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Weight Loss & Control

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Composition

DIETETIC INDICATIONS*

  • Reduction of excessive body weight.
  • Regulation of glucose supply (diabetes mellitus); only in case of normal body weight.

Available formats

  • 1.5 kg
  • 3 kg
  • 7 kg

ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS (% as fed)

  • Protein 44
  • Fat 13
  • Ash 8
  • Crude Fibre 8
  • Total Dietary Fibre 14
  • Starch 13.5
  • Total sugars 1.5
  • Calcium 1
  • Phosphorus 0.9
  • Omega-6 fatty acids 2.2
  • Omega-3 fatty acids 0.8

KEY NUTRIENT VALUES

  • Metabolisable energy (kcal/100g) 340
  • Protein digestibility (in vivo; %) 89
  • Fat digestibility (in vivo; %) 94
  • Energy from protein (%) 45
  • Energy from fat (%) 33
  • Energy from NFE (%) 22
  • Protein to Calorie ratio (g/Mcal) 130

COMPOSITION

Pork and poultry dehydrated protein, potato starch*, pork and poultry hydrolysed protein, bean hulls, whole pea, animal fats, lignocellulose, mineral salts, linseed, beet pulp, rice*, psyllium fibre, fructo-oligosaccharides, chitosan, dried artichoke leave extract, pasteurised Lactobacillus acidophilus.

* Carbohydrate sources

SPECIFIC INGRIDIENTS/ADDITIVES

  • Montmorillonite 0.5%
  • Lactobacillus 7 mg/kg
  • Chitosan 800 mg/kg
  • Artichoke 500 mg/kg
  • L-carnitine 540 mg/kg

DIETETIC INDICATIONS*

• Reduction of excessive body weight.

• Regulation of glucose supply (diabetes mellitus); only in case of normal body weight.

OTHER USE

• Fibre-responsive colitis, constipation.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

• Growth.

• Gestation and lactation.

• Chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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KEY BENEFITS & CHARACTERISTICS#0279bb

Low Energy Density*
Low energy density of the diet helps achieve soft weight loss (efficacy proven by Virbac)(1)

Moderate Restriction of Daily Ration
A soft weight loss programme is proposed, with the advantage of moderate feeding rations, to help achieve better compliance (efficacy proven by Virbac)(1)

Improves Lean Mass / Fat Mass Ratio
High Protein- Low Carbohydrate (HP-LC) formulation helps preserve lean mass during weight loss and maintain ideal body composition after weight loss (efficacy proven by Virbac)(2)

High palatability
Richness in animal protein and fat guarantess high palatability for a better compliance (efficacy proven by Virbac)(1)

Low Glycemic Index & Total Sugar
High Protein- Low Carbohydrate (HP-LC) formulation with low amounts of starch and total sugars helps reduce the impact of the meal on glycaemia and insulinemia and helps manage patients with diabetes mellitus or insulin resistance.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS & CHARACTERISTICS

Fat Burning
Added L-carnitine as fat burner helps lean mass preservation during weight loss.

Increased Water Intake
High dietary protein amount stimulates water intake, increases urine volume and micturition frequency, and helps limit the risk of lower urinary tract diseases.

Favours Urine Dilution
Added artichoke leave helps decrease the urine specific gravity (SG) and the risk of lower urinary tract diseases.

Increased Fibres
Fibres help promote satiety and regulate starch digestion and glucose absorption.

Coat Condition
High and balanced amount of omega-6 and omega-3 contributes to normal coat condition (after restrictive weight loss program with limited amounts of essential fatty acids).

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

 

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VETERINARY GLOBAL CARE

Reduction of excessive body weight Maintenance of Ideal body weight after weight loss program

  • Low energy density (reduced fat content)
  • Helps increase satiety (high fibre, high protein)
  • Adapted feeding rations (Soft Weight Loss Program)
  • High Palatability (Richness in animal protein and fat)

Diabetes mellitus management

  • Low glycemic index

Feline lower urinary tract management

  • Stimulates water intake, increases urine volume and micturition frequency
  • Optimises urine acidification (pH 6.0 – 6.5)
  • Favors urine dilution (addition of artichoke leaves)
  • Lean mass preservation (HP)
  • Fat mass loss (LC)
  • Added fat burner (L-Carnitine)
  • Skin & Coat Support
  • Immune Support
  • High Digestive Tolerance
  • Healthy Renal Function
  • Withdrawal of major allergens
  • Lean mass preservation: The high protein content (44%) helps maintain lean mass during weight loss or during maintenance2.
  • Fat mass loss: The low carbohydrate content (21.5%), and added L-carnitine (540 mg/kg) as fat burner, help limit the deposit of fatty tissue

Skin & coat support:
The high protein content (44%), especially of animal origin (91%), the richness in sulphur-containing amino acids (1.5%), and the balanced omega-6 (2.2%) and omega-3 (0.8%) fatty acids help maintain a healthy skin and shiny coat.

High Digestive tolerance:
The addition of Montmorillonite, Lactobacilli, lignocellulose, FOS, and psyllium helps maintain a healthy digestive tract (mucosa, microbiota, transit).

Healthy renal function:
The high content of protein (44%), of high quality (in vivo apparent protein digestibility coefficient: 89%), contributes to increased water turn over.

Immune support:
The high protein content (44%), with especially the richness in glutamine (5%), arginine (2.6%) and sulphur amino acids (methionine + cysteine: 1.5%), and added vitamin E (610 mg/kg) help maintain a healthy immune system.

Withdrawal of major allergens:
The diet is made without beef, gluten, maize, wheat, soya, egg, fish, and dairy products.

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease management:

  • Stimulates Water Intake: The high dietary protein (44%) content stimulates water intake, and helps increase urine volume and micturition frequency.
  • Optimises Urine Acidification (pH 6.0 – 6.5): The richness in animal protein (91% of total protein) and sulphur-containing amino acids (methionine + cysteine: 1.5%) induce a urinary pH which helps limit both struvite and oxalate crystals formation.
  • Favours Urine Dilution: Added artichoke leave (500 ppm) decreases urine Specific Gravity by 30% (efficacy proven by Virbac)3.

Reduction of excessive body weight (efficacy proven by Virbac)/ Maintenance of ideal body weight after weight loss program

  • Low energy density: The formulation with low fat (13%) and high fibre (8%) amounts provides low energy density (340 kcal/100g).
  • Helps increase satiety: The high fibre (crude fibre: 8%, total dietary fibre: 14%) and protein (44%) contents help promote satiety, key factor for optimal compliance.
  • High palatability: The richness in animal ingredients guarantees high palatability, other key factor of compliance.
  • Adapted feeding rations: A soft weight loss program is proposed, with moderate restriction of daily rations.

Diabetes mellitus management:

  • Regulation of starch digestion: The high level of fibre (8%) helps regulate glucose absorption from dietary starch.
  • Stimulate gluconeogenesis: The high dietary protein content (44%) helps limit the impact of the meal on post prandial blood glucose concentration 

* Comission Directive 2008/38/EC

  1. Leriche I., Navarro C, Fournel S., Chaix G. Weight management in client-owned cats fed a high protein – low carbohydrate maintenance diet. SEVC Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 16-18 Oct 2014.
  2. André A., Leriche I., Chaix G, Nguyen P. A high protein intake allows the preservation of lean mass and prevents the increase of fat mass, compared to a moderat protein intake, in neutered cats. ASAS Congress, Orlando, USA, 12-16 July 2015.