Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery

Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery

Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery is a complete diet food for adult dogs for nutritional recovery and convalescence.

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

This recipe serves a special nutritional purpose, it may therefore deviate from that of a normal complete feed.

For weight gain and regeneration, the four-legged friend needs food with a high energy density. It is said to be rich in proteins and other nutrients and particularly easy to digest. In this way, the food can provide the dog with the best possible food even if it has a loss of appetite or very small portions.

At a glance


6.6% RAW FAT


1.8% RAW ASH


  • Feed type:
    Grain-free wet food
  • Recommendation:
    Complete diet feed for nutritional restoration and convalescence for adult dogs ( including after illnesses with high energy requirements, surgical interventions, after periods of hunger, and in the event of a loss of appetite ).

Where to buy Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery?
Directly from Happy Dog. Or look for this wet food now on Amazon, Fressnapf, or Zooplus.

Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery dog ​​food

In the Happy Dog VET diet wet food range you will find the following products

  • Happy Dog VET Diet Obesity
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Intestinal
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Renal
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Skin Protect
  • Happy Dog VET Diet Struvite

Product description for Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery :

The diet is characterized by a high energy content, high concentrations of important nutrients and easily digestible raw materials (chicken, egg, salmon oil). The particularly tasty recipe thus promotes regeneration even in very picky dogs with little appetite.

The product data comes from the website of the provider

Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery wet food

The Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery is wet food.

Types with a moisture content of more than 60% are referred to as wet food , with 68–78% being common [3,4] . Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery contains 74%.

The ingredients of a wet food are mixed and pureed to the desired consistency. After the cans are filled, they are sealed using a heat and pressure cooking process and preserved.

The advantages of canned feed, in addition to long shelf life, include high palatability and often slightly fresher ingredients in the various recipes. However, canned food is slightly more expensive than dry food.

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 Recovery Ingredients :


Meat and offal from chicken (33%) and pork, sweet potato, whole egg powder (2%), salmon oil (0.5%), minerals, chicory root (source of FOS), milk thistle seeds

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, 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 7 ingredients appear in the Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery formula.

Easily digestible raw materials such as chicken, egg, and salmon oil were used. In addition, the feed is easily soluble.

  1. 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 very well tolerated by the majority of all dogs. Long considered a problematic ingredient for dogs, pork is now widely accepted as a convenient 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.

  1. The next ingredient is sweet potato.

Compared to potatoes, sweet potatoes provide more fiber, vitamins, and various minerals. They are considered a relatively high-quality source of carbohydrates.

  1. In third place, we find whole egg powder.

Whole egg powder made from dried whole eggs is an easy way to add nutrients to the recipe. Egg provides high-quality protein, but also fats, minerals, and micronutrients.

  1. The fourth ingredient 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 .

  1. 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.

  1. On to the next ingredient, 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.

  1. In seventh place are milk thistle seeds.

Milk thistle extracts have been used in natural medicine for a long time. The active ingredients (silymarinsilibinin ) from the fruit of the milk thistle are used in chronic liver diseases, among other things.

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.

We find, for example, the following additional ingredients in the Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery 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.

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are sweet-tasting prebiotic polysaccharides that promote healthy intestinal flora. Food sources for FOS include beet pulp, chicory, or psyllium husks.

Analytical Constituents in the Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery

It is a complete food for dogs. The nutrient profile must therefore be suitable for the dog’s daily diet and cover its nutrient requirements in the best possible way. The moisture content in this wet food is 74%.

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 protein12.2%
Raw fat6.6%
Raw ash1.8%
Crude fiber0.3%
Carbohydrates≈ 5.1%

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 Recovery with those of other food types, we can calculate the nutritional values ​​on the basis of the 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
Crude protein46.9%
Raw fat25.4%
Raw ash6.9%
Crude fiber1.2%

For comparison: At least 18-21% crude protein and at least 5.5% crude fat are recommended for adult dogs. This food appears to be high in protein. In our opinion, this wet food is also high in fat and relatively low in carbohydrates, as you would expect from wet food.

Energy content

The energy content of Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery is given as 1250 kcal/kg of metabolizable energy.

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

Caloric percentage *
Protein≈ 37%
Fat≈ 48%
Carbohydrates≈ 15%

About 800 g of this feed provides 1000 kcal. This serving contains roughly 98 g of protein, 53 g of fat, and 41 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.

carbohydratesare not essential for the dog , but serve as an effective supplier of energy , 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.

Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery feeding recommendation

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

WeightAmount of food

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

This wet food for adult dogs provides 1250 kcal per kilogram. To feed 1000 kcal, you need about 800 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 Recovery

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

Is Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery grain free?

Yes, Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery does not contain grain.

Where to buy Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery?

Look for this food Directly at Happy Dog or check availability at AmazonFressnapf, or Zooplus.

What dogs is Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery intended for?

Happy Dog VET Diet Recovery is a complete diet food for adult dogs for nutritional recovery and convalescence. 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 Recovery
CompanyInterquell GmbH
BrandHappy dog
Lining typeWet food
Type of foodComplete feed

The dog food brand Goood also belongs to Interquell GmbH.

The trade association FEDIAF represents the European pet food industry and thus also the German industry association for pet supplies. Members follow dog food labeling and formulation guidelines.

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