Different Royal Canin dog food blends offer different sets of ingredients. One of the primary selling points for Royal Canin dog food is that different food formulas are created for different dog breeds and special needs. The differences from one food to the next are often found in the nutrients, minerals and ingredients offered by each, as well as the actual size of the kibble pieces.
Royal Canin MINI 27
Feed Royal Canin MINI 27 to miniature dog breeds. This is a basic formula for general canine health. As a "Mini" formula, the pieces come in a size that suits smaller dogs. The top 10 ingredients for this type of Royal Canin dog food are chicken, brewer's rice, chicken meal, corn gluten meal and brown rice, chicken fat, beet pulp, oatmeal, natural chicken flavoring and rice hulls. In addition to these materials, this type of food is also known for including many nutritional supplements including niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin B12, iron, copper, biotin, calcium pantothenate and sodium selenite.
Royal Canin Giant 28
Feed Royal Canin Giant 28 to large breed dogs up to 100 lbs. This is another basic formula to aid in general canine health. As a "Giant" formula, the pieces come in a much larger size in order to accommodate larger breed dogs. The top 10 ingredients included in this type of dog food are chicken meal, brewer's rice, chicken fat, chicken, ground yellow corn, beet pulp, rice flower, brewer's yeast (dried), natural flavor and fish meal. This food is also rich in additional supplements including vitamin E supplement, taurine, salt, ascorbic acid, zinc, vitamin B12 and glucosamine.
Royal Canin Medium Active 25
Feed Royal Canin Medium Active 25 to medium breeds between 21 and 55 lbs. that are active and require a food that can keep up with them. The top 10 ingredients included in this type of dog food are chicken meal, rice, chicken fat, rosemary extract, citric acid, corn meal gluten, brown rice, chicken, natural chicken flavors and dried beet pulp. This food is also rich in additional supplements including sage, basil, dried spinach, calcium iodate, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6.
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