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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 1,289kcal or 4 cups

Calorie Content
This product contains 4064 kilocalories/kilogram or 328 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).

Rice, soy protein isolate hydrolysate, chicken fat, natural flavors, beet pulp, vegetable oil, sodium silico aluminate, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, fish oil, fructo-olligosaccharides, potassium chloride, monosodium phosphate, L-tyrosine, choline chloride, taurine, borage oil, vitamins [DL-alpha-tocopherol (source of vitamin E), inositol, niacin, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], minerals [zinc amino acid chelate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], marigold extract, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, and citric acid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 19%
Crude Fat (min) 17%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.1%
Moisture (max) 10.5%

Nutrition Statement
ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet™ canine HYPOALLERGENIC HP 19™ provides complete and balanced nutrition for growth and maintenance


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat January 5, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Cons: No meat content, some low quality and controversial fillers

This product is a veterinary diet, but is not indicated for the treatment of disease. Our comments relate solely to our opinion of the ingredients used in this product and are made on equal footing with any other product not marketed under a 'veterinary diet' label.

The main ingredient in this food is a grain. Even if of good quality, grains are not a natural foodstuff for a canine, and dog foods should be based on meat. There is no meat at all in this food, making it suited only to severely allergic individuals for whom no meat protein source can be found.

The primary ingredient in the food is rice. Rice is generally a good quality grain that is low allergenic, but as it is increasingly one of the most common ingredients in dog food the number of rice allergies is increasing and its value in products aimed at allergy sufferers is vastly diminished. Soy is the protein source in the food, but is an ingredient very commonly associated with the development of food allergies. Compared to meat, this is a low quality protein.

Beet pulp is controversial filler which appears to be used in large quantities in this food. It is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.

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