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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.

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.

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

Calorie Content

This diet contains 1514 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 621 kilocalories ME per 14.4 oz 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

Weight Daily Feeding
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/4 can (118 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 3/8 can (160 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 5/8 can (235 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1 can (395 g)
33 lb (15 kg) 1 1/4 cans (535 g)
44 lb (20 kg) 1 5/8 cans (664 g)
55 lb (25 kg) 1 7/8 cans (785 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 2 1/4 cans (900 g)
77 lb (35 kg) 2 1/2 cans (1010 g)
88 lb (40 kg) 2 3/4 cans (1116 g)
99 lb (45 kg) 3 cans (1220 g)
110 lb (50 kg) 3 1/4 cans (1320 g)
121 lb (55 kg) 3 1/2 cans (1418 g)
132 lb (60 kg) 3 3/4 cans (1513 g)
143 lb (65 kg) 3 7/8 cans (1607 g)
154 lb (70 kg) 4 1/8 cans (1699 g)
165 lb (75 kg) 4 3/8 cans (1789 g)
176 lb (80 kg) 4 5/8 cans (1878 g)
187 lb (85 kg) 4 3/4 cans (1965 g)
198 lb (90 kg) 5 cans (2051 g)
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hepatic Canned Dog Food

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Customer reviews

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.
Valleygirldc
11 Jun 2018

Dog hates this food

My dog was recently diagnose with an acute liver issue. My vet switched him to the Hepatic canned food and medicine in order to give his liver a chance to heal. The problem is, my dog HATES the food. He won't touch it. I have to blend it up and feed him with a syringe.
tiff and Sahara
25 Nov 2017

Dog finally happy with food!

My dog got diagnosed with Liver disease and the options for diet are really limited. She is also quite old and does not have very many teeth left which also makes dry food not possible. We tired another brand and we nearly had to force feed her, it was so sad and we thought we ran out of options. Now we always get Royal Canin because she gobbles it up, and the price great for how many servings we get out of each can. Her energy and overal spirit is much improved. Thank you Royal Canin!!!
MalteseLover
04 Sep 2017

Life Saver

As noted by a previous reviewer our dog (Maltese Cross) was also diagnosed with a Liver Shunt after weeks of poor digestion/diarrhea and lethargy. Our Veterinarian recommend Royal Canin Brand Hepatic Diet as her 1st choice of products. She also provided a second brand in the event that our dog became finicky. Needless to say she during a 2 day taste test she preferred this product over the competitors version. Also the amount of food and caloric intake of this product is higher per oz vs the competitors brand, this saves $$$ over time which is very appreciated! We will be returning the other product to our vet and purchasing additional Royal Canin. We did discover that adding a slight bit of water and mixing to loosen the consistency as well as slightly warming the food just slightly has really helped her adjust to the change in foods. I was wondering if they made small treats for dogs on this program? That would be helpful for an occasional reward. Thank you for making such a high quality life saving diet for our dog :)