Royal Canin Puppy Maxi: advice, dosage and composition

Discover our analysis of the nutritional composition of Royal Canin Puppy Medium dog food and their dosage.

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Label information

For which dogs?

Royal Canin Puppy Medium kibbles have been formulated for medium-sized puppies aged 2 to 12 months and whose adult weight will be between 11 and 25 kg.

Ingredients and additives

Composition: dehydrated poultry proteins, animal fats, maize, vegetable protein isolate, beet pulp, maize gluten, rice, wheat flour, hydrolyzed animal proteins, wheat, maize flour, mineral s alts, fish oil, soybean oil, yeasts and yeast components, fructo-oligo-saccharides (0.34%), yeast hydrolyzate (source of manno-oligo-saccharides), yeast extracts (source of beta-glucans), rose d India (source of lutein).
L.I.P. : protein selected for its very high digestibility.

Additives (per kg): Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 16000 IU, Vitamin D3: 1000 IU, Vitamin E: 520 mg, E1 (Iron): 45 mg, E2 (Iodine): 4.5 mg, E4 (Copper): 14 mg, E5 (Manganese): 59 mg, E6 (Zinc): 123 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.08 mg - Technological additives: Clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin: 10 g - Sensory additives: Extract of yucca: 125 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.

Analytical composition

Protein: 32%
Fat: 20%
Crude ash: 8% Crude fibre: 1.7%.

Sources: brand website and product data sheet

Dosage: how much Royal Canin Puppy Medium kibble can I give my dog?

Puppy age2 months3 months4 months5 months6 months8 months10 months12 months13 months
Adult weight

Label analysis

Nutritional profile of the food

The calculated energy density of Royal Canin Puppy Medium is 381.1 Kcal per 100g.

29.4% of total energy is provided by proteins
26% of total energy is provided by assimilable carbohydrates 44.6% of 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 these kibbles is 84g of protein for 1000Kcal. This ratio expresses the "concentration" of the kibbles in protein. Ideally, it should be above 75 for growing puppies. This is therefore the case with Royal Canin Puppy Medium whose protein concentration is adapted to the needs of growing puppies. On the other hand, this protein concentration is a little insufficient to cover the protein needs of a sterilized puppy.

Qualitative protein analysis

Source(s) of animal proteinOr 3 ingredients out of 20 listed
Vegetable protein source(s)

poultry protein

dehydrated pork protein

animal protein hydrolyzate


corn gluten


wheat flour


corn flour

Or 6 ingredients out of 20 listed

The phosphorus content of these kibbles is 1.08% and the calculated protein-phosphorus ratio is 29.6.

Find out more about: the protein-phosphoric ratio

" The most"

Dried poultry protein ranks first in the ingredient list. In other words, it is the ingredient used in the greatest quantity in these croquettes before cooking. And, since they are dehydrated, it is safe to assume that the loss of water during the cooking process will be minimal and that a good amount will remain in the final product.

" Least"

With the exception of pork, the species of ingredients of animal origin is not specified in the list of ingredients. This means that the manufacturer can substitute the species used depending on cost and availability of raw materials. In addition, we do not know the percentage of meat raw materials because it is not specified in the list of ingredients. 6 ingredients out of 20 are ingredients that provide vegetable protein, compared to only 3 ingredients out of 20 sources of animal protein. Animal proteins are however to be preferred in dogs because, when they are of good quality, they are more digestible and assimilable than animal proteins. The protein-phosphoric ratio is less than 30, which also goes in the meaning of an excess of vegetable protein compared to animal protein. It can also mean that the animal protein is not of satisfactory quality.

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 fats, fish oil and soybean oil.
The omega 6 content is 3.23% and the Omega 3 content is 0.74% including 0.3% EPA and DHA. Omega 6/3 ratio is 4.4.

" The most"

These croquettes cover the puppy's needs in essential fatty acids. They are sources of long-chain omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which are very important in the brain development of small animals. The omega 6/3 ratio is less than 5 and therefore quite balanced ( although ideally it should be less than 4).

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

Available carbohydrates

In Royal Canin Puppy Medium, the main sources of available carbohydrates are corn, rice, wheat flour and corn flour. The estimated percentage of available carbohydrates of these kibble is 28.3%.

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%.

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The level of assimilable carbohydrates in these croquettes is rather moderate (<35%), ce qui est une bonne chose pour les chiens qui ont des capacités de digestion limitées de ces glucides assimilables. Ces croquettes contiennent du riz, une source de glucides des plus digestes pour le chien.

" Least"

Cereals such as corn and wheat can be raw materials contaminated with mycotoxins. These toxins are produced by molds that develop in the field or during grain storage.Note, however, that the mycotoxin content can be checked using regular analyzes on the finished products or raw materials carried out by the manufacturer. The mycotoxin risk is not a risk specific to the field of pet food. It also exists in human food.

To read to understand: The carbohydrate needs of the dog

Calcium and phosphorus

The calcium percentage of these kibbles is 1.29% (i.e. a calcium "concentration" of 3.4 g per 1000Kcal) and their phosphorus percentage is 1.08%, i.e. a calcium ratio /1.2. phosphorus

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These croquettes follow FEDIAF recommendations regarding calcium content. The Ca/P ratio is adapted.

To read to understand: The calcium needs of the dog

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