Balanced nutrition: A carefully balanced blend of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals makes Veta-Lac Canine powder the appropriate substitute for bitch's milk.
Increased fat absorption and utilization: The milk fat globules in reconstituted Veta-Lac Canine powder are remarkably similar to those in bitch's milk. The fat globules in Veta-Lac Canine powder are microencapsulated. This microencapsulation process combines fat and protein in Veta-Lac Canine powder to create fat globules of a consistent, uniform small size.
Reduced diarrhea: In a comparison of stool samples from puppies fed reconstituted Veta-Lac Canine powder and puppies fed other milk replacer formulations, the Veta-Lac puppies have a firmer, more consistent stool, while the other puppies typically have soft, runny stools
No reported nutritional cataracts: Among the thousands of puppies fed Veta-Lac Canine in its 30-year history, there have been no reported cases of nutritional cataracts.
More predictable administration: When mixed with water, Veta-Lac Canine powder blends into a smooth emulsion. Unlike other milk replacers, the protein and fat of Veta-Lac do not stick to the sides of the nursing bottle, so all the nutritional value is available to the puppy.
Long refrigerated shelf life: Reconstituted Veta-Lac Canine powder can be stored in the refrigerator several days without deterioration. Storage under refrigerated conditions enhances the emulsification of the fat. It stays well blended, with only minimal shaking required
Easier to store: Unopened containers of Veta-Lac Canine powder are stable for at least two years. The convenient reclosable package reseals tightly.
Directions for mixing Veta-Lac Canine:
Add three level measures of Veta-Lac Canine powder to 8 fluid ounces (* 1/2 pint or 1 cup) of very warm water and shake or stir vigorously. This mixture may be stored in a covered container under refrigeration for several days. Emulsification of fats is improved by refrigeration and only brief mixing is needed just before feeding. If a smaller amount of reconstituted liquid is required, mix one measure of medium to firmly packed Veta-Lac Canine powder with three measures of very warm water as described above.
Feeding Veta-Lac Canine to orphan puppies:
Your veterinarian should be consulted for advice about the care and feeding of puppies. Feed young puppies whenever they are hungry but avoid overfeeding. Feed from a dropper or small nipple bottle. Experience will soon tell you how much and how often to feed. Veta-Lac Canine may be fed either at body temperature or refrigerator temperature, but avoid sudden changes or wide variations in temperature.
Strong newborn puppies should normally be fed six times during each 24 hours (weak or very small animals should be fed every two hours) for the first few days. The number of feedings may be reduced to four times every 24 hours during the second week. By the third or fourth week, feeding three times per day is usually sufficient. Puppies should be eating from a bowl and a small amount of dry meal can be added to the liquid to make a gruel-like mixture.
Gradually decrease the amount of liquid being fed and increase the amount of regular ration. This change from all liquid feeding to the regular ration should be made in not less than two to three weeks. For best results, continue to feed small or supplemental amounts of reconstituted liquid after weaning.
Reconstituted Veta-Lac Canine Feeding Guide – number of measures to feed daily - 1 measure = 1 fluid ounce = approximately 2 tablespoonfuls
Weight of puppy:
4 oz - 1 measure
8 oz – 2 measures
1 lb – 3 measures
2 lb – 6 measures
3 lb – 10 measures
Feeding Veta-Lac Canine to pregnant and lactating bitches:
Mix Veta-Lac Canine powder into the daily ration at the rate of one level measure (approximately 15 g) per 5 lb (2.2 kg) body weight until two weeks after giving birth.
Crude Protein, minimum 25.0%, Crude Fat, minimum 35.0%, Crude Fiber, maximum 1.0%, Moisture, maximum 5.0%, Ash, maximum 8.0%
Per 400 grams: (All values are minimum quantities unless otherwise stated.)
DL-Methionine 1,000 mg,
Calcium, minimum 0.7%, Calcium, maximum 0.9%, Phosphorus minimum. 0.6%, Potassium 1,650 mg 0.4%, Sodium 2,200 mg .55%, Chloride 3,200 mg 0.8%, Magnesium 650 mg 0.16%, Iron. 48 mg, Copper 6 mg, Manganese 3 mg, Zinc 2 mg, Iodine. 2 mg
Vitamins and Others:
Vitamin A 8,800 IU, Vitamin D 1,300 IU, Vitamin E. 18 IU, Thiamine 3 mg, Riboflavin 8 mg, Pantothenic acid 8 mg, Niacin 40 mg, Pyridoxine 3 mg, Folic acid 1 mg, Vitamin B12 88 mcg, Choline 440 mg, Ascorbic acid 1 mg, Inositol 4 mg, Cobalt 1 mg
Dried milk protein, animal fat, magnesium sulfate, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, dicalcium phosphate, DL-methionine, choline bitartrate, lecithin, vitamin B12 supplement, vegetable oil, polyoxyethylene sorbitan, polyethylene glycol monoleate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, vitamin E supplement, copper sulfate, vitamin A supplement, pantothenic acid, manganese sulfate, riboflavin, saccharin sodium, folic acid supplement, inositol, vitamin D3 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, cobalt sulfate, zinc oxide, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, ascorbic acid, artificial flavorings and ethoxyquin, a preservative.