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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

  • 12 kg
  • 3 kg
  • 7 kg

ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS (% as fed)

• Protein 34
• Fat 13
• Ash 7
• Crude Fibre 9
• Total Dietary Fibre 18
• Starch 18
• Total sugars 1.1
• Calcium 1
• Phosphorus 0.7
• Omega-6 fatty acids 2.2
• Omega-3 fatty acids 1

KEY NUTRIENT VALUES

  • Metabolisable energy (kcal/100g) 328
  • Metabolisable (in vivo) metabolisable energy (kcal/100g) 330
  • Protein digestibility (in vivo; %) 80
  • Fat digestibility (in vivo; %) 92.5
  • Energy from protein (%) 36
  • Energy from fat (%) 34
  • Energy from NFE (%) 30
  • Protein to Calorie ratio (g/Mcal) 104

 

COMPOSITION

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

* carbohydrate sources

 

SPECIFIC INGRIDIENTS/ADDITIVES

  • Sepiolite 0.5%
  • Lactobacillus 7 mg/kg
  • Chondroitin sulphate 215 mg/kg
  • Chitosan 215 mg/kg
  • L-carnitine 330 mg/kg

 

 

DIETETIC INDICATIONS*

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

OTHER USE

  • Weight control after weight loss.
  • Fibre-responsive colitis, constipation.

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 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
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 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 progamm  with limited amounts of essential fatty acids).

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

Reduction of excessive body weight/ Maintenance of Ideal body weight after weight loss programm

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

DIABETES MELLITUS MANAGEMENT

  • Low glycemic index

JOINT SUPPORT

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

Skin & coat support:

  • The high protein content (34%), especially of animal origin (87%), the richness in sulphur-containing amino acids (methionine + cystine: 1.4%), and the balanced omega-6 (2.2%) and omega-3 (1%) fatty acids help maintain a healthy skin and shiny coat.

High Digestive tolerance:

  • The addition of Sepiolite, Lactobacilli, lignocellulose, FOS, and psyllium helps maintain a healthy digestive tract (mucosa, microbiota, transit).

Urinary health:

  • The high level of dietary protein (34%), mainly of animal origin (87%), 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: 80%), contributes to increase water turn over.

Immune support:

  • The high protein content (34%), with especially the richness in glutamine (4%), arginine (2.2%) and sulphur amino acids (methionine + cystine: 1.4%), and added vitamin E (570 mg/kg) help maintain a healthy immune system.

Withdrawal of major allergens:

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

Joint support:

  • Muscle mass preservation: The high protein content (34%) favours the muscle mass and helps restore and maintain mobility.
  • Addition of chondroprotective agents: The association of chondroitin sulphate (215 mg/kg) and chitosan (215 mg/kg) helps support mobility.
  • Antioxidant activity: The richness in vitamin E (570 mg/kg) contributes to limit oxidative processes.

Reduction of excessive body weight  (efficacy proven by Virbac)(1) / Maintenance of Ideal body weight after weight loss program

  • Low energy density: The formulation with low fat (13%) and high fibre (9%) amounts provides low energy density (calculated 328 kcal/100g and measured in vivo 330 kcal/100g).
  • Helps increase satiety: The high protein (34%) and fibre (crude fibre: 9%, total dietary fibre: 18%) 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 (9%) helps regulate glucose absorption from dietary starch.
  • Stimulate gluconeogenesis: The high dietary protein content (34%) help maintain stable glycaemia and regular provision of glucose to cells through gluconeogenesis.
  • Lean mass preservation(2): The high protein content (34%) helps maintain lean mass during weight loss or during maintenance.
  • Fat mass loss(2): The low carbohydrate content (28%), and added L-carnitine (330 mg/kg) as fat burner, help limit the deposit of fatty tissue.

* Commission Directive 2008/38/EC

  1. Chaix G., Navarro C., Fournel S., Leriche I. Weight management in client-owned dogs fed a high protein – low  carbohydrate maintenance diet. ESVCN Congress, Utrecht, Netherlands, 11-13 Sept 2014.
  2. Maintenance of body composition and insulin sensitivity in dogs fed a high protein low carbohydrate diet after weight loss. Internal data 2016.