Nutrient Amount
Crude Protein (min)21.5%
Crude Fat (min)13.5%
Crude Fiber (max)5.7%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Eicosapentaenoic + Docosahexaenoic acid (EPA + DHA) (min)0.24%
Sodium (max)0.28%
Vitamin E (min)560 IU/kg
Omega-3 fatty acids* (min)0.38%
Taurine* (min)0.15%
L-carnitine* (min)490 mg/kg
Ascorbic acid* (min)200 mg/kg.

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

Dog Weight Overweight Normal Lean
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/2 cup (42 g) 5/8 cup (49 g) 3/4 cup (55 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 3/4 cup (57 g) 7/8 cup (66 g) 1 cup (75 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 7/8 cup (71 g) 1 cup (82 g) 1 1/8 cups (93 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1 cup (83 g) 1 1/4 cups (97 g) 1 3/8 cups (110 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1 1/4 cups (96 g) 1 3/8 cups (111 g) 1 5/8 cups (126 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1 3/4 cups (140 g) 2 cups (162 g) 2 3/8 cups (185 g)
26 lb (12 kg) 2 cups (161 g) 2 3/8 cups (186 g) 2 5/8 cups (212 g)
35 lb (16 kg) 2 1/2 cups (200 g) 2 7/8 cups (231 g) 3 3/8 cups (263 g)
44 lb (20 kg) 3 cups (236 g) 3 1/2 cups (273 g) 3 7/8 cups (310 g)
55 lb (25 kg) 3 1/2 cups (279 g) 4 1/8 cups (323 g) 4 5/8 cups (367 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 4 cups (320 g) 4 5/8 cups (370 g) 5 3/8 cups (421 g)
77 lb (35 kg) 4 1/2 cups (359 g) 5 1/4 cups (416 g) 6 cups (472 g)
88 lb (40 kg) 5 cups (397 g) 5 3/4 cups (459 g) 6 5/8 cups (522 g)
110 lb (50 kg) 5 7/8 cups (469 g) 6 7/8 cups (543 g) 7 3/4 cups (617 g)
132 lb (60 kg) 6 3/4 cups (538 g) 7 7/8 cups (623 g) 9 cups (708 g)
Early Cardiac Dry Dog Food (Packaging May Vary)

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Customer reviews

Queeny74
01 Nov 2019

He likes it

Vet recommended and it seems to be helping my little old guy.
Mjkak
31 Oct 2019

Life saving

My boy was diagnosed with DCM in July of 2018. He was only six and the diagnosis terrified me. His cardiologist suggested the Early Cardiac diet and I jumped on it. He loves it. His DCM is still mild and I attribute that to the diet.
MSMartin
30 Oct 2019

Reversal of DCM with Royal Canin Early Cardiac

I own two working Labrador retrievers that were diagnosed with nutritionally-mediated DCM (Dilated Cardiomyopathy) because of having been fed an expensive (supposedly high quality) BEG diet their entire lives. Upon diagnosis, they were both transitioned to Royal Canin Early Cardiac vet diet and the changes in them have been nothing short of astonishing. While they both "appeared" to be healthy prior to being diagnosed, their coats are now thicker and more luxurious, stools are smaller and less frequent and their overall conditioning is even better. I am so thankful to say that one of my girls has seen a complete reversal of her DCM due solely to feeding RCEC. DCM cannot be reversed with meds, only a food change to a well-formulated, balanced diet can do that. My other girl is still battling this wretched disease, but we are hoping that she, too, will experience a reversal of her heart condition. I could not be more grateful to Royal Canin for the investment, care and experience they put into formulating and testing their diets. I only wish I had known this years ago so that we could have avoided this dreadful disease.
Beagle lover
30 Oct 2019

Use it for my dog with heart murmer

This is one of the highest rated foods for dogs needing a lower sodium diet for heart issues.
Piddle
30 Oct 2019

Great food

Our dog has been eating this food for over a year and loves it!
gidget from NJ
28 Oct 2019

enjoy two sizes packaged

Prescribed when pets got older, enjoyed using regular Royal Camin so switching to early cardiac was not a problem. Pieces small enough for chihuahua's mouths.
Cinders50
25 Oct 2019

Love the Cardiac Benefits

I bought this for my 16 year old Chihuahua about 8 months ago and continue buying it for him (his name is Puppy Bear). He has a stage 4-5 heart murmur. I’ve seen him get more playful and stronger with this food. He plays again and loves the food.
Pharrin
22 Oct 2019

dogs love it

Dogs get so excited at feeding time. They love it. Would recommend it to anyone
Iloveanimals
22 Oct 2019

Good food for dogs with cardiac issues.

My beagle has a significant heart murmer. He needs a lower sodium food. He's been eating Royal Canin Early Cardiac for a few years and is doing well. I use the Royal Canine Feline SO for my cats prone to urinary tract problems. I trust Royal Canin.
Cuppycake
22 Oct 2019

Great taste

Our dachshund has been on this food for over a year now and loves it! It is doing exactly what it should along with her heart medication.