Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Early Cardiac Dogs
Congestive heart failure.
Gestation, lactation, growth.
Pancreatitis or a history of episodes of pancreatitis.
The diet should be started from the detection of the first signs of heart disease. Dietary treatment can be continued for life.
Animals suffering from cardiac pathologies regularly show loss of appetite and weight loss. The great palatability of Cardiac Canine food, associated with a high level of protein and energy, favors the optimal weight of the dog and limits weight loss.
Sodium limitation reduces the workload of the heart. Potassium and magnesium levels are tailored to optimal clinical levels.
Taurine and L-carnitine are essential elements to maintain the normal function of myocytes and, in addition, promote cardiac function.
Low sodium diets interrupt water and sodium retention associated with heart disease. This restriction offers the veterinarian the possibility of sodium supplementation.
Animals suffering from heart disease are more exposed to oxidative stress. Free radicals are cytotoxic and have a negative inotropic effect. Due to their antioxidant properties, flavanols considerably limit their deleterious effects. Furthermore, they produce antihypertensive activity (Duarte 2001), and stimulate the endogenous production of nitric oxide (a local vasodilator).
Meat and animal derivatives, derivatives of vegetable origin, cereals, oils and fats, minerals, vegetables.
Proteins 8.1 % Fats 7.1 % Fibers 0.8 % Ashes 1.5 %
Moisture 73.5 % Omega-3 0.45%
Taurine 0.22% L-carnitine 0.45%