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Royal Canin Weight Care X-Small Dry Dog Food

Royal Canin Weight Care X-Small Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Aimargues, France fr-flag
Parent company
Mars Inc
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.42
Primary proteins
  • Chicken By-Product Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal

Ingredients

Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Gluten, Natural Flavors, Wheat, Barley, Chicken Fat, Pea Fiber, Dried Chicory Root, Powdered Cellulose, Vegetable Oil, Powdered Psyllium Seed Husk, Fish Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Fructooligosaccharides, Salt, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, L-Tyrosine, Taurine, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source Of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Niacin Supplement, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement], L-Arginine, Magnesium Oxide, Trace Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate], Gla Safflower Oil, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), L-Carnitine, Chondroitin Sulfate, Rosemary Extract, Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid.

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score

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53%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 33%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 57%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 42%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 54%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 24%

Fat: 10%

Fiber: 7.8%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 48.2%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 26.67%

Fat: 11.11%

Fiber: 8.67%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 53.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 24.87%

Fat: 25.17%

Carb: 49.96%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Royal Canin has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Contains Chicken by products
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Royal Canin since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Royal Canin has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Royal Canin Weight Care X-Small Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Corn. Corn is a cereal grain that finds its way into countless products. In pet food, corn is usually added as a bulking agent. It is a gluten-free source of carbohydrates for energy and it may offer fiber, vitamins, and minerals as well.

The second ingredient is Chicken By-Product Meal. In pet food, chicken by-product meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken by-product meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken parts that might not be used for human consumption including necks, feet, entrails, and undeveloped eggs.

The third ingredient is Brewers Rice. Brewers rice is a byproduct of the beer industry. The brewers rice in pet food has been dried and ground for use as a carbohydrate source, often in gluten-free recipes.

The fourth ingredient is Corn Gluten Meal. Corn gluten meal is produced as a byproduct from the manufacture of corn syrup and other sweeteners made with corn. It contains no wheat gluten. The corn gluten meal in pet food is a source of inexpensive protein, but it has high levels of cysteine, which have been linked to the formation of urinary stones.

The fifth ingredient is Wheat Gluten. Wheat gluten is a good source of digestible protein. In pet food, wheat gluten is used as a binding agent and texturizer as well as a protein source.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Royal Canin Weight Care X-Small Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$10.9

Market Price avg.

$3.68

% From the Avg

+196%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.71

Market Price avg.

$0.34

% From the Avg

+111%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.42

Market Price avg.

$0.20

% From the Avg

+112%

Royal Canin Weight Care X-Small Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Because smaller dogs have higher metabolisms compared to their medium, large, and giant cousins, foods made for small breeds may have higher calorie density. Small dog breed foods also often have smaller kibble size for their smaller mouths.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Royal Canin Weight Care X-Small Dry Dog Food to the other 1801 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

26.67%

All Products avg.

30.14%

% From the Avg

-12%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

11.11%

All Products avg.

15.9%

% From the Avg

-30%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

8.67%

All Products avg.

5.46%

% From the Avg

+59%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

53.56%

All Products avg.

47.61%

% From the Avg

+12%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s low in protein with low fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other dry dog foods.

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