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)

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Customer reviews

15 Dec 2020

10 years!

We have 2 Shih-Poos. When our oldest, now 11 was just a puppy our vet recommended this product. When our youngest came a few years later we also put her on this diet. There has never been an issue and the still enjoy their food. We started adding a few green beans to their diet as treats and they prefer them to other types of chewy treats! Obviously, this is a high quality food and it comes with a bit of a cost, but it keeps our pups healthy.
lauradzeii
05 Dec 2020

Confusion about the feeding amount

Our 9 months old chihuahua puppy was diagnosed with a liver shunt. We had to choose between Royal Canin or Hills. We chose this, because of many good reviews from the chi owners whose dogs were also diagnosed with the same condition. When we checked for the feeding guide, on the package it was written 107 grams per day for a thin 5kg dogs. Ours is 1 kilo and that makes 21-22 grams per day. The first day we followed this calculation and dog was starving!! We checked other sources and found different amount given. Would like to know how the calculation is made? If our dog is 1 kg, does it make 21-22 grams or could be more actually? Right now we are giving around 25 and she's still hungry :( But otherwise, we are happy to finally see that there's food which our chi girl loves, because she's a picky eater, tried so many different foods that I can't count anymore!
Darc2005
27 Nov 2020

Life-changing for my dog

My dog has liver shunts and they are not able to do surgery because the location of them. He takes meds everyday but he will getting lethargic and having episodes. Once we started this food, he has been great. He is hungry all the time and has gained weight, but he is doing well. Thanks you Royal Canin!
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.