The Adult Dog Life Stage

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Dogs are considered to be in the adult life stage until they reach senior age, which varies depending on the size of the dog. Smaller dogs are generally considered senior around 8-10 years of age, while large and giant breed dogs become senior sooner, around 5-7 years. Feeding a balanced diet specific to your dog’s needs during adulthood is essential to optimal health.

Within the canine species, there is a large array of breeds, lifestyles, and specific health conditions. Royal Canin recognizes that your dog is a unique individual, with precise nutritional needs. Our range of adult dog foods offers balanced nutritional solutions for specific breeds, maintenance and therapeutic needs. Provide your dog with precisely balanced nutrition for optimal health!

Nutritional Needs of Adult Dogs

Adult dogs have a wide variety of nutritional needs depending on their breed, lifestyle, and health status. Our canine maintenance products allow for nutritional customization. Based on your dog’s specific needs, Royal Canin maintenance products can provide nutritional support for activity level, reproductive status, environmental factors, anatomy of the jaw, and the prevention of certain medical conditions. All Royal Canin adult dog foods offer complete, precisely balanced nutrition for your dog.

Feeding Strategies for Adult Dogs

Our feeding guidelines provide an estimate of what quantity to feed your adult dog. Your dog’s weight and body condition should be evaluated annually by your veterinarian to ensure the most appropriate nutritional selection and feeding quantities for optimal health.

Obesity is a significant problem in the pet population and puts dogs at risk for serious diseases. Feeding appropriate quantities of food, divided into meals throughout the day, plays a key role in preventing obesity and its consequences. Your veterinarian can guide you through a safe and effective weight loss program for your dog, if needed.

Learn more about Royal Canin adult dog maintenance foods using our Product Finder.

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