Royal Canin Puppy Giant: advice, composition and dosage

Discover our analysis of the nutritional composition of Royal Canin Puppy Giant dog food as well as their dosage.

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Label information

For which dogs?

Royal Canin Puppy Giant kibbles are marketed as a complete food for puppies of giant breeds, that is to say whose adult weight will be more than 45 kg, from 2 to 8 months.

Ingredients and additives

Composition: dehydrated poultry proteins, vegetable protein isolate, rice, maize, maize flour, animal fats, wheat flour, beet pulp, hydrolyzed animal proteins, maize gluten, mineral s alts, soybean oil, fish, yeasts and yeast components, fructo-oligo-saccharides, psyllium husks and seeds, yeast hydrolyzate (source of manno-oligo-saccharides), yeast extracts (source of beta-glucans), marigold extract (source of lutein), crustacean hydrolyzate (source of glucosamine), hydrolyzate of cartilage (source of chondroitin).Additives (per kg): Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 16500 IU, Vitamin D3: 1100 IU, Vitamin E: 500 mg, E1 (Iron): 36 mg, E2 (Iodine): 3.6 mg, E4 (Copper): 11 mg, E5 (Manganese): 46 mg, E6 (Zinc): 127 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.05 mg - Technological additives: Clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin: 10 g - Sensory additives: Yucca extract: 125 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.

Analytical composition

Protein: 34%
Crude fat: 14%
Crude ash: 7.6% Crude fiber: 1.4%

Sources: brand website and product data sheet

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

Age of puppy3 months4 months5 months6 months7 months8 months

2 months


Label analysis

Nutritional profile of the food

The calculated energy density of Royal Canin Puppy Giant is 353.5 Kcal per 100g.

33.7% of total energy is provided by proteins
32.7% of total energy is provided by assimilable carbohydrates 33.7% 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 Royal Canin Puppy Giant is 96.2g of protein per 1000Kcal.
In growing dogs, the RPC should ideally be above 75, which is well the case of Royal Canin Puppy Giant kibbles. They may also be suitable for a sterilized puppy.
This ratio expresses the protein concentration of these kibbles. This is only a quantitative indicator but does not provide any information on the quality of the proteins used in the recipe.

Qualitative protein analysis

Source(s) of animal proteinDehydrated poultry proteinOr 2 ingredients out of 21 listed
Vegetable protein sources

Hydrolysate of animal proteins

Vegetable Protein Isolate



Corn Flour

Wheat flour

Corn Gluten

Or 6 ingredients out of 21 listed

The phosphorus content of these kibbles is 1% and the calculated protein-phosphorus ratio is 34.

Find out more about: the protein-phosphoric ratio

" The most"

Dehydrated poultry protein comes first among ingredients. It is therefore the ingredient added in the greatest quantity in the croquettes before cooking. This is rather a good thing considering the nutritional needs of the dog. As they are added dehydrated, the loss of water during the cooking-extrusion process of the kibbles is minimal and it is reasonable to think that the poultry proteins will remain the first ingredient, in terms of quantity, in the finished product. The protein-phosphoric ratio is acceptable and means that the proteins are of suitable quality.

" Least"

The species of ingredients of animal origin is not specified. When we read “poultry”, we do not know if it is chicken or another species. The percentage of raw materials of animal origin is not specified either.Only 2 out of 21 ingredients are animal protein sources, which seems pretty low compared to vegetable protein sources. The former are however to be preferred in dogs.

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 and soybean oil, fish oil.
The omega 6 content is 3.1% and the omega 3 content is 0.64% including 0.30% EPA and DHA. The omega 6/3 ratio is 4.8.

" The most"

Royal Canin Puppy Giant kibbles meet the essential fatty acid needs of young dogs and are sources of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which play an essential role in brain development. The omega 6/3 ratio is rather balanced even if it should, ideally, tend towards 4.

" Least"

In these kibbles, the main sources of assimilable carbohydrates are rice, corn, corn flour and wheat flour.

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, corn, corn flour and wheat flour. The estimated percentage of assimilable carbohydrates of these kibbles is 33%.

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"

The rate of assimilable carbohydrates is less than 35%, which remains acceptable although ideally this rate should be lower. Dogs have limited digestion capacities for these carbohydrates, which should not be present in excessive quantities in the ration.

" Least"

These kibbles multiply the sources of assimilable carbohydrates other than rice, which is the most digestible for the dog.

To read to understand: The carbohydrate needs of the dog

Calcium and phosphorus

The calcium percentage of these kibbles is 1.26% (i.e. a calcium "concentration" of 3.6g per 1000Kcal) and their phosphorus percentage is 1%, i.e. a calcium / phosphorus ratio of 1,3.

" The most"

These kibbles follow FEDIAF recommendations in terms of calcium phosphate intake.

To read to understand: The calcium needs of the dog

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