Offer them tailor-made meals!

Offer them tailor-made meals!
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- 15% off for tailor-made meals

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*Offer Notice

  • Valid until 11pm, 13th May, 2024 while stocks last.
  • Only valid on the following brands: Concept for Life, Concept for Life Veterinary Diet, Smilla, Smilla Veterinary Diet, Rocco Sensitive, Rocco Diet Care and Briantos.
  • Only one voucher code can be redeemed per order.

What is dietary food?

Although the name may be misleading, a diet food is not necessarily reduced in calories and designed to help you lose weight. These are foods that are only given in the case of certain diseases, since their specific composition makes them an integral part of the treatment. They are specifically designed to fulfill one or more nutritional purposes.

These are defined by law and include kidney, bladder, liver and intestinal diseases as well as food intolerance.

Dietetic foods are protected by special laws and must have specific nutritional characteristics tailored to the disease in question. This type of food is given only after a diagnosis and on the advice of the veterinarian.

Diet foods are also known as therapeutic foods, veterinary foods, or prescription foods. They are offered in the form of dry kibble or wet food.

"Normal" complete feeds are also referred to as physiological feeds. They are suitable for healthy animals and contain all the nutrients that the animal needs on a daily basis.

It may contain additional ingredients that, while not essential, have a specific benefit, e.g. salmon oil for a shiny coat or prebiotics for the intestinal flora.

These foods meet individual needs, but only to a limited extent.

How do you recognize a diet food?

  1. Diet feeds are marked on the packaging with the designation "Diet", which is reserved for feeds for special nutritional purposes only
  2. Often "veterinary diet" is also written on the label.
  3. In addition, the special nutritional purpose must always be listed with the special nutritional-physiological characteristics.

When and how is diet food used? Why is a vet visit necessary?

A diet feed should only be fed to your animal on veterinary prescription after a diagnosis has been made.

Due to its specific composition and the fact that it may not be suitable for a healthy animal, we strongly advise against feeding your pet diet food without consulting your veterinarian. For example, dry and wet food developed for animals with renal insufficiency have a lower protein and phosphorus content than physiological food and can lead to deficiency symptoms in healthy animals.

Any animal fed a diet food should be regularly monitored by a veterinarian to ensure that the diet continues to be appropriate to the animal's health status.

Before changing your pet's diet, you should seek advice from the supervising veterinarian to avoid recurrence of symptoms.

Above all, remember that a diet food should only be given to an animal suffering from a disease that has been positively diagnosed by a veterinarian.

Constant monitoring by the veterinarian is important to assess the patient's health and adjust the diet if necessary.