Canine Vegetarian dry dog food | Royal Canin Veterinary Diet

Judging by its ingredients alone, Royal Canin Mini Dog Food looks like a below-average dry product.
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Royal Canin Medium is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of chicken by-product meal as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3 stars.
The Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition product line includes 17 dry dog foods.
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It explains in detail WHY it’s a 2 star food. copied: Judging by its ingredients alone, Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult looks like a below-average dry dog food.
But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.
The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 29%, a fat level of 18% and estimated carbohydrates of about 45%.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 27% and a mean fat level of 16%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 49% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 59%.
Near-average protein. Near-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.
When you consider the protein-boosting effect of the wheat gluten and corn gluten meal, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a moderate amount of meat.
Bottom line?
Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of chicken by-product meal as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 2.5 stars.
* *Not recommended. Royal Canin's Labrador Retriever Adult Dry Dog Food is designed exclusively for pure breed Labrador Retrievers over 15 months.
Photo provided by FlickrJudging by its ingredients alone, Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult looks like a below-average dry dog food.
Photo provided by FlickrRoyal Canin's German Shepherd Adult Dry Dog Food is designed exclusively for pure breed German Shepherds over 15 months.
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I was recently discussing dog food with my neighbor. She found out her dog has a lot of allergies. I went home to look at my ingredients and was in complete shock. My 2 pups are on the special vet weight management dry food. The first ingredient listed was powdered cellulose! How is this healthy? I went to their website and they try to explain way why their by-products in the food are so much better. Here I have been feeding my dogs this ** food for 3 years spending hundreds of dollars on what I was told by my vet and the website was a healthy food. I am sick to my stomach. I feel like both my vet and Royal Canin is very misleading and misrepresenting their product. Somehow this brand is recognized by the AAFCO. I think they should revisit this company.Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Adult is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of chicken by-product meal as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 2.5 stars.I tested lots of super premium dog foods. In the end, we were back to Royal Canin. As I have show dogs, it is very important to me that they look healthy and strong. Their hair looked best when I fed them RC. I tried better rated dry foods but the results were unsatisfying. I have wire hair fox terriers. So, it does not mean that RC will suit best all dogs, but it has proved to be the best for my dogs. One more thing – since I live in Europe, the ingredients differ a little bit comparing to RC Medium Adult you can buy here. Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hydrolyzed Protein Adult HP Dry Dog Food is a highly palatable, highly digestible, complete and balanced hydrolyzed protein diet. The diet is specifically formulated for use as short-term elimination feeding and as long-term nutrition for dogs with food sensitivities. It contains all of the proteins, amino acids, and vitamins needed to boost the immune system and give your pup the energy he needs without upsetting his sensitive tummy. This special prescription dry dog food formula also provides a healthy skin barrier that protects against environmental allergens and bacteria.