At Royal Canin, we believe the secret to providing cats and dogs with the best nutrition lies not in any passing fad, but in well-researched scientific fact. That’s why we always use a purely scientific approach to create diets designed to cater to the specific needs of pets of all shapes, sizes, ages, lifestyles and breeds.

From the time they’re born until they’re well into their golden years, dogs’ nutritional needs are constantly changing, and we believe their food should, too. That’s why we offer a full line of products designed for dogs at every life stage. 

From the time they’re kittens until they’re mature, cats’ nutritional needs are constantly changing, and we believe their food should, too. Your cat’s health matters, and that’s why we offer a full line of nutrition designed for every life stage. 

ROYAL CANIN® PROFESSIONAL products are specifically formulated to meet the needs of the breeding kennel and cattery.  Our innovative science-based solutions are the result of our 40-year collaboration and partnership with breeders across the globe.

As a company that was founded by a veterinarian, Royal Canin is committed to investing in the veterinary community.

Royal Canin is a global leader in pet health nutrition. In an industry that continues to adapt to popular trends in cat and dog food, our mission will remain the same; to constantly bring, through Health Nutrition and shared knowledge, the most precise nutritional solution for cats’ and dogs’ health nutrition needs, by building on constantly deepened scientific knowledge and Royal Canin’s roots in the feline and canine professional networks. 

MINI Starter

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MINI Starter Product Bag

MINI Starter is designed for small breed mothers from the end of gestation (3rd trimester) and during lactation and young puppies up to 2 months.

Royal Canin’s Starter formulas are a unique nutritional solution that meets the needs of the mother and her puppies during the first 5 stages of life: gestation, birth, lactation, weaning and growth up to 2 months.

START COMPLEX

START COMPLEX

Rooted in scientific research, Royal Canin's exclusive START COMPLEX™ is a combination of nutrients present in the mother's milk that actively promote digestive health and help maintain the puppy's natural defenses.


    GESTATION / LACTATION SUPPORT
GESTATION / LACTATION SUPPORT

Nutritional profile specifically adapted for the mother’s high energy needs at the end of gestation and during lactation.


    IDEAL FOR TRANSITION FROM MILK
IDEAL FOR TRANSITION FROM MILK

Nutritional response helps to facilitate the transition from mother’s milk to solid food.


    EASY REHYDRATION
EASY REHYDRATION

Kibbles easily rehydrate to a porridge-like consistency that is very palatable for both the mother and her weaning puppies. 


    How to rehydrate kibble
How to rehydrate kibble

1. Mix kibble with 140°F water at a 1:2 ratio (kibble to water).
2. Allow mixture to sit and soak for 15 - 20 minutes before stirring to make porridge.
3. Do NOT discard any excess water, as it can contain important nutrients.
4. Discard any uneaten portion.

 

Dry food
Packaging size: 2.0 lb, 15.0 lb
MINI Starter

Feeding Guide

Suggested Feeding
Portions
Age of
Puppy
Before 2 weeks
2-3 weeks
3 - 4 weeks
4- 5 weeks
5-6 weeks
6-7
weeks
7-8 weeks
+ 8 weeks
Adult Target
Weight
cups (g) / day

cups (g) / day

cups (g) / day

cups (g) / day

cups (g) / day

cups
(g) / day

cups (g) / day

cups (g) / day

2 lb
(1 kg)
Mother's Milk
Mother's Milk
1/4 cup
(10 g)
1/3 cup
(30 g)
1/3 cup
(30 g)
1/2 cup
(40 g)
1/2 cup
(50 g)
MINI Puppy
4 lb
(2 kg)
Mother's Milk
Mother's Milk
1/4 cup
(10 g)
1/3 cup
(30 g)
1/3 cup
(30 g)
1/2 cup
(40 g)
1/2 cup
(50 g)
MINI Puppy
7 lb
(3 kg)
Mother's Milk
Mother's Milk
1/4 cup
(10 g)
1/3 cup
(30 g)
1/3 cup
(30 g)
1/2 cup
(40 g)
1/2 cup
(50 g)
MINI Puppy
9 lb
(4 kg)
Mother's Milk
Mother's Milk
1/4 cup
(10 g)
1/3 cup
(30 g)
2/3 cup
(60 g)
1 cup
(80 g)
1 cup
(95 g)
MINI Puppy
11 lb
(5 kg)
Mother's Milk
Mother's Milk
1/4 cup
(10 g)
1/3 cup
(30 g)
2/3 cup
(60 g)
1 cup
(80 g)
1 cup
(95 g)
MINI Puppy
15 lb
(7 kg)
Mother's Milk
Mother's Milk
1/4 cup
(10 g)
1/3 cup
(30 g)
1 cup
(90 g)
1 1/3 cup
(120 g)
1 2/3 cup
(145 g)
MINI Puppy
22 lb
(10 kg)
Mother's Milk
Mother's Milk
1/4 cup
(10 g)
1/3 cup
(30 g)
1 cup
(90 g)
1 1/3 cup
(120 g)
1 2/3 cup
(145 g)
MINI Puppy

Suggested Feeding
Portions
Week of
Gestation
Lactation
6
weeks
7
weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks

Mother's
Weight
cups (g) / day

cups (g) / day

cups (g) / day

cups (g) / day

cups (g) / day

2 lb
(1 kg)
1/3 cup
(34 g)
1/3 cup
(37 g)
1/2 cup
(40 g)
1/2 cup
(43 g)
Feed Ad Libitum
4 lb
(2 kg)
2/3 cup
(57 g)
2/3 cup
(62 g)
3/4 cup
(67 g)
3/4 cup
(72 g)
Feed Ad Libitum
7 lb
(3 kg)
3/4 cup
(76 g)
1 cup
(83 g)
1 cup
(90 g)
1 cup
(97 g)
Feed Ad Libitum
9 lb
(4 kg)
1 cup
(94 g)
1 1/4 cup
(102 g)
1 1/4 cup
(111 g)
1 1/3 cup
(119 g)
Feed Ad Libitum
11 lb
(5 kg)
1 1/4 cup
(110 g)
1 1/3 cup
(121 g)
1 1/2 cup
(131 g)
1 1/2 cup
(141 g)
Feed Ad Libitum
15 lb
(7 kg)
1 1/2 cup
(141 g)
1 3/4 cup
(154 g)
1 3/4 cup
(167 g)
2 cup
(180 g)
Feed Ad Libitum
22 lb
(10 kg)
2 cup
(183 g)
2 1/4 cup
(200 g)
2 1/3 cup
(217 g)
2 2/3 cup
(233 g)
Feed Ad Libitum
Ingredients
Chicken meal, brewers rice, chicken fat, wheat gluten, corn, dried beet pulp, natural flavors, fish oil, sodium silico aluminate, vegetable oil, potassium phosphate, salt, calcium carbonate, L-lysine, fructooligosaccharides, hydrolyzed yeast, choline chloride, butyrate, taurine, potassium chloride, L-tyrosine, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, niacin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), trace minerals (zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), L-carnitine, betacarotene, rosemary, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition

MINI STARTER Canine Health Nutrition™ is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth, gestation and lactation.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 4255 kilocalories per kilogram or 383 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).

1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 90 grams.
Analysis table Amount
Crude Protein (% min.) 28.5
Crude Fat (% min.) 20.5
Crude Fiber (% max.) 3.5
Moisture (% max.) 10.0