Mini breeds of dog may be small by definition, but their nutritional and energy requirements are anything but. From a nutritional perspective, it’s very important that your mini breed dogs and its young pups eat food that’s specifically tailored to their unique nutritional requirements. That’s why ROYAL CANIN Mini Starter Mother & Babydog provides everything needed for dogs weighing up to 10kg as well as for its weaning puppies up to 2 months old. ROYAL CANIN Mini Starter Mother & Babydog is designed with using ROYAL CANIN?’s ?Start Complex’ an exclusive combination of nutritional elements the same as those in the mother’s milk reinforced with specific nutrients that contribute to supporting the puppies’ digestive health and natural defences. This unique nutritional solution meets the needs of the mother and her puppies during the first five stages of its life cycle: gestation, birth, lactation, weaning, and growth (up to 8 weeks old). The nutritional profile of ROYAL CANIN Mini Starter Mother & Babydog is adapted to the mother’s high energy requirements at the critical period during the end of gestation and the beginning of lactation. The essential nutrients in ROYAL CANIN Mini Starter Mother & Babydog include poultry, protein, rice, animal fats, vegetable protein and hydrolysed yeast a natural flavour enhancer for increased palatability and marigold extract a source of lutein. The kibble is also easy to rehydrate to a porridge-like consistency; essentially by soaking the kibble. This consistency is not only very palatable for the mother, but also facilitates the puppies’ transition from their mother’s milk to more solid food in order to wean them effectively. At ROYAL CANIN we’re committed to providing nutritional solutions to your pet’s needs. All of our products undergo an extensive quality control process in order to guarantee the optimum quality of food as well as catering to the specific dietary requirements and lifestyle. This means that when your dog and her puppies eat ROYAL CANIN Mini Starter Mother & Babydog, they’re getting a complete and balanced diet.