Virbac India
Senior - Small & Toy

Senior Dog Food small & Toy

When your dog gets older, their needs change. VETERINARY HPM® responds to your mature small breed dog’s specific needs.

  • For small breed dogs (<10kg) over 10 years old
  • For miniature breed dogs (< 5kg) over 12 years old
  • Limit the risk of excessive weight gain
  • Limits tartar formation and good oral and dental health 
  • Maintains healthy renal function and urinary system

Available sizes:

  • 1,5 kg
  • 3 kg
Nutrition for carnivores

Nutrion for carnivorious paragraph

32 % High in proteins of which84 % de protéines animales
29 % Low in carbohydrates

Composition :

Dehydrated pork and poultry proteins, Rice (min. 4%), Hydrolysed pork and poultry proteins, Faba bean hulls, Lignocellulose, Peas, Animal fats, Potato starch (min. 4%), Minerals, Linseed, Beet pulp, Fish oil, Psyllium fibre (Plantago (L.) spp.), Fructooligosaccharides, Brewers yeast (source of betaglucan), Hydrolysed crustacean (source of chitosan), Lactobacillus acidophilus, Chondroitin sulphate.

VETERINARY HPM® does not contain any artificial colours or flavours.

Analytical constituents :
(% as fed)

Analytical constituents 
(% as fed)
Moisture 9 %
Protein 32 %
Animal to vegetal protein ratio  84/16
Fat 14 %
Minerals 6,5 %
Crude Fibre 9,5 %
NFE * 29 %
Starch 22 %
Calcium 1,1 %
Phosphorus 0,7 %
Sodium 0,4 %
Omega-6 2,2 %
Omega-3 0,9 %
ME** calculated 327 kcal/100g
ME** measured in vivo 332 kcal/100g
* Nitrogen Free Extract: Carbohydrates
** Metabolisable energy
Functional ingredients 
Bentonite 5 g/kg
Killed Lactobacilli 7 mg/kg
L-carnitine 330 mg/kg
Pentasodium triphosphate 0,35 %
Chondroitin sulfate 430 mg/kg
Chitosan 430 mg/kg
Vitamins and trace elements
Vitamin A 11 000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 1 100 IU/kg
Vitamin E 570 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 3,8 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 11 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 30 mg/kg
Vitamine B5 26 mg/kg
Vitamine B6 3 mg/kg
Vitamin B9 0,48 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0,062 mg/kg
Choline 740 mg/kg
Taurine 1 500 mg/kg
Copper 15 mg/kg
Iron 25 mg/kg
Iodin 1,1 mg/kg
Zinc 120 mg/kg
Daily Feed and Ingredients

It is advisable to follow the ration table and make fresh water available.

Weight of the dog (kg) Daily Ration (g/day)*
Little activity Normal activity Very active
1 40 45 45
2 60 70 75
3 80 90 100
4 95 110 120
5 115 125 140
6 130 140 155
7 140 155 175
8 155 170 190
9 165 185 205
10 180 200 220

* These amounts are approximate and may vary depending on the breed of dog and activity levels. For further information, please consult your veterinary surgeon.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Can I feed my puppy with a home-made diet?

    The food that puppys receive throughout their first year must obviously provide energy and materials to build the skeleton, the muscles and all the new tissues. But nutrition doesn't stop there: it must also help puppys to develop a fully functioning nervous system and effective immune system. Any deficiency in essential nutrients (those who cannot be synthesized by the animal's body) during this very delicate period  may affect the dog's future health.

    Many recipes developed by veterinary nutritionists are available for owners who wish to prepare a nutritionally balanced home-made diet for their puppy. However, it is illusory to succeed in respecting all the required conditions because the nutritional balance of a household ration is subject to various hazards. The owner will always find it difficult to follow the recipe exactly, the necessary ingredients are not always available, and the nutritional composition of the ingredients can vary considerably depending on the origin of the product. When preparing a home-made diet, no laboratory analysis can verify the nutritional composition of the raw materials used! 

    Therefore, even when accompanied by the distribution of a mineral and vitamin supplement, home-made diets for dogs often show deficiencies in some essential nutrients.

  • Can I feed my puppy with a vegetarian diet?

    The dog is a carnivore, which means that certain nutrients he needs cannot be provided by a plant-based diet. Such diets can cause major nutritional deficiencies with serious consequences on health. For this reason, a puppy should never be fed a vegetarian diet.

  • Can I feed my puppy with raw meat diets?

    Raw meat diets (red meat or chicken) are often deficient in calcium and phosphorus. The Calcium/Phosphorus ratio is totally inappropriate for the canine species, especially in terms of bone growth. Such a diet can cause major nutritional deficiencies with serious consequences on health. For example, when fed exclusively a raw meat diet, the puppy is exposed to the risk of pathologic fractures following minor trauma.