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Royal Canin Mini Starter Puppy Food

Royal Canin’s BIRTH PROGRAM is a unique nutritional solution that meets the needs of the mother and her puppies during the first five stages of life: gestation, birth, lactation, weaning and growth up to two months. Rooted in scientific research, Royal Canin’s exclusive START COMPLEX™ is a combination of nutrients present in the mother’s milk (including vitamins E & C) that actively promote digestive health and help maintain the puppy’s natural defences.  

Key Benefits:

  • Gestation/Lactation Support: Nutritional profile specifically adapted to the mother’s high energy needs at the end of gestation and during lactation.
  • Ideal Transition From Milk: Nutritional response helps to facilitate the transition from mother’s milk to solid food.
  • Easy Rehydration: Kibbles easily rehydrate to a porridge-like consistency that is very palatable for both the mother and her weaning puppies.

Made Specifically For: For small breed (up to 10kg) mothers from the end of gestation and during lactation and for weaning puppies up to two months of age

New puppy? Check out our puppy essentials page for all the information you need.

Please note that ​bags weighing 8kg and above do not come with zip lock feature

*Packaging may vary

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COMPOSITION: dehydrated poultry meat, rice, animal fats, vegetable protein isolate*, maize, beet pulp, hydrolysed animal proteins, minerals, fish oil, soya oil, fructo-oligo-saccharides, fatty acid salt, hydrolysed yeast (source of manno-oligo-saccharides and beta-glucans), egg powder, marigold extract (source of lutein).ADDITIVES (per kg): Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 13900 IU, Vitamin D3: 1200 IU, Beta-carotene: 40 mg, E1 (Iron): 47 mg, E2 (Iodine): 3.6 mg, E4 (Copper): 8 mg, E5 (Manganese): 61 mg, E6 (Zinc): 201 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.08 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS: Protein: 30% - Fat content: 22% - Crude ash: 7.5% - Crude fibres: 1.3%.*L.I.P.: protein selected for its very high assimilation.

Analysis table

Arachidonic acid (%)0.1
Ash (%)7.5
Beta-carotene (mg/kg)40.0
Biotin (mg/kg)1.32
Calcium (%)1.2
Crude fibre (%)1.3
Dietary fibre (%)6.3
DL-methionine (%)0.63
EPA/DHA (%)0.3
[fat] (%)22.0
L-carnitine (mg/kg)50.0
Linoleic acid (%)4.51
Lutein (mg/kg)5.0
Metabolisable energy (calculated according to NRC85) (kcal/kg)4012.0
Metabolisable energy (measured) (kcal/kg)4251.0
Methionine Cystine (%)1.08
Moisture (%)8.0
Nitrogen-free extract (NFE) (%)31.2
Omega 3 (%)0.75
Omega 6 (%)4.72
Phosphorus (%)0.95
Protein (%)30.0
Starch (%)26.2
Taurine (mg/kg)1800.0
Vitamin A (UI/kg)21000.0
Vitamin C (mg/kg)300.0
Vitamin E (mg/kg)600.0


Other nutrients

Arginine (%)1.66
L-lysine (%)1.53


Minerals

Chlorine (%)0.64
Copper (mg/kg)15.0
Iodine (mg/kg)3.6
Iron (mg/kg)209.0
Magnesium (%)0.08
Manganese (mg/kg)74.0
Potassium (%)0.8
Selenium (mg/kg)0.16
Sodium (%)0.4
Zinc (mg/kg)242.0


Vitamins

Choline (mg/kg)1700.0
Folic acid (mg/kg)1.0
Vitamin B1 Thiamin (mg/kg)5.1
Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin (mg/kg)0.09
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin (mg/kg)4.7
Vitamin B3 Niacin (mg/kg)18.3
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic acid (mg/kg)30.9
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine (mg/kg)10.0
Vitamin D3 (UI/kg)1200.0

 

 

Your Dog is Unique!

Just like humans every dog is different when it comes to their dietary needs, this means your pets feeding requirements will vary depending on their breed, environment, age and activity. The below table and the information on the bag is to be used as a starting point, it is important to monitor your dogs weight and adjust their rations as needed. 

As it takes time for your dogs digestive system to adapt to the different nutrient levels in a new food it is important to transition your dog correctly from one food to the next to reduce the chance of your pet having an upset stomach. We suggest you take 7 days to transition your dog from the old food to the new food. Start with the majority of the old food and a small amount of the new food on day one and slowly increase the proportion of the new food while decreasing the old food until you are feeding 100% of the new food on day 7. 

We also recommend feeding your dog twice daily and ensure that your dog always has fresh, clean water available to drink. 

 
Gestating bitch       
Adult Weight1 kg2 kg3 kg4 kg5 kg7 kg10 kg
Recommended quantities in gram:       
 (g)(g)(g)(g)(g)(g)(g)
6 weeks of gestation35557595110140185
7 weeks of gestation356085105120155200
8 weeks of gestation406590110130165215
9 weeks of gestation457095120140180235
LactatingAd libitumAd libitumAd libitumAd libitumAd libitumAd libitumAd libitum
Recommended quantities in cups:       
 cup*cup*cup*cup*cup*cup*cup*
6 weeks of gestation3/85/811 1/81 3/81 6/82 2/8
7 weeks of gestation4/86/811 2/81 4/81 7/82 3/8
8 weeks of gestation4/86/811 3/81 4/822 5/8
9 weeks of gestation4/87/81 1/81 4/81 5/82 1/82 6/8
LactatingAd libitumAd libitumAd libitumAd libitumAd libitumAd libitumAd libitum
*1 cup of 240 ml=90g       
Weaning Puppy       
Adult Weight1-2 kg3 kg4-5 kg7 kg10 kg  
Recommended quantities in gram:       
 (g)(g)(g)(g)(g)  
0-3 weeksBabydog MilkBabydog MilkBabydog MilkBabydog MilkBabydog Milk  
3-4 weeks1010101010  
4-5 weeks3030303030  
5-6 weeks3030609090  
6-7 weeks404080120120  
7-8 weeks505095145145  
Recommended quantities in cups:       
 cup*cup*cup*cup*cup*  
0-3 weeksBabydog MilkBabydog MilkBabydog MilkBabydog MilkBabydog Milk  
3-4 weeks1/81/81/81/81/8  
4-5 weeks3/83/83/83/83/8  
5-6 weeks3/83/85/811  
6-7 weeks4/84/87/81 3/81 3/8  
7-8 weeks4/84/811 5/81 5/8  
*1 cup of 240 ml=90g     

 

 

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Royal Canin Mini Starter Puppy Food Reviews

Average Customer Rating:
4.9 out 5
4.9 (From 9 reviews)
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  • Pros

    • Good Value (5)
    • Dog Likes It (8)
    • Easy To Digest (7)
    • Nutritional (9)
    • Improves Coat (6)
    • Tasty (6)
  • Cons

    • Expensive (5)
    • Unhealthy (1)
    • Hard to Digest (1)
    • Dog Doesn't Like It (1)
    • Bad Taste (1)
    • Causes Irritation (1)
    • Messy (1)
  • Best Uses

    • Active Dogs (3)
    • Larger Dogs (1)
    • Older Dogs (1)
    • Puppies (9)
    • Smaller Dogs (6)

By Vivien

14 February 2014

5 out 5

This product is the best I've used.

  • Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • Easy To Digest
    • Good Value
    • Improves Coat
    • Nutritional
    • Tasty
  • Cons

  • Best Uses

    • Active Dogs
    • Puppies

Comments

Pups love it,Mum loves it. It is tiny pieces so pups can start on it as early as they want and it dissolves nicely and quickly in water.

Bottom Line

Yes, I'd recommend this product to a friend

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By Sandra

4 April 2018

4 out 5

Mother and Babies

  • Pros

    • Improves Coat
    • Nutritional
  • Cons

    • Expensive
  • Best Uses

    • Active Dogs
    • Puppies
    • Smaller Dogs

Comments

My new mother has now swapped over to this product and seems to be enjoying it. I have been advised that it is good for her and the babies. My only complaint is that it is expensive to feed to her and in a few weeks to her 5 puppies. I wish the price was more affordable. Her coat looks very good and I am hoping the nutrition will keep her in good health.

Bottom Line

Yes, I'd recommend this product to a friend

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By Di

27 October 2017

5 out 5

Mini Starter Puppy Food

  • Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • Easy To Digest
    • Good Value
    • Nutritional
  • Cons

  • Best Uses

    • Puppies
    • Smaller Dogs

Comments

This is an amazing product to feed a bitch in her second month, then follow through with puppies prior to changing them onto puppy food.

Bottom Line

Yes, I'd recommend this product to a friend

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By Nicky

23 March 2020

5 out 5

Superb Quality

  • Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • Improves Coat
    • Nutritional
  • Cons

  • Best Uses

    • Puppies

Comments

Royal Canin is a premium food which keeps my dogs healthy and their coats shiny.. Best of all they love the taste. Definitely recommend this brand.

Bottom Line

Yes, I'd recommend this product to a friend

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By Tessa

2 September 2019

5 out 5

THE BEST START FOR MY PUPPIES

  • Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • Easy To Digest
    • Good Value
    • Improves Coat
    • Nutritional
    • Tasty
  • Cons

  • Best Uses

    • Puppies
    • Smaller Dogs

Comments

This food is amazing, it is nice and small for my puppies little mouths. It also offered great support for my female dog in her later stages of pregnancy. It has also helped my female keep a healthy weight during lactation. My puppies are very healthy and happy and all brought up on this food,

Bottom Line

Yes, I'd recommend this product to a friend

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