Low level of copper to help minimize its accumulation in liver cells.

Adapted energy content to reduce meal volume and decrease intestinal load.

Adapted levels of high quality proteins help support healthy liver function.

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Water sufficient for processing, pork by-products, brewers rice, corn flour, corn grits, chicken liver, vegetable oil, powdered cellulose,natural flavors, hydrolyzed chicken liver, fish oil, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, dried plain beet pulp, tricalcium phosphate, taurine, carob bean gum, carrageenan, guar gum, sodium tripolyphosphate, vitamins [L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), biotin, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex], choline chloride, citric acid, L-carnitine, magnesium oxide, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], marigold extract (Tagetes erectaL.).

Calorie Content

This diet contains 1352 kcal ME/kg; 554 kcal ME/can on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min)5%
Crude Fat (min)2.5%
Crude Fiber (max)2.0%
Moisture (max)66.5%
Copper (max)2.4mg/kg.

Wet Feeding

Weight Overweight Normal Thin
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/4 can (106 g) 1/4 can (123 g) 1/4 can (140 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 1/4 can (144 g) 1/2 can (167 g) 1/2 can (190 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 1/2 can (179 g) 1/2 can (207 g) 1/2 can (235 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1/2 can (211 g) 1/2 can (245 g) 3/4 can (278 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1/2 can (242 g) 3/4 can (281 g) 3/4 can (319 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 3/4 can (355 g) 1 can (412 g) 1 1/4 can (468 g)
26 lb (12 kg) 1 can (408 g) 1 1/4 can (472 g) 1 1/4 can (536 g)
35 lb (16 kg) 1 1/4 can (506 g) 1 1/2 can (585 g) 1 1/2 can (665 g)
44 lb (20 kg) 1 1/2 can (598 g) 1 3/4 can (692 g) 2 can (787 g)
55 lb (25 kg) 1 3/4 can (707 g) 2 can (818 g) 2 1/4 can (930 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 2 can (810 g) 2 1/4 can (938 g) 2 1/2 can (1,066 g)
77 lb (35 kg) 2 1/4 can (910 g) 2 1/2 can (1,053 g) 3 can (1,197 g)
88 lb (40 kg) 2 1/2 can (1,005 g) 2 3/4 can (1,164 g) 3 1/4 can (1,323 g)
99 lb (45 kg) 2 3/4 can (1,098 g) 3 can (1,272 g) 3 1/2 can (1,445 g)
110 lb (50 kg) 3 can (1,188 g) 3 1/4 can (1,376 g) 3 3/4 can (1,564 g)
121 lb (55 kg) 3 can (1,277 g) 3 1/2 can (1,478 g) 4 can (1,680 g)
132 lb (60 kg) 3 1/4 can (1,363 g) 3 3/4 can (1,578 g) 4 1/4 can (1,793 g)

Mixed Feeding

Weight Can + Normal Thin
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/4 can + 1/8 cup (8 g) 1/8 cup (14 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 1/4 can + 1/4 cup (25 g) 3/8 cup (33 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 1/4 can + 1/2 cup (40 g) 5/8 cup (51 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1/4 can + 5/8 cup (54 g) 3/4 cup (67 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1/4 can + 3/4 cup (68 g) 1 cup (83 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1/2 can + 7/8 cup (79 g) 1 1/8 cup (100 g)
26 lb (12 kg) 1/2 can + 1 1/8 cup (102 g) 1 1/2 cup (126 g)
35 lb (16 kg) 1/2 can + 1 5/8 cup (145 g) 2 cup (176 g)
44 lb (20 kg) 1/2 can + 2 1/8 cup (186 g) 2 5/8 cup (222 g)
55 lb (25 kg) 1 can + 1 3/4 cup (156 g) 2 1/4 cup (198 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 1 can + 2 3/8 cup (202 g) 2 7/8 cup (250 g)
77 lb (35 kg) 1 can + 2 7/8 cup (246 g) 3 1/2 cup (300 g)
88 lb (40 kg) 1 can + 3 3/8 cup (288 g) 4 cup (348 g)
99 lb (45 kg) 1 can + 3 3/4 cup (329 g) 4 5/8 cup (395 g)
110 lb (50 kg) 1 can + 4 1/4 cup (369 g) 5 1/8 cup (440 g)
121 lb (55 kg) 1 can + 4 3/4 cup (408 g) 5 5/8 cup (485 g)
132 lb (60 kg) 1 can + 5 1/8 cup (446 g) 6 1/8 cup (528 g)
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hepatic Canned Dog Food

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Customer reviews

Sallym17
16 Mar 2022

Shocked at dramatic results

My dog had a bile sterol acid reading of 67 (it should be under 10) got this hepatic food wasn’t expecting a great deal to change but you try anything….3 weeks later - his results are down to 1. The vet herself was shocked. And he seems to enjoy it!
Cever
25 Apr 2021

Only liver care food my dog will eat

I can’t find this anywhere snd it’s the only liver care food my dog will eat. I’m desperate to find some! Please help!
Chloe1170
30 Oct 2019

Hepatic Food

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Our dog requires a special hepatic diet, we tried other food that she would not eat. The smell was bad, we figure the taste was bad as she eats anything not nailed down. Luckily she likes this food and eats with no fuss.
Joanne 1014
30 Oct 2019

royal canine hepatic in gel canned dog food

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] it has kept my dog alive having liver disease.Thank God for the food
Snazzy Jazzy
23 Oct 2019

So far so good

My Yellow Lab Jazzy developed Copper Storage Disease at ten years old. In addition to the Penicillamine prescription and filtering her water I started her on Science Diet K/D. She ate the dry and canned food for five months with no issues. At just over five months she refused to eat the dry food any longer than a few weeks later she refused the canned. I switched her over to the Hepatic Royal Canine and she absolute loves it both the dry and canned. The Royal Canine product was a life saver for my girl! She has gained weight back and her energy levels are back to normal.
Pg654
05 Dec 2018

Without a doubt, this is a life saver

My schnauzer pup was almost dead 3 times; symptoms mimicked acute pancreatitis, but tests proved negative. On the 3rd round, she was tested for a liver shunt, and it was bad; her toxin levels were through the roof. She went on this dog food immediately, and the results were immediate! She underwent surgery, but the prognosis for a complete fix is guarded... we'll redo the test leter this month. But, even if we only have a partial success, I'm confident this food will let her be healthy for life. In the month and-a-half she's been on it, she has achieved a healthy weight absolutely goes berzerk for the stuff. I mix both dry and wet, but usually give 90% wet.
Royal Canin response
Thank you for sharing your story with us. Best wishes for your schnauzer!
MomtoMollie
03 Oct 2018

Treat Saver!

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My Lab has to have Hepatic food, this is the brand she prefers. We purchase the dry for meals and the canned is baked for treats. We spread it out on a cookie sheet with parchment paper, bake at 320 for about 90 minutes. We store it in the refrigerator. You wouldn't want to have a dinner party on the same day! This is the only treat besides turkey she can have. Thank you!
Keltic65
03 Oct 2018

Quality food

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Started my mom's Maltese on this diet. She has congenital.liver disease. She has lived 2 years longer(and still going) than expected while eating this diet only !!! Thank you for giving my mom more time with her baby !
Dixiemama
02 Oct 2018

My dogs love it

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Both my small rescue dogs have liver problems. The vet put them on this diet and they both love it. I never have any problems getting them to eat! After being on this food and taking their medicine their liver numbers have improved greatly. Thanks for a good tasting dog food.
Ginny37
02 Oct 2018

Total Waste of Time

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My dog hates this and won't touch it. Don't blame him...ingredients are disgusting and cheap. The price is ridiculous.
Royal Canin response
We are sorry to hear that your pet did not like the canned Hepatic. Please speak to your veterinarian about alternative diets