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VETERINARY HPM® Pet Nutrition

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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.

Cat Food

Cat Jr 6.5lb_WEB_210X210_face.pngVETERINARY HPM® Spay & Neuter Junior Cat Food

  • Age: ≤12 months old
  • Available package sizes: 3 lb • 6.5 lb

 

 

 

 

 

Cat Adult 15lb_WEB_210X210_face.pngVETERINARY HPM® Spay & Neuter Adult Cat Food

  • Age: >12 months old
  • Available package sizes: 3 lb • 6.5 lb •15 lb

 

 

 

 

SMALL & TOY DOG FOOD

Dog Jr 6.5lb Sm_WEB_210X210_face.pngVETERINARY HPM® Spay & Neuter Small & Toy Junior Dog Food

  • Age: ≤10 months old
  • Expected adult weight: toy dogs <11 lb | small dogs 11–22 lb
  • Available package sizes: 3 lb • 6.5 lb

 

 

 

 

Dog Adult 6.5lb SM_WEB_210X210_face.pngVETERINARY HPM® Spay & Neuter Small & Toy Adult Dog Food

  • Age: >10 months
  • Expected Adult Weight: up to 22 lb
  • Available package sizes: 3 lb • 6.5 lb • 15 lb

 

 

 

LARGE & MEDIUM DOG FOOD

Dog Jr 15lb LG_WEB_210X210_face.pngVETERINARY HPM® Spay & Neuter Large & Medium Junior Dog Food

  • Age: medium dogs ≤12 months | large dogs ≤18 months
  • Expected adult weight: medium dogs 22–55 lb | large dogs >55 lb
  • Available package sizes: 3 lb • 15 lb • 26 lb

 

 

 

 

Dog Adult 15lb LG_WEB_210X210_face.pngVETERINARY HPM® Spay & Neuter Large & Medium Adult Dog Food

  • Age: medium dogs >12 months | large dogs >18 months
  • Weight: medium dogs 22–55 lb | large dogs >55 lb
  • Available package sizes: 3 lb • 15 lb • 26 lb

 

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.


Get an overview of our pet food history and nutritional philosophy »

VETERINARY HPM® pet nutrition:
  • Supports a healthy metabolism
  • Supports appetite control
  • Supports healthy muscles
  • Nourishes healthy growth (Junior)
  • Supports optimal weight (Adult)

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Our Protein Sources

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

References
  1. Berrazaga I, Micard V, Gueugneau M, Walrand S. The role of the anabolic properties of plant- versus animal-based protein sources in supporting muscle mass maintenance: A critical review. Nutrients. 2019;11(8):1825. doi:10.3390/nu11081825
  2. Donadelli RA, Aldrich CG, Jones CK, Beyer RS. The amino acid composition and protein quality of various egg, poultry meal by-products, and vegetable proteins used in the production of dog and cat diets. Poult Sci. 2019;98(3):1371-1378. doi:10.3382/ps/pey462
  3. Bednar GE, Murray SM, Patil AR, Flickenger EA, Merchen NR, Fahey Jr GC. Selected animal and plant protein sources affect nutrient digestibility and fecal characteristics of ileally cannulated dogs. Arch Tierernahr. 2000;53(2):127-140. doi: 10.1080/17450390009381942
  4. Gross KL, Yamka RM, Khoo C, et al. Macronutrients. In: Hand MS, Thatcher CD, Remillard RL, et al., eds. Small Animal Clinical Nutrition. 5th ed. Mark Morris Institute; 2010:49-105.