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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Dog Food

Product Overview

As age sets in, your dog’s nutritional needs change and may require a different type of care. PURINA VETERINARY DIETS® essential care® Senior Formula For Dogs is designed to address these changes: enhanced botanical oils nourish to help sustain a bright mind as a dog ages, natural source of glucosamine help to nourish joints, and vital anti-oxidants, including Vitamin E, help to maintain a healthy immune system. Veterinary exclusive product (only available at veterinary clinics).

Available Sizes
  • 3.6 kg, 8 kg & 14.1 kg bag

Ingredients & Nutrition

Chicken, rice flour, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal (source of glucosamine), soybean meal, whole grain corn, corn germ meal, oat meal, medium-chain triglyceride vegetable oil, whole grain wheat, fish meal (source of glucosamine), pea fibre, poulry and pork digest, beef fat naturally preserved with mixed-tocopherols, glycerin, calcium carbonate, salt, dried egg product, mono and dicalcium phosphate, caramel colour, potassium chloride, dried carrots, dried peas, Vitamins [Vitamin E supplement, niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin B-12 supplement, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin (Vitamin B-7)], Minerals [zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], L-lysine monohydrochloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C), sulphur, garlic oil.  D-4181-C

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

Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Senior Formula For Dogs provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min)

28.0%

Crude Fat (Min)

12.0%

Crude Fibre (Max)

4.5%

Moisture (Max)

12.0%

Linoleic Acid (Min)

1.3%

Calcium (Ca) (Min)

1.0%

Phosphorus (P) (Min)

0.8%

Selenium (Se) (Min)

0.35 mg/kg

Vitamin A (Min)

14,000 IU/kg

Vitamin E (Min)

460 IU/kg

Ascorbic Acid** (Min)

70mg/kg

Glucosamine** (Min)

400 ppm

Omega-6 Fatty Acids** (Min)

1.5%

**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 1/2
10 - 16 21 - 35 1 1/2 - 2 1/4
17 - 22 36 - 50 2 1/4 - 3
23 - 34 51 - 75 3 - 4
35 - 45 76 - 100 4 - 5
Over 45 Over 100 5 cups plus 1/4 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 45 lg (100 lbs)

*Using a standard 250 ml/8 oz. measuring cup which contains approximately 96 g of Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Senior 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 Senior 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.

MAY BE SERVED DRY OR MOISTENED

Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Senior Formula For Dogs may be fed dry or mixed with water. If mixed, we suggest one part liquid to four parts Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Senior Formula For Dogs.

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

Although you’ll be anxious to see the difference Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Senior 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 Senior Formula For Dogs until you’re feeding Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Senior 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)

3786 kcal/kg
363 kcal/cup

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • vanislebabe
  • March 24, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Ladysmith, BC, Canada

Great for my old gal

I bought this as we ran out of our regular product and Sasha really nummied it down so we continued to purchase this.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • sharonannev
  • November 22, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Calgary, AB, Canada

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

This food helps Cleo so much. She's into her 4th year after diagnosis and she is still chugging along looking forward to her 17th birthday. There was a distinct change after 3 months on this food. I just wish there was a wet version.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • Smartbuddy8
  • December 6, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Alberta, Canada
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exciting product

I have been thinking about starting my senior dog on this food for a while now. Really looking forward to seeing cognitive change and the benefits of this food on my little buddy.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • Tomahawk
  • December 31, 2017

Awesome!!

I had to change Sammie's food due to new health concerns. She's definitely looking better, thanks in part to this food.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • DOCO
  • June 1, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Burlington, ON

Saved my Dog

I was feeding my 11 year old lab/rottie ol roy gravy dog food and realized she was losing so much weight! No nutritional value at all. I thought she was starving to death. Switched to this brand and she put the weight back on and has maintained a healthy weight ever since. Thank you Purina!

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • Arlenedj
  • November 10, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Sherwood Park

Brought back the puppy

My dog overnight became in continent of urine and stool. He couldn’t remember how to go up stairs. He looked lost. He is 13 years old, a Maltease/poodle cross. He didn’t play with his brother. Vet said he had Alzheimer’s. Was given medication plus told to start on Purina’s seniors essential care. Two weeks later he’s not lncontinent. He’s bright alert. Playing and rough housing with his
brother. It’s like having a puppy. Brought out the best in my furbaby Very happy with this product. He was only on medication for 2weeks. Vet explained that the dog
food will support what the medication did

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