How to get it? With nutrition that thinks ahead.
Start to nutritionally manage his itching, whether from food or environment, in as little as 3 weeks. The nutrition in Iams® Veterinary Formulas Skin & Coat - Response™ FP formula can help nutritionally manage your dog's itching and scratching. So whether his sensitivities are coming from food, his environment or both, you can promote a healthy skin and coat through:
How can Response™ formulas help?
Response Formula is designed to aid in the nutritional management of skin and coat health in several ways. First is through fatty acids. Specific types, called omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, are important. Response FP has an adjusted balance of these two fatty acid types.
Second, Response Formula includes alternate protein and carbohydrate sources, which can be important if your veterinarian suspects that your pet's skin condition may have a food sensitivity component. Response FP, for example, contains protein from fish and carbohydrates from potatoes.
And the dry formula has micro-cleansing crystals to help reduce tartar buildup across the whole mouth during and after meals.
Water, Catfish, Herring Meal (source of Fish Oil), Modified Potato Starch, Corn Oil, Dried Beet Pulp, Calcium Carbonate, Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate [source of Vitamin B1], Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement [source of Vitamin B2], Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [source of Vitamin B6], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate)
|Crude Protein, minimum||9.0|
|Crude Fat, minimum||6.0|
|Crude Fiber, maximum||1.0|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum||0.95*|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum||0.19*|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. Response™ FP/Canine Canned Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Maintenance. Manufactured under U.S. Patent Nos. 5,616,569 and 6,093,418; other U.S. and foreign patents pending.
|Weight (lbs.)||Cans per day|
|3 to 10||1/4 to 1/2|
|10 to 20||1/2 to 3/4|
|20 to 30||3/4 to 1|
|30 to 40||1 to 1 1/3|
|40 to 60||1 1/3 to 1 3/4|
|60 to 80||1 3/4 to 2 1/4|
|80 to 100||2 1/4 to 2 1/2|
Dry/canned mix: for each 1/4 can of food, you can substitute 1/2 cup of dry food.
These guideline amounts are a starting point and your dog may need more food depending upon age, activity and temperament. In order to reach optimal body condition, you may need to adjust food intake. This chart represents the total recommended volume of food per day. You should divide the total recommended feeding amount by the number of times you feed your dog per day to get the actual portion size per feeding.
1,303 kcal/kg; 517 kcal/can; 37 kcal/oz