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Gastro

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Digestive Support

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Composition

DIETETIC INDICATIONS*

LINKED TO GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS:

  • Compensation for maldigestion
  • Reduction of acute intestinal absorptive disorders
  • Chronic Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

LINKED TO RECOVERY

  • Nutritional restoration, convalescence.

Available formats

  • 1.5 kg
  • 3 kg

ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS (% as fed)

  • Protein 44
  • Fat 21
  • Ash 7.5
  • Crude Fibre 3.5
  • Total Dietary Fibre 9
  • Starch 13
  • Calcium 0.9
  • Phosphorus 0.8
  • Sodium 0.9
  • Potassium 0.8
  • Omega-6 fatty acids 3.5
  • Omega-3 fatty acids 1
  • EPA+DHA 0.3
  • Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) (mg/kg) 0.07

KEY NUTRIENT VALUES

  • Metabolisable energy (kcal/100g) 397
  • Measured metabolisable energy (kcal/100g) 419
  • Protein digestibility (in vivo; %) 86
  • Fat digestibility (in vivo; %) 91
  • Energy from protein (%) 39
  • Energy from fat (%) 45
  • Energy from NFE (%) 16
  • Protein to Calorie ratio (g/Mcal) 111

COMPOSITION

Pork and poultry dehydrated protein*, potato starch,
animal fat*, whole pea, mineral salts, pork and poultry
hydrolysed protein, beet pulp, lignocellulose, linseed,
fish oil*, psyllium fibre, fructo-oligosaccharides, chitosan,
yeast nucleotides, yeast beta glucan, butyrate salts,
pasteurised Lactobacillus acidophilus.

* highly digestible ingredients

SPECIFIC INGRIDIENTS/ADDITIVES

  • Montmorillonite 0.5%
  • Lactobacillus 7 mg/kg
  • Butyrate 300 mg/kg
  • Nucleotides 560 mg/kg
  • Beta Glucan 500 mg/kg
  • Chitosan 800 mg/kg
 

DIETETIC INDICATIONS*

LINKED TO GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS:

  • Compensation for maldigestion
  • Reduction of acute intestinal absorptive disorders.
  • Chronic Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency.

LINKED TO RECOVERY

  • Nutritional restoration, convalescence.

OTHER USE

  • Gastritis / Enteritis / Colitis.
  • Megacolon.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  • Recovery after digestive surgery.
  • Recovery after disease.
  • Recovery after anorexia period.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  • Cardiac insufficiency.

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KEY BENEFITS & CHARACTERISTICS

Promotes Nutritional Restoration*
High levels of essential nutrients and energy density helps compensate for losses and allow body composition restoration.

Low allergen formulation
The diet is made without beef, gluten, maize, wheat, rice, soya, egg, fish, dairy products. The number of different protein sources is limited (3: pork, poultry and pea) to minimise antigenic load and adverse digestive reactions.

High Energy & Concentration*
High energy density reduces the size of the daily ration and helps limit the workload of the digestive tract. High parts of energy from fat and from protein, the two sources easily used and beneficial during the acute phase of recovery. High concentration in all the essential nutrients allows to cover the high needs in small rations.

Low Starch (13% as fed)
Low level of starch helps limit the workload of the digestive tract and increase digestibility and digestive tolerance.

Digest Plus Complex
Addition of specific ingredients (clay, probiotics, prebiotics, selected fibres, butyrate, nucleotides) helps to quickly secure the digestive function, improve the digestive tolerance and produce normal faeces.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS & CHARACTERISTICS

Increases Water Intake
High amounts of protein and sodium stimulate water intake to help compensate for hydroelectrolytic losses.

Supports Digestive Barrier Effect
Addition of selected ingredients (beta glucan, byturate, nucleotides) contribute to restore an efficient body's defense at the digestive level and limit the risk of recurrences in the long term (efficacy proven by Virbac)(1)

Enhances Immunity
High protein content, with balanced amino acid profile, and vitamin E help reinforce the immune system and helps the recovery.

High Palatability
Richness in animal protein and fat guarantees high palatability for optimal compliance (efficacy proven by Virbac)(1)

Suitable for adult and senior cats
The amounts of all essential nutrients fit the daily requirement of of adult and senior cats.

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VETERINARY GLOBAL CARE

Convalescence/ Maldigestion-Malabsorption

  • Helps secure the digestive functions (Digest Plus complex)
  • Supports Digestive barrier effect (Digest Plus complex)
  • High nutrient digestiblity
  • High Palatability (Richness in animal protein and fat)

UNDERWEIGHT MANAGEMENT

  • High energy & nutrient concentration 
  • Lean mass preservation (HP)
  • Fat mass limitation (LC)
  • Low allergen formulation
  • Skin & coat support
  • Immune support
  • Urinary health
  • Healthy renal function
  • Low glycemic index

Helps secure the digestive functions:

Digestion system (digestibility):

  • The high digestibility of nutrients (protein: 85%, fat: 97%) limit the workload of the digestive tract.
  • The low amount of starch (17%) takes into account the poor ability to digest carbohydrate.
  • Added butyrate (300 mg/kg) improves the digestive abilities.

Absorption system (mucosa):

  • Helps modulate inflammation thanks to high omega-3 (0.9%), especially EPA+DHA (0.4%).
  • Protective film on the mucosa by adding sepiolite (0.5%)
  • Stimulation of mucosa renewal thanks to added butyrate and nucleotides

Fermentation system (flora):

  • Probiotics (pasteurised Lactobacilli)
  • Prebiotics (FOS)
  • Added butyrate and nucleotides
  • This association (Digest Plus Complex) helps balance the microbial flora.

Regulation of transit and improvement of faeces quality:

  • Lignocellulose reduces the moisture of the faeces
  • Psyllium fibre helps normalise the consistency of the faeces
  • The balanced insoluble: soluble fibres ratio (= 4) helps regulate the gut transit and the size of the faeces.

Helps compensate loss of water and minerals (hydroelectrolytic balance):

  • Increases water intake: The high dietary protein (34%) and sodium (0.6%) amounts stimulate water consumption and help compensate the losses due to diarrhoea.
  • High dietary potassium (0.8%) also helps compensate for the digestives losses.

Supports digestive barrier effect:

  • Added beta glucan, butyrate and nucleotides (Digest Plus Complex) help restore efficient body's defence at the digestive level and limit the risk of digestive disorders recurrences in the long term.

Underweight Management

  • High energy & nutrient concentration: The high energy density (385 kcal/100g, measured: 411 kcal/100g) thanks to high fat level (22%), and the high essential nutrient contents and digestibility allow to propose small concentrated daily rations and help recover optimal body weight.
  • High palatability: The choice of ingredients, mainly of animal origin, favours food intake. 
  • Lean mass preservation: The high protein content (34%) helps maintain lean mass.
  • Fat mass limitation: The low carbohydrate content (22.5%) helps limit the development of fatty tissue.

Low allergen formulation:

  • The diet is made without beef, gluten, maize, wheat, soya, egg, dairy products.

Skin & Coat Support:

  • The high protein content (34%), especially of animal origin (92%), the richness in sulphur containing amino acids (1%), and the high and balanced omega-6 (2.7%) and omega-3 (0.9%) fatty acids help maintain healthy skin and shiny coat.

Immune Support:

  • The high protein content (34%), the balanced amino acid profile, and vitamin E (570 mg/kg) help support the immune system during the recovery period. Added beta glucan and nucleotides also contribute to support the immune system.

Healthy renal function:

  • The high content of protein (34%), of high quality (protein digestibility 85%), contributes to increased water turn over.

Urinary health:

  • The high level of protein (34%), mainly of animal source (92%) stimulates water intake, increases the urine volume and helps stabilise the urinary pH.

Low Glycemic Index:

  • The HP-LC formulation (protein 34%, carbohydrate 22.5%) and the low amount of starch (17%) and total sugars (0.9%) help help limit the impact of the meal on post prandial blood glucose concentration.

* Commission Directive 2008/38/EC

  1. Leriche I., Fournel S., Chaix G., Gely MO. Assessment of a new high protein and internal data – low carbohydrate diet in cats with chronic gastrointestinal disease. ISFM Congress, Malta, 30 June – 3 July 2016