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Weight Loss & Diabetes

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Composition

DIETETIC INDICATIONS*

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

Available formats

  • 1.5 kg
  • 3 kg
  • 7 kg

ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS (% as fed)

  • Protein 44
  • Fat 11
  • Ash 7.5
  • Crude Fibre 12
  • Total Dietary Fibre 17
  • Starch 13
  • Total sugars 1.1
  • Calcium 0.9
  • Phosphorus 0.7
  • Sodium 0.9
  • Omega-6 fatty acids 1.6
  • Omega-3 fatty acids 0.6

KEY NUTRIENT VALUES

  • Measured (in vivo) metabolisable energy (kcal/100g) 302
  • Protein digestibility (in vivo; %) 81
  • Fat digestibility (in vivo; %) 89
  • Energy from protein (%) 49
  • Energy from fat (%) 29
  • Energy from NFE (%)           22
  • Protein to Calorie ratio (g/Mcal) 139

COMPOSITION

Dehydrated pork and poultry protein, lignocellulose, potato starch*, pork and poultry hydrolised protein, mineral salts, animal fats, linseed, beet pulp, psyllium fibre, fructo-oligosaccharides, chitosan, dried artichoke leave extract, chondroitin sulphate, pasteurisedLactobacillus 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
  • Chondroitin sulphate 440 mg/kg

DIETETIC INDICATIONS*

• Reduction of excessive body weight.

• Regulation of glucose supply (diabetes mellitus); only in case of associated obesity.

OTHER USE

• Responsive-fibre colitis, constipation.

• Lipid metabolism disorders (hyperlipidemia).

CONTRAINDICATIONS

• Growth.

• Gestation and lactation.

• Chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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KEY BENEFITS & CHARACTERISTICS

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

Joint Support
Addition of chondroitin sulphate and chitosan can help joint support and thus improve interactions and life quality.

Improves Lean mass / Fat Mass Ratio
High Protein- Low Carbohydrate (HP-LC) formulation helps maintain lean mass and decrease fat mass during weight loss (efficacy proven by Virbac)(1)

High Crude Fibre Improves Satiety
High crude fibre content, especially insoluble fibres, in association with high level of protein, helps promote satiety.

Low Glycemic Index & Total Sugar
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 levels of vitamins and trace elements (by 15%)**
Formula enriched with vitamins and trace elements guarantees adequate contributions despite of feeding restriction and small rations.

Controlled palatability
Richness in animal protein and fat respects natural preferences of carnivores to help achieve compliance.

Limits the risk of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)
Increase Water Intake:
High protein and sodium contents stimulate water intake, increase urine volume and micturition frequency.
Favour Urine Dilution:
Added artichoke leave helps decrease the urine specific gravity.

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

  • Low energy density (reduced fat content)
  • Helps increase satiety (high fibre, high protein)
  • Increased volumetric ration (low kibble density)
  • Adapted feeding rations

Diabetes mellitus management

  • Low glycemic index
  • Single source of carbohydrate (Purified potato starch)

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)

Joint support

  • Muscle Mass preservation (High Protein)
  • Chondroprotective agents (Chondroitin Sulphate + Chitosan, Vitamin E) 
  • Lean mass preservation (HP)
  • Fat mass loss (LC)
  • Added fat burner (L-Carnitine)
  • Immune Support Function
  • High Digestive Tolerance
  • Healthy Renal Function
  • Withdrawal of major allergens 

Reduction of excessive body weight (efficacy proven by Virbac)1

  • Low energy density: The formulation with low fat (11%) and high fibre (12%) amounts provides low energy density (calculated 318 kcal/100g and measured in vivo 302 kcal/100g).
  • Helps increase satiety: The high protein (44%) and fibre (crude fibre: 12%, total dietary fibre: 17%) contents help promote satiety, key factor for optimal compliance during weight loss program.
  • Controlled palatability: The richness in animal ingredients respects natural preferences of carnivores and helps maintain palatability, other key factor of compliance during weight loss program.
  • Increased volumetric ration: The low kibble density (360 g/l) increases the volume of the daily ration in the feeding bowl.
  • The adapted feeding rations propose two programs of weight loss with different speeds of weight loss.
  • The formula is enriched with vitamins and trace elements (Plus 15% vs Veterinary HPM adult cat) to guarantee adequate contributions despite of feeding restriction.

Diabetes mellitus management:

  • Low Glycemic Index: The HP-LC formula, with low amounts of digestible carbohydrate (20%), starch (13%) and total sugars (1.1%) limits the impact of the meals on post prandial blood glucose and insulin concentrations.
  • Potato starch, as single and purified source of starch, regulates starch digestion and glucose release.
  • Regulation of starch digestion: The high level of fibre (12%) helps regulate glucose absorption from dietary starch.
  • Stimulate gluconeogenesis: The high dietary protein content (44%) helps maintain stable glycaemia and regular provision of glucose to cells through gluconeogenesis.

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease management:

  • Stimulates water intake: The high dietary protein (44%) and sodium (0.9%) contents stimulate water intake, and help increase urine volume and micturition frequency.
  • Optimises Urine Acidification (pH 6.0 – 6.5): The richness in animal protein (96% of total protein) and sulphur-containing amino acids (methionine + cysteine: 1.4%) 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)2.

Joint support:

  • Muscle mass preservation: The high protein content (44%) helps maintain the muscle mass.
  • Addition of chondroprotective agents: The association of chondroitin sulphate (430 ppm) and chitosan (800 ppm) helps support mobility.
  • Antioxidant activity: The richness in vitamin E (610 mg/kg) contributes to limit oxidative processes.

Immune support:

  • The high protein content (44%), with especially the richness in glutamine (5.5%), arginine (3%) and sulphur amino acids (methionine + cysteine: 1.4%), and added vitamin E (610 mg/kg) help maintain a healthy immune system.

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: 81%), contributes to increased water turn over.

Withdrawal of major allergens:

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

(efficacy proven by Virbac)1

  • Lean mass preservation: The high protein content (44%) helps maintain lean mass during weight loss.
  • Fat mass loss: The low carbohydrate content (20%), and added L-carnitine (540 mg/kg) as fat burner, help reduce fatty tissue during weight loss.

* Commission Directive 2008/38/EC
** Compared to Veterinary HPM Adult Cat Neutered.

  1. André A., Leriche I., Chaix G., Sauvinet V., Thorin C., Nguyen P. Weight loss with a high protein diet allows the recovery of optimal body composition and improves insulin sensitivity in obese cats. ESVCN Congress, Berlin, Germany, 15-17 Sept 2016.