Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat is a complete diet food for adult dogs to compensate for insufficient digestion, and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and to support lipid metabolism in hyperlipidemia.
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 the case of hyperlipidemia, a reduced fat content is said to compensate for this disturbance in lipid metabolism.
At a glance
26% RAW PROTEIN
6.9% RAW FAT
2% RAW FIBER
6.5% RAW ASH
± 10% HUMIDITY
± 48.6% CARBOHYDRATES
- Lining Type:
Dry Lining (Extruded)
Complete diet food for adult dogs with digestive problems (including exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, and hyperlipidemia)
Where to buy Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat?
Directly from Happy Dog. Or look for this dry food now on Amazon, Fressnapf, or Zooplus.
Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat Dog Food
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Product Description for Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat :
Intestinal Low Fat is characterized by the use of easily digestible starting sources such as chicken, rice and poultry fat. These very well tolerated ingredients protect the digestive tract and support the organism during recovery. The low fat content contributes effectively to relieving the burden on the digestive system.
The product data comes from the website of the provider.
Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat dry food
The Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat 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 Low Fat Ingredients :
This product is openly declared. The ingredients are named individually and in some cases, their percentage is also given.
vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, biotin, calcium D-pantothenate, niacin, vitamin B12, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, iodine, selenium
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 18 ingredients appear in the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat formula.
- The first ingredient in this dog food is dried chicken.
The chicken meal usually refers to defatted and ground single-variety chicken muscle meat. 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.
- 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.
- In third place we find cornmeal.
Cornmeal is considered a similarly controversial ingredient in dog food as wheat. Maize is said to have a nutritional value comparable to oats or barley, but like all grains, it ends up in the recipe mainly because of its high starch content.
- The fourth ingredient is oatmeal.
Cooked oatmeal is digested relatively well by dogs and, in addition to oat starch, also provides fiber, vitamins, and trace elements.
- The fifth ingredient in the recipe is fishmeal.
Fish meal is usually produced as a by-product of fish processing, in which preservatives may have been used to preserve it. Fishmeal has a strong inherent odor that can make the food attractive to dogs.
- On to the next ingredient, 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.
- Maize is mentioned in seventh place.
As I said, this grain probably ends up in dog food because of its high energy density and high starch content.
- Next comes the eighth ingredient, carrots.
When cooked, carrots are easily digested by dogs and contain, among other things, carotene, minerals, vitamins, and various carbohydrates.
- 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.
- As the tenth ingredient, we find 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.
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 Low Fat composition:
Inulin is a prebiotic polysaccharide made from fructose molecules and soluble dietary fiber. It is considered to be moderately fermentable so that nutrients are supplied to the intestinal flora.
Yucca schidigera is dried or added to dog food as an extract. It should reduce the unpleasant smell of the legacies!
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.
Analytical Constituents in the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat
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.
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 Low Fat with those of other food types, 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|
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 dry food is also deliberately low in fat and high in carbohydrates, which is not unusual for dry food.
We have not found any information on the calorie density of this food and therefore estimated the value based on the available information at 3431 kcal/kg.
The calories in dog food are mainly provided by the three macronutrients protein, fat, and carbohydrate
|Caloric percentage *|
About 291 g of this feed provides 1000 kcal. This serving contains roughly 76 g of protein, 20 g of fat, and 141 g of carbohydrates.
According to pet food industry guidelines, this portion 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.
Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat feeding recommendation
In the product description, we find a recommendation for the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat dosage (in grams/day):
|Ideal weight||Normal demand|
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 291 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 Low Fat
Here we try to answer your questions about this dog food:
Is Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat grain-free?
No. Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat contains rice flour, corn flour, oat flour, rice protein, and corn.
Where to buy Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat?
Look for this food directly at Happy Dog or check availability at Amazon, Fressnapf or Zooplus.
Which dogs is Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat intended for?
Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat is a complete diet feed for adult dogs to compensate for insufficient digestion, in exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and to support the fat metabolism in hyperlipidemia. It is a special diet for a specific nutritional purpose. This food should only be fed when recommended by a veterinarian.
|Product||Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Low Fat|
|Lining type||Dried animal food|
|Type of food||Complete feed|
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