Large adult dogs have a relatively small digestive apparatus and thus limited digestive capacity. Their intestinal walls are more permeable than those of small dogs, enabling more water to enter the intestines and thus cause a higher water content in stool. Increased fermentation of colon bacteria may also lead to flatulence in large dogs.
Because of their unique characteristics, large dogs not only have a delicate digestive system but also sensitive joints. Excessive exercise, especially of young dogs, may cause early damage of bones and joints.
Only a special, highly digestible diet may compensate for these attributes of large dogs: Royal Canin Maxi Adult dog food for large dogs (26 – 45 kg) from 15 or 18 months of age.
- Optimal digestive safety: EPA and DHA may contribute to optimal digestive safety, dried sugar beet shavings improve stool consistency
- Healthy heart: taurine may help to strengthen the heart function and support the heart muscle
- Healthy joints: chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine together with EPA and DHA support bone and cartilage health
- Enhanced palatability: carefully selected nutrients, modern technology and natural flavours ensure maximum acceptance and help satisfy even fussy appetites