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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Adult Formula for Small Dogs Dry Dog Food

Product Overview

PURINA VETERINARY DIETS® essential care® Adult Formula for Small Dogs provides a 100% complete and balanced formula to help support your adult dog’s active and healthy lifestyle. Veterinary exclusive product (only available at veterinary clinics).

 

Available Sizes
  • 3.6 kg bag

Ingredients & Nutrition

Chicken, brewers rice, whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal (source of glucosamine), corn gluten meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, corn germ meal, soybean meal, dried egg product, animal digest, salt, wheat bran, calcium carbonate, fish oil, potassium chloride, phosphoric acid, choline chloride, mono and dicalcium phosphate, Vitamin E supplement, L-lysine monohydrochloride, taurine, zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, niacin, manganese sulphate, 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-4399-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 Adult Formula for Small Dogs provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min)

28.0%

Crude Fat (Min)

17.0%

Crude Fibre (Max)

3.0%

Moisture (Max)

12.0%

Linoleic Acid (Min)

1.5%

Calcium (Ca) (Min)

1.0%

Phosphorus (P) (Min)

0.8%

Selenium (Se) (Min)

0.35 mg/kg

Vitamin A (Min)

15,000 IU/kg

Vitamin E (Min)

460 IU/kg

Docosahexaenoic Acid* (DHA) (Min)

0.05%

Eicosapentaenoic Acid* (EPA) (Min)

0.05%

Glucosamine* (Min)

350 ppm

*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 (kg) Weight (lbs) Feeding Amount** (cups)
1 - 5 3 - 12 1/3 - 7/8
6 - 9 13 - 20 7/8 - 1 1/4

**Using a standard 250 ml/8 oz. measuring cup which contains approximately 117 g of PURINA VETERINARY DIETS essential care Adult Formula For Small 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 Small 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 SMALL DOGS

Although you'll be anxious to see the difference Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula for Small 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 Small Dogs until you're feeding Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Adult Formula for Small 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 (fed)
Metabolizable Energy (ME)

4125 kcal/kg
484 kcal/cup

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