Royal Canin & Eukanuba Formulas: A Seamless Transition from Vet's Choice

Royal Canin & Eukanuba Formulas: A Seamless Transition from Vet's Choice

Vanessa LeRoux

As a pet parent, you understand the importance of providing your dog with the best nutrition possible. It's not just about keeping them full; it's about ensuring they have the energy to play, the nutrients to grow, and the support to live a long and healthy life.

At Petworld, we share this commitment to your pet's well-being. That's why we're excited to recommend Royal Canin and Eukanuba's extensive dog food offerings. These world-class brands feature a comprehensive range of products that will seamlessly replace Vet's Choice dog food, providing your pet with high-quality, nutritious meals tailored to their specific needs.

We invite you to take the next step to advance your pet's health through nutrition, where we are confident you will be able to transition your pet to one of the nutrient-rich foods in either the Royal Canin or Eukanuba ranges.

Young girl lovingly holds a little springer spaniel puppy, ready for Royal Canin medium breed puppy food.

Vet's Choice Puppy - Small & Medium and Large & Giant Breed Formulas

Vet's Choice Puppy Small and Medium is a specially designed formula for puppies up to 12 months old, who will grow to an adult weight of up to 25kg. For larger puppies, there's the Large Breed Puppy formula, perfect for those who are still puppies up to 18 months old and expected to reach an adult weight of over 26kg. But did you know that Royal Canin and Eukanuba Puppy are outstanding alternatives that also cater to these puppy sizes? They provide top-tier nutrition, expertly designed to support your puppy's growth and development, making them excellent substitutes for Vet's Choice Puppy.

Transitioning Your Puppy to Royal Canin: A Guide to Sizes, Weights and Ages

During the first months of life, your puppy will go through an amazing transformation. Royal Canin has studied the unique health needs of dogs in the minutest of detail. Over that time, they have learnt that the slightest nutritional difference can significantly affect your dog's life and health. Royal Canin's Size Health Nutrition Puppy offers food tailored to these unique needs at this vital time.

As puppies are growing rapidly and their digestive and immune systems are developing slowly, they have very specific nutritional needs that are different from adult dogs. Feeding your puppy a nutritionally complete diet tailored to their particular needs with Royal Canin is vital for laying the foundation for a healthy future. Supporting your pup developmentally makes this brand an ideal food to transition to from Vet's Choice.

Young Australian Shepherd puppy stands  in the undergrowth. amidst the plants

Your Puppy's Puppy Brain Development with Royal Canin

From two months onwards, it is a time of discovery for your puppy: new people, possibly other
pets, a new home and world to explore, as well as a time for learning commands. Part of establishing a solid health foundation for your pup are nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA) which are scientifically proven to support a puppy's brain development and ease training during this time.

Developing a Strong Immune System

As your puppy grows, during this crucial period, its immune system develops gradually. Scientifically proven nutrients such as Vitamin C and E found in Royal Canin' Puppy formula will strengthen the immune response.

Microbiome Support for Balanced Digestive Health

The importance of the bacteria in the gut (microbiota) is well recognized because good
digestion is essential for the proper absorption of nutrients by the digestion system. The combination of prebiotics (FOS, MOS, beet pulp) and highly digestible proteins will promote a healthy balance of intestinal microbiota for your pup's digestive health.

The following table shows the various Royal Canin Puppy-Specific formulas with the corresponding puppy sizes, weights and ages so that you can determine the right foods for your little one and make the transition smooth.

Puppy Size Health Nutrition from Royal Canin
Breed Size Mature Weight Feeding Duration
X-small Puppy up to 4kgs 2 - 10 months
Mini Puppy up to 10kgs 2 - 10 months
Medium Puppy 11 to 25kgs 2 - 12 months
Maxi Puppy 26 to 44kgs 2 - 15 months
Giant Puppy 45kgs+ 2 - 8 months
Giant Junior 45kgs+ 8 - 18/24 months

Dog running after eating Eukanuba Dog Food to stay fit

Eukanuba Active Advantage: A Nutritious Alternative to Vet's Choice Puppy Formulas

Puppies have different needs than adult dogs. Relative to their size, they need more energy. Their muscles and bones are forming and strengthening. Their digestive systems are more sensitive. Their immune systems are still immature and their minds are still developing. Eukanuba Active Advantage Puppy food provides the balanced nutrition to help them thrive — now and for years to come.​

Nurturing Smarter, Healthier Puppies

Eukanuba's Active Advantage Puppy tailored nutrition offers another nutritionally advanced, puppy taste-tested alternative to Vet's Choice puppy formulas. At Eukanuba, a lifetime of activity and athletic ability begins with a sharp mind and a strong body. Their size-oriented food formulas build a foundation for performance with clinically proven levels of DHA, high-quality animal proteins, vitamin E and more for strong, intelligent and healthy puppies.

Eukanuba delivers optimal nutrition for Small (up to 10kgs) and Medium (11 to 24kgs) Breed puppies up to 12 months. And for Large Breed puppies up to 24 months (26 to 40kgs+).

Boosting Puppy Performance with Clinically Proven Levels:

  • Helps support muscle and bone development with high-quality animal proteins and optimal calcium and phosphorus levels.

  • Clinically proven levels of DHA for smarter, more trainable puppies.

  • Natural fibre and prebiotic blend for gentle digestion in active dogs.

  • Immune system support with guaranteed levels of the antioxidant Vitamin E.

Eukanuba provides balanced nutrition to support your puppy's growth and development. The recipes are designed to cater to puppies' higher energy needs, support muscle and bone development, and cater to their sensitive digestive and developing immune systems. Active Advantage Puppy offers optimal nutrition for small, medium and large breed puppies.

This pup racing across the grass with an orange ball in his mouth. Full of energy from eating Eukanuba Active Advantage adult formula.

Vet's Choice Premium Adult Food

Let Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition and Eukanuba Active Advantage effectively support your adult dogs' health with more tailored nutrition. First up is Size Health Nutrition from Royal Canin and then Active Advantage from Eukanuba:

Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition for Adult Dogs

Vet's Choice Premium Adult food is advantageously replaced by Royal Canin's X-small, Mini and Medium adult foods. Vet's Choice Large Breed Adult food can easily be substituted with Royal Canin's Large and Giant Adult breed formulas. These formulas are engineered for the same weight ranges as the puppy formulas and are for adult dogs older than 10, 12, 15 and 18/24 months, respectively. (Please see the table above for dog sizes and weights.)

Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition Adult dry dog Food products are crafted with a deep understanding of the nutritional needs of these breed sizes. The formulas are designed to support their overall well-being and promote a healthy weight, joint health, digestion, immune system and coat condition.

Eukanuba Active Advantage Adult Food

Eukanuba remains concentrated on proven nutritional science as dog food trends come and go. They are driven by the idea that nutrition, dogs' lives and performance can constantly be improved. Their formulas have often broken new ground in dog food nutrition. Eukanuba dog food is made with high-quality ingredients, including real meat, poultry and fish. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals and the optimal level of Omega fatty acids to help keep your dog healthy and active.

The Active Advantage Adult Dog food range is divided into small and medium (12 months up) and large breeds (18 months and up), including Lamb 1st Ingredient formula. It makes a formidable replacement for Vet's Choice Premium food. Eukanuba fuels each day with formulas that are nutritionally optimised for active, healthy doggos on the go.

Basset swimming with shades on. Nice and full after just enjoying Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition for large dogs.

Vet's Choice Superior Adult Dog Food

Vet's Choice Superior dog food is formulated for high-performing adult dogs of all sizes with higher nutrient requirements. These include pregnant and nursing dogs, performance & show dogs, as well as convalescent dogs. It's a match with the tailored nutrition of Royal Canin and with Eukanuba's Premium Performance dog food.

Royal Canin's Tailored Nutrition Formulas

Enhance your active dog's health with tailored Royal Canin's Size Health Nutrition formulas. They cover the full spectrum of breed sizes, delivering targeted nutrition ranges to help your dog enjoy its best health and performance possible.

Supporting Optimal Performance

X-small Adult: This small-sized kibble has been developed to be perfectly adapted to the miniature jaw of dogs under 4 kg. Its exclusive formula also helps stimulate fussy appetites in very small breed dogs.

Mini Adult: Helps maintain a healthy weight in small breed dogs by perfectly meeting their high energy needs. It satisfies fussy appetites and contains nutrients that support healthy skin. Contains L-carnitine.

Medium Adult: Enables support of your dog’s natural defences and is enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA-DHA) to help maintain healthy skin. It contributes to the support of optimal digestibility thanks to very high-quality protein and a balanced supply of dietary fibre.

Maxi Adult: Aids in supporting optimal digestibility, healthy bones and joints, and is enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA-DHA) to help maintain healthy skin.

Giant Adult: Contributes to the support of healthy bones and joints. Aids in maintaining a healthy heart thanks to an adapted taurine content and contains an exclusive complex of antioxidants to help neutralise free radicals.

Eukanuba's Premium Performance Dog Food

Dogs that work hard need nutrition that works harder. Whether hunting, showing, or serving others, Eukanuba Premium Performance sustains your dog’s endurance with high levels of protein and fat to keep them at their peak. It is available in three formulas that readily replace Vet's Choice Superior dog food formula:

Premium Performance Foods:

Exercise 26/16: Contains a minimum of 26% protein and 16% fat to deliver optimal energy and has tailored nutrients to help defend against the effects of regular exercise.
Sport 30/20: Highest protein levels (min. 30%) and fat (min. 20%) for peak performance.
Sprint 21/13: Formula contains 21% protein and 13% fat, designed to provide the best nutrition for dogs with short periods of intense activity.

Eukanuba Premium Performance food fuels this active border collie.

Vet's Choice Lite for Overweight Adult Dogs

Vets Choice Lite is a highly nutritious complete dog food diet for adult dogs that need weight management. Royal Canin and Eukanuba both deliver high-value weight control food choices that would make for an easy and effective transition:

Royal Canin's Light Weight Care

This weight control food is created for Mini, Medium and Maxi size breeds to help limit weight gain and is an effective substitute for Vet's Choice Lite.

A high protein content (27 %) helps maintain muscle mass, and a low-fat content (11 %) helps limit weight gain. An optimal combination of soluble and insoluble fibres helps your dog feel full, while Omega-3 fatty acids help support healthy joint movement. Complete, delicious and hunger-satisfying nutrition that helps keep your dog lean and her joints healthy.

This proven formula has resulted in 80% of slightly overweight dogs fed with Royal Canin Medium Light Weight Care achieving healthier weight in 8 weeks” *Royal Canin internal study

Here's a little weight management advice for you and your doggo:

  • Provide complete & balanced nutrition across both wet & dry formulas, enabling you to choose the perfect combination for your dog.

  • Get your dog active with walks, games in the park or play at home.

  • Reward him with kibbles taken from his meal allowance instead of snacks. 

  • Weight loss for doggos is best carried out at a gradual, consistent pace allowing your dog to still feel satisfied after eating.

  • Carefully note the amount of food allocated for your dog's size.

Eukanuba Fit Body Weight Control Formula

Eukanuba's Fit Body Weight Control dog food helps promote a lean, active body. It is highly beneficial for dogs that need nutritional support to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. Eukanuba Fit Body dry dog food does just this by offering complete and balanced nutrition tailored to their energy and weight management needs. It's available in Mini, Medium and Large breed sizes. You and your dog can rely on it; in addition to which, it delivers the following nutritional attributes:

Promotes a Lean, Active Body

Supports lean bodies with L-carnitine, up to 40% less fat and an adapted blend of carbohydrates that encourage an active body and weight control.

Helps to Support Lean Muscle and Agile Joints

Animal protein combined with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate to help support muscle and joint health

Supports Healthy Brain Function

DHA and vitamin E support mental acuity and healthy brain function

Provides Energy

High-quality chicken is the first ingredient to help power your dog’s day

Nutritional Breakdown:

Eukanuba Fit Body Weight Control Large Breed has 27% less fat than Eukanuba Adult Large Breed.
Eukanuba Fit Body Weight Control Medium Breed has 39% less fat than Eukanuba Adult Medium Breed.
Eukanuba Fit Body Weight Control Small Breed has 40% less fat than Eukanuba Adult Small Breed.

There can be no question that this weight control food is a performance-driven alternative to Vet's Choice Lite formula.

Eukanuba Fit Body Weight Control food fuels this trim lab as it trots down the beach.

Vet's Choice Sensitive Low Allergen Formula

Transitioning from Vet's Choice Sensitive Low Allergen formula to Royal Canin's Dermacomfort delivers a low-allergen option that relieves dogs' allergy symptoms. The results prove its effectiveness. According to a Royal Canin internal study, when it comes to healthy skin - 91 % of owners are satisfied after two months.

Royal Canin Dermacomfort: For dogs prone to skin irritation and itching

A dog’s skin responds to dietary, seasonal and environmental irritants causing the typical allergy symptoms found in dogs, like itchiness. Too much scratching can damage the skin, disrupting its protective barrier and leading to more severe conditions like hotspots and secondary infections caused by bacteria and yeast.

Precise formula

Royal Canin's Dermacomfort reduced allergen feed formula is nutritionally formulated with Omega-3 & 6 fatty acids, including GLA, EPA and DHA, to help support and nourish your dog's skin and help her maintain a full, healthy coat.

How else can you help your dog?

You can help protect your dog’s skin by keeping her bed and favourite resting places clean. This helps remove dust and dandruff, a breeding ground for itchy parasites. Please get in touch with your veterinarian if you have any questions or concerns about your dog’s health.

Beautiful senior dachshund with glossy coat patiently waits for her bowl of Royal Canin Senior food.

Vet's Choice Golden Years

Vet's Choice Golden Years formula is designed for dogs over seven years old. There comes a time when your senior dog needs tailored nutrition to meet their needs, and who better to provide it than Royal Canin's comprehensive range of food for senior pups and Eukanuba's Active Advantage Senior formulas? Either choice offers a step up in nutrition performance:

Royal Canin Senior Life-Stage Food Formulas

Royal Canin delivers a range of senior life-stage products designed to suit all breed sizes that outshines Vet's Choice Golden Years. These formulas contain nutrients that help support healthy skin and are enriched with EPA-DHA. They also have an exclusive complex of antioxidants to help neutralise free radicals. Find your size dog on the above list and read about these additional features crafted for canine senior citizens.

Royal Canin X-small 12+: Developed to support healthy ageing with kibble adapted to the miniature jaws of dogs under 4 kg. Its exclusive formula also helps stimulate fussy appetites and aids in the support good cardiac function. A balanced intake of fibres (including psyllium) and highly digestible L.I.P. proteins helps facilitate intestinal transit and good stool quality.

Royal Canin Mini 8+: Adapted content of nutrients to help maintain vitality in small breed dogs facing the first signs of ageing. It satisfies the fussy appetite through its formulation and a selection of exclusive flavourings. The Mini 8+ helps maintain a healthy weight by perfectly meeting their high-energy needs and it contains L-carnitine.

Royal Canin Mini 12+: Developed to support healthy ageing in small breed dogs twelve years and older. It provides renal health support with an adapted phosphorus content.

Royal Canin Medium 7+: Adapted content of nutrients to help maintain vitality in medium-breed dogs showing the first symptoms of getting older. It helps support optimal digestibility thanks to an exclusive formula including very high-quality protein and a balanced supply of dietary fibre.

Royal Canin Maxi 5+: Adapted content of nutrients to help maintain vitality in large breed dogs facing the first signs of ageing.

Eukanuba Active Advantage Senior 7+

Eukanuba Active Advantage Senior Small, Medium, Large and Lamb 1st Ingredient Breed dry dog foods are complete and balanced nutrition for mature dogs over seven years old. Switching from Vet's Choice Golden Years is a cinch, and you can feel more than confident that the following features will fully meet your senior doggo's nutritional needs:

Balanced Nutrition

Fuels your active senior dog’s daily activity levels with optimal amounts of fats and carbohydrates

Guaranteed Antioxidants

Helps maintain your dog’s natural defences with guaranteed antioxidant levels for older dogs.

Lean Muscle

Helps keep joints mobile and supports lean muscles in active seniors with chondroitin sulfate and 50% more glucosamine in Eukanuba Medium and Large dry dog food.

Brain Health

Supports healthy brain function in senior dogs with DHA and antioxidants.

Eukanuba Active Advantage fed boxer jumps through the waves.

Embracing Change: Transitioning Your Dog's Diet

It's always advisable to transition dog food brands slowly and methodically to avoid upset tummies. The best way to do it is the 25% method. It's a four-day process whereby you replace your Vet's Choice dog food with Royal Canin or Eukanuba in 25% increments each day until, on the fourth day, your doggo enjoys a bowl filled with their brand new, highly nutritious, tasty dog food.

The transition from Vet's Choice to Royal Canin or Eukanuba is more than just a change in your pet's diet; it's a step towards a healthier and happier life for your dog. These brands offer a wide range of products that cater to every stage of your pet's life, from playful puppies to graceful seniors. They understand that every pet is unique, and they've dedicated their expertise to creating formulas that meet these individual needs.

At Petworld, we're here to support you through this transition and ensure your pet continues to thrive. Remember, your pets hold a special place in our hearts and always will.