Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Wet Food is a complete diet food for young dogs from 6 months of age and adult dogs to alleviate acute absorption disorders in the intestine.
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
8th % RAW PROTEIN
4.8% RAW FAT
0.75% RAW FIBER
1.5% RAW ASH
± 9.95% CARBOHYDRATES
- Lining Type:
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 wet food?
Directly from Happy Dog. Or look for this wet food now on Amazon, Fressnapf, or Zooplus.
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Product Description for Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Wet Food :
The gluten-free recipe is characterized by particularly well-tolerated ingredients and an adjusted fat content. The easily digestible feed with increased sodium and potassium content contains easily digestible starting sources such as chicken, pork and rice.
The product data comes from the website of the provider
Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Wet Food Wet Food
The Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal wet food is wet food.
Types with a moisture content of more than 60% are referred to as wet food, with 68–78% being common. Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal wet food contains 75%.
The ingredients of wet food are mixed and pureed to the desired consistency. After the cans have been filled, they are sealed and sterilized using a heat and pressure cooking process and preserved.
In addition to the long shelf life, the advantages of canned feed also include the high palatability and often slightly fresher ingredients in the various recipes. However, canned food is slightly more expensive than dry food.
Ingredients and Declaration
Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Wet Food Ingredients :
Meat and offal from chicken (37% chicken) and pork (12%), potato, rice (3%), carrots, minerals, cellulose, salmon oil, psyllium husk, chicory root (source of FOS), yeast extracted (source of MOS ), an herbal mixture
This product is openly declared. The ingredients are named individually and in some cases, their percentage is also given.
vitamin D3, vitamin E, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, biotin, calcium D-pantothenate, niacinamide, vitamin B12, choline chloride, L-carnitine, taurine, copper, zinc, manganese, iodine
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 11 ingredients appear in the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal wet food composition.
- The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken and pork.
Chicken is pretty much the most popular meat in dog food. It is considered an easily digestible source of protein that is excellently tolerated by the majority of all dogs. Long considered a problematic ingredient for dogs, pork is now widely accepted as a good and tasty source of protein.
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 fresh meat.
Fresh meat is very often used in wet feed due to its high water content. The quality of the meat used in different types of feed can vary greatly. It is best to pay attention to clearly named sources of protein in the feed.
- The next ingredient is potato.
Potato tubers are high in carbohydrates in the form of starch. They are therefore used in many recipes as an alternative or supplement to grain.
- 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.
- The fourth ingredient is carrots.
When cooked, carrots are easily digested by dogs and contain, among other things, carotene, minerals, vitamins, and various carbohydrates.
- The fifth ingredient in the formula is minerals.
All inorganic substances that are part of this recipe are summarized here. You will find additional minerals in the composition of many dog foods.
- On to the next ingredient, cellulose.
Cellulose is an indigestible fibrous material from plant cell walls (e.g. from wood or straw). A proportion of cellulose can help to stimulate intestinal activity.
- In seventh place is salmon oil.
Salmon oil is obtained from the processing of salmon, it provides energy and also contains vitamins and essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
- Next comes the eighth ingredient, psyllium husk.
Flea seed husks are a vegetable bulking agent and provide soluble fiber and mannan oligosaccharides (MOS). This plant fiber provides nutrients for the intestinal flora without causing bloating at the same time.
- The ninth ingredient is chicory root.
A component of this ingredient is inulin, a long-chain molecule made from fructose units, which, as a prebiotic polysaccharide, is one of the soluble dietary fibers. Chicory is a cultivar of chicory, also known to many as chicory.
- As the tenth ingredient, we find yeast.
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.
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 wet food composition:
Taurine fulfills tasks that are not yet precisely understood, including in the heart and kidney metabolism. This actually non-essential amino sulfonic acid is added to many dog foods today to be on the safe side.
L-carnitine plays a central role in fat metabolism and is necessary for normal mitochondrial fat burning. A dietary supplement may be beneficial for active dogs, a diet low in meat, or heart problems.
Herbs can include leaves, flowers, or seeds of various plants. These are selected, among other things, for their aroma, their color, their nutrient profile, or their functional properties. However, one often has the impression that a long list of well-sounding ingredients is primarily intended to enhance the list of contents.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) are prebiotic multiple sugars that promote a favorable composition of the intestinal flora.
Analytical components in the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal wet 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.
The moisture content in this wet food is 75%.
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.
|Crude protein||8th %|
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 Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal wet food with those of other types of food, we can calculate the nutritional values on the basis of dry matter.
Here we adjust all the data for the 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 and at least 20-25% crude protein and at least 8.5% crude fat for growing dogs. This food appears to contain a moderate amount of protein. In our opinion, this wet food also contains a medium amount of fat and a lot of carbohydrates.
We have not found any information on the calorie density of this food and therefore estimated the value based on the available information at 1087 kcal/kg.
The calories in dog food are mainly provided by the three macronutrients protein, fat, and carbohydrate.
|Caloric percentage *|
About 920 g of this feed provides 1000 kcal. This serving contains roughly 74 g of protein, 44 g of fat, and 92 g of carbohydrates.
According to pet food industry guidelines, this portion should contain at least 45-52.1 g protein and 13.75 g fat for adult dogs and at least 50-62.5 g protein and 21.25 g fat for growing dogs.
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). 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 1.3:1.
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.
Excessive calcium intake is particularly problematic for puppies and young dogs of large and very large breeds. Therefore, a maximum ratio of 1.6-1.8:1 in early and late growth was established for dogs during growth.
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 wet food feeding recommendation
In the product description, we find recommendations for the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal wet food dosage (in grams/day):
|Ideal weight||Mature||Young 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 wet food is intended for adult dogs or young dogs from 6 months with acute digestive problems. To feed 1000 kcal you need about 920 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.
Questions about the Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal wet food
Here we try to answer your questions about this dog food:
Is Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal wet food grain-free?
No. Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal wet food contains rice.
Where can I buy Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal wet 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 wet food intended?
Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Wet 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||Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal Wet Food|
|Lining type||Wet food|
|Type of food||Complete feed|
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