Dogs have a very sensitive digestive system which can be put under strain in a number of different ways. Gastro-intestinal complaints are common in dogs and can manifest themselves as chronic and acute diarrhoea and vomiting. This can make long-term use of dietetic dog food unavoidable. Royal Canin Gastro Intesinal Low Fat is a complete dry kibble with a recipe that has been designed to help dogs that have a tendency to be overweight, or that need a lower-fat diet. The lower fat content can help to improve the digestion of dogs that suffer from hyperlipidemia or pancreatitis. The recipe contains easily digested proteins that minimize intestinal fermentation processes and a lower fibre content means that nutrients can be more evenly absorbed and makes the food very digestible. Added FOS promotes balanced digestion and contributes to healthy gut flora. There is also a patented antioxidant complex, which can help to prevent attacks from aggressive metabolites and strengthen the immune system. Recommended for (indications): Chronic and acute diarrhoea Dysbacteria Hyperlipidemia Lymphangiectasia Pancreatitis Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) Not recommended for (contraindications): Lactating bitches, pregnant bitches or puppies Key benefits: Digestive security: proteins that are easily digested help to reduce intestinal fermentation processes. Fermentable fibres (FOS) support a balanced gut flora Reduced fat: restricting fat intake can help to improve your dog’s digestion if it suffers from hyperlipidemia or is recovering from acute pancreatitis Low in fibre: reduced fibre content makes the food easier to digest and promotes better nutrient absorption Antioxidant protection: the patented antioxidant combination (vitamin E, vitamin C, lutein and taurine) can help to protect the body’s cells from attack from aggressive metabolites and strengthen the immune system. Further information: The low fat and fibre content make Gastro Intestinal Low Fat especially beneficial for dogs with low fat tolerance and impaired lipid metabolism. Duration of treatment: The duration of treatment will vary depending on the severity of your dog’s gastro-intestinal symptoms. It is possible to use this food for the rest of the dog’s lifetime, if required.