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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Canned Dog Food

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Canned Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Aimargues, France
Parent company
Mars Inc
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Wet Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.59
Primary proteins
  • Pork By-Products
  • Chicken Liver
  • Hydrolyzed Chicken Liver

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, pork by-products, brewers rice, corn flour, corn grits, chicken liver, vegetable oil, powdered cellulose, natural flavors, hydrolyzed chicken liver, fish oil, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, dried plain beet pulp, tricalcium phosphate, taurine, carob bean gum, carrageenan, guar gum, sodium tripolyphosphate, vitamins [L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), biotin, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex], choline chloride, citric acid, L-carnitine, magnesium oxide, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.).

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

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Overall Score

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55%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 25%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 50%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 69%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 78%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 50%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 5%

Fat: 2.5%

Fiber: 2%

Moisture: 66.5%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 24%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 14.93%

Fat: 7.46%

Fiber: 5.97%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 71.64%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 14.26%

Fat: 17.31%

Carb: 68.43%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Royal Canin Veterinary Diet has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Affordable
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Contains carrageenan – a potentially inflammatory additive
  • For supplemental feeding only: this food is not nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO guidelines
  • Contains pork by products
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Royal Canin Veterinary Diet since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Royal Canin Veterinary Diet has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Canned Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Water Sufficient. In pet food, the term water sufficient typically refers to the amount of water that is needed to process the rest of the ingredients.

The second ingredient is Pork By-Products. Pork by-products are the remnants of a swine that has been processed. The term usually refers to parts that aren’t used for human consumption, i.e. kidneys, livers, lungs, intestines, and other tissues. In pet food, pork by-products can be a source of protein and other nutrients.

The third ingredient is Brewers Rice. Brewers rice is a byproduct of the beer industry. The brewers rice in pet food has been dried and ground for use as a carbohydrate source, often in gluten-free recipes.

The fourth ingredient is Corn Flour. Corn flour is made with dried or roasted kernels from any corn species. In pet food, corn flour can be a filler as well as source of inexpensive protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

The fifth ingredient is Corn Grits. Corn grits are made with kernels from any corn variety, ground into a roughly textured meal with particles larger than those found in cornmeal. In pet food, corn grits can be a filler as well as source of inexpensive protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Canned Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$0.34

Market Price avg.

$0.38

% From the Avg

-11%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.98

Market Price avg.

$1.36

% From the Avg

-28%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.59

Market Price avg.

$0.81

% From the Avg

-28%

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Canned Dog Food is priced below the average market price for wet dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hepatic Canned Dog Food to the other 1212 wet dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

14.93%

All Products avg.

42.93%

% From the Avg

-65%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

7.46%

All Products avg.

22.91%

% From the Avg

-67%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5.97%

All Products avg.

7.12%

% From the Avg

-16%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

71.64%

All Products avg.

26.28%

% From the Avg

+173%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s low in protein with low fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other wet dog foods.

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