New Diamond Care Pet Foods for Special Dietary Needs
Diamond Pet Foods of Meta, Mo., launched Diamond Care—a line of reasonably priced veterinarian-developed pet foods designed to meet the special dietary needs of dogs and cats. The new line addresses common conditions such as chronic kidney disease, sensitive skin, sensitive stomach and weight management—the top reasons pet owners take their pets to the veterinarian, according to Veterinary Pet Insurance.
The new Diamond Care line includes Diamond Care Rx Renal Formula for Adult Dogs, available at veterinary clinics by prescription, and four formulas available at clinics and pet retailers across the country: Diamond Care Sensitive Skin for Adult Dogs, Diamond Care Sensitive Stomach for Adult Dogs, Diamond Care Weight Management for Adult Dogs and Diamond Care Weight Management for Adult Cats.
Diamond Care Rx Renal Formula has controlled levels of easily digestible protein and is formulated to take the burden off of a dog’s kidneys. The formula includes high-quality egg protein that provides essential amino acids to meet protein requirements to avoid muscle loss. It also includes restricted dietary phosphorus and controlled sodium levels, important for a dog with chronic kidney disease, the company stated.
The Diamond Care Sensitive Skin Formula has a limited number of ingredients for dogs with food-related skin sensitivities and can be fed long-term, so there is no need to switch diets. The single-source protein is hydrolyzed salmon, broken down to have a low molecular weight, making it unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction, Diamond Pet Foods stated.
Vomiting and diarrhea also rank in the top 10 reasons dogs visit the veterinarian. There are numerous causes for a dog’s sensitive stomach, so finding a formula that will help with their gastrointestinal upset can be challenging, according to the company. Potatoes and eggs are the primary ingredients in the limited-ingredient Diamond Care Sensitive Stomach Formula, providing a protein and carbohydrate combination similar to a bland diet. The formula also includes a blend of fiber ingredients to enhance the health of the gastrointestinal tract and can be fed long-term as a maintenance diet.
Diamond Care Weight Management formulas provide dogs and cats a pet food designed to assist with weight loss or weight management with a low-fat, high-fiber diet. Diamond Care Weight Management formulas include increased fiber to help pets feel full while still being lower fat for fewer calories.