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

A precise blend of antioxidants helps support a healthy immune system

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

Some dogs require precise protein levels to support healthy liver function. Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hepatic canned is a highly palatable and digestible dog food, restricted in copper content and formulated with nutrients essential to support liver function. The high energy density helps reduce necessary food volume in dogs with poor appetites while this formula contains a precise blend of antioxidants to help support a healthy immune system. With the help of your veterinarian and Royal Canin, there’s not just hope – there can be a true difference.

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 erecta L.).

Calorie Content

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

Crude Protein (min) 5.0%
Crude Fat (min) 3.5%
Crude Fiber (max) 2.0%
Moisture (max) 64%
Copper (max) 3.0 mg/kg

Wet Feeding


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


Mixed Feeding

Mix with Royal Canin® Canine Hepatic Dry Dog Food

Weight Cans/Day Normal Activity - Cups High Activity - Cups
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/4 1/8 (8 g) 1/8 (14 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 1/4 1/4 (25 g) 3/8 (33 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 1/4 1/2 (40 g) 5/8 (51 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1/4 5/8 (54g) 3/4 (67 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1/4 3/4 (68 g) 1 (83 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1/2 1/2 (79 g) 1 1/8 (100 g)
26 lb (12 kg) 1/2 1 1/8 (102 g) 1 1/2 (126 g)
35 lb (16 kg) 1/2 1 5/8 (145 g) 2 (176 g)
44 lb (20 kg) 1/2 2 1/8 (186 g) 2 5/8 (222 g)
55 lb (25 kg) 1 1 3/4 (156 g) 2 1/4 (198 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 1 2 3/8 (202 g) 2 7/8 (250 g)
77 lb (35 kg) 1 2 7/8 (246 g) 3 1/2 (300 g)
88 lb (40 kg) 1 3 3/8 (288 g) 4 (348 g)
110 lb (50 kg) 1 4 1/4 (369 g) 5 1/8 (440 g)
132 lb (60 kg) 1 5 1/8 (446 g) 6 1/8 (528 g)
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Customer reviews

Chloe1170
30 Oct 2019

Hepatic Food

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

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!

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

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

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

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
JRTlover
02 Oct 2018

Tastes great

My dog loves this, he has no idea it is a special hepatic diet. I mix with the hepatic dry food.
Spocksmom
11 Jul 2018

This saved my puppy.

Spock, my puppy, was diagnosed with liver shunt at 11 weeks old. He was nearly gone by that point and we were beside ourselves. The vet we took him to had seen shunt before, and did blood testing to confirm, then fed him this food. In 48 hours, we had a different puppy. He is now 14 weeks old. He went from 3.8 lbs at 11 weeks, to 7.2 pounds today. Spock has a long road ahead. On August 8, we take him for a CT scan to confirm the shunt diagnosis and locate it. Then, we determine whether surgery will be a successful plan. Regardless, Royal Canin food will be our go-to for his life. The first photo is of him, sick, not asleep, on the vet table when we nearly lost him. Two days earlier he had been fine - launched himself into the pool, played hard, etc. - the next day he started downhill, refused to eat and slept all day. We thought he'd played too hard the day before; the next day he ate well but then started acting drunk (the vet called this "star gazing" and said it is the #1 sign of shunt). The next day he was on the vet table - picture. The you-tube video was taken 2 days ago - 7 lbs. and a bundle of puppy energy! We use the dry food for his training treats (2 1/4c. training treats/day) and the wet for his 3 meals/day (1 can/day). Yes, this is ALOT of food. He is growing like a weed. This week was the first time we did not feel every rib, hip, and collar bone on his body. He actually has meat on him! Can someone give me a way to contact the inventor of this food to send him/her a thank you card? And a virtual hug! Also - if you can come up with tiny treat version of the dry for training, that would be awesome! Our training is limited to the number of pellets he can eat and not become obese. :-) (Note - Spock is a mini-goldendoodle. His mom is AKC Golden Retriever; his dad is AKC toy-poodle.
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