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What is Gastrointestinal Disease?

The gastrointestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and colon. Therefore, gastrointestinal disease is defined as any abnormality involving one or more of these structures.

What are the signs to look for?

The typical external signs we see in our pets may include vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, anorexia, and weight loss.

What causes Gastrointestinal Disease?

The many types of gastrointestinal disease and associated clinical signs can be caused by varied and numerous factors. Your veterinarian may recommend a series of tests to determine the cause of gastrointestinal disease in your pet.

How can a diet help?

DogFeeding your pet a diet that contains optimal amounts of certain key nutrients, you can:

 -Help to minimize vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation.
 -Help to support and improve the function of the gastrointestinal structures.
 -Maintain or improve appetite.
Digestive Low Fat LF Intestinal HE
Calorie Control High Fiber Hypoallergenic HP

Recovery RS

How do I start a new diet?

Always consult with your veterinarian prior to starting your pet on any nutritional therapy program. We recommend at least a 5-7 day transition when starting a new diet.

  Day 1-2 Day 3-4 Day 5-6 Day 7
Old Diet 75% 50% 25% -
New Diet 25% 50% 75% 100%
ROYAL CANIN® Veterinary Diet® to help manage the many types of Gastrointestinal Disease

This group of diets is designed to help manage gastrointestinal disease based on the underlying cause determined by your veterinarian. Each formula is 100% nutritionally complete and balanced, highly palatable, highly digestible and meets the requirements for adult maintenance. Specific diets are also designed to support growth in puppies or kittens with gastrointestinal disease.

ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet® products are specially formulated for use in a dietary management program. All ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet® products guarantee 100% satisfaction with superior quality and consistency. If you have any questions or comments regarding these products, call ROYAL CANIN Technical Services: 1-800-592-6687.

Royal Canin Veterinary Exclusive


Veterinary Exclusive
A selection of high-quality therapeutic formulas to help manage the disease while also providing adequate nutrition for the pet. Ask your veterinarian and look for the Veterinary Exclusive logo.
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What is Gastrointestinal Disease