Royal Canin Maxi Aging 8+ dog food: advice, composition, dosage

How to decipher the label of Royal Canin Maxi Aging 8+ kibbles? We did it for you! Discover our analysis.

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Label information

For which dogs?

Royal Canin Maxi Aging 8+ kibbles are food for large dogs weighing 26-44kg and over 8 years old.

Ingredients and additives

Composition: dehydrated poultry proteins, rice, animal fats, wheat, wheat flour, maize, maize gluten, hydrolyzed animal proteins, vegetable protein isolate, beet pulp, vegetable fibres, fish oil, mineral s alts, oil ingredients, yeast and yeast components, tomato (source of lycopene), fructo-oligosaccharides, psyllium husks and seeds, crustacean hydrolyzate (source of glucosamine), borage oil, marigold extract (source of lutein) , hydrolyzed cartilage (source of chondroitin).Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 29000 IU, Vitamin D3: 800 IU, E1 (Iron): 41 mg, E2 (Iodine): 4.1 mg, E4 (Copper): 13 mg, E5 (Manganese): 53 mg, E6 (Zinc): 134 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.09 mg - Technological additives: Clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin: 10 g - Sensory additives: Tea extract (source of polyphenols): 150 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.

Analytical composition

Protein: 27%
Crude fat: 17%
Crude ash: 5.8% Crude fibre: 2.9%

Sources: brand website and product data sheet

Dosage: how much Royal Canin Maxi Aging 8+ can I give my dog?

Dog weight
Sedentary dogDog with normal physical activityVery active dog

26kg

282g

326g

371g

28kg

298g

345g

392g

30kg

314g

363g

413g

32kg

329g

381g

433g

34kg

345g

399g

453g

36kg

360g

416g

473g

38kg

375g

434g

493g

40kg

389g

451g

512g

42kg

404g

467g

531g

44kg

418g

484g

550g

Label analysis

Nutritional profile of the food

The calculated energy density of these kibbles is approximately 370 Kcal per 100g.
25.6% of total energy is provided by protein
35.3% of total energy is provided by assimilable carbohydrates 39.1% of total energy is provided by lipids or fats

energy density=%assimilable carbohydrates3.5 + %proteins3.5 + %lipids8.5

Proteins

Quantitative protein analysis

The calculated protein-calorie ratio of Royal Canin Maxi Aging 8+ is approximately 73g of protein per 1000Kcal.
This food contains enough protein to meet the needs of a whole and active large dog. On the other hand, their protein concentration is insufficient for sterilized and/or sedentary dogs.

Qualitative protein analysis

Dehydrated poultry protein

Animal protein source(s)

Vegetable protein source(s)

Hydrolysate of animal proteins

Rice

Wheat

Wheat flour

Corn

Corn Gluten

Vegetable Protein Isolate

Or 2 ingredients out of 21 listed

Or 6 ingredients out of 21 listed

The phosphorus content of these kibbles is 0.60% and their protein-phosphoric ratio is estimated at 43.

Find out more about: the protein-phosphoric ratio

" The most"

Dehydrated poultry protein is mentioned first in the list of ingredients for these kibbles. This means that it is the ingredient used in the greatest quantity in the recipe before cooking. Since these proteins are already used dehydrated, water loss during the extrusion cooking process is minimal and there is therefore a chance of finding them in the same quantity in the finished product.

" Least"

The origin of animal proteins as well as their percentage of use in the recipe are not specified in the list of ingredients. Royal Canin Maxi Aging 8+ seem relatively rich in vegetable proteins whose nutritional value is less for the dog than proteins from meat.This is evidenced by the mention of 6 vegetable protein vector ingredients out of 21 as well as the low phosphorus level of these kibbles.

To read to understand: The protein needs of the dog. Proteins, what are they? What are they used for in dogs?

Lipids

In these kibbles, lipids are mainly provided by animal fats, fish oil, soybean oil and borage oil. The respective omega-6 and in omega-3 are 3.43% and 0.80% including 0.40% of EPA and DHA (long chain omega-3).

" The most"

These croquettes are sources of long-chain omega-3s and have an omega-6/omega-3 ratio close to 4 and therefore rather balanced.

To read to understand: The lipid needs of the dog. What are lipids? What are they used for in dogs?

Available carbohydrates

In these kibbles, the main sources of assimilable carbohydrates are rice, wheat and wheat flour as well as corn. The estimated percentage of assimilable carbohydratesof these kibbles is about 37%.

Absorbable carbohydrates are carbohydrates that provide energy in the form of calories to the dog. Their percentage is calculated according to the following formula: %assimilable carbohydrates=100-%proteins-%lipids-%cellulose-%ash-%moisture. When not specified by the manufacturer, humidity is estimated at 10%.

" The most"

Rice is the most digestible source of assimilable carbohydrates for the dog and it is the one that is used in the greatest quantity in these croquettes before cooking because it appears first in the list of ingredients, before wheat and corn.

" Least"

The presence of several of the assimilable carbohydrate sources in Royal Canin Maxin Aging 8+ shows that they contain more vegetable protein than animal protein.37% of assimilable carbohydrates is also a significant amount for the dog.

To read to understand: The carbohydrate needs of the dog

Calcium and phosphorus

The percentages of calcium and phosphorus in these kibbles are 0.60% and 0.80%, i.e. a calcium/phosphorus ratio of 1.3.

" The most"

These kibbles follow FEDIAF recommendations in terms of calcium and phosphorus content.

To read to understand: The calcium needs of the dog

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