Royal Canin Pediatric Starter Large Dog is a specially formulated complete food for dogs with a breed weight of between 25kg and 45kg. The food is suitable for the bitch in her last 3 weeks of pregnancy and throughout lactation and also for weaning puppies until they reach 2 months. The food has a high energy density which means less food is required to give the correct levels of nutrients. This is ideal for young puppies and heavily pregnant bitches which will have a low stomach capacity. Packed with highly digestible proteins, prebiotics and antioxidants Royal Canin Starter is kind to the digestive system and supports the natural defences of growing dogs. The kibble is specially designed to allow easy softening into a puppy "porridge" for the start of the weaning process.