Royal Canin Veterinary Diet® Canine Hepatic dry dog food

Founded by a veterinarian, Royal Canin has over 40 years experience in health nutrition. Our work with pet nutritionists, breeders, and veterinarians from around the world has provided us with knowledge about the specific nutritional requirements of dogs. This knowledge has allowed us to formulate the optimal diet for your dog's special needs.

  • Vegetable protein supports digestive health
  • Restricted copper levels support liver health
  • Supports cellular health
  • High energy concentration
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Canine Hepatic is a highly palatable and digestible dog food, restricted in copper content, and formulated with nutrients essential to support liver function.

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Size: 26.4 lb
Size: 7.7 lb
Product Information

Vegetable Protein
Contains highly digestible vegetable protein.

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

Antioxidant Complex
A precise blend of antioxidants helps support a healthy immune system.

High Energy
High energy density helps reduce the amount of food given per meal.

Feeding Guide
Recommended Daily Feeding Portion
Weight Daily Feeding
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/2 cup (47 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 3/4 cup (63 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1 cup (93 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1 3/4 cups (156 g)
33 lb (15 kg) 2 3/8 cups (212 g)
44 lb (20 kg) 2 7/8 cups (263 g)
55 lb (25 kg) 3 1/2 cups (311 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 4 cups (357 g)
77 lb (35 kg) 4 1/2 cups (400 g)
88 lb (40 kg) 4 7/8 cups (442 g)
99 lb (45 kg) 5 3/8 cups (483 g)
110 lb (50 kg) 5 3/4 cups (523 g)
121 lb (55 kg) 6 1/4 cups (562 g)
132 lb (60 kg) 6 5/8 cups (600 g)
143 lb (65 kg) 7 1/8 cups (637 g)
154 lb (70 kg) 7 1/2 cups (673 g)
165 lb (75 kg) 7 7/8 cups (709 g)
176 lb (80 kg) 8 1/4 cups (744 g)
187 lb (85 kg) 8 5/8 cups (779 g)
198 lb (90 kg) 9 cups (813 g)
Hepatic is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only as part of a veterinary-supervised program.

Brewers rice, brown rice, corn, chicken fat, soy protein isolate, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, vegetable oil, monocalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, fish oil, DL-methionine, fructooligosaccharides, choline chloride, taurine, salt, L-lysine, trace minerals (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), L-carnitine, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, niacin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min)14.0%
Crude Fat (min)14.0%
Crude Fiber (max)3.6%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Copper (max)7 mg/kg
Calorie Content
This diet contains 3768 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 339 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).
Product Reviews
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet ® Canine Hepatic dry dog food is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 83.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good features for dog's health dog loves taste and eats without hesitation. has helped dog's health issues
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Saving Product for Canine Liver Disease When I retired I dedicated my life to rescuing adult Pomeranians with liver disease because of the love I had for my very first rescue Pomeranian, Lola. I had quite a learning curve with Lola but with the assistance and knowledge of those at the Yahoo Group DogLiverShuntandDisease, Cornell Univ College of Veterinary Medicine and Royal Canine Hepatic diet, her life turned around and her liver began regenerating. I had been prescribed a number of different prescription diets before discovering Royal Canin Hepatic and two of them nearly killed her. Lola's liver diagnosis was Hepatic Microvascular Dysplasia (HMD, a hereditary liver disease). Unfortunately, in addition, my little Lola had many genetic and congenital diseases as a result of breeding for the sake of the almighty dollar with total disregard for the results. The prognosis that I was given when I adopted her was, at the most, 1 year. I adopted Lola at the age of 4 years and she was with us until just shortly before her 10th birthday and it was not the liver disease that took her from us. Today I have 3 Poms with HMD, Doodlebug (8 years old), Ludwig, (7 years old) and Pippy (9 years old). All of them are thriving on Royal Canin Hepatic and if you met them you would never know that they were compromised. They are my children and I am so grateful to Royal Canin for providing me with the means to allow them to live happy, love filled lives and for making our lives richer. Thank you, Royal Canin!
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life saver! Roxie was brought to the rescue I volunteered at as a pup. We didn't know she was sick. After a rough day at an adoption event we realized something was wrong. She had these episodes that were so extreme, head pressing, pacing, circling, extreme slobbering, we didn't expect her to live long. After a change in diet and daily lactulose, she went from multiple episodes a week to a healthy life style! Once I started the hepatic diet, she had only 2 more episodes. You would never know she has a liver shunt. She loves her Royal Canin Hepatic diet and we do too! I ended up bringing her home as a hospice dog thinking she had weeks, it's been almost 2 1/2 years. As you can see she is happy and healthy, thank you Royal Canin!!!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my dog's life! After my 6 month old yorkie was diagnosed with an inoperable liver condition, the surgeon said switching him to This food could help. Be is 10 now and not only has it helped, his bloodwork shows clean. This means of we did not KNOW there was a vascular genetic flaw, he would look normal. He has lead a normal life and due to normal things (neuter, teeth, and a cyst) has gone under anesthesia just fine. Nothing special needed. When I am asked about food, I always recommend RC food. We had the choice of this or "another brand" and our vet said RC was safe to let our other dog eat regularly as well. Both are happy little fur babies.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smells like bacon my Doberman LOVES it Our 8 year old Doberman Pinscher was diagnosed with Copper Toxicity Disease causing chronic elevated liver enzymes. It is very difficult to find a food that does not contain copper. He would not eat your competitors Hepatic Dry food. We thought we were going to have to cook for him for the rest of his life. The other Dobermans smell his food and want to eat it, it smells like bacon. Royal Canin Hepatic is perfect, Bendy loves the food and his black coat and skin are shiny and soft. Thank you for making this product.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dog loves it! When my Mollie was diagnosed with liver problems I panicked, she was so spoiled with table scraps steak I thought no way is she going to eat this. She gobbles it up... and I bake the canned version in the oven for treats. She is doing fine with her new diet . Thanks Royal Canin!
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got my happy Golden Retriever back! I was the puppy raiser of service dog in training, Klaus. He was released from Advanced Training due to liver issues. I adopted him and worked with my vet to find the right food for him. I fed him Royal Canin Hepatic dry food for three months and blood work was done. Normal liver enzymes/function! I have a happy, energetic, Golden boy now and he has been eating this food for a year.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best food and service!!! We were going through major tests with our dog son for months and found out he has had a liver shunt since birth. We immediately had to switch our food and move to all natural fruits for treats. The food from Royal Canin is able to allow our baby to live a happy normal life with his condition. The delivery option is awesome and shipping is fast!
Date published: 2016-05-26
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