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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Dog Food

Product Overview

PURINA® VETERINARY DIETS® essential care® Adult Formula For Dogs provides a 100% complete and balanced formula to help support your adult dog’s active and healthy lifestyle. A high protein level helps maintain lean body mass, vital antioxidants help maintain a healthy immune system, and omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid, help promote a healthy skin and coat. Living life to the fullest becomes easier when your “best friend” receives the quality ingredients they need! Veterinary exclusive product (only available at veterinary clinics).

Available Sizes
  • 3.6 kg, 8 kg & 16 kg bag

Ingredients & Nutrition

Chicken, brewers rice, whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, whole grain wheat, poultry by-product meal (natural source of glucosamine), animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), fish meal (natural source of glucosamine), animal digest, dried egg product, fish oil, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, salt, calcium phosphate, Vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, zinc sulphate, L-lysine monohydrochloride, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulphate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.  A-4499-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 Dogs provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min)

26.0%

Crude Fat (Min)

16.0%

Crude Fibre (Max)

3.0%

Moisture (Max)

12.0%

Linoleic Acid (Min)

1.4%

Calcium (Ca) (Min)

1.0%

Phosphorus (P) (Min)

0.8%

Selenium (Se) (Min)

0.30 mg/kg

Vitamin A (Min)

13,000 IU/kg

Vitamin E (Min)

250 IU/kg

Glucosamine** (Min)

500 ppm

Omega-3 Fatty Acids** (Min)

0.45%

**Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Feeding Guidelines

FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

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

Weight of Dog (kg)  Weight of Dog (lbs) Feeding Amount* (cups)
1 - 5 3 - 12 1/3 - 1
6 - 9 13 - 20 1 - 1 1/3
10 - 16 21 - 35 1 1/3 - 2
17 - 22 36 - 50 2 - 2 1/2
23 - 34 51 - 75 2 1/2 - 3 1/3
35 - 45 76 - 100 3 1/3 - 4
Over 45 Over 100 4 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 45 kg (100 lbs)

*Using a standard 250 ml/8 oz. measuring cup which contains approximately 112 g of PURINA VETERINARY DIETS essential care Adult Formula for Dogs.

ADULT DOG FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

Factors, such as a dog's metabolism, breed size, activity level, age and whether the dog is spayed or neutered, will affect the amount of Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Dogs needed to maintain an ideal body condition. The pet experts at Purina have provided the feeding amounts indicated as a starting point. If you find that your dog is losing weight or becomes overweight when fed these amounts, please adjust accordingly. To help your dog maintain an ideal body condition, monitor your dog's weight on a regular basis, making sure that his ribs are easily felt and his waist is visible when viewed from above. Maintaining an ideal body condition can impact your dog’s lifelong health.

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

Although you’ll be anxious to see the difference Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Dogs can make in your dog, please allow 7 to 10 days to ease the transition from his 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 Dogs until you’re feeding Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula For Dogs 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 dog daily. Proper diet, exercise and veterinary care are the best ways to keep your dog healthy. If your dog 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)

3950 kcal/kg
441 kcal/cup

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • Johndeer55
  • October 11, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Onoway, AB, Canada

EN Gastroenteric

You don't have the food my dog is on listed here. Flip is eating EN Gastroenteric. He's liking the taste and doing well known it. No more poops yay.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • Goodwin123
  • May 23, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Manitoba
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Great food

My furbaby is doing great on this since becoming very ill from the Bravecto chewable

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • Mom to Tucker
  • July 2, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Red Deer, AB

My dog has never been happier!

I bought this for my dogs a little more than a month ago and I am so happy I did. My dogs coats have never been shinier, and they both have so much energy!

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • Theda
  • November 9, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Seeleys Bay On

No more upset tummy loose bowels

Have tried a variety of brands finally one that is right for her Would of never thought I feed Purina food what a great surprise

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