A complete dog feed for the small breed bitch (from 1 to 10 kg) and her puppies: bitch at the end of gestation and during lactation, weaning puppies up to 2 months of age. Inspired by Professional research, the BIRTH PROGRAMME is a unique nutritional solution which meets the needs of the bitch and her puppies during the first five stages of their life cycle: gestation, birth, lactation, weaning, and growth up to 2 months of age. The fruit of ongoing science from Royal Canin, START COMPLEX is an exclusive combination of nutritional elements which are present in mother’s milk, reinforced with specific nutrients which actively contribute to promoting digestive health and supporting the puppy’s natural defences. A nutritional profile which is adapted to the bitch’s high energy needs at the end of gestation and during lactation. A nutritional response which facilitates the transition from mother’s milk to solid food (energy value, quality protein, fats), due to the rehydratable capacity of this diets kibbles. The kibbles easily rehydrate to a porridge-like consistency which is very palatable for the bitch and her weaning puppies.