Royal Canin Puppy Food: Building Strong Foundations for Your Pup

Royal Canin Puppy Food: Building Strong Foundations for Your Pup

Vanessa LeRoux


Every puppy, from the tiniest furball to the most robust young hound, embarks on an incredible journey of growth and transformation in their early months. As they navigate this crucial phase, their nutritional needs are as unique as they are. Enter Royal Canin: with a deep understanding of these diverse requirements, they've crafted a range of dog food formulas tailored to support puppy growth across all breed sizes. As part of their esteemed Size Health Nutrition range, these puppy food formulas ensure that every pup gets the targeted nutrition they need, setting them on the path to a bright and healthy future.





Tiny cream-coloured newborn puppy




Starter Mother & Babydog Food for All-Size Puppies





Royal Canin Starter Mother & Babydog dry food is like a superfood for your pregnant or nursing fur mama and her little pups up to 2 months old. This fortified nutrition is suitable for all-size puppies (Mini, Medium, Maxi and Giant Puppy) and comes in 3kg, 4kg, 8.5kg and 15kg bags, so you've got plenty to go around! It's also available in a tinned mousse.







Puppy Power-Up: Triple-Action Formula for Puppies and Nursing Dogs





Start Complex/natural defences - digestive health: This formula is packed with all the good stuff found in a mother dog's milk, plus some extra nutrients to give your puppies' tummies and immune systems a real boost. It's like a little health shield for your pups!





Gestation/lactation support: Dog mamas need extra energy, especially towards the end of their pregnancy and while they're nursing. This food is tailored to fuel those high-energy needs.





Easy rehydration: You can easily turn this food into a porridge-like mix that your dog mama and her puppies will find highly delicious. It's a great way to help the little ones transition from mama's milk to solid food.





So, if you're looking for a comprehensive solution for your pregnant or nursing dog and her puppies, the Royal Canin Starter Mother & Babydog range has got you covered.





Tiny golden puppy is looking forward Royal Canin puppy food.




Puppy Growth, Mastered: Royal Canin's Targeted Puppy Food





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. Royal Canin's puppy food targets growth and is suited to the type of dog, according to the size of his breed and his age, his sensitivities, or the particular features of his breed.





Royal Canin X-small puppy food is perfect for this pint-sized yorkie pup.<br>




Tiny Pups, Big Energy: Royal Canin's X-Small Puppy Dry Food Fuels Growth!





The Royal Canin X-Small Puppy Dry food is a complete feed designed specifically for very small breed puppies (adult weight up to 4 kg) up to 10 months old. This product supports your puppy's immune system with a complex of antioxidants, including vitamin E. It meets the high energy needs of very small breed puppies during their growth period and aids in healthy digestion and intestinal transit with a balanced intake of fibres. The small-sized kibble is crunchy, tasty, and perfectly suited for the miniature jaws of extra-small dogs. The product is available in a 1.5kg package.







Mini Puppy Dry Food: Formulated for Just Right for Your Small Breed Pup!





The Royal Canin Mini Puppy Dry food is a comprehensive nutritional solution designed for small breed puppies (up to 10 kg adult weight) aged up to 10 months. This product is enriched with antioxidants, including vitamin E, to bolster your puppy's immune system. It's formulated to meet the high energy demands of growing puppies. The food also contains a blend of high-quality protein and prebiotics to promote healthy digestion and intestinal health. The small, flavorful kibble is easy to chew and comes in various sizes, including 800g, 2kg, 4kg, and 8kg packages, making it a versatile choice for your puppy's dietary needs.





Puppy Australian Shepherd keeps a close eye on her next delicious bowl of Royal Canin Medium Breed Puppy food.




The Perfect Balance! Try Royal Canin's Medium Puppy Dry Food





The Royal Canin Medium Puppy Dry food is a complete feed designed for medium breed puppies (adult weight up to 25 kg) up to 12 months old. This food is enriched with antioxidants, including vitamin E, to support your puppy's natural defences. It also meets the high-energy needs of medium breed puppies during their growth period. The kibble size is medium and easy to chew, and the flavour is designed to appeal to even the most discerning puppies. The product comes in various sizes, including 800g, 2kg, 4kg, and 8kg packages.







Maxi Puppy Dry Food: The Royal Treatment for Your Large Breed Pup!





The Royal Canin Maxi Puppy Dry food is a comprehensive feed tailored for large breed puppies (adult weight from 26 to 44 kg) up to 15 months old. This product is packed with antioxidants, including vitamin E, to support your puppy's natural defences during their crucial growth phase. It also meets the high-energy needs of large breed puppies. The food contains high-quality protein and prebiotics to support digestive health and balance of intestinal flora, contributing to good stool quality. The kibble is medium-sized, easy to chew, and comes in 4kg and 15kg packages.









Giant Puppy? Royal Canin's Giant Puppy Dry Food Delivers!





The Royal Canin Giant Puppy Dry food is a specialized feed created for giant breed puppies (adult weight over 45 kg) up to 18 to 24 months old. This product is fortified with antioxidants, including vitamin E, to bolster your puppy's natural defences during this critical growth phase. It's also designed to meet the high-energy needs of giant breed puppies. The food contains high-quality protein and prebiotics to support digestive health and balance of intestinal flora, contributing to good stool quality. The kibble is appropriately sized for giant breeds, easy to chew, and comes in 3.5kg and 15kg packages.





Puppy mastiff with sage green eyes waits patiently for a bowl of Royal Canin puppy food




Puppy Nutrition: The Journey of Your Puppy's Diet





Feeding your puppy a nutritionally complete diet tailored to their specific needs is crucial for their healthy development. Puppies undergo intense growth, and their dietary needs change as they move towards adulthood. At one month, puppies can start to be gradually weaned from their mother’s milk onto solid food.





Between two to four months, the focus is on supporting the development of your puppy’s skeletal structure. From four to seven months, your puppy starts to build its body mass and needs plenty of high-quality protein. As puppies approach adulthood, they still need extra nutritional support for their joints, especially larger breeds. Puppies have different nutritional needs according to their breed and eventual adult size





A puppy should be given up to four meals a day in the weeks following weaning. The number of meals will vary depending on age, starting with four meals a day before transitioning to three and then to two at mid-growth. It's important to always give your puppy food in the same bowl, in the same place, to teach good eating habits. When changing your puppy's diet, it's important to transition slowly.





When Does Your Puppy Become an Adult Dog?
  X-small Small Medium Large Giant
Average adult weight Up to 4kg Up to 10kg 11-25kg 26-44kg 45kg+
Growth duration (birth to adulthood) 8-10 months 8-10 months 12 months 15 months 18-24 months




Golden Retriever sits in her dog bowl and waits for her breakfast of Royal Canin Maxi Puppy food.




From Furball to Full-Grown: Puppy Food Simplified





Your puppy is on an exciting journey to adulthood, and boy, do they grow up fast! In those first playful months, you'll watch in awe as your little furball blossoms and transforms right before your very eyes. While they're busy chasing tails and exploring the world, it's essential to remember that puppies, with their boundless energy, grow at lightning speed. However, their digestive and immune systems are like delicate flowers, taking their sweet time to bloom fully. This is where their diet plays a starring role! It's essential to offer them a meal plan that's been crafted with love and science to cater to their unique nutritional needs. By feeding your puppy a nutritionally complete diet, you're not just filling their tummy; you're supporting their healthy development and laying down golden bricks for a bright and vibrant future. And guess what? Royal Canin's Size Health Nutrition Puppy is like a chef's special for these needs, ensuring your puppy gets a head start in life, sprinkled with love and care.