Royal Canin MAXI Aging Care 26 Dog Food

December 19, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Royal Canin

Royal Canin MAXI Aging Care 26 Dog Food

Royal Canin Dog Food is made and manufactured by, Royal Canin USA. Royal Canin dog food is marketed towards people looking for breed specific dog food.

Royal Canin MAXI Aging Care 26 Dog Food Review

As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.

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Royal Canin MAXI Aging Care 26 Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Chicken
  2. Rice
  3. Brown Rice
  4. Corn Gluten Meal
  5. Chicken Meal

Chicken is the first ingredient in this recipe. This ingredient is inclusive of its water content. Meaning that once the water is removed and this ingredients becomes a dried ingredient it will weigh significantly less, thus making it fall further in the ingredients list.

Rice makes up the second and third ingredients. Rice is a decent quality ingredient and adds additional proteins and carbohydrates to the recipe.

Corn Gluten Meal is the fourth ingredient. Corn provides your dogs with no nutritional value. Dog’s digestive systems have a hard time digesting this ingredient. If you feed your dog a corn kernel, you will get a corn kernel out. Corn in excess has also been linked to many cases of dog allergies.

Chicken Meal is the fifth ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. A dog’s diet needs to based on the fact that dogs need meat and protein that derives from meat.

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Royal Canin MAXI Aging Care 26 Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Chicken, rice, brown rice, corn gluten meal, chicken meal, oatmeal, chicken fat, natural chicken flavor, anchovy oil (source of DHA), dried beet pulp (sugar removed), dried brewers yeast, dried egg product, soya oil, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, sodium silico aluminate, sodium tripolyphosphate, salt, fructo-oligosaccharides, choline chloride, taurine, Vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, niacin, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2) supplement, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], glucosamine hydrochloride, L-lysine, Trace Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], tea (green tea extract), chondroitin sulfate*, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), preserved with mixed tocopherols (source of Vitamin E) and citric acid, rosemary extract.

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Royal Canin MAXI Aging Care 26 Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein Minimum 26.0%
Crude Fat Minimum 17.0%
Crude Fiber Maximum 1.2%
Moisture Maximum 9.0%
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* Minimum 780 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* Minimum 220 mg/kg
Vitamin E Minimum 500 IU/kg
Vitamin C Minimum 200 IU/kg
Lutein Minimum 5.0 mg/kg
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile

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Comments

2 Responses to “Royal Canin MAXI Aging Care 26 Dog Food”
  1. Mel says:

    corn gluten meal is devoid of the starch and fibre it is just the protein and is very digestible – a great amino acid profile

    It is not corn (which includes the hull (fibre) and the endosperm (starch) of the plant)

  2. Mel says:

    Also protein does not need to be consumed from only a meat source. Dogs and even cats in the wild consume the entrails of their kill who infact have digested the grains for them. Meaning that many of the proteins a wild dog would consume are from plant sources. This is why gluten meals are preset in diets (in order to meet their protien needs and give all the essential amino acids), because a diet mainly of meat is actually hard on the system (a carcass is made of mostly water – therefore in a fresh kill where carcass meat was ingested the animal will not be getting too much protein more its daily intake of water!). Hence why the entrails were consumed.

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