Royal Canin Medium Aging 10+ dog food: advice and dosage

What information can be taken from the Medium Aging 10+ label? Discover our decryption of their composition.

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Label information

For which dogs?

Royal Canin Medium Aging 10+ kibbles are food for medium-sized dogs (weight from 11 to 25kg) aged over 10 years.

Ingredients and additives

Composition: rice, dehydrated poultry proteins, wheat, wheat flour, animal fats, maize, maize gluten, hydrolyzed animal proteins, beet pulp, vegetable protein isolate, fish oil, soya oil, yeasts and components of yeast, tomato (source of lycopene), psyllium husks and seeds, fructo-oligo-saccharides, hydrolyzed yeast (source of manno-oligo-saccharides), mineral s alts, borage oil, hydrolyzed crustacean (source of glucosamine) , marigold extract (source of lutein), hydrolyzed cartilage (source of chondroitin).Additives: Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 30500 IU, Vitamin D3: 800 IU, E1 (Iron): 42 mg, E2 (Iodine): 4.2 mg, E4 (Copper): 13 mg, E5 (Manganese): 55 mg , E6 (Zinc): 138 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.07 mg - Sensory additives: Tea extract (source of polyphenols): 150 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.

Analytical composition

Protein: 26%
Crude fat: 14%
Crude ash: 4.7% Crude fiber: 1.7%

Sources: brand website and product data sheet

Dosage: how much Royal Canin Medium Aging 10+ dry food can I give my dog?

Dog weight11kg12kg14kg16kg18kg20kg22kg24kg25kg
Sedentary dogDog with normal physical activityVery active dog

Label analysis

Nutritional profile of the food

The calculated energy density of these kibbles is around 362 Kcal per 100g.
25.1% of total energy is provided by proteins
42.1% of total energy is provided by assimilable carbohydrates 32.8% of l total energy is provided by lipids or fats

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


Quantitative protein analysis

The calculated protein-calorie ratio of Royal Canin Maxi Medium Aging 10+ is approximately 72g of protein per 1000Kcal.
Royal Canin Medium Aging 10+ dry dog food is sufficiently rich in protein to cover the protein needs of an active, unneutered medium-sized dog. However, they do not contain enough protein to meet the needs of a sedentary and/or sterilized dog.

Qualitative protein analysis

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

Find out more about: the protein-phosphoric ratio

" Least"

The first ingredient in the ingredient list is rice, which is a source of complex carbohydrates and vegetable protein. It is therefore the ingredient used in the greatest quantity before cooking in these croquettes.
The origin of the animal proteins and their percentage are not specified in the list of ingredients. These croquettes seem too loaded with vegetable proteins whose nutritional interest is less for the dog. The clues that make you think of it are the presence of 6 vegetable protein vector ingredients out of 22 as well as the very low phosphorus level of these kibbles, which is difficult to achieve with meat raw materials.

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


In these croquettes, lipids are mainly provided by animal fats, fish oil, soybean oil and borage oil. The respective omega-6 and omega-3 contents are 3.05% and 0.76%, including 0.40% of EPA and DHA (long-chain omega-3).

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These kibbles are sources of long-chain omega-3s and have a balanced omega-6/omega-3 ratio.

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 43%.

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 kibbles before cooking.

" Least"

The multiplication of sources of assimilable carbohydrates in these croquettes goes from the direction of an overrepresentation of vegetable proteins to the detriment of animal proteins. With 43% of assimilable carbohydrates, these croquettes contain too many of them.

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 0.79%, i.e. a calcium/phosphorus ratio of 1.3.

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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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