- Supports a healthy metabolism
- Supports appetite control
- Supports healthy muscles
- Nourishes healthy growth (Junior)
- Supports optimal weight (Adult)
Our flagship pet food brand provides balanced, evidence-based nutrition for spayed and neutered pets. We prioritize the calorie contribution from proteins, with moderate fat and minimal carbohydrates. Here you'll find an overview of our products and the product benefits.
When reducing the calorie intake of pets to meet their changed metabolic needs post-spay or -neuter, it matters how we do it. All our dog and cat foods prioritize protein as a primary source of metabolizable energy (ME). We also place a strong emphasis on animal proteins and include careful blends of mixed fibers to deliver nutrients that support pet satiety.
To meet the needs of spayed or neutered dogs and cats, we focus on animal proteins: ≥84% of the protein in VETERINARY HPM® Pet Food is animal protein. Here’s an overview of why that’s important:
The more essential amino acids a protein contains — and the more digestible the protein is — the higher the quality of that protein. Animal-based proteins contain all essential amino acids and are more highly digestible than plant-based proteins.1–3
There are 10 amino acids that are essential to dogs and 11 that are essential to cats. Pets’ bodies aren’t able to synthesize these amino acids, so they need to be included in their diets.4
The more digestible a protein is, the more amino acids it provides for the pet, and the higher its biologic value.4
Once in the GI tract, protein needs to be digested before it can be absorbed.1
Plant-based proteins often come with additional fibers and “anti-nutrients” that may interfere with the digestion and absorption of other nutrients.
Animal proteins provide more essential amino acids, as well as those that support appetite control.4
Pets’ cells don’t recognize any difference between plant- and animal-based amino acids when they’re synthesizing protein. They only “check” whether the complete set of necessary amino acids is available in the amounts they need.4