Happy Dog VET Diet Renal Wet Food is a complete diet food for dogs to support kidney function in acute and chronic kidney failure.
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.
Because dogs with chronic renal insufficiency need food with less protein and with an adjusted mineral content
- Lining Type:
Complete diet feed for people with kidney disease
Where can I buy Happy Dog VET Diet Renal wet food?
Directly from Happy Dog. Or look for this wet food now on Amazon, Fressnapf, or Zooplus.
Happy Dog VET Diet Renal wet food 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
for Happy Dog VET Diet Renal wet food :
This complete diet feed is characterized by contents of highly digestible protein, as well as phosphorus and sodium, specially adapted to these needs.
Happy Dog VET Diet Renal wet food wet food
The Happy Dog VET Diet Renal 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 Renal wet food contains 72%.
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
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 Renal Wet Food Ingredients :
Meat and offal from chicken (32%) and pork (4%), carrots, rice, poultry fat, potato flakes, minerals, salmon oil, chicory root (source of FOS), an herbal mixture
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, niacinamide, vitamin B12, choline chloride, 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 9 ingredients appear in the Happy Dog VET Diet Renal 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 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.
- The next ingredient is carrots.
When cooked, carrots are easily digested by dogs and contain, among other things, carotene, minerals, vitamins, and various carbohydrates.
- 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 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 fifth ingredient in the recipe 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.
- On to the next ingredient, 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.
- 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, 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.
- In ninth place is a herbal mixture.
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.
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 Renal 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.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are sweet-tasting prebiotic polysaccharides that promote healthy intestinal flora. Food sources for FOS include beet pulp, chicory, or psyllium husks.
Analytical components in the Happy Dog VET Diet Renal wet food
It is a complete food for dogs.
The nutrient profile must therefore be suitable for the daily diet of the dog with kidney disease and cover its nutrient requirements in the best possible way.
The moisture content in this wet food is 72%.
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.
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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 Renal 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.
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For comparison: At least 18-21% crude protein is recommended for healthy dogs; this value may be fallen below for food for dogs with kidney disease. Here you will usually find a feed with values around 12-20 %.
Nevertheless, the kidney diet presented here must also meet the criteria for feeding for special nutritional purposes at 25%. The corresponding EU regulation stipulates, among other things, the maximum protein content and requires highly digestible proteins. So this food appears to be deliberately low in protein. In our opinion, this wet food is also high in fat and moderate in 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 1419 kcal/kg.
The calories in dog food are mainly provided by the three macronutrients protein, fat, and carbohydrate [
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About 705 g of this feed provides 1000 kcal. This serving contains roughly 49 g of protein, 56 g of fat, and 86 g of carbohydrates.
According to pet food industry guidelines, this serving should contain at least 45 g of protein for maintaining metabolism. In this therapeutic special diet, the value may deliberately be undercut in order to relieve the kidneys.
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.
With impaired kidney function, however, protein waste products can accumulate in the blood, which is why an affected dog should consume less protein.
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 2.2:1.
For (healthy) adult dogs the ratio should be between 1:1 and 2:1. An adapted mineral content, especially with a reduced phosphorus and sodium content, is one of the typical features of a kidney feed.
A little less phosphorus compared to standard foods has a positive effect on the course of kidney disease and less sodium helps to stabilize the water balance and blood pressure.
Happy Dog VET Diet Renal wet food feeding recommendation
In the product description, we find a recommendation for the Happy Dog VET Diet Renal wet food dosage (in grams/day):
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If your four-legged friend suffers from renal insufficiency, it is particularly important that he always has fresh water available!
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. To feed 1000 kcal you need about 705 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 Happy Dog VET Diet Renal wet food
Here we try to answer your questions about this dog food:
Is Happy Dog VET Diet Renal wet food grain-free?
No. Happy Dog VET Diet Renal wet food contains rice.
Where can I buy Happy Dog VET Diet Renal 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 Renal wet food intended?
Happy Dog VET Renal wet food is a complete diet food for dogs to support kidney function in acute and chronic kidney failure. 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 Renal wet food|
|Lining type||Wet food|
|Type of food||Complete feed|
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