Virbac India
Baby - Small & Toy


Puppies from small breeds have intense requirements, especially in terms of energy, proteins and minerals, for healthy growth over a short period. They also have a delicate digestive system and an immature immune system. VETERINARY HPM® responds to your small breed puppy’s specific needs. This product is also suitable for pregnant/lactating small breed bitches.

  • For small breed puppies (adult weight <10kg), up to 10 months old 
  • Pregnant/lactating small breed 

Available sizes:

  • 1,5 kg
Nutrition for carnivores

Nutrion for carnivorious paragraph

35 % High in proteins of which90 % animal proteins
23.5 % Low in carbohydrate
Skin / coat beauty
Weight control
High digestive tolerance
Tartar control
Urinary health
Kidney function
Low allergies source
Joint and muscle support
Low glycaemic index
Immune support
Skin / coat beauty

Proteins play an important role as they are an essential component of the skin and hair. The hair is made up of 95% protein, of which almost 1/3 is used for skin renewal and hair growth. The role of proteins is therefore fundamental to the beauty of the skin and coat.

Weight control

By promoting satiety and the lean body mass development (including muscle) rather than fat, protein helps dogs and cats maintain a healthy weight. Fibre is also added as well as L-carnitine to help limit fat storage.

High digestive tolerance

A food that is too rich in carbohydrates can be poorly tolerated and cause loose stools and unpleasant odours.
Low carbohydrate levels, well digestible proteins and the addition of functional ingredients (lactobacilli, montmorillonite, sepiolite, etc.) help to maintain good digestive tolerance.

Tartar control

Pentasodium triphosphate supplementation limits tartar formation and contributes to good oral health

Urinary health

By stimulating drinking and promoting naturally acidic urine, protein helps to maintain good urinary health.
A functional ingredient, cynarin, is also added to help dilute his urine.

Kidney function

Reduced phosphorus intake and its digestive chelation by chitosan help maintain healthy kidney function.

Low allergies source

To avoid food allergies, our food does not contain beef, dairy, egg, wheat, corn, gluten or soy (ingredients that can cause food allergies), which reduces the risk of food intolerance.

Joint and muscle support

High protein content and chondroitin and chitosan supplementation contribute to the proper functioning of the musculoskeletal system

Low glycaemic index

A diet rich in protein and low in carbohydrates will stabilise blood sugar and insulin levels but also improve insulin sensitivity.

Immune support

The protein content and vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, help maintain a strong immune system.


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

VETERINARY HPM® formulas do not contain any artificial colours or flavours.

Analytical constituents
(% of crude matter)
Moisture 9 %
Protein 35 %
Animal to vegetal protein ratio 90/10
Fat 21 %
Minerals 7,5 %
Crude fibre 4 %
NFE * 23,5 %
Starch 19 %
Calcium 1,2 %
Phosphorus 1,1 %
Omega-6 2,5 %
Omega-3 1 %
ME** calculated 396 kcal/100g
ME** measured in vivo 396 kcal/100g
* Nitrogen Free Extract: Carbohydrates
** Metabolisable energy
Functional Ingredients
Betaglucan 500 mg/kg
Bentonie 5 g/kg
Killed Lactobacilli 7 mg/kg
L-carnitine 330 mg/kg
Pentasodium triphosphate 0,7 %
Added vitamins and trace elements:
Vitamin A 11 000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 1 100 IU/kg
Vitamin E 140 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 3,8 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 11 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 30 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 26 mg/kg
Vitamin 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
Iodine 1,1 mg/kg
Zinc 120 mg/kg
Adapt the rations to your animal

It is advisable to follow the ration table and to provide fresh drinking water  

Small breed puppy (≤10 months)  

Body weight (kg) Daily Ration (g/day)*
Age (month)
2 3 4-6 7 8-9 10
0,5 50 45 35 35    
1 80 70 60 55 45 40
1,5 105 90 75 70 60 50
2 125 110 95 85 75 65
3 165 145 125 110 100 80
4 200 175 150 135 120 100
5   200 175 155 140 115
6     195 175 155 130
7       195 175 145
8       215 190 160
9         205 170
10           185

Pregnant/lactating SMALL BREED ** 

Body weight (kg) Daily Ration  (g/day)*
Gestation Lactation
S1-S5 S6-S7 S8-S9
1 40 45 60 120
2 65 70 95 190
3 80 90 125 245
4 100 110 150 300
5 115 125 175 345
6 130 145 195 390
7 145 160 215 435
8 160 175 235 475
9 170 190 255 510
10 185 200 275 550

*These amounts are indicative and may vary depending on the breed and activity level of the puppy. For further information, please consult your veterinary surgeon.

** During gestation, the weight is the one at the beginning of gestation. During lactation, the weight is the lactating bitch’s real weight. During lactation, the bitch may be fed ad lib.

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.

The quality of our range is recognised

more than 6 vets out of 10 recommend our food 

(source: GIE AC 2020 survey, 1519 responses)


on average, our food is rated above 4/5

(source: * conso animo, shopmium, que choisir and 60 millions conso)


94% acceptance for medium and large dogs, 92% for small and very small dogs and 84% for cats