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Joint & Mobility

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Composition

DIETETIC INDICATIONS*

  • Support of the metabolism of joints in the case of osteoarthritis.

Available formats

  • 12 kg
  • 3 kg

ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS (% as fed)

  • Protein 34
  • Fat 15
  • Ash 6.5
  • Crude Fibre 9
  • Total Dietary Fibre 18
  • Starch 18
  • Total sugars 1
  • Calcium 0.9
  • Phosphorus 0.7
  • Omega-6 fatty acids 2
  • Omega-3 fatty acids 3
  • EPA 0.6

KEY NUTRIENT VALUES

  • Metabolisable energy (kcal/100g) 339
  • Protein digestibility (in vivo; %) 82
  • Fat digestibility (in vivo; %) 94.5
  • Energy from protein (%) 35
  • Energy from fat (%) 38
  • Energy from NFE (%) 27
  • Protein to Calorie ratio (g/Mcal) 100

COMPOSITION

Pork and poultry dehydrated protein, rice, bean hulls, pork and poultry hydrolysed protein, lignocellulose, linseed, fish oil, whole pea, potato starch, animal fat, mineral salts, psyllium fibre, fructo-oligosaccharides, chitosan, chondroitin sulphate, pasteurised Lactobacillus acidophilus.

 

SPECIFIC INGREDIENTS/ADDITIVES

  • Chitosan 1240 mg/kg
  • Chondroitine 1240 mg/kg
  • Vitamin E 570 mg/kg
  • Sepiolite 0.5%
  • Lactobacillus 7 mg/kg
  • L-carnitine 330 mg/kg

DIETETIC INDICATIONS*

Support of the metabolism of joints in the case of osteoarthritis.

OTHER USE

  • Joint disorders.
  • Mobility improvement.
  • Body weight management.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Growth.
  • Gestation and lactation.
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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KEY BENEFITS & CHARACTERISTICS

Muscle Mass Preservation
The richness in protein helps promote strong muscles to support joints and mobility

High Omega-3 and High EPA*
Specific fat sources provide high level of omega-3, especially EPA, and help limit the inflammatory and painful processes in joints.

Body Weight Control
Low energy density and adapted feeding rations (soft weight loss approach) help achieve and maintain ideal body weight to limit mechanical constraints on joints.

MOBILITY Plus Complex
The association of Chondroitin sulphate and Chitosan help to maintain the cartilage integrity (developped by Virbac).

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS & CHARACTERISTICS

Addition of Antioxidant
Richness in vitamin E (570 mg/kg) helps limit oxidative processes.

Protection of Digestive Mucosa
Added sepiolite helps protect the mucosa in case of concurrent anti-inflammatory therapy.

High Digestive Tolerance
Addition of specific ingredients (clay, probiotics, prebiotics and selected fibres) helps maintain healthy digestive tract.

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

Suitable for Adult and Senior dogs

The amounts of all essential nutrients fit the daily requirement of adult and senior dogs.

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VETERINARY GLOBAL CARE

OSTEOARTHRITIS MANAGEMENT

• Modulates inflammatory cascade
  and pain mediators
  (High omega 3 and EPA)
• Muscle support (High protein)
• Joint support
  (Mobility plus complex, Vitamin E)
• Digestive muscosa protection
  (Sepiolite)
 

 

OVERWEIGHT MANAGEMENT

• Low energy density
  (Reduced fat content)
• Helps increase satiety
  (High fibre, High protein)
• Adapted feeding rations
  (Soft weigh loss program)

  • Lean mass preservation (HP)
  • Fat mass limitation (LC)
  • Added fat burner (L-Carnitine)
  • High digestive tolerance
  • Low glycemic index
  • Skin & Coat support
  • Immune support
  • Urinary health
  • Healthy renal function
  • Withdrawal of major allergens

OVERWEIGHT MANAGEMENT

  • Low energy density: The formulation with moderate fat (15%) and high fibre (cellulose: 9%, total dietary fibre: 18%) generates a low energy density (339 kcal/100g).
  • Helps increase Satiety: The high fibre (crude fibre: 9%, total dietary fibre: 18%) and protein (34%) contents help promote satiety, key factor for body weight control.
  • Adapted feeding rations: A soft weight loss program is proposed in case of mild overweight (<30%).
  • Lean mass preservation: The high protein content (34%) helps maintain lean mass
  • Fat mass limitation: The low carbohydrate content (26.5%) and addition of L-carnitine (330 mg/kg) as fat burner, help limit the development of fatty tissue

High Digestive Tolerance:

  • The association of sepiolite, lactobacilli, FOS, psyllium and lignocellulose helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Immune support:

  • The high protein content (36%), with especially the richness in glutamine (4%), arginine (2%) and sulphur amino acids (methionine + cystine: 1%), and added vitamin E (570 mg/kg) help maintain a healthy immune system.

Skin & Coat Support:

  • The high protein content (34%), especially of animal origin (86%), the richness in sulphur containing amino acids (1%), and the balanced omega-6 (2%) and omega-3 (3%) fatty acids help maintain healthy skin and shiny coat.

Urinary health:

  • The high level of protein (34%), mainly of animal origin (86%) stimulates water intake, increases the urine volume and helps stabilise the urinary pH.

Healthy renal function:

  • The high content of protein (34%), of high quality (in vivo apparent protein digestibility coefficient: 82%), contributes to increase water turn over.

Withdrawal of major allergens:

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

Osteoarthritis Management

Modulates inflammatory cascade and pain mediators

  • Selection of fat sources provides high level of omega-3 (3%), especially EPA (0.6%), to help limit inflammation and pain.

Muscle support:

  • High level of protein (34%) helps preserve muscle mass and strength.

Joint support:

  • Mobility Plus Complex: The association of pure chondroitin sulphate (CS) (1240 ppm) and chitosan (1240 ppm) helps maintain mobility.
  • As a cartilage constituent, chondroitin sulphate supports joint structures and mobility.
  • Chitosan is an enhancer of the intestinal permeability.

Antioxidant activity:

  • The richness in vitamin E (570 mg/kg) contributes to limit oxidative processes.

Digestive mucosa protection:

  • The addition of sepiolite helps protect the digestive mucosa in case of concurrent anti inflammatory therapy.

* Comission Directive 2008/38/EC

  1. Nicolas C., Fournel S., Navarro C., Leriche I. Assessment of a new high protein – high essential fatty acid diet in dogs with chronic joint disorders. AHVM Congress, Valencia, Spain, 26-27 Sept 2016.