Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal [Dry Food]

Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal [Dry Food]

Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food is a complete diet food for alleviating acute intestinal absorption disorders for young dogs from 6 months of age and adult dogs.

We took a closer look at the composition and properties of this feed. Learn more about this Happy Dog dog food here.

This recipe for dogs with indigestion serves a special nutritional purpose, it may therefore deviate from that of a normal complete food.

Because sensitive dogs benefit from ingredients that are particularly easy to digest and possibly from digestion-regulating fibers. In addition, the formula offers an increased sodium and potassium content.

At a glance




7.5% RAW ASH



  • Lining Type:
    Dry Lining (Extruded)
  • Recommendation:
    Complete diet feed for alleviating acute intestinal absorption disorders for young dogs from 6 months of age and adult dogs

Where can I buy Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food?
Directly from Happy Dog. Or look for this dry food now on Amazon, Fressnapf, or Zooplus.

Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Dry Dog Food

In the Happy Dog VET diet range you will find the following products [1] :

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  • Happy Dog VET Diet Struvite
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Skin Protect
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Renal
  • Happy Dog VET Mobility
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Hypersensitivity
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Hepatic
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Obesity

Product Description for Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food :

The easily digestible ingredients are particularly kind to the stomach and intestines. Valuable dietary fibers help to stabilize the consistency of the faeces.

The product data comes from the website of the provider.

Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Dry Food Dry Food

The Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food is an extruded dry food. Dry food contains about 8-12% moisture.

The food chunks of this variety are roundish.

During extrusion, the ingredients are first dried, chopped up, and mixed before the feed mass is forced through a nozzle using pressure and steam at high temperatures of around ~120-150°C.

The raw materials undergo chemical and physical changes that determine the nutritional value, texture, and digestibility of the product. Feed extrusion is the standard process to produce commercial dry feed.

Ingredients and Declaration

If you want to find out more about dog food, you can read more about typical ingredients or the declaration of dog food here.

Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Dry Food Ingredients :


This product is openly declared. The ingredients are named individually and in some cases, their percentage is also given.

Nutritional Additives :

Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Calcium D-Pantothenate, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Choline Chloride, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Iodine, Selenium

Technological additives :

antioxidants, tocopherol extracts from vegetable oils

In addition to personal preferences, the origin, preparation, or quality of the individual feed components also play a role in the assessment. A total of 37 ingredients appear in the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food composition.

  1. The first ingredient in this dog food is dried chicken.

The chicken meal usually refers to defatted and ground single-variety muscle meat from the chicken. In dog food, chicken is considered a tasty, digestible, and relatively inexpensive ingredient that primarily provides protein and a few minerals.

The individual ingredients are listed in the order of their weight percentage in the fresh mass of the feed. And the first ingredient in this recipe is a dried animal protein source.

Meat meal is made from slaughterhouse leftovers, which are ground, boiled, defatted, and dried to a brownish powder. As an ingredient in dog food, it primarily provides amino acids as well as some minerals and vitamins. Also, because meat meal contains only about 5-7% water, it is much more concentrated than fresh meat.

But: Meat meal may be preserved with additives that end up indirectly in the feed. And dry protein isn’t the succulent cut of meat that might be pictured on the packaging or on the advertising pages! This is pure marketing.

  1. The next ingredient is rice flour.

Rice flour made from white or brown rice is often used as a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour. It consists mainly of rice starch.

  1. In third place we find rice.

If no further information is given, it is usually white rice. Rice is a gluten-free grain that ends up in dog food mainly because of the starch it contains.

  1. The fourth ingredient is potato flakes.

So dried potatoes have been rolled into flakes. Potato flakes primarily contain a lot of starch and are used in flake foods, for example.

  1. The fifth ingredient in the recipe is rice protein.

It is therefore a pure plant protein from rice grains.

Rice protein is considered relatively easy for dogs to digest and is therefore used in some recipes as a supplement or alternative to animal proteins.

  1. On to the next ingredient, poultry fat.

Since processed dry protein is relatively low in fat, fat (from poultry species not mentioned here) is added later. The macronutrient fat provides a lot of energy and is of course also used as a flavor carrier.

  1. In seventh place is salmon meal.

It is a single-variety meat flour from salmon.

This protein concentrate is made from fish or fish trimmings that have been heated, defatted, dried, and ground.

  1. Next comes the eighth ingredient, carrots.

When cooked, carrots are easily digested by dogs and contain, among other things, carotenemineralsvitamins, and various carbohydrates.

  1. The ninth ingredient is liver hydrolyzate.

Liver supplies, among other things, minerals, vitamins, and protein.

During hydrolysis, proteins are split into shorter peptides and free amino acids. This creates an easily digestible protein powder with a low allergy potential, which is also very tasty for dogs.

  1. As the tenth ingredient, we find sunflower oil.

Sunflower oil is considered a good oil in dog food. It contains, among other things, omega-6 fatty acids and only a few saturated fatty acids.

Other ingredients

The recipe contains a few other secondary components or additives, but these only make up a small proportion of the feed mass. For example, these supplemental ingredients are more about micronutrients or functional elements.

For example, we find the following additional ingredients in the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food composition:

Monocalcium phosphate is a mineral feed supplement that can be used to add calcium and phosphorus to a formula.

Because, for example, some low-protein special diets or largely plant-based diets may supply too few of these important minerals through their ingredients.

Yeast provides, among other things, vitamins, amino acids, and valuable micronutrients. For example, yeast can end up in the feed as yeast extract or in the form of hydrolyzed yeast cells.

Flax seeds are high in protein and fat. They also contain mucilage, which is said to have a stimulating effect on digestion.

Analytical Constituents in Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Dry Food

It is a complete food for dogs.

The nutrient profile must therefore be suitable for the daily diet of sensitive dogs and cover their nutrient requirements in the best possible way

Learn more about analytical components in dog food here.

Since we couldn’t find any information on the water content, we estimated a moisture content of 10% for this dry food.

If we add moisture and all declared values, we don’t quite get to 100%. The remaining part in this simplified calculation corresponds to the so-called nitrogen-free extracts (carbohydrates) in dog food.

Analytical components
Crude protein26%
Raw fat12%
Raw ash7.5%
Crude fiber2.5%
Carbohydrates≈ 42%
Humidity≈ 10%

The declared values ​​may vary within a certain range or sometimes only indicate the minimum or maximum content of individual nutrients.

In order to be able to compare the declared nutrients in the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food with those of other types of food, we can calculate the nutritional values ​​on the basis of the dry matter.

In doing so, we adjust all data for the estimated water content. In this way, food types such as wet food and dry food can also be compared with one another.

Analytical components in dry matter
Crude protein28.9%
Raw fat13.3%
Raw ash8.3%
Crude fiber2.8%

For comparison: At least 18-21% crude protein and at least 5.5% crude fat are recommended for adult dogs. This food appears to contain a 

moderate amount of protein. In our opinion, this kibble is also medium fat and high in carbohydrates, which is not uncommon for a kibble.

Energy Content

We have not found any information on the calorie density of this food and therefore estimated the value based on the available information at 3598 kcal/kg.

The calories in dog food are mainly provided by the three macronutrients protein, fat, and carbohydrate

Caloric percentage *
Protein≈ 27%
Fat≈ 31%
Carbohydrates≈ 44%

About 278 g of this food provides 1000 kcal. This serving contains roughly 72 g of protein, 33 g of fat, and 117 g of carbohydrates.

According to pet food industry guidelines, this serving for adult dogs should contain at least 45-52.1 g protein and 13.75 g fat each

Your dog needs energy from fats or carbohydrates in order to use enough protein as a nutrient and not just as an energy supplier. Fatproteincarbohydrates

proteins provide amino acids as building blocks for all kinds of bodily functions. However, proteins can also be used to generate energy.

Fats from animal or plant sources provide essential fatty acids, and fat also has an enormously high energy density.

carbohydrates are not essential for the dog, but serve as an effective supplier of energy, and dietary fiber and provide the necessary starch for extruded food.

* The contribution of the nutrient groups to the energy content of dog food is presented in a very simplified way using modified Atwater factors (3.5 kcal/g for protein and carbohydrates and 8.5 kcal/g for fat).

Other methods assume in dry food 5.7 kcal/g for protein, 9.4 kcal/g for fat, and 4.1 kcal/g for carbohydrates. Minimum values ​​are specified for raw fat and raw protein, the real values ​​are often higher and the estimated carbohydrates in the composition are correspondingly lower. It is therefore only a matter of showing the roughly estimated proportion of the nutrient groups.


These minerals are listed in the Analytical Constituents:


So this dog food has a calcium-to-phosphorus ratio of 1.6:1.

Depending on the source, a calcium-to-phosphorus ratio of about 1.2:1 to 1.6:1 is recommended. For adult dogs, the ratio should be between 1:1 and 2:1.

To compensate for the loss of sodium and potassium from indigestion, this therapeutic diet contains increased levels of these minerals.

Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food feeding recommendation

In the product description, we find a recommendation for the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food dosage (in grams/day): 

Ideal weightMatureYoung dog (6-12 months)

Special diet foods should be fed under veterinary supervision. Often you will find a recommendation for the ideal feeding time on the packaging.

Of course, the daily ratio not only depends on the size of your dog but also on its individual energy requirements depending on the stage of life, exercise, diet, etc. So check the portions regularly.

This dry food is intended for adult dogs. To feed 1000 kcal you need about 278 g of this dog food.

When shopping, always pay attention to the shelf life of the feed, the quality of the packaging, and general feed hygiene during storage.

It is advisable not to buy too much dry food at once! Once the packaging has been opened, it should be stored in a dry and cool place and ideally used up within 2-4 weeks.

Questions about the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food

Here we try to answer your questions about this dog food:

Is Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Dry Food grain-free?

No. Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Dry Food contains rice flour, rice, potato flakes, and rice protein.

Where can I buy Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food?

Look for this food directly at Happy Dog or check availability at Amazon, Fressnapf, or Zooplus.

For which dogs is Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal dry food intended?

Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Dry Food is a complete diet food for young dogs from 6 months of age and adult dogs to alleviate acute intestinal absorption disorders. It is a special diet for a specific nutritional purpose. This food should only be fed when recommended by a veterinarian.

product details

ProductHappy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Dry Food
CompanyInterquell GmbH
BrandHappy dog
Lining typeDried animal food
Type of foodComplete feed
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