Virbac UK

NUTRITION FOR YOUR PET CARNIVORE

VHPM - Nutrition for carnivores

HIGHLY EVOLVED CARNIVORES NEED HIGHLY EVOLVED NUTRITION

Although our dogs and cats might seem a long way from their wild ancestors, their nutritional needs remain fundamentally unchanged. Dogs and cats are carnivores. Are you feeding them like one?

  • THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF DOGS AND CATS

  • CAREFULLY PRODUCED BY US

  • HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS

THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF DOGS AND CATS

Dogs and cats are carnivores!

Dogs and cats have an amazing ancestry. Shaped by tens of thousands of years of evolution, they possess the speed, agility and finely honed senses of an expert predator.

Dogs and cats are carnivores. They require the high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet of meat-eaters. So why isn't this reflected in the food we give them? 

WHY DOES COMMERCIAL DOG AND CAT FOOD CONTAIN SO MUCH GRAIN?

 

Grain (maize, wheat) is listed as the main ingredient in 66% of dog food and 46% of adult cat food along with a very high starch content.

 

 

 

VETERINARY HPM™ : Advanced preventive nutrition, specially formulated for carnivores.

A HIGH-PROTEIN, LOW-CARBOHYDRATE diet

All VETERINARY HPM™ food is formulated around animal protein as the main source of energy, reducing the proportion of carbohydrates as much as possible.

CAREFULLY PRODUCED BY US

 

carte_france_veterinary_hpm.pngVETERINARY HPM™ is produced in our own factory in France, more precisely in Vauvert, close to Nîmes. This site has been producing quality pet food since 1988, and thanks to a dedicated team of veterinary surgeons and pet nutritionists, we have been able to meet the very high expectations of pet owners in terms of food quality, traceability and safety for over 30 years. Find out more about Virbac

 

croquettes_fabrication_france.JPGA factory certified by ISO 9001

Our production site for VETERINARY HPM™ is certified ISO 9001 2008. 

The quality of our products is guaranteed by regular controls validated by local authorities. Analyses are run internally and in independent accredited laboratories.

 

 

HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS

The VETERINARY HPM™ formulations are constant all year round, and respect the most modern nutritional standards and guidelines, using only the highest quality ingredients. 

Animal protein is the main ingredient of the VETERINARY HPM™ range, and this comes from high quality pork and poultry, contains very low levels of ash (minerals) and is from European origin. Our peas and potato starch are from Europe and our rice originates from Asia.

No artificial colours or flavours are added to any VETERINARY HPM™ products. Our strict ingredient supply policy also ensures that no raw materials are derived from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

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  • NATURALLY APPEALING

  • LOW ALLERGEN FORMULATION

NATURALLY APPEALING

In just a few decades, dogs and cats, both of which are natural carnivores, have had to adapt to diets increasingly rich in starch. Recent studies show however, that when given the choice, dogs and cats clearly prefer foods which contain very little carbohydrate and are richer in animal protein.

All VETERINARY HPM™ products were trialled by cat and dog owners in order to validate the quality and acceptance of every product. The tests were conducted at home, in real conditions over one month.

 

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94%
ACCEPTANCE
WITH LARGE AND MEDIUM DOGS

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92%
ACCEPTANCE
WITH SMALL AND TOY DOGS

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84%
ACCEPTANCE
WITH CATS

We're so confident that your pet will love VETERINARY HPM™ that, if they won't eat it, we'll provide a full replacement or refund!

*Palatability studies carried out in between 2013-2014 by Technisens, with pet owners at home. 

LOW ALLERGEN FORMULATION

VETERINARY HPM™ is free from many of the common food allergens including:

  • Gluten
  • Wheat
  • Maize 
  • Soya
  • Egg
  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Lamb
GLOBAL PREVENTIVE PROFILE

It’s a proven fact: correct nutrition helps dogs and cats stay healthier.

Thanks to its high-protein, low-carb nutritional profile and carefully selected dietary supplements, VETERINARY HPM™ is more than just a dog and cat food. VETERINARY HPM™ provides expertly tailored nutrition for the specific health challenges at each stage of your pet's life, helping to keep them in optimal health.

Each VETERINARY HPM™ product has a different Global Preventive Profile adapted to the specific condition (neutered or entire), age and lifestyle of your pet.

UP TO 10 HEALTH BENEFITS:


VETERINARY HPM™ offers a large spectrum of health benefits, developed to support the long-term health and well-being of cats and dogs.

BODY WEIGHT & BODY COMPOSITION BODY WEIGHT & BODY COMPOSITION
URINARY HEALTH URINARY HEALTH
JOINT AND MUSCLE SUPPORT JOINT AND MUSCLE SUPPORT
HELPS TO MAINTAIN RENAL FUNCTION HELPS TO MAINTAIN RENAL FUNCTION
HIGH DIGESTIVE TOLERANCE HIGH DIGESTIVE TOLERANCE
LOW ALLERGEN FORMULATION LOW ALLERGEN FORMULATION
SKIN AND COAT SUPPORT SKIN AND COAT SUPPORT
LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX
IMMUNE SUPPORT IMMUNE SUPPORT
DENTAL/TARTAR CONTROL DENTAL/TARTAR CONTROL
FOR PETS WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS

Dogs are cats are carnivores regardless of their health status. The VETERINARY HPM™ Clinical Diets provide comprehensive nutritional management for dogs and cats with a health condition. Our clinical diets go beyond the management of a specific health condition thanks to our unique VETERINARY GLOBAL CARE approach. 

1. Nutritional management of the primary condition

Each clinical diet is adapted for the nutritional management of a defined condition of the dog or cat.

2. Nutritional support of concurrent conditions

A health condition often impacts upon other organs and functions, which is why every VETERINARY HPM™ clinical diet also supports the nutritional management of common concurrent conditions. 

3. Restoration of body composition

The high-protein, low-carbohydrate formulation contributes to a balanced lean mass to fat mass ratio. 

4. Additional health benefits

Every VETERINARY HPM™ clinical diet helps to maintain the general health of the pet, and goes beyond the management of a specific health condition. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
  • How much should I feed my pet?

    VETERINARY HPM™ is very palatable, but we do advise that you respect the daily rations recommended by your vet or vet nurse. Our general feeding guidelines can be found on every bag, but your vet or vet nurse can provide you with a recommendation tailored specifically to your pet. 

  • My pet is drinking more. Is this normal?


    A dog should drink 50-70ml/kg of their bodyweight each day, whilst cats should consume 60ml/kg.

    With VETERINARY HPM™, thanks to its higher amount of protein compared to other dry foods, your pet will naturally consume more water. So don't be surprised if they start drinking more water than usual - that's a good thing!

     

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  • How do I switch from my current food to VETERINARY HPM™?

    To help your pet's digestive system adapt successfully to new food, we recommend that you introduce VETERINARY HPM™ gradually over a period of 5 to 7 days.

    For a successful dietary transition:

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    fingerprint-1.png VETERINARY HPM™
     

    DAYS 1-2
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    DAYS 3-4
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    DAYS 5-6
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    DAY 7
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