royal canin dachshund
Royal Canin is a well-known and respected dog food company amongst breeders, veterinary professionals, and dog owners. The brand has been in the dog food market for more than 25 years, but it wasn’t until 2005 that a dachshund-specific diet was designed. Royal Canin states that their Dachshund 28 dog food is “tailor made for purebred dogs.” Currently, it is only available for adults over 10 months of age.
The top five ingredients in Royal Canin Dachshund 28 are;
- Chicken Meal
- Brown Rice
- Corn Gluten Meal
Additional ingredients include;
- wheat gluten meal
- chicken fat
- natural chicken flavor
- dried beet pulp (excluding sugar)
- salt, anchovy oil (source of EPA/DHA)
- powdered cellulose
- potassium chloride
- soya oil
- calcium carbonate
- sodium tripolyphosphate
- Vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (includes vitamin E), inositol, niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement]
- choline chloride
- glucosamine hydrochloride
- Trace Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite]
- marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.)
- green tea extract
- chondroitin sulfate
- rosemary extract
- natural mixed tocopherols (includes vitamin E) and citric acid
According to Royal Canin, the ingredients found in this food help promote; healthy joints, dental hygiene, healthy weight, and longevity.
Chondroitin and glucosamine are two of the many ingredients found in Royal Canin Dachshund 28. These are supplements commonly used to help prevent joint or bone-related health conditions in dogs.
One thing that just about every owner wants to avoid is their dog having bad breath. Not only is dental hygiene necessary for your dachshie’s health, it is also crucial in order for you to get kisses! Royal Canin states that the “custom kibble creates brushing effect , reducing plaque and tartar.”
Did you know…that approximately 70% of dachshunds suffer from tooth and gum disease by three years of age?
It’s no secret that dachshunds are prone to gaining weight. This dog food may be a good choice for your doxy if he seems to have a hard time maintaining a normal weight. L-carnitine, which enables the body to metabolize fat more efficiently, is one of the ingredients included in Royal Canin Dachshund 28.
This dog food also contains several antioxidants as well as vitamin E and C. Combined, these ingredients are known for slowing down the aging process by reducing cellular degeneration. Your dachshund already has the genes to a long life span, but a healthy diet won’t do him any harm!
Royal Canin. (2009). Dachshund 28. Retrieved July 8, 2012, from http://products.royalcanin.us/products/dog-food/dachshund-28.aspx
Pinney, C. C. (2000). Dachshunds: A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual. Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.
How does your dog like Royal Canin Dachshund 28?