Mini formulas are designed for small dogs throughout their lifetime. Small dogs need more than just a small kibble. They need more energy than big dogs, and they have a shorter and more intense growth period. Plus, they typically live longer than large dogs and have a more finicky appetite. Royal Canin Mini formulas are designed to meet the specific needs of small dogs throughout every stage of their life. Helps maintain a healthy weight in small dogs by meeting their high energy needs.