Size Matters: Do you know the best nutrition for your dog based on their size?

Different sizes of dogs have very different physiological needs, which can make finding the right nutrition complicated. That’s why Royal Canin addresses each size to cater to your dog’s nutritional needs.

Nutrition for Very Small and Small dogs

Very Small or X-Small dogs (up to 8lb) and Small dogs (9 to 22lb) have big nutritional requirements. Did you know small dogs require higher levels of calories per pound of body weight than large dogs? And since smaller dog breeds can often be fussy eaters, it’s important that their food appeals to them to ensure they get the nutrients they need.

Their food should provide nutritional solutions to support their common particularities, including a tiny jaw, high energy requirements and tendency for constipation. At Royal Canin we have developed precise Health Nutrition formulas that can help to ensure a long and healthy life for your X-Small/Small dog. These tailored nutrition formulas help maintain a healthy weight in small dogs by meeting their high energy needs while using L-carnitine to promote fat metabolism, satisfy the fussy appetite of small dogs with a special formulation and exclusive flavours, and contain precise levels of EPA and DHA to help support a beautiful coat and healthy skin. With specific formulas from puppy to senior, Royal Canin has the tailored nutrition for every life stage of your small size dog. Shop for these formulas at Chico!

Nutrition for Medium-sized dogs

Medium-sized dogs (23 to 55lb) are known for their high energy levels. It is essential for medium-sized dogs to eat a balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight, glossy coat and strong bones.

Royal Canin Medium dog food helps maintain natural defenses and sustain energy levels of medium-sized dogs. This formula helps support the medium breed dog’s natural defenses with an antioxidant complex and probiotics, helps promote optimal digestibility with an exclusive formula including very high quality protein and a balanced supply of dietary fibre, and is enriched with omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) to help maintain healthy skin. This highly palatable formula also promotes appetite satisfaction. 100% complete and balanced nutrition. With specific formulas from puppy to senior, Royal Canin has the tailored nutrition for every life stage of your medium size dog. Shop for this formula at Chico!

Nutrition for Large Dogs

Large dogs (56 to 99lb) need special nutrition that fits their way of life, including support for a healthy weight and strong joints. At Royal Canin we have developed specific formulas to meet the unique nutritional needs of large dogs at every stage of their life, from puppy to senior. These formulas are designed to help promote optimal digestibility with an exclusive recipe including very high-quality protein and a balanced supply of dietary fiber, help support a large breed dog’s healthy bones and joints, that can be placed under stress by body weight, and are enriched with omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) to help maintain healthy skin and coat. Shop for these formulas at Chico!

Nutrition for Giant breed dogs

It is important that giant breed dogs (over 99 lb) are given a diet that supports healthy bone and joint development throughout all life stages because, as extra-large dogs get older, their joints are put under daily stress.

Royal Canin Giant dog food and puppy food have been specially formulated for a variety of very large dog breeds. These formulas are specially formulated to help support a giant breed dog’s healthy bones and joints, which can be placed under stress by body weight. They also contain a complex of antioxidants to help support cellular health, with key nutrients (including taurine) to support the heart health of giant dogs and support healthy digestion. 100% complete and balanced nutrition for your giant dog. Shop for these formulas at Chico!

Size based nutrition, nutrition as unique as your dog

From a 2 lb. Chihuahua to a 200 lb. Mastiff, different sized dogs have very different needs and the more you know about your dog’s health and nutrition needs, the better you’ll be able to take care of them. Explore articles, information, products and guides at .

Find all Royal Canin specifics formulas according to your dog’s size and life stage at Chico!