Royal Canin Mini Adult dry food: advice, composition and dosage

Discover our decryption of the nutritional composition of Royal Canin Mini Adult dog food as well as their dosage.

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Label information

For which dogs?

Royal Canin Mini Adult kibbles are intended for the diet of adult dogs of small breeds (dogs from 1 to 10kg) from 10 months.

Ingredients and additives

Composition: dehydrated poultry proteins, maize, maize flour, animal fats, maize gluten, vegetable protein isolate, wheat, hydrolyzed animal proteins, rice, beet pulp, mineral s alts, fish oil, soya oil, yeasts and components of yeasts, fructo-oligo-saccharides.Additives (per kg): Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 22000 IU, Vitamin D3: 1000 IU, E1 (Iron): 41 mg, E2 (Iodine): 4.1 mg, E4 (Copper): 13 mg, E5 (Manganese ): 54 mg, E6 (Zinc): 133 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.1 mg, L-carnitine: 50.0 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.

Analytical composition

Protein: 27%
Crude fat: 16%
Crude ash: 5.7% Crude fibre: 1.3%

Sources: brand website and product data sheet

Dosage: how much Royal Canin Mini Adult dry food can I give to my dog?

Dog weight2kg3kg4kg5kg6kg7kg8kg9kg10kg
Sedentary DogsDogs with normal activity levelVery active dogs

Label analysis

Nutritional profile of the food

The calculated energy density of Royal Canin Mini Adult kibble is 370 Kcal per 100g.
25.5% of total energy is provided by protein
37.8 % of total energy is provided by assimilable carbohydrates 36.7% of 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 Mini Adult is 73g of protein for 1000Kcal. Royal Canin Mini Adult kibbles are sufficiently "concentrated" in protein to cover the protein needs of a small, unsterilized dog, whether active or sedentary. On the other hand, they are not sufficient to cover those of a small sterilized and sedentary dog.

Qualitative protein analysis

Source(s) of animal proteinDehydrated poultry proteinOr 2 ingredients out of 15 listed
Vegetable protein sources

Hydrolysate of animal proteins


Corn flour

Corn Gluten

Vegetable Protein Isolate



Or 6 ingredients out of 15 listed

The phosphorus content of these kibbles is 0.80% and the calculated protein-phosphorus ratio is 33.8.

Find out more about: the protein-phosphoric ratio

" The most"

The ingredient used in the greatest quantity in these kibbles is dehydrated poultry protein.

" Least"

These kibbles seem to contain a lot of vegetable protein. The clues that tell us this are the low phosphorus level, the protein-phosphoric ratio as well as the mention of 6 ingredients that are sources of vegetable protein in the list of ingredients. The origin of animal proteins remains quite vague and categorical and their percentage is not specified in the list of ingredients.

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 and soybean oil.
The omega 6 content is 3.3% and the in omega 3 is 0.66% including 0.25% EPA and DHA. The omega 6/3 ratio is 5.

" The most"

These kibbles are sources of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and have an acceptable 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 corn, corn flour, wheat and rice. The estimated percentage of assimilable carbohydrates of these kibbles is 40% .

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%.

" Least"

These croquettes seem too rich in assimilable carbohydrates. This can cause some digestive issues for dogs that don't digest starch well. Rice, which is the most digestible source of assimilable carbohydrates for the dog, is the one that comes last in the list of ingredients. In addition, the presence of 40% of assimilable carbohydrates reinforces the idea that the proteins in these kibbles are mainly of vegetable origin.

To read to understand: The carbohydrate needs of the dog

Calcium and phosphorus

The calcium percentage of these kibbles is 1.20% (i.e. a calcium "concentration" of 3.2 g per 1000Kcal) and their phosphorus percentage is 0.8%, i.e. a calcium ratio /1.5. phosphorus

" 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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