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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Cat Food

Product Overview

PURINA VETERINARY DIETS® essential care® Adult Formula For Cats is designed to help support healthy living through nutritional excellence. Living life to the fullest is made easier when your cat receives the nutrients it needs. Veterinary exclusive product (only available at veterinary clinics).

Available Sizes
  • 1.6 kg & 3.6 kg bag

Ingredients & Nutrition

Corn gluten meal, ground yellow corn, chicken, brewers rice, wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), dried egg product, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, animal digest, potassium chloride, sodium caseinate, L-lysine monohydrochloride, salt, choline chloride, defluorinated phosphate, taurine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, niacin, citric acid, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulphate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.  O-4158-C

Made in the USA. Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada, 2500 Royal Windsor Drive, Mississauga, ON L5J 1K8

Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) procedures substantiate that Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Cats provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult cats.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min)

31.0%

Crude Fat (Min)

12.5%

Crude Fibre (Max)

2.0%

Moisture (Max)

10.0%

Ash (Max)

6.2%

Linoleic Acid (Min)

1.4%

Calcium (Ca) (Min)

0.8%

Phosphorus (P) (Min)

0.7%

Magnesium (Mg) (Max)

0.09%

Vitamin A (Min)

10,000 IU/kg

Vitamin E (Min)

400 IU/kg

Taurine (Min)

0.15%

Feeding Guidelines

FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

The following feeding program is recommended as a guideline only, with discretionary clinical adjustments for proper weight maintenance. 

Weight of Cat (kg) Weight of Cat (lbs) Feeding Amount* (cups)
2 - 4 5 - 9 1/4 - 2/3
5 - 6 10 - 14 2/3 - 1

*Using a standard 250 ml/8 oz. measuring cup which contains approximately 117 g of Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Cats. 

ADULT CAT FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

It is important that you feed Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Cats to your adult cat “free choice” throughout the day, rather than as just a single feeding only at mealtime. Food intake required to maintain ideal body condition will vary, depending on age, activity and environment. Monitor your cat's weight, and adjust food amount accordingly.

DO NOT MIX WITH OTHER CAT FOODS

Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Cats is designed to be fed exclusively and should not be mixed with any other type of cat food. That's because Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Cats is carefully balanced to reduce urinary pH and provide low dietary magnesium. By mixing in other products or switching to other brands, Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Cats may no longer be effective in reducing urinary pH, which is essential in maintaining urinary tract health.

IT'S NOT FOR ALL CATS

Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Cats is specifically formulated for adult cats. If you have a kitten, or a pregnant or nursing cat, feed Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Kitten Formula. It's specially formulated for their unique nutritional needs. If your veterinarian has your cat on a specific diet, see him/her before making any changes.

MAKING THE SWITCH TO PURINA VETERINARY DIETS essential care ADULT FORMULA FOR CATS

Although you’ll be anxious to see the difference Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Cats can make in your cat, please allow 7 to 10 days to ease the transition from your cat’s current food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Cats until you’re feeding Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Cats exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.

FRESH WATER, PROPER DIET & VETERINARY CARE

Be sure to provide fresh water in a clean container for your cat daily. Proper diet, exercise and veterinary care are the best ways to keep your cat healthy. If your cat hasn't had a check-up in the past year, please make an appointment today.

STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE.

Calorie Content
Metabolizable Energy (ME)

3920 kcal/kg
459 kcal/cup

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Nini N
  • September 14, 2017
Loyal pet owner from St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Within a day of eating Purina Dietary formula

I cannot say enough about Purina cat food. I have had many cats since 82. Purina formulations gave my cats 18-19 yrs of perfect health. My 11 yr old female has Diabetes. The diabetic formulation actually reversed the diabetes. No more injections. I cannot say enough about Purina. They care about your pets..as well as mine. I am on a fixed income n find their products to be comparable to other brands but with far greater benefits.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • tink124
  • January 15, 2018

Wouldn't Use Any Other Brand

Our vet recommended we switch to Purina Veterinary Diets Essential Care cat food a few years ago and we wouldn't go back. He informed us of the nutrition cats need to have a healthy diet and what other brands offer and this one came out on top. It is as simple as choosing between feeding your pet fast food or a healthy balanced meal everyday. We would rather choose the healthy balanced meal for them anytime. The only thing we would like is that it be available at more locations.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • goldie1
  • March 7, 2018

Saved my cat

Thanks to Purina diabetic dry food my cat bailey is doing very well. I almost lost him one year ago, but between my vet and your food he is doing well. Thank you!

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • L Parsons
  • April 5, 2018

Purina dry food for kittys

I use this as a preventative food as I had a kitty that had major issues with crystals

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • bferriss
  • August 12, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Windsor

Great food!

My cat has been eating this for years and she loves it! Her black coat stays so soft and shiny!

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Carrie59
  • December 10, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Zephyr, Ont.

Great to have my Cat Back

My cat was in a lot of pain and went to the vets and was hospitalized. After being on this diet he has returned to normal with no more stones

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • LeyF
  • January 4, 2019
Loyal pet owner from Calgary

Tastes great (according to the cats)

I bought this recently on the vet's recommendation for my cat who is losing weight. She is starting to gain weight again and we are very happy her health seems to be on the upswing.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Julie123
  • May 19, 2016
Loyal pet owner from Calgary, AB, Canada

Very Palatable!

We routinely recommend this diet at our Cat Hospital. Have yet to meet a cat that does not like it.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • robinsparkles
  • June 29, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Edmonton, AB, Canada

Amazing food my cats love!

My vet recommended this food as my cats weight dropped dramatically after having some teeth removed. She has always been a very picky cat, but we were introduced to this food and she gobbles it right up. Since starting to eat it she has gained her weight back, she is super active and her fur has become incredibly shiny and soft. I don't think she has ever been healthier.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Jeanne Lewis
  • October 23, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Moncton, NB, Canada

Purina Adult Formula for Cats

I buy this stuff by the case. I give my cats Indoor brand in the morning and Adult in the evening. I have 3 cats and they LOVE LOVE LOVE ,, this food. I would never feed them anything else.

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