Contains a blend of fibers and prebiotics for better digestion. Uses hydrolyzed proteins, not commercial grade.Suitable for both puppies and adult dogs. DHA, DPA and omega fatty acids improve skin and coat.
Quality can vary from batch to batch. Effect on skin allergies is variable. Finicky eaters may turn it down.
Adds fish oil to reduce gastric distress during digestion. Contains highly digestible proteins and prebiotics. Low fat formula helps dogs with fat processing issues. Works for all breeds.
Kibble size too large for smaller breeds. Very expensive price point. Few flavor options.
Actually changes the chemistry of urine, reduces ions. Helps dissolve struvite stones and prevent calcium oxalate stones. Dilutes minerals that can form stones. Helps with frequent urination.
Formula does not prevent future urinary tract infections. Effect on bladder stones is hit-or-miss.
Protein is broken down to the amino acid level. Extremely easy to digest. Contains high levels of B vitamins and amino acids. EPA, DHA and omega 3 help improve skin and coat. Can be used for long-term diet plans.
Main ingredients are grain and by-products, very little meat. Some complaints about canine bad breath after consumption.
Contains rabbit as an alternative protein source. Helps with chronic itching and skin allergy issues. DHA, EPA, and omega 3 help with skin and coat. Limited ingredient list includes easily digestible potatoes.
Some dogs stop eating this dry kibble after one serving. Minimal meat content, additional wet topper may be needed.
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Many dog owners invest in commercial-grade wet or dry foods because these products are easy to find on store shelves, provide decent nutrition, and are easy on the budget. However, there are times when a pet needs to adopt a special diet, either for weight control or health reasons, and that's where dog food companies such as Royal Canin enter the picture. Royal Canin produces specialized dog food blends that are only available through a prescription. These higher-end products address such medical issues as urinary infections, digestive problems, and kidney disease. While these prescription foods may be more expensive than the brands found on store shelves, they can also be a better choice for dogs on the mend.
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