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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

Adapted 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 Dry 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.

Brewers rice, corn, brown rice, soy protein isolate, chicken fat, dried plain beet pulp, natural flavors, vegetable oil, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, monocalcium phosphate, fish oil, DL-methionine, fructooligosaccharides, L-lysine, choline chloride, taurine, salt, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], 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, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), L-carnitine, magnesium oxide, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3761 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 323 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 14.0%
Crude Fat (min) 14.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.6%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Copper (max) 7 mg/kg

Dry Feeding


Weight Normal Activity - Cups High Activity - Cups
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/2 (47 g) 5/8 (53 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 3/4 (64 g) 7/8 (72 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 7/8 (79 g) 1 (90 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1 1/8 (93 g) 1 1/4 (106 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1 1/4 (107 g) 1 3/8 (122 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 1 1/2 (133 g) 1 3/4 (151 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1 7/8 (157 g) 2 1/8 (179 g)
26 lb (12 kg) 2 1/8 (180 g) 2 3/8 (205 g)
35 lb (16 kg) 2 5/8 (224 g) 3 (254 g)
44 lb (20 kg) 3 (264 g) 3 1/2 (300 g)
55 lb (25 kg) 3 5/8 (312 g) 4 1/8 (355 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 4 1/8 (358 g) 4 3/4 (407 g)
77 lb (35 kg) 4 5/8 (402 g) 5 1/4 (457 g)
88 lb (40 kg) 5 1/8 (444 g) 5 7/8 (505 g)
110 lb (50 kg) 6 1/8 (525 g) 6 7/8 (597 g)
132 lb (60 kg) 7 (602 g) 7 7/8 (684 g)


Mixed Feeding

Mix with Royal Canin® Canine Hepatic Loaf Canned 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 (54 g) 3/4 (67 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1/4 3/4 (68 g) 1 (83 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 1/4 1 1/8 (94 g) 1 1/4 (112 g)
22 lb (10 kg) 1/2 7/8 (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)
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Hepatic Dry Dog Food

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Customer reviews

Kobe710
18 Feb 2020

Decreased Kobe's ALT Liver Value!

Due to copper accumulation & gallbaldder sludge, Kobe was prescribed Royal Canin Hepatic. I feed both kibble & canned. Kobe has been on medication for his gallbladder & Denamarin for liver support since last April 2019 yet his liver values did not decrease. 3 months On Royal Canin & his ALT Liver value decreased from 282 to 130 - almost within normal limits. He is due for another ultrasound & biopsy in April. And he has increased energy!
02 Nov 2019

Great Food.

I've been buying this food for 5 yrs for my chihuahua to keep his liver healthy.
cathy69
31 Oct 2019

My Dogs Love It

My vet put 2 of my dogs on this food due to their elevated liver enzymes. They are both Shih Tzus, and 1 is 12 years old, the other is 7. The 12-year old gets a little of the canned Hepatic with the dry. They love the taste, and I feel better knowing that they're getting the best nutrition. The last time I had blood work done on the 12-year old, her numbers were great. Thank you for such a wonderful product for my precious babies!
Cmgauger
31 Oct 2019

Good for dogs with liver issues

My dog can only eat low protein food fuels to his liver condition MVD. We have struggled to get him to eat but he will eat this food. I even add vegetables for variety. His weight is good and his coat looks awesome.
Louie Lou Louis
30 Oct 2019

assists with pet's liver problem

Lou my dog has a liver problem and vet recommended Canine Hepatic Dry Dog Food
Vane
30 Oct 2019

Love it

Best food ever but pricey need a prescription to get this food
30 Oct 2019

Quality life requirement

Our dog is our extension of our family...his vet in order to give him a quality of life experience prescribed Hepatic formula for our Luther.
Liz M
30 Oct 2019

Keeping my pup healthy

My Daisy has been on this food for a little over a year. I am very happy that such a trusted brand offers a very specific diet option, with out it, I would be making all of her food from scratch. No complaints from her either! She seems to enjoy it and doesn't even notice it is a specialty food.
iheartuofm
30 Oct 2019

Worth it!

Recommended by my vet over a year ago, I use the Royal Canin Hepatic dry dog food. Both of my terrier mixes are 13 now and have elevated liver levels so this helps give them what they need at this stage in their lives.
Fraley1417
30 Oct 2019

Does the job

My dog has some liver issues and his vet prescribed the Hepatic formula to help bring the enzyme numbers down. So far, it's working!
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