As your puppy develops, every detail makes a huge difference as to how it develops. It is vital to understand your young pup's needs at every stage of its growth.

That is why Royal Canin pays extra attention to ensure that every bite is packed with a tailored formulation of vital nutrients.

Every size of puppy has its own specific needs: a Dachhund reaches adult size at 10 months, while a Great Dane reaches adulthood in 22 months. Royal Canin Birth & Growth has a range of products that caters to puppy of every size, from mini to giant.


You have just welcomed a puppy to your home.

However, he is not an adult yet and for it to grow, your puppy will need you and your care.

Knowing your puppy well is essential in order to help it thrive and grow in his new surroundings.

Your puppy is taking his first steps in your home…

Welcome him gently!

A puppy needs to be educated yet feel comfortable as soon as he is in his new home. Here are a few essential items to prepare when you are welcoming your puppy.


Select comfortable bedding where your pup will feel safe and place its bed in a quiet place, far away from areas with a lot of movement. To reassure your pup for its first night, put a little rag with his mother’s scent on it in its basket.


At all times, leave a little bowl for food and a bigger one filled with water for your puppy.


Get your puppy accustomed to being leash from an early age and teach him to walk by your side.


Providing toys prevents your puppy from chewing on your shoes and other things. You can buy him some toys which serves that purpose, or else a bone to gnaw. If you give your pup a bone, never leave it unattended.

Name Tag

Your puppy’s collar should carry a disc with your name and telephone number inscribed (useful in case your dog gets lost).

How To Feed Him

HOME-MADE OR commercially prepared food

Commercially prepared food is preferable because it guarantees your puppy all the nutritional elements needed for him to grow properly, whereas with home-made meals, it is difficult to really know if you are providing him with the necessary nutrients.

Another advantage is that the cost per portion is much cheaper for commercially prepared food products than for home-made meals. And lastly, commercially prepared food products can be chosen to adapt to the personal characteristics of your dog : age, breed, and any other special aspects.


Definitely not! Up until the age of 6 months, the daily feed ration for your puppy must be given in 3 meals at regular times. An adult dog can have just 1 meal a day, although 2 are preferable especially for big dogs.

However, we recommend that you always give it plenty of water in a bowl next to his food. Try to avoid milk which is difficult for your puppy to digest.


Treats should be an exception, to help keep your puppy at his ideal weight. Sugar and chocolate are forbidden.

A better way to reward your puppy is with stroking and a warm tone of voice. Low calorie kibbles which are palatable and readily available can be used as training aids for your puppy.


  • Should my dog fast once a week?

    This may be convenient for the owner, but has nothing to do with the dog’s health .

  • Is it okay to feed my dog what I eat?

    No, absolutely not! Dogs can digest proteins, but can also assimilate large quantities of fat, unlike humans.

  • Does my dog need variation in diet?

    Ideally, a dog will eat the same food from the same dish every day at the same time and place – exactly the opposite of what its owner could enjoy!

  • What food should I give my puppy when first brought home?

    To avoid disturbing your puppy’s particularly fragile digestive system, feed your puppy the same food eaten before you brought it home.

  • My puppy is refusing to eat, what should I do?

    Your puppy is probably upset by the change of home and needs some time to adapt before eating normally. Be gentle with your pup, and if the problem persists longer than a few days, talk to your veterinarian.

  • My puppy bites hard while playing, is that normal?

    Normally, during the socialization period, puppies learn from their mother to bite gently. So when you are playing, you shouldn’t accept this biting, and stop the puppy with a firm “No!”.

  • How do I toilet train my puppy?

    The simplest way to toilet train your puppy is to make regular visits (and always after a meal_ to the place where you would like your pet to use the bathroom, usually the garden or street. Reward enthusiastically when your pet performs.

  • My dog barks when alone, what do I do?

    Gradually get your pet used to being alone and separate from you. Ignore for 30 minutes before you leave and after you return. Rewards can be given in the form of petting as soon as your pet calms down.

  • I have children. Should I take any particular precautions?

    To avoid any biting, teach your child not to : disturb the puppy when asleep or eating; look straight into puppy’s eyes; hold the puppy too hard in his arms; give your pup any food from the table. Children younger than 10 should not be left alone with the puppy.

  • Can I take care of my puppy when injured?

    If it is just a superficial wound, you can take care of your puppy by disinfecting the wound with a non-alcoholic antiseptic. If it is a deep wound, take your pet to the veterinarian.

  • Do I have to wash my puppy often?

    Generally speaking, it is not a good idea to wash dogs too often. If it is really necessary, use a special dog shampoo.

  • When and how long should I take my puppy out?

    Once you pet’s vaccines are up to date, take your dog out regularly for around twenty minutes a day to expend all the pent-up energy.

  • Should we take our pet on trips?

    If it is possible at the place where you go on holiday, take your dog with you, your pet will adore spending time with you and your family.

  • How do I get my dog used to a leash?

    First, choose a long leash and follow your puppy while walking, without you pulling. Gradually shorten the leash and encourage your puppy to follow you.

  • My puppy sleeps a lot. Is that normal?

    Yes, and you must not disturb a sleeping puppy, don’t pick him up any how or at any time.

  • What activities can we do when we go out for walks?

    Most dogs love retrieving a thrown object and bringing it back to you.


ROYAL CANIN puppy diets are formulated to suit puppies of all shapes and sizes. Puppies become more social during the ranking, juvenile and adolescene periods growth. This, in turn, leads to all sorts of new encounters with other dogs, environments and health risks. It is critical that their natural defences are fully supported in this period.

X-SMALL (Adult weight up to 4KG)

X-Small Puppy

  • Immune system support
  • Healthy digestion and transit
  • Intense energy content
MINI (Adult weight up to 10KG)


  • Digestive health
  • Lactation support
  • Easy rehydration

Mini Indoor Puppy

  • Immune system support
  • Digestive health & stool quality
  • Coat health


  • Immune system support
  • Digestive health
  • Intense energy content
MEDIUM (Adult weight up to 11-25KG)

Medium Puppy

  • Immune system support
  • Digestive health
  • High energy content
MAXI (Adult weight up to 26-44KG)

MAXI Puppy

  • Immune system support
  • Digestive health
  • Long growth moderate energy



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