Royal Canin MINI Starter Mother & Babydog Dry Dog FoodRoyal Canin MINI Starter Mother & Babydog Dry Dog Food is specially formulated for small breed mothers and puppies. MINI Starter provides essential nutrients for the health of both the gestating and lactating mother and the weaning babydog. Royal Canin Starter formulas bridge this nutritional gap. With exceptional palatability, this nutrient dense food is a unique nutritional solution that meets the needs of the mother and her puppies during the first 5 stages of life: gestation, birth, lactation, weaning and growth up to 2 months. Royal Canin MINI Starter Mother & Babydog Dry Dog Food is for small breed (up to 22 lbs.) mothers from the end of gestation and during lactation and for weaning puppies up to 2 months of age. Rooted in scientific research, Royal Canin's exclusive START COMPLEX is a combination of nutrients present in the mother's milk (including vitamins E & C ) that actively promote digestive health and help maintain the puppy's natural defenses.