Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hepatic Dry Dog Food
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Low level of copper to help minimize its accumulation in liver cells.
A precise blend of antioxidants helps support a healthy immune system.
High energy density helps reduce the amount of food given per meal.
A precise blend of antioxidants helps support a healthy immune system

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hepatic Dry Dog Food

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Low level of copper to help minimize its accumulation in liver cells.
A precise blend of antioxidants helps support a healthy immune system.
High energy density helps reduce the amount of food given per meal.
A precise blend of antioxidants helps support a healthy immune system

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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
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Does This Need a Prescription?

    Yes, this is a veterinary diet which means that you need a prescription to purchase this.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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Do Most Dogs Like the Royal Canin Hepatic Dog Food?

Royal Canin Hepatic Dog Food has been made using the highest-quality ingredients and formulated to provide optimum nutrition to your dog. Royal Canin has been in the industry for several decades and has made a name for themselves for making dog food that is highly digestible and extremely well-liked by dogs. Their formula is appetizing to dogs while containing essential nutrients that help support a healthy, happy dog.

Is Royal Canin Hepatic Diet Food Good For Dogs?

Royal Canin Hepatic Diet Food is part of their veterinary dog food range. This means that you need a prescription to purchase any product from the Royal Canin Veterinary diet range. Royal Canin veterinary diet range has been made to provide nutritional support for a range of medical conditions. It consists of both dry dog food and wet dog food. Each product is manufactured to a specific medical standard, and vets rely on this as part of their prognosis for many medical treatments.

What Is the Best Dog Food for Dogs With Liver Problems?

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Dry dog food is one of the best diets you can give your dog. However, you need a prescription to purchase canine hepatic dry dog food. This is because it contains specific ingredients that would help your dog's ailing liver. While highly palatable and digestible, these nutrients are not needed in dogs without liver problems and could cause gastric or medical distress. If you think your dog has a medical issue with his liver, you should speak to your vet.

Do Vets Recommend Royal Canin?

Vets recommend Royal Canin as it is a highly palatable and digestible high-quality dry dog food that is formulated with nutrients essential to support a healthy body system in dogs. The Royal Canin Veterinary range is formulated so that vets treating various medical conditions can be assured that their patients are getting exactly what the doctor ordered in terms of nutrition, be it restricted in copper content or a low caloric load. As each product comes with some minimum nutritional guarantees, you can rest assured that your dog is getting the best food they can possibly have.

What Would Make My Dog's Liver Enzymes to Be Elevated?

There are various medical conditions that could cause your dog to have elevated liver enzymes. Gallbladder disease, endocrine illnesses, and pancreatitis are just some of the conditions that could elevate your dog's liver enzyme levels. If your dog is facing a sudden loss of appetite, is vomiting a lot, or has a yellowish tinge in their eyes, you should schedule an appointment with your vet immediately to discuss liver issues.

Is Sweet Potato Good For Dogs With Liver Disease?

Studies have shown sweet potatoes to be suitable for dogs with liver disease. However, you should tread carefully here. While being an excellent starchy, low-protein ingredient to add to your dog's diet, sweet potatoes are also high in vitamin A. Vitamin A toxicosis takes many years to show up and is often diagnosed in dogs during the middle of their lives. It can lead to weakened muscles and bones. However, if formulated as part of a diet from a reputable manufacturer, you are unlikely to run into any problems. You should discuss your dog's diet with a certified canine nutritionist if you are confused at any point.

What Foods Heal the Liver?

The best food to heal your dog's liver is the one your vet or canine nutritionist suggests. Many vets opt for Royal Canin Hepatic dog food because there is only a minimal margin for error as it is manufactured dog food. Making liver-safe dog food at home is trickier as several aspects can go wrong. Secondly, Royal Canin Hepatic dog food is made of ingredients that promote a healthy immune system and support liver function. You are guaranteed to get a minimum of 14% crude protein, 14% crude fat, and a maximum of 3.6% crude fiber, 10% moisture, and 7mg per kilo of copper.

What Are the Symptoms of a Dog Dying From Liver Failure?

Bloating, vomiting, fever, yellow eyes and gums, diarrhea, and seizures are all signs that your dog is being adversely affected by liver disease. If your dog is having a seizure, you need to immediately take them to the closest emergency vet.

Can Dog Food Cause Liver Problems?

If you have been feeding your dog extremely fatty food, then they could develop liver problems in the long run. Additionally, some mushrooms can cause liver problems, along with herbs like ragwort. Your dog can also develop liver disease from mold that typically grows on corn. If you live near a cornfield, you should be careful with your dog. Finally, low-quality kibble can also affect your dog's liver function.

Crude Protein 14.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.6% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Copper 7 mg/kg max

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.

3,768 kcal/kg, 339 kcal/cup

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.

Transition Instructions

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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