Royal Canin Hepatic Adult Wet Dog Food
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic is designed to provide complete nutrition for your dog, while supporting liver function.
How it works
The food contains a number of ingredients chosen specifically to help your dog stay healthy and happy while living with a hepatic liver condition.
The mix is fortified with vegetable protein which is full of nutrition and can help your dog's digestive system. Copper levels are kept as low as possible, which can help to prevent copper storage disease. This disease can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, as well as making things worse if your dog is already diagnosed with a hepatic condition.
The blend of vitamins C, E, B, B1 and B6, along with antioxidants, supports your dog’s natural defences. Antioxidants are important in your dog’s diet because they combat the formation of free radicals. These aggressive molecules attack other healthy cells, which can lead to the formation of potentially life-threatening illnesses over time.
- low in copper, keeping build-up in the liver to a minimum
- vegetable protein makes it easy for your dog to digest
- high in antioxidants, which help prevent free radicals
- high energy content which won’t strain your dog’s digestion
- vitamin content supports the immune system.
When to use it
If your dog suffers from chronic inflammation of the liver, also called active hepatitis, it can be difficult for them to retain protein. Due to the fact that it can reduce liver function by up to 70%, it is crucial that your dog is able to easily digest a food that is also high in energy. Some breeds are more at risk of liver problems than others, including male Cocker Spaniels and Bedlington Terriers. Female dogs tend to be more at risk from copper storage disease, where the liver is vulnerable to excessive, abnormal copper build-up.
Always seek advice from your vet if your dog has symptoms including weight loss, a lack of appetite, seizures, or vomiting. These could indicate liver problems.
Because veterinary diets are formulated for the nutritional support of pets with specific clinical conditions, we recommend that you only use them under professional advice. For more information on feeding Royal Canin Canine Hepatic to your dog, please consult your veterinary surgeon.
DRY FOOD COMPOSITION: rice, maize, animal fats, soya protein isolate*, hydrolysed animal proteins, beet pulp, minerals, soya oil, vegetable fibres, fish oil, fructo-oligo-saccharides, marigold extract (source of lutein).
ADDITIVES (per kg): Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 11600 IU, Vitamin D3: 1000 IU, E1 (Iron): 115 mg, E2 (Iodine): 4.3 mg, E5 (Manganese): 53 mg, E6 (Zinc): 212 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.38 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.
ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS: Protein: 16% - Fat content: 16% - Crude ash: 4.7% - Crude fibres: 2% - Essential fatty acids: 43 g/kg - Total copper: 5 mg/kg - Sodium: 0.2% - Potassium: 0.9% - Metabolisable energy: 4043 kcal/kg. *L.I.P.: protein selected for its very high assimilation.
WET FOOD COMPOSITION: cereals (maize, rice), meat and animal derivatives (chicken), oils and fats, derivatives of vegetable origin, eggs and egg derivatives, minerals.
ADDITIVES (per kg): Nutritional additives: Vitamin D3: 248 IU, E1 (Iron): 18 mg, E2 (Iodine): 0.2 mg, E4 (Copper): 1.3 mg, E5 (Manganese): 5.5 mg, E6 (Zinc): 55 mg.
ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS: Protein: 6.5% - Fat content: 4.2% - Crude ash: 1.5% - Crude fibres: 2% - Moisture: 64% - Sodium: 0.05% - Omega 6 essential fatty acids: 1.6% and Omega 3 essential fatty acids: 0.01% - Total copper: 2.9 mg/kg.