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Complete Guide to Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hepatic Dry Dog Food
What Is Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hepatic Dry Dog Food?
When your puppy is suffering from liver issues, they need proper nutritional support to recover. Instead of relying on home-cooked or low-quality kibble, you should turn to Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hepatic Dry Dog Food. Royal Canin Hepatic Dry Dog Food is specifically formulated to support healthy liver function in your dog.
What Causes Liver Disease in Dogs?
Liver disease is most commonly seen in senior dogs as it is a part of the aging process. However, liver disease can also occur from injury, infections, genetics, and side effects of medications. Ingestion of certain outdoor plants could lead to liver disease, such as blue-green algae, ragwort, different mushrooms, and corn mold.
Your dog's liver can be affected by a bacterial infection called leptospirosis, which is passed on through contaminated urine from infected animals. A dog's liver can also be severely impacted by untreated heartworm infestations which can be fatal.
If your dog is overweight, then obesity is known to put pressure on the liver. Overweight dogs tend to have fatty foods in their diet, which can cause liver disease in dogs. Finally, if your dog often needs painkillers, has pancreatic medical problems, or has diabetes, they are likely to cause liver disease as well.
What Are the Symptoms of Liver Disease in Dogs?
If you suspect your dog might have liver disease, you should keep an eye out for common symptoms. Your dog might lose their appetite suddenly and lose weight. You might notice an increase in water intake and output, along with blood in their urine. They might appear confused, have an unsteady walk, and exhibit signs of weakness.
You might also notice jaundiced eyes, a yellowish tongue, and gums as well. Along with these, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and a bloated stomach are other signs you should know about.
How Does Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hepatic Dry Dog Food Help?
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Formula dry dog food contains precise levels of nutrients that are easy for your dog's liver to process and digest. This healthily keeps the liver functioning without overworking it when it is in a weakened state.
While protein is essential in canine nutrition, dogs with liver disease can suffer from too much protein. Royal Canin Hepatic dog food contains only 14 % protein, which is enough to meet dietary needs while not overloading their liver. Royal Canin Hepatic dry dog food also contains a blend of antioxidants and vitamins to build the immune system.
Because dogs with liver disease often have digestion problems, Royal Canin Hepatic dog food is a highly palatable and digestible formula. This acts to counter the appetite loss often experienced by dogs. Additionally, 14 % of fat ensures that your puppy recovers from any excessive weight loss.
Finally, Royal Canin Hepatic dry dog food contains very little copper. This trace element tends to build up in the liver and cause problems and can be dangerous for dogs with liver disease. If this seems like a good fit for your dog, ask your vet about Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Formula dry dog food today!
How Much Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hepatic Dry Dog Food Should I Give My Dog?
Below amounts and standards are used with daily feeding recommendations may be divided into two to four meals.
The amount of Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Dry Dog Food you should give your dog depends on their weight and activity level. You can use the following guidelines:
|Dog's Weight||Moderately Active Dog||Highly Active Dog|
|4.4 lb||47 g||53 g|
|6.6 lb||64 g||72 g|
|8.8 lb||79 g||90 g|
|11 lb||93 g||106 g|
|13 lb||107 g||122 g|
|18 lb||133 g||151 g|
|22 lb||157 g||179 g|
|26 lb||180 g||205 g|
|35 lb||224 g||254 g|
|44 lb||264 g||300 g|
|55 lb||312 g||355 g|
|66 lb||358 g||407 g|
|77 lb||402 g||457 g|
|88 lb||444 g||505 g|
|110 lb||525 g||597 g|
|132 lb||602 g||684 g|
These are the total amounts you should feed your dog daily, all meals included if you are exclusively feeding Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Dry Dog Food.
If you are mixing Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Dry Dog Food with wet food, you should use the following guide.
|Dog's Weight||Daily Meal (can)||Moderate Activity||Highly Active|
|4.4 lb||can||8 g||14 g|
|6.6 lb||can||25 g||33 g|
|8.8 lb||can||40 g||51 g|
|11 lb||can||54 g||67 g|
|13 lb||can||68 g||83 g|
|18 lb||can||79 g||100 g|
|22 lb||can||94 g||112 g|
|26 lb||can||102 g||126 g|
|35 lb||can||145 g||176 g|
|44 lb||can||156 g||198 g|
|55 lb||1 can||186 g||222 g|
|66 lb||1 can||202 g||250 g|
|77 lb||1 can||246 g||300 g|
|88 lb||1 can||288 g||348 g|
|110 lb||1 can||369 g||440 g|
|132 lb||1 can||444 g||528 g|
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Give This to My Cat?
No, you should never give your dog cat food. Cats have different dietary needs than dogs. If your cat has liver disease, you should get Royal Canin Hepatic cat food instead.
Can My Other Dogs Have This?
No, you should only give this medical diet to the dog who has liver issues. Giving it to healthy dogs may have adverse effects.
Does This Need a Prescription?
Yes, this is a veterinary diet which means that you need a prescription to purchase this.
How Should I Store This Dog Food?
You should store this prescription dog food in an airtight container and make sure it isn't exposed to direct heat, moisture, sunlight, or extreme temperatures.
Is There Any Medicine Mixed into This Dog Food?
No medication is mixed into this dry food. This is called a medical diet, because it meets the needs of veterinarians who are treating dogs for a particular medical condition.
Brewers Rice, Brown Rice, Corn, Chicken Fat, Soy Protein Isolate, Natural Flavors, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Vegetable Oil, Monocalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil, Dl-Methionine, Fructooligosaccharides, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Salt, L-Lysine, Trace Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), L-Carnitine, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.
Daily feeding recommendations may be divided into 2 - 4 meals. We recommend at least a 7-day transition before you begin feeding the new food exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new food exclusively. This allows your pet's digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food.
Weight Daily Feeding (Cup) 4.4 lbs 1/2 6.6 lbs 3/4 11 lbs 1 22 lbs 1 3/4 33 lbs 2 3/8 44 lbs 2 7/8 55 lbs 3 1/2 66 lbs 4 77 lbs 4 1/2 88 lbs 4 7/8 99 lbs 5 3/8 110 lbs 5 3/4 121 lbs 6 1/4 132 lbs 6 5/8 143 lbs 7 1/8 154 lbs 7 1/8 165 lbs 7 7/8 176 lbs 8 1/4 187 lbs 8 5/8 198 lbs 9
Daily feeding recommendations may be divided into 2 - 4 meals.
We recommend at least a 7-day transition before you begin feeding the new food exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new food exclusively. This allows your pet's digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food.
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