A most important starting point to remember is that humans can choose what they eat from numerous items in the house and refrigerator. Depending on your body’s needs, you may choose a variety of different foods, e.g. meat, vegetables, eggs, bread and so forth, which you can vary as much as you like.
Your pet, however is totally reliant on the food you choose to give to him or her. The responsibility falls on you to choose a nutritious, balanced and palatable food for your best friend, therefore you should always choose the very best nutrition you can afford.
The quality of all manufactured items from motor cars to clothing to pet food is determined by two variables:
1. The quality of the raw materials used in the process
2. The quality of the factory (as well as the expertise of the personnel) and its processes in producing the end product
If the quality of either of these two variables is poor or substandard then the resulting manufactured item will be substandard. In contrast, if both of these variables are high quality, then the produced goods must in fact be of high quality.
This is the philosophy that we adopted in the development and production of Veterinary Science Nutrition.
We use only the highest quality raw materials and produce the food in a world class production facility – the result is a dog food of outstanding quality, that is highly digestible and provides optimal nutrition for your dog.
High digestibility means that your best friend absorbs and is able to utilise the added nutrients effectively, resulting in a happy, healthy dog.
Protein is an essential building block of the body. It is necessary for the continuous repair and replacement of ALL body cells. Poor quality or inadequate amounts of protein in the diet simply means an unhealthy animal. Low digestibility means only a small amount of protein is absorbed for use by your dog. Veterinary Science Nutrition contains high quality proteins which help maintain strong and lean muscles resulting in your best friend being in optimal condition.
Antioxidants are important in maintaining good health as they neutralise free radicals which are formed within all our bodies. A combination of antioxidants including Vitamin C & E is provided in Veterinary Science Nutrition which helps to strengthen your dog’s immune system and keep him or her strong and active.
Calcium & Phosphorus
All animals require calcium and phosphorus for healthy teeth and bones and for the proper functioning of the muscles and nervous system. However, it is not as simple as dumping a whole bunch of calcium and phosphorus into the food mixer. Firstly, there are many various sources of these elements and they are not all equal in terms of availability to the body. And, as with most things, the cheaper the product the less bio-available they are. A further, and critical factor is the ratio of these 2 elements to one another. Unfortunately some manufacturers, particularly of the cheaper foods, are not as diligent as they should be. Veterinary Science Nutrition contains Calcium and Phosphorus from reputable sources and in the ideal ratios to promote strong teeth and bones and to ensure the proper functioning of the body.
Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids
Fatty acids play a myriad role in maintaining the proper functioning of all living cells. Omega 3 is one of the most important and plays a vital role in restricting inflammation. The ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids is particularly important and special attention has been paid to this when formulating Veterinary Science Nutrition. Our formulation contains optimal levels and ratios of Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids which promotes, amongst other things a healthy skin and shiny coat.
A body cannot be healthy if the digestive tract is unhealthy. This is where health begins – all nutrients must be absorbed from the digestive tract. Veterinary Science Nutrition includes the correct combination of fibre, carbohydrates, proteins and fats to promote nutrient absorption, a healthy digestive system and a healthy, happy pet.
Guaranteed Analysis (g/kg)
- Crude Protein = 200 (min)
- Moisture = 100 (max)
- Crude Fat = 100 (min)
- Crude Fibre = 40 (max)
- Crude Ash = 80 (max)
- Calcium = 16 (max)
- Phosphorus= 11 (min)
- Linoleic Acid = 20 (min)
- Omega 6:3 ratio= 5–7:1
- Vitamin E = 40 IU/kg
- Vitamin C = 30 mg/kg
STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE
DAILY FEEDING GUIDE
Adult dogs need to be fed according to their ideal adult weight. Individual needs may vary depending on age and activity level.
Weight of dog = (Grams/day)
- < 5kg = 30–100g
- 5–10kg = 100–170g
- 10–20kg = 170–280g
- 20–30kg = 280–380g
- 30–40kg = 380–470g
- 40–60kg = 470–715g
- 60–80kg = 715–790g
- 80kg + = 790g +
Adult dogs should be fed twice a day. Large breeds (>50 kg adult weight) 3 times a day. Fresh water must be available at all times.
- Cereals* (min 4% rice)
- Meat & animal derivatives (min 14% chicken)
- Derivatives of vegetable origin fats & oils
- Natural flavouring minerals and vitamins with an approved antioxidant.
- Contains natural ingredients and no artificial colourants, so food colour may vary.
*May contain GMO.
When introducing your adult dog to VSN DOG FOOD do so gradually, increasing the amounts over a period of 7 days.