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Royal Canin Giant Starter - Mother & Babydog

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Royal Canin Giant Starter - Mother & Babydog 5 3
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Product description

During gestation and lactation, female dogs need a dog food that is adapted to their special requirements during this demanding time. Growing puppies from four weeks need additional food to support them in their growth. Royal Canin Giant Starter with Start Complex is specially developed for the nutritional needs of bitches and puppies of giant breeds.

Royal Canin Giant Starter - Mother & Babydog:

  • Dog food with adjusted nutrient density and energy content
  • For bitches during gestation and lactation
  • For weaning of puppies from four weeks of age
A female dog's weight and size will increase dramatically in the last 3-4 weeks of pregnancy and the bitch will need more food to keep herself going. Offer several small portions a day, as pregnancy will prevent her from taking in large amounts of food at once.
During lactation, bitches need the right amount of energy for milk production, and lots of water. A generous energy intake will prevent weight loss. Regardless of the size of the litter, a lactating bitch needs 2 to 3 times her usual energy intake. She therefore needs a food with the right nutrient density and energy contents.
Puppies can be fed semi-solid food from three to four weeks of age. Puppies are now developed enough to be needing less maternal milk and take in more and more solid food. Puppies will imitate their mother's feeding behaviour. At the same time, the mother dog's energy requirements will decrease, meaning she needs less food.

Royal Canin Maxi Starter is a dry dog food for giant dogs of over 45kg. The Birth Programme, inspired by professional research, is a unique nutritional solution which helps meet the needs of the bitch and her puppies during the first five stages of their life cycle: gestation, birth, lactation, weaning, and growth up to 2 months old. The Start Complex contains valuable nutrients and essential additives that help to secure puppies' digestive security. In addition, the natural defences are supported in their development.

Royal Canin Giant Starter - Mother & Babydog:

  • Dry dog food for dogs of very large dog breeds from 45kg
  • For pregnant or nursing bitches: their special nutritional requirements are met by the adjusted nutritional profile with high nutrient content and energy density
  • For puppies: a helpful support during the weaning phase, from three to four weeks of age
  • Start Complex: a special combination of nutrients present in maternal milk and special additives supports digestive security and puppies' immune system
  • Rehydration: The kibble may be combined with water to create a tasty mash or just lightly hydrated, perfect for your bitch and her puppies during weaning


Rice, dehydrated poultry protein (dried), animal fats, vegetable protein isolate*, animal protein (hydrolyzed), corn, beet pulp, minerals, soya oil, vegetable fibres, fish oil, butyrate, fructo-oligosaccharides, psyllium (psyllium and covers), yeast hydrolyzate (source of mannan-oligosaccharides & beta-glycan), marigold extract (source of lutein).
*L.I.P.: protein selected for its very high assimilation.

Nutritional dietary additives:
Vitamin A (13,900 IU/kg), vitamin D3 (1200 IU/kg), beta-carotine (40 mg/kg), E1 [iron] (48 mg/kg), E2 [iodine] (3.7 mg/kg), E4 [copper] (8 mg/kg), E5 [manganese] (63 mg/kg], E6 [zinc] (206 mg/kg), E8 [selenium] (0.08 mg/kg), preservatives, antioxidants.

Analytical constituents

protein 30.0 %
fat 22.0 %
fibre 1.8 %
ash 6.9 %
calcium 1.2 %
phosphorus 0.95 %
magnesium 0.07 %
arachicdonic acid 0.08 %
beta-carotene 40.0 mg
biotine (vitamin H) 1.32 mg
chloride 0.58 %
choline 1.7 mg
iron 198.0 mg
moisture 8.0 %
folic acid 1.0 mg
iodine 3.7 mg
potassium 0.7 %
copper 15.0 mg
L-carnitine 50.0 mg
linoleic acid 3.51 %
manganese 76.0 mg
sodium 0.4 %
niacin (vitamin- B3) 18.3 mg
omega-3 fats 0.73 %
omega-6 fats 3.7 %
pantothenic acid 30.9 mg
plant fibers 6.4 %
selenium 0.16 mg
starch 26.7 %
taurine 1.19 %
zinc 247.0 mg
vitamin A 21.0 IU
vitamin B1 (thiamine) 5.1 mg
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) 0.09 mg
vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 4.7 mg
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 10.0 mg
vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 300.0 mg
vitamin D3 1.2 mg
vitamin E (tocopherol) 600.0 mg
calories that can be burned 4.228 kcal
dietary fibre 6.4 %
DHA fatty acid 0.3 mg
lutein 5.0 mg
arginine 1.64 %
L-lysine 1.57 %
DL-methionine 0.64 %
methionine/cystine 1.09 %
nitrogen-free extracts 31.3 %

Feeding guide

Feeding recommendation:

Royal Canin Giant Starter - Mother & Babydog is a complete feed for puppies during the weaning phase and nursing or pregnant bitches.

For mixing with water, please note the amount indicated on the feed bag.

For puppies in weaning

Age (weeks) Final weight
Final weight
Final weight
Final weight
Final weight
0 - 2 Babydog Milk Babydog Milk Babydog Milk Babydog Milk Babydog Milk
2 - 3 30g 30g 30g 50g 50g
3 - 4 110g 130g 160g 200g 200g
4 - 5 170g 195g 220g 240g 240g
5 - 6 190g 220g 250g 280g 280g
6 - 7 245g 275g 300g 400g 400g
7 - 8 320g 360g 400g 480g 480g

Pregnant bitches

Pregnant (weeks) 45kg 60kg 80kg 90kg 100kg
6 550g 680g 835g 910g 985g
7 600g 740g 910g 955g 1075g
8 650g 800g 990g 1075g 1165g
9 700g 865g 1065g 1160g 1255g
Lactation on demand on demand on demand on demand on demand


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