Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Adult Hepatic Dry Dog Food

By Royal Canin Veterinary Diet
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About This Item


  • Contains highly digestible vegetable proteins to support healthy liver function.
  • Low level of copper to help minimize its accumulation in liver cells.
  • A precise blend of antioxidants helps support a healthy immune system.
  • Adapted energy density helps reduce the amount of food given per meal.
  • Highly palatable dry dog food provides complete and balanced nutrition to dogs with low appetites.

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Questions & Answers

10 Customer Questions

Please can you tell me how many kibble ( royal canin hepatic ) make 1 gm of protein, i calculated it as 6 or 7 but need to be correct. thanks
Answer by ChewyJan 21, 2021
There are 86 grams of food per cup and 13 grams of protein within that amount. This is not an exact as we do not have specific calculations to accurately break it down to one kibble due to that is not the way it is formulated to be fed.

What is the copper content mg/kg please
Answer by ChewyMar 23, 2021
This recipe has a maximum copper content of 6 milligrams per kilogram.

What is percentage of phosphorous, sodium, carbohydrates and calcium? What are the proteins—animal or vegetable? What is the protein percentage of which animal(s) and/or which vegetables?
Answer by ChewyJul 18, 2019
The phosphorus content is 0.52%, the sodium is 0.21% and the calcium is 0.75%. The protein source is hydrolyzed soy. Royal Canin does not report the percentage of each individual protein as that is proprietary information and part of recipe. The total protein content is approximately 16%.

How much zinc does hepatic contain?
Answer by ChewyJul 09, 2019
This formula has a zinc content of approximately 245 milligrams per kilogram.

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318 Customer Reviews

Always consult a veterinarian about your pet’s health needs. Customer reviews should not be used as medical advice.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Juna on Sep 27, 2023

Little dog, big bites

After some research and my veterinary’s recommendation, I chose Royal Canin Hepatic kibble for my little 11 pounds Dorkie. My vet sells the competitive brand so this spoke volumes in regards to my dog’s medical needs. I was concerned the kibble bites would be too large but they’re not. She crunches through them just fine, perhaps because in the past she’s had practice snacking on her big brother’s food and he weighs in at 110 pounds. She loves the taste! Chewy’s deliveries are always timely, even with the vet’s approval. Thank you Chewy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sue on Sep 1, 2023

Royal Canine

The product arrived very quickly. My only complaint is the lack of size choices of the bag. The only choice was a 25lb bag and the two dogs only weigh 8 pounds. It will expire long before they can eat all of it. With that said, the cost is over $5.00 per pound so it’s an expensive waste.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Aleta on Jul 22, 2023

Will he eat it?

Per the request of our veterinarian, we purchased the prescription Royal Canine Hepatique for our picky Shih Tzu. It has been a challenge to get him to eat anything besides the stuff that the vet says he should not eat, but we are having a bit of success with this dog food. It's a game of ignoring the pleading eyes and the sad whining and encouraging him to eat the hard food. Because he is just a 16-pounder, the larger kibble was hard for him to handle, so we have begun to break it up a bit for him. Wish us luck!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Spacecitygirl on Aug 20, 2023

Helped fix my dog’s high liver enzymes

We previously used a different brand of prescription dog food for liver problems but her enzymes kept going up and she didn’t like the flavor. Our dog loves the flavor of Royal Canin Hepatic and it’s also working for her liver. It’s pricey but the bag is huge and lasts a long time.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Mark on Jun 20, 2023

kibble too big

Looking at all the pictures associated with this product one should be able to think the kibble was small. NOT SO. My 16 year old rat terrier is missing half his teeth and could not chew this stuff. I called royal canin and they pretty much blew me off. Told me to soak it in water. I told them they have the dies for the chihuahua food they make, would it kill them to use them for the smaller dogs with liver problems. Pretty much useless advice as the vet said the kibble helps exercise the teeth and gums as well as scrape off some of the dirt on the teeth. Now I have to put some in the food processor and buzz it down to acceptable size. Very time consuming. Will try to find another brand that uses smaller bits.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Holly on Jun 23, 2023

Good for what it's needed for

This has kept my medically fragile dog healthy for years. It isn't my dog's first choice taste wise but she tolerates it and maintains her weight. My biggest complaint is the reusable zipper portion of the bag breaks 100% of the time (I've been buying this food for years). When I spend this much on dog food, that's dissapointing. Please please fix the bag issue! (For the large bag)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Barbi on Apr 22, 2023

Bless you BIG TIME

I have a very fragile little boy (pomeranian) with multiple health problems due to amoral and ethicless breeding practices. His diet has had to be changed multiple times on an emergency basis. Y'all have responded to these demanding changes so wonderfully by getting his new diet to him incredibly fast. Without the necessary changes, he would have died. Literally. Thank you for saving my baby by ensuring he had what he needed when he needed it!!!! P.S. He is also my service dog, and has gotten me 6.5 years past MY life expectancy. I owe him my life. Thank you for helping me save his.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Pamela on Sep 13, 2023

Great product

Royal Canin has products that help our little dog. Plus loves them.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JDB on Jun 17, 2023

She Likes It!

I wasn't sure my fussy eater would enjoy the change in her diet. I was delighted that my miniature schnauzer likes the taste of Royal Canin Hepatic Dry Dog Food!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Char on May 31, 2023

Helps my dogs so much

This food has been a lifesaver for my pets. My oldest is 15 and he still runs and plays. But really the review is about the amazing customer service I get from Chewy