essentialcare® Senior Dry Formula for Dogs

Specially formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of senior dogs

essentialcare® Senior Dry Formula for Dogs

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Product Overview

Specially formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of senior dogs
Enhanced botanical oils naturally nourish to help sustain a bright mind as a dog ages
Sources of glucosamine help nourish joints
Antioxidants, including Vitamin E, help maintain a healthy immune system
High protein level helps maintain lean body mass
Product Benefits:
  • #1 ingredient is chicken, a quality protein source which helps support strong muscles
  • Highly digestible
  • Omega -6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid, help promote a healthy skin and coat

Diet Characteristics

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

  • #1 Ingredient is chicken, a quality protein source, which helps support strong muscles
  • Joint Support/Joint Health: Natural sources of glucosamine help nourish joints
  • Immune Health: Vital antioxidants, including Vitamin E, help maintain a healthy immune system
  • Body Condition: High protein level helps maintain lean body mass
  • Dental Health: Crunchy kibble helps clean teeth, freshen breath and reduce plaque build-up
  • Highly Digestible: More nutrients are available for absorption
  • 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 essential care Senior 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.

FEEDING GUIDE1
WEIGHT AT MATURITY DRY
lbs kg Approximate Number of 250 ml (8 oz) Cups/Day
3 - 12 1 - 5 1/3 - 1
13 - 20 6 - 9 1 - 1 1/2
21 - 35 10 - 16 1 1/2 - 2 1/4
36 - 50 17 - 22 2 1/4 - 3
51 - 75 23 - 34 3 - 4
76 - 100 35 - 45 4 - 5
Over 100 Over 45 5 cups plus 1/4 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 45 kg (100 lbs)
CALORIE CONTENT (ME) (FED)
3786 kcal/kg
1717 kcal/lb
363 kcal/250 ml (8 oz) cup

1 Recommended daily feeding amounts, using a standard 250 ml/8 oz measuring cup which contains approximately 96 g of Purina Veterinary Diets® essentialcare® Senior Formula For Dogs. Provide fresh water in a clean container daily.

2 Kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME).

Nutrition Information

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein (Min) 28.0 %
Crude Fat (Min) 13.0%
Crude Fibre (Max) 4.5%
Moisture (Max) 12.0%
Linoleic Acid (Min) 1.3%
Calcium (Ca) (Min) 1.0%
Phosphorous (P) (Min) 0.8%
Zinc (Zn) (Min) 150 mg/kg
Selenium (Se) (Min) 0.35 mg/kg
Vitamin A (Min) 14,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (Min) 460 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid* (Min) 70 mg/kg
Glucosamine* (Min) 400 ppm
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (Min) 1.5%

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

Ingredients

Chicken, rice flour, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal (source of glucosamine), soybean meal, whole grain corn, corn germ meal, oat meal, medium-chain triglyceride vegetable oil, whole grain wheat, fish meal (source of glucosamine), pea fibre, poultry and pork digest, beef fat naturally preserved with mixed-tocopherols, glycerin, calcium carbonate, salt, dried egg product, mono and dicalcium phosphate, caramel colour, potassium chloride, dried carrots, dried peas, 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)], choline chloride, MINERALS [zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], L-Lysine monohydrochloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C), sulphur, garlic oil. D-4181-C

Every ingredient has a purpose

Sizes Available

PACKAGING SIZES AVAILABLE CUPS PER SIZE
essentialcare® Senior Formula For Dogs Bags of 8 lb (3.6 kg) 37 cups
  Bags of 17.7 lb (8 kg) 83 cups
  Bags of 31 lb (14.1 kg) 146 cups

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