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Royal Canin Veterinary Diets Gastro-Intestinal Low Fat Dog Food

  • Dry » 1.5kg Bag £11.50
  • Dry » 6kg Bag £35.38
  • Dry » 12kg Bag £63.10
  • Wet » 12 x 410g Cans £25.74

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Description

Royal Canin Gastro-Intestinal Low Fat is a high energy-density, reduced fat kibble for dogs in cases of acute or chronic diarrhoea, maldigestion and malabsorption, colitis or convalescence. Combining digestible proteins, fish oils, pulps and prebiotics to promote complete digestive health and the function of internal systems. The diet is formulated to cater to the needs of growing dogs with an energy-packed kibble that allows you to distribute a smaller amount of food at mealtimes, thereby reducing the digestive workload. The low-fat formulation is suitable for dogs suffering from acute pancreatitis and hyperlipidaemia, assisting with nutrient digestion and absorption. Should not be used in cases of pregnancy.

Royal Canin veterinary dients should only be given in conjunction with your vets recommendation!

Gastro Intestinal Low Fat Dry

GASTRO-INTESTINAL LOW FAT is a complete dietetic feed for the nutritional management of dogs formulated to regulate lipid metabolism in the case of hyperlipidaemia. This feed contains a low level of fat and a high level of essential fatty acids.

LF22 Low Fat Dry Food

Recommendation

It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use. Initially feed Gastro-Intestinal Low Fat for 2 months in the case of hyperlipidaemia.

Benefits

  • Digestive Security - Nutrients which support a balanced digestive system.
  • Low Fat - For the nutritional management of dogs with digestive disorders in need of a low fat diet.
  • Low Fibre - For the nutritional management of dogs with digestive disorders in need of a low fibre diet.
  • Antioxidant Complex - A patented synergistic complex of antioxidants to help neutralise free radicals.

Ingredients

  • Composition - Rice, dehydrated poultry meat, wheat, barley, hydrolysed animal proteins, beet pulp, yeasts, animal fats, minerals, fructo-oligo-saccharides, psyllium husks and seeds, fish oil, hydrolysed yeast (source of manno-oligo-saccharides), marigold extract (source of lutein).
  • Additives (per kg) - Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 11700 IU, Vitamin D3: 1000 IU, E1 (Iron): 43 mg, E2 (Iodine): 3.4 mg, E4 (Copper): 9 mg, E5 (Manganese): 57 mg, E6 (Zinc): 186 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.08 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.
  • Analytical constituents - Protein: 22% - Fat content: 7% - Crude ash: 6.6% - Crude fibres: 1.7% - Per kg: Essential fatty acids: 14 g - Omega 3 fatty acids: 2.5g.

Analysis

Analysis table Amount
Arachidonic acid (%) 0.04
Ash (%) 6.6
Biotin (mg/kg) 1.11
Calcium (%) 1.09
Fibre (%) 1.7
Dietary fibre (%) 8.6
DL-methionine (%) 0.6
EPA/DHA (%) 0.14
Fat (%) 7.0
Linoleic acid (%) 1.18
Lutein (mg/kg) 5.0
Metabolisable energy (calculated according to NRC85) (kcal/kg) 3227.0
Metabolisable energy (measured) (kcal/kg) 3492.0
Methionine Cystine (%) 0.93
Moisture (%) 9.5
Nitrogen-free extract (NFE) (%) 53.2
Omega 3 (%) 0.25
Omega 6 (%) 1.24
Phosphorus (%) 0.83
Protein (%) 22.0
Starch (%) 46.3
Taurine (mg/kg) 2100.0
Vitamin A (UI/kg) 20000.0
Vitamin C (mg/kg) 300.0
Vitamin E (mg/kg) 600.0
Other nutrients Amount
Arginine (%) 1.45
L-lysine (%) 1.05
Minerals Amount
Chlorine (%) 0.63
Copper (mg/kg) 15.0
Iodine (mg/kg) 3.4
Iron (mg/kg) 183.0
Magnesium (%) 0.1
Manganese (mg/kg) 76.0
Potassium (%) 0.7
Selenium (mg/kg) 0.24
Sodium (%) 0.4
Zinc (mg/kg) 224.0
Vitamins Amount
Choline (mg/kg) 1800.0
Folic acid (mg/kg) 0.9
Vitamin B1 Thiamin (mg/kg) 4.3
Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin (mg/kg) 0.07
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin (mg/kg) 3.9
Vitamin B3 Niacin (mg/kg) 15.4
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic acid (mg/kg) 25.9
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine (mg/kg) 8.4
Vitamin D3 (UI/kg) 1000.0

Feeding guidelines

The following table shows the recommended daily feeding guidelines (grams per day). Fresh water should be available at all times. It is recommended to split the daily feed quantity between two meals.

Dog's weight Thin Normal Overweight
2kg 75g 60g 45g
4kg 130g 105g 75g
6kg 170g 140g 105g
8kg 215g 170g 130g
10kg 250g 200g 150g
15kg 335g 270g 200g
20kg 415g 330g 250g
25kg 490g 390g 295g
30kg 560g 445g 335g
35kg 625g 500g 375g
40kg 690g 550g 415g
50kg 810g 650g 485g
60kg 925g 740g 555g
70kg 1035g 830g 620g
80kg 1140g 915g 685g

Low Fat Wet

Recommendation

It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use. Initially feed Gastro-Intestinal Low Fat for 2 months in the case of hyperlipidaemia.

Benefits

  • Digestive Security - Nutrients which support a balanced digestive system.
  • Low Fat - For the nutritional management of dogs with digestive disorders in need of a low fat diet.
  • Fibre Balance - Adjusted levels of soluble/insoluble fibres to help limit fermentations and promote good stools quality.
  • Antioxidant Complex - A patented synergistic complex of antioxidants to help neutralise free radicals.

Ingredients

  • Composition - Meat and animal derivatives, cereals, derivatives of vegetable origin, minerals, oils and fats, yeasts.
  • Additives (per kg) - Nutritional additives: Vitamin D3: 200 IU, E1 (Iron): 8 mg, E2 (Iodine): 0.15 mg, E4 (Copper): 1 mg, E5 (Manganese): 2.5 mg, E6 (Zinc): 24 mg - Technological additives: Pentasodium triphosphate: 1 g.
  • Analytical constituents - Protein: 7.5% - Fat content: 1.7% - Crude ash: 1.5% - Crude fibre: 1.7% - Moisture: 74% - Essential fatty acids: 0.3% including Omega 3: 0.03%.

Analysis

Analysis table Amount
Arachidonic acid (%) 0.05
Ash (%) 1.5
Biotin (UI/kg) 0.1
Calcium (%) 0.24
Fibre (%) 1.7
Dietary fibre (%) 2.9
DL-methionine (%) 0.12
EPA/DHA (%) 0.02
Fat (%) 1.7
Linoleic acid (%) 0.25
Lutein (mg/kg) 1.25
Metabolisable energy (calculated according to NRC85) (kcal/kg) 883.0
Metabolisable energy (measured) (kcal/kg) 965.0
Methionine Cystine (%) 0.19
Moisture (%) 74.0
Nitrogen-free extract (NFE) (%) 13.6
Omega 3 (%) 0.03
Omega 6 (%) 0.3
Phosphorus (%) 0.13
Protein (%) 7.5
Starch (%) 12.4
Taurine (mg/kg) 1400.0
Vitamin A (UI/kg) 30000.0
Vitamin C (mg/kg) 55.0
Vitamin E (mg/kg) 150.0
Other nutrients Amount
Arginine (%) 0.41
L-lysine (%) 0.34
Minerals Amount
Chlorine (%) 0.2
Copper (mg/kg) 5.0
Iodine (mg/kg) 0.25
Iron (mg/kg) 40.0
Magnesium (%) 0.023
Manganese (mg/kg) 6.8
Potassium (%) 0.14
Selenium (mg/kg) 0.1
Sodium (%) 0.06
Zinc (mg/kg) 35.0
Vitamins Amount
Choline (mg/kg) 450.0
Folic acid (mg/kg) 0.35
Vitamin B1 Thiamin (mg/kg) 10.0
Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin (mg/kg) 0.025
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin (mg/kg) 3.0
Vitamin B3 Niacin (mg/kg) 10.0
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic acid (mg/kg) 10.0
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine (mg/kg) 1.0
Vitamin D3 (UI/kg) 210.0

Feeding guidelines

The following table shows the recommended daily feeding guidelines (grams per day). Fresh water should be available at all times. It is recommended to split the amount between two feeds per day.

Dog Weight (kg) Thin Normal Overweight
2 285g 3/4 can 225g 1/2 can 170g 1/2 can
5 555g 1 1/4 cans 445g 1 can 330g 3/4 can
10 920g 2 1/4 cans 735g 1 3/4 cans 550g 1 1/4 cans
15 1235g 3 cans 990g 2 1/2 cans 740g 1 3/4 cans
20 1525g 3 3/4 cans 1220g 3 cans 915g 2 1/4 cans
25 1790g 4 1/4 cans 1435g 3 1/2 cans 1075g 2 1/2 cans
30 2050g 5 cans 1640g 4 cans 1230g 3 cans
35 2290g 5 1/2 cans 1835g 4 1/2 cans 1375g 3 1/4 cans
40 2525g 6 1/4 cans 2020g 5 cans 1515g 3 3/4 cans

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Feeding guide

4th Nov 2015
Pat

My 9 year old CKCS has had acute Pancreatitis and was hospitalised for a week. The vet recommended the Royal Canine gi low fat kibble for her, she was previously fed on Hills senior dog food. She weighs in at 10.05 kg. I would like to know what the feeding guide would be as my intention is to dispense the total daily requirements and then give her a main meal from this and the remainder to be given as a substitute treats for her previous treats of shapes X 1 given at 6am, 7pm and 1 at 10 and Pedigree Chum X 1 dental chews, which were given at 3 pm. This new regime is for life so I want to get it right for her as she seems a bit belly led at the moment

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

For a 10kg dog, the recommended daily amount is 200gof the kibbled (dry) diet per day. This is however just a guide and should be increased or decreased by about 50g depending if your dog is lean or overweight. The correct amount to feed is always simply that amount which produces the correct bodyweight. If you are measuring the daily allowance out every day as you describe, it will be very easy to keep your dog in perfect shape. However you cannot start with a feeding guide amount and then stick to it for life. You need to adjust the amount in view of how thin or fat your dog is. In fact most dogs with pancreatitis are overweight, so I suspect that you might do better to start on 150g per day. The only difficulty in all of this is the difference between the correct healthy amount to feed a dog and the amount the owner and dog regard as the correct amount due to appetite and owners wanting to be kind. This means that most people feed too much to their dogs and the dogs are fat. The solution is so simple, yet so difficult. Just feed the amount which keeps your dog to the correct weight. Overweight dogs need less, thin dogs can be offered more.

Pancreatitis

27th Jul 2015
Karen Gibson
  • VioVet Customer Since: September 2013
  • From: Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

my dog is currently on the sensitivity control Royal Canin but has now been diagnosed with pancreatitis. Should I stay on the current food or move to this one as it has been recommended he goes on a low fat diet.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

It is usually best to follow the advice of the vet who is familiar with the individual dog involved. Generally it is believed that a low fat diet is better for dogs where there is a concern regarding triggering another episode of pancreatitis. Although this condition is not fully understood, low fat diets are certainly generally believed to help.

Can I add a little of the wet food to her normal dry food

28th Feb 2015
Cook

Can I add some of this wet food to her normal dry food

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

It is perfectly OK to add some wet food to a dried diet. Best to add a small amount first and gradually increase the quantity over a few days. Most dogs do better on a mix of the two in fact.

Do I need a prescription to order this food?

10th Dec 2014
Nellie Round

My dog has been diagnosed with diabetes. Are you able to suggest any suitable treats?

The vet has told me to feed her Royal Canin Veterinary Diets Gastro-Intestinal Low Fat Dog Food - tinned

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

The best treats for diabetic individuals are based on meat or fish. Carbohydrates should be avoided. Good examples would be Pet Munchies Dog Treats or Thrive ProReward Dog Treats. With a diabetic dog you should try to establish a routine where all foods and treats, as well as periods of exercise and rest, become part of a regular daily routine. Try not to give different amounts on different days, or it is difficult to stabilise the insulin treatment.

My Cat ate some that is for Dogs

5th Nov 2014
Desiree

My Cat ate some of the wet food version for dogs. Is this okay?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

This is completely OK. It would not be a good idea for your cat to eat large amounts of it in the place of normal cat food, but one snack should be fine.

Is this food suitable as an on-going diet?

8th Jun 2014
Peter Hill
  • VioVet Customer Since: May 2014
  • From: Dorset, United Kingdom

Our 12yr old Weimaraner probably has gastro enteritis ,according to a blood test. The vet has reccommended your low fat food. If he manages to recover should he remain on this prescription diet? He has lost a lot of weight and looks mostly skin and bone

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

This diet can be used as a long-term food. If his digestion is now working well, then if you give him the correct amount of this food, he should do fine. If problems remain then he might need treatment other than just this diet. It does sound concerning that he is "mostly skin and bone", but that would not be a reason to start giving him extra foods or treats. Your vet might have a very good reason to recommend this food. You might trigger other problems if you feed different foods. I should discuss this with your vet and see what he/she says in response to your weight concerns.