Royal canin Medium Adult 7+ dry dog ​​food: advice and dosage

Discover our decryption of the label and composition of Royal Canin Medium Adult 7+ dog food.

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Label information

For which dogs?

Royal Canin Medium Adult 7+ kibbles are marketed as a complete food for medium-sized dogs, from 11 to 25kg, from 7 to 10 years old.

Ingredients and additives

Composition: dehydrated poultry proteins, rice, maize, wheat flour, animal fats, maize flour, vegetable protein isolate, wheat, beet pulp, hydrolyzed animal proteins, fish oil, mineral s alts, soya oil, yeasts and yeast components, psyllium husk and seeds, fructo-oligo-saccharides, yeast hydrolyzate (source of manno-oligo-saccharides), borage oil, marigold extract (source of lutein).Additives: Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 22000 IU, Vitamin D3: 1000 IU, E1 (Iron): 43 mg, E2 (Iodine): 4.3 mg, E4 (Copper): 13 mg, E5 (Manganese): 56 mg , E6 (Zinc): 134 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.07 mg - Sensory additives: Tea extract (source of polyphenols): 150 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.

Analytical composition

Protein: 25%
Crude fat: 14%
Crude ash: 5.2% Crude fibre: 1.6%

Sources: brand website and product data sheet

Dosage: how much Royal Medium Adult 7+ kibble 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 approximately 361 Kcal per 100g.
24.2% of total energy is provided by proteins
42.8% of total energy is provided by assimilable carbohydrates 32.9% 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 Medium Adult 7+ is approximately 69g of protein per 1000Kcal. The protein-calorie ratio of these kibbles tells us that they appear high enough in protein to meet the protein needs of an unneutered, active adult dog. On the other hand, their protein concentration is not sufficient for a sterilized and/or sedentary dog. Please note that this indicator does not tell us about the protein quality of these kibbles.

Qualitative protein analysis

Source(s) of animal proteinDehydrated poultry proteinOr 2 ingredients out of 19 listed
Vegetable protein sources

Hydrolysate of animal proteins



Wheat flour

Corn flour

Vegetable Protein Isolate


Or 6 ingredients out of 19 listed

The phosphorus content of these croquettes is 0.70% and their protein-phosphoric ratio is 35.7.

Find out more about: the protein-phosphoric ratio

" The most"

The first ingredients on the list are dehydrated poultry protein, so it is the ingredient used in the largest quantities in this food before cooking.The fact that they are introduced already dehydrated in the recipe allows less water loss during cooking. There is then a greater chance that they will be found in almost equal quantities in the finished product.

" Least"

The precise species of animal proteins and their percentage are not specified in the list of ingredients. Although dehydrated poultry proteins appear first in the list of ingredients, this food nevertheless seems to contain a large quantity of vegetable proteins whose nutritional interest is less for the dog than proteins of vegetable origin. What tells us this on the label is the presence of 6 vegetable protein vector ingredients out of 19 listed and the low phosphorus level of these kibbles. This low level of phosphorus therefore also "artificially" inflates the protein-phosphoric ratio of these kibbles.

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


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 2.67% and 0.72% including 0.40% of EPA and DHA (long chain omega-3).

" The most"

These kibbles are sources of long-chain omega-3s and have an omega-6/omega-3.7 ratio, so quite close to an ideal of 4.

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 corn. The estimated percentage of assimilable carbohydrates of these kibbles is approximately 44.2%.

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 because it appears first in the list of ingredients.

" The most"

The multiplication of sources of assimilable carbohydrates in these croquettes goes in the direction of an overrepresentation of vegetable proteins to the detriment of animal proteins. With its 44% of assimilable carbohydrates, these croquettes seem too rich in complex carbohydrates compared to the protein content. They are therefore not recommended for dogs that do not digest starch well.

To read to understand: The carbohydrate needs of the dog

Calcium and phosphorus

The percentages of calcium and phosphorus in these kibbles are 0.70% and 0.90% respectively, 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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