Virbac USA

VETERINARY HPM® Pet Food

More than 30 years of experience in pet food.

More than 50 years in animal health.

Spayed & Neutered Pets Need Special Food

shutterstock_230781646.pngToday, nearly 90% of US dogs and cats are spayed or neutered.1 That gives them many advantages, including medical and behavioral benefits. Unfortunately, pets that have been spayed or neutered are also at a much higher risk for becoming obese:

Cats are 3.4 times as likely to become obese after the procedure.3

After a pet is spayed or neutered, hormone shifts cause the metabolism to slow down. That means spayed or neutered pets require fewer daily calories than they did before the procedure. But those hormonal shifts also cause an increase in appetite, so pets feel like they want to eat more than they did pre-procedure, even though they need to eat less. It’s a recipe for weight gain over time.

 

Spay and neuter procedures significantly change a pet's appetite and metabolism for the rest of their lives. Choosing a diet that proactively addresses these changes can make a real difference for your pet.

 

Your pet is special. Always. And so is the care you give them. Always.

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Food for the Lives of Spayed & Neutered Pets

B2C_0.0_Composition_250x250.pngVETERINARY HPM® Pet Food nourishes your spayed or neutered pets throughout their lives.* Here are some of the benefits this tailored food provides for puppies, kittens, and adult dogs and cats.

 

Nutritional Balance for Spayed & Neutered Pets

The ingredients in our products are carefully selected to deliver balanced, nutrient-dense food for spayed and neutered pets. Our formulas focus on prioritizing the calorie contribution from proteins, with moderate fat and minimal carbohydrates. The balance of macronutrients, along with mixed fibers, helps pets to feel full, without excess calories. All VETERINARY HPM® Pet Food emphasizes the importance of animal proteins to help support appetite control, with 84% or more of the protein in each bag coming from animal protein.

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For your puppy or kitten, our Junior diets are specifically designed to nourish healthy growth and development. When your dog or cat is fully mature, we offer Adult diets that encourage lean muscle mass to help maintain an optimal body weight. All VETERINARY HPM® formulations support a healthy metabolism for your spayed or neutered pet.

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B2C_0.0_Protein_250x250.pngHigh-Quality Animal Protein

More than 84% of the protein in VETERINARY HPM® Pet Food is of animal origin. That animal protein supports appetite control and a healthy metabolism, nourishes healthy growth (Junior diets) and supports an optimal weight (Adult diets).

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B2C_0.0_WeightManagement_250x250.pngWeight Management for All Body Sizes & Types

Precise feeding guidelines for specific body weights show you how much food your pet needs daily. Junior (puppy and kitten) guidelines use pet weight and age to determine how much to feed. Adult guidelines offer options geared toward whether your pet is currently at an ideal weight, is prone to weight gain or is overweight.

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About Us

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Helping pets live their best lives is our passion. We’re delighted to apply more than 30 years of experience (serving over 25 countries around the world!) to offering food tailored to the nutritional needs of spayed and neutered dogs and cats.

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Where to Buy VETERINARY HPM® Pet Food

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We partner with veterinary clinics to offer this food for spayed or neutered dogs and cats. Talk with your veterinarian about making sure your spayed or neutered pet gets the specialized nutrition they need — together, the two of you know your pet best.

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*Always talk with your veterinarian about your pet's ongoing nutritional needs.

References
  1. Pet Nutrition Alliance. World Small Animal Veterinary Association website. Tips for implementing nutrition as a vital assessment in your practice. https://wsava.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Quick-Tips-on-Implementing-the-WSAVA-Nutrition-Guidelines.pdf. Accessed August 19, 2021.
  2. Lefebvre SL, Yang M, Wang M, Elliott DA, Buff PR, Lund EM. Effect of age at gonadectomy on the probability of dogs becoming overweight. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013;243(2):236-243. https://www.academia.edu/16264475/Effect_of_age_at_gonadectomy_on_the_probability_of_dogs_becoming_overweight. Accessed July 8, 2021.
  3. Nguyen PG, Dumon HJ, Siliart BS, Martin LJ, Sergheraert R, Biourge VC. Effects of dietary fat and energy on body weight and composition after gonadectomy in cats. Am J Vet Res. 2004;65(12):1708-1713. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8100060_Effects_of_dietary_fat_and_energy_on_body_weight_and_composition_after_gonadectomy_in_cats. Accessed July 7, 2021.