Royal Canin Dog Food - Mother and Babydog Small Dog Starter
A unique nutritional solution meeting the needs of the mother and her puppies during the first 5 stages of life: gestation, birth, lactation, weaning and growth up to 8 weeks. During the critical growth phase, the puppy's vulnerable immune system and digestive system are still developing. MINI STARTER supports the mother and puppy's immune defenses with a special complex of antioxidants, and promotes optimal digestion with highly digestible ingredients, and prebiotics such as butyrate.
During the end of gestation and through lactation, the mother's energy and nutritional needs change. MINI STARTER helps to satisfy the mother's increased energy needs during this time, through a high energy (4255 kcal/kg) and fat (20.5%) content.
Puppies require targeted nutritional support during the delicate transition from milk to solid food. SMALL STARTER helps to promote an easy transition to solid food and optimal stool quality through a highly digestible formula, including highly digestible proteins called low indigestible proteins (LIPs), as well as prebiotics and highly digestible carbohydrates.
The mother may be fussy or even refuse to eat during gestation and lactation, while her puppies may have a difficult time adjusting to eating a solid kibble. SMALL STARTER is easily re-hydrated to help stimulate the mother’s fussy appetite, and to help her puppies transition to solid kibble with ease while being a highly palatable formula.