Hill's VET ESSENTIALS GROWTH Medium Puppy Food with Chicken

Advanced nutrition to help address the top 5 essential health needs of puppies, including immunity, vitality, oral health, skin & coat and digestion, with clinically proven benefits. Veterinary Exclusive.

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  • Key Benefits

    Advanced nutrition to help address the top 5 essential health needs of puppies, including immunity, vitality, oral health, skin & coat and digestion, with clinically proven benefits. Veterinary Exclusive.


    KEY FEATURES   KEY BENEFITS
    Omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) Clinically proven increased levels Aids optimal retinal development to allow better vision. Supports optimal brain development to increase alertness and quicken reactions.
    Energy density; Digestibility Increased, High Meets energy requirements without the need for large meals.
    Protein Increased and high quality Supports healthy growth and strong muscles.
    Calcium; Vitamin D Increased, but controlled Supports development of strong teeth and bones.
    Omega-6 fatty acids High Contributes to healthy skin and coat.
    Natural fibre Added Contributes to healthy digestion.
    Palatability High Increases acceptance.
    Superior antioxidant formula Superior clinically proven levels of antioxidants. High in vitamin C & E. Neutralises free radicals helping to support the immune system.


    Indications:

    • Puppies of medium breeds, from weaning (4 weeks of age) until 1 year old.
    • Pregnant and lactating bitches.

     

     

    Not Recommended For:

    • Puppies of large breeds (over 25 kg when adult).

     

    Additional Info:

    • During the last half of lactation, puppies can be weaned on to the same VetEssentials Puppy Medium food that is being fed to the bitch, which simplifies the weaning process.
    • The VetEssentials Puppy Medium formula is enriched with a high level of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an essential structural component of the brain which occurs naturally in mothers’ milk. Feeding VetEssentials Puppy Medium to pregnant and lactating bitches provides puppies with high levels of DHA before weaning. When also fed to puppies after weaning, additional DHA is supplied throughout the critical formation and development of brain and eyes.
    • VetEssentials Puppy Medium may be fed in combination with any canned formula of Science PlanTM Puppy.

  • Feeding Guide

    How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.

    These amounts are a starting point only because animals’ needs vary.  Adjust the feeding amount to maintain optimal body weight.

    PUPPIES

    VetEssentials Puppy Medium formula should be fed from weaning until maturity at 1 year old. The daily amount required by individual puppies may vary substantially. Therefore the amount should be adjusted to maintain optimal body weight and fed as 2-4 meals per day (the number may decrease with age.)

    PREGNANCY

    The amount of VetEssentials Puppy Medium formula to feed to pregnant bitches depends upon the stage of pregnancy. Often pregnancy is not recognised until the 4th or 5th week

    LACTATION

    Lactating bitches should be fed unrestricted amounts of VetEssentials Puppy Medium (i.e. fed ad libitum) until weaning is completed.

    Pregnancy

    Weeks Body weight (kg) Dry grams
    1 - 4 5 120
    15 275
    30 465
    50 680
    5 - 6 5 150
    15 345
    30 580
    50 850
    7 - 9 5 180
    15 415
    30 695
    50 1020

    Puppy

    Puppy Age (Months) Body weight (kg) Dry grams
    2 - 3 1 55
    3 125
    5 180
    10 305
    15 415
    4 - 9 5 150
    10 255
    15 345
    20 430
    10 - 12 5 120
    10 205
    15 275
    20 345
    25 405

  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    with Chicken: Maize, chicken (18%) and turkey meal (total poultry 28%), animal fat, digest, dried beet pulp, maize gluten meal, minerals, fish oil, flaxseed, vitamins, trace elements and beta-carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    3864 kcal/kg (386 kcal/100g)

    Nutrient As Fed1
    %
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Protein 26.8 29.0 6.9 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 18.2 19.7 4.7 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 1.8 2.0 0.5 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 38.6 41.8 10.0 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 1.34 1.45 347 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.47 0.50 120 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.74 0.80 191 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.098 0.106 25 mg / 100 kcal
    Taurine 0.10 0.11 25 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 122 ppm 132 ppm 3.16 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 475 IU/kg 514 IU/kg 12.30 IU / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.96 1.04 248 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 2.98 3.22 771 mg / 100 kcal
    Beta-Carotene 2.77 ppm 2.99 ppm 0.07 mg / 100 kcal
    Moisture 7.5
    Vitamin A 10105 IU/kg 10924 IU/kg 262 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin D 779 IU/kg 842 IU/kg 20.2 IU / 100 kcal

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