essentialcare® Adult Dry Formula for Dogs

Specially formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of adult dogs

essentialcare® Adult Dry Formula for Dogs

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Product Overview

Specially formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of adult dogs
High protein level helps maintain lean body mass
Sources of glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acids help nourish joints
Antioxidants, including Vitamin E, help maintain a healthy immune system
Omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid, help promote a healthy skin and coat

Product Benefits:

  • #1 ingredient is a quality protein source which helps support strong muscles
  • Calcium and phosphorus help support healthy teeth and bones

Diet Characteristics

This blend is specifically formulated with key nutrients that support the unique nutritional needs of adult dogs

  • #1 Ingredient is chicken, a quality protein source, which helps in the support strong muscles
  • Dental Health: Crunchy kibble helps clean teeth, freshen breath and reduce plaque build-up
  • Highly Digestible: More nutrients are available for absorption
  • Immune Health: Vital antioxidants, including Vitamin E, help maintain a healthy immune system
  • Joint Health: Natural sources of glucosamine and Omega-3 fatty acids help nourish joints
  • Radiant Skin and Coat: Omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid, help promote a healthy skin and coat
  • Strong Teeth and Bones: Calcium and phosphorus help nourish healthy bones and teeth

Feeding & Administration

Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) procedures substantiate that Purina Veterinary Diets essentialcare Adult Formula For Dogs provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.

The following feeding program is recommended as a guideline only, with discretionary clinical adjustments for proper weight maintenance.

lbs kg Approximate Number of 250 ml (8 oz) Cups/Day
3 - 12 1 - 5 1/3 - 1
13 - 20 6 - 9 1 - 1 1/3
21 - 35 10 - 16 1 1/3 - 2
36 - 50 17 - 22 2 - 2 1/3
51 - 75 23 - 34 2 1/3 - 3 1/4
76 - 100 35 - 45 3 1/4 - 3 3/4
Over 100 Over 45 3 3/4 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 45 kg (100 lbs)
4175 kcal/kg
1898 kcal/lb
466 kcal/ 250 ml (8 oz) cup

1 Using a standard 250 ml/8 oz measuring cup which contains approximately 112 g of Purina Veterinary Diets® essentialcare® Adult Formula For Dogs. Provide fresh water in a clean container daily.

2 Kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME).

Nutrition Information

Crude Protein (Min) 26.0 %
Crude Fat (Min) 16.0%
Crude Fibre (Max) 3.0%
Moisture (Max) 12.0%
Linoleic Acid (Min) 1.4%
Calcium (Ca) (Min) 1.0%
Phosphorous (P) (Min) 0.8%
Selenium (Se) (Min) 0.35 mg/kg
Vitamin A (Min) 13,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (Min) 250 IU/kg
Glucosamine** (Min) 350 ppm
Omega-3 Fatty Acids** (Min) 0.45%

**Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


Chicken, brewers rice, whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, whole grain wheat, poultry by-product meal (source of glucosamine), animal fat preserved with mixedtocopherols, fish meal (source of glucosamine), animal digest, dried egg product, fish oil, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, salt, mono and dicalcium phosphate, choline chloride, VITAMINS [Vitamin E supplement, niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin B-12 supplement, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin (Vitamin B-7)], MINERALS [zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], L-Lysine monohydrochloride, garlic oil. B-4499-C

Every ingredient has a purpose

Sizes Available

essentialcare® Adult Formula For Dogs Bags of 8 lb (3.6 kg) 32 cups
Bags of 17.7 lb (8 kg) 72 cups
Bags of 35 lb (16 kg) 144 cups

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