SquarePet® VFS Skin & Digestive Support formula has been designed by SquarePet’s team of veterinary professionals to support food sensitivities/ingredient intolerances. VFS Skin & Digestive Support formula for dogs is a unique, limited ingredient, hydrolyzed protein dog food. Similar to proteins used in some infant formulas, hydrolyzed proteins are proteins that have been broken down into smaller components. The result is an exceptionally digestible protein source that can be beneficial for dogs that may be sensitive to common pet food ingredients.
Limited ingredient hydrolyzed protein dog food
Novel single source protein featuring hydrolyzed pork
Essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids including DHA & EPA
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Calorie Content (Calculated):
3,663 kcal ME/kg
414 kcal ME/cup
Recommended feeding guidelines for adult dogs per day:
Dog weight (lbs.)
Dry food (cups)
2 - 10
1/4 - 3/4
10 - 15
3/4 - 1
15 - 30
1 - 1 1/2
30 - 40
1 1/2 - 2
40 - 50
2 - 2 1/2
50 - 60
2 1/2 - 2 3/4
60 - 70
2 3/4 - 3
70 - 80
3 - 3 1/2
80 - 90
3 1/2 - 3 3/4
90 - 100
3 3/4 - 4
*Based on a standard 8oz cup
VFS food for dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional profiles established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Maintenance. Because we think you and your dog will be completely satisfied with this product we offer a satisfaction guarantee.
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Veterinarians are witness to the ill effects that poor nutrition can have on our beloved pets — from the inside and out. This has led me to take my experiences as a practicing veterinarian to develop pet foods that first do no harm, and then attempt to maximize the nutritional benefits from high quality ingredients and formula combinations. As an owner and co-founder of SquarePet™ I am committed to our sole mission to create nutrition products to provide a healthier, longer, and happier life full of playing and companionship for all of our beloved pets.
Agar agar, is a jelly-like substance, obtained from natural algae. It is used as a binder for SquarePet wet canned diet formulations.
Apples are the edible fruit of the apple tree. Apples provide important antioxidants as well as plenty of carbohydrates and fiber -- essential for your pet's good health.
Source: USA, Washington
Ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin, occurring naturally in citrus fruits, green vegetables, etc. Ascorbic acid is a form of Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant essential for normal metabolism.
Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle, particularly skeletal muscle. Beef is a source of high-quality protein and other essential nutrients.
Beef broth is made using animal bones which are boiled to extract the flavor and nutrients. Beef Broth contains readily available vitamins and minerals.
Beef Liver is a nutrient dense organ meat. Liver is a great source of protein and is rich in nutrients such as vitamin B12, vitamin A, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Copper & Choline
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that helps to improve the skin barrier. Biotin can also help convert certain nutrients into energy. It also plays an important role in the health of hair, skin, and nails.
Blueberries are the edible fruit of the blueberry bush. These Superfoods are a good source of fiber and are one of the most antioxidant-rich foods in the world.
Whole Brown Rice is a high quality source of carbohydrates and natural fiber. After the rice hulls have been removed the brown rice is ground on site just prior to production.
Source: Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri
cage free chicken
Wholesome fresh cage free chicken is a lean meat with high nutritional value. Chicken provides an excellent source of protein.
cage free turkey
Wholesome fresh cage free turkey is a lean meat with high nutritional value. Turkey is low in fat and an excellent source of highly digestible protein.
Source: South Dakota
cage free whole egg
Eggs are an excellent source of protein, with naturally occurring complex combinations of amino acids, because of this eggs are often referred to as being the Perfect Protein. SquarePet only uses human grade whole eggs in our products.
Carrots provide flavor and important antioxidants such as beta-carotene. Carrots are also a great source of fiber, vitamin K, and potassium.
Chicken Fat is the highest of all animal sources in linoleic acid (over 23%), an important element for skin and coat health.
Chicken meal is a source of fresh chicken that has been cooked to remove moisture and subsequently dried resulting in a highly-concentrated and highly nutritious source of protein.
Choline is a water soluble vitamin that plays a role in the structural function of membranes and acts as a type of co-factor in the formation of the amino acid methionine and for the formation of neurotransmitters.
Coconut is rich in fiber and healthy fats. It also contains a variety of minerals, including manganese, copper, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, and iron.
Pacific Cod is a low fat flaky white meat fish that is a good source of protein, phosphorus, niacin, and Vitamin B-12. SquarePet sources cod from fisheries that are certified as sustainable and wild-caught in the Gulf of Alaska.
Cold Pressed Natural Sunflower Oil
Cold Pressed Natural Sunflower Oil is obtained by extracting oil from sunflower seeds. Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil is rich in linoleic acid, an omega 6 fatty acid important for skin and coat health. SquarePet harvests the sunflowers within miles of our production facility.
Cottage Cheese is the result of separating milk or cream into curds and whey. The curds are drained and pressed to form the soft, white, spoonable cheese. Cottage Cheese is an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, protein and vitamins. SquarePet uses human grade cottage cheese.
Whole Cranberries are the edible fruit of the cranberry plant. Cranberries provide sources of soluble and insoluble fiber, as well as vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K1, manganese and copper.
Dandelion greens are an excellent source of vitamins and are utilized in SquarePet formulas as a natural source of vitamin K. Dandelion greens also provide several minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Dicalcium phosphate provides both calcium and phosphorus, which are vital for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth.
Methionine is an important sulfur containing amino acid. In addition to being a building block of protein it plays many roles within our pets bodies – including helping in the synthesis or production of the amino acid Taurine.
Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product
SquarePet utilizes GanedenBC30®, a natural probiotic ingredient that provides beneficial bacteria which help support the immune system and promote digestive health.
Source: Mexico, Canada, USA
Dried Egg whites
Dried Egg whites are extremely rich in high-quality protein and low in fat.
Duck meat is derived primarily from the breasts and legs of ducks. Duck is an excellent source of protein and a good source of iron, selenium, B vitamins, and zinc.
Flaxseed is a healthy source of natural omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Our fresh flaxseed is finely ground onsite just prior to production.
Source: North Dakota
Flaxseed oil provides a concentrated source of the essential omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
Source: North Dakota
ground egg shells
Finely ground egg shells provide a natural source of calcium.
Hydrolyzed pork is derived from fresh pork meat that has been naturally broken down into much smaller protein pieces and free amino acids. Hydrolyzed proteins may benefit pets that have sensitivities to certain protein ingredients.
Source: USA, Canada
Jerusalem artichoke is a root vegetable that is naturally rich in prebiotics. Prebiotics act to feed the good or beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
Kale is a great source of dietary fiber and also supplies vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Kelp is a type of seaweed that has been dehydrated and provides a great source of iodine, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin A, calcium, iron, and magnesium.
L-Carnitine is a vitamin-like molecule that plays a critical role in energy production and heart health. L-carnitine assists with fat metabolism and may help reduce weight in overweight dogs and cats.
Source: Czech Republic
Pasture raised New Zealand lamb is an excellent source of protein and vital nutrients like iron, zinc, selenium and vitamin B12.
Source: New Zealand
Lamb meal is a source of fresh lamb that has been cooked to remove moisture and subsequently dried resulting in a highly-concentrated and highly nutritious source of protein.
Source: New Zealand
Marine microalgae is a sustainable source of the essential omega 3 fatty acid DHA. DHA plays a significant role in the control of inflammation, cognitive function, and immune system health.
Source: South Carolina
Calcium Iodate is a source of iodine, an essential mineral important for thyroid health.
Copper Proteinate (a chelated source of Copper) is an essential mineral, important for bone growth, iron absorption, and promoting red blood cell formation.
Iron Proteinate (a chelated source of iron) is an essential mineral critical for blood production and the creation of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is essential for transferring oxygen to the bloodstream from the lungs.
Manganese Proteinate (a chelated source of Manganese) is an essential mineral important for nervous system function and bone growth.
Sodium selenite is an essential mineral and a major antioxidant nutrient.
Zinc Proteinate (a chelated source of Zinc) is an essential mineral important for immune system health, metabolism health, and supporting healthy skin & coat.
Miscanthus grass is non-chemically produced fiber ingredient grown by local farmers in Missouri. University research studies show that miscanthus grass produces a near perfect stool test with minimal to no odor, while also inducing growth of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Miscanthus grass is a scientifically proven eco-friendly and natural alternative to traditional fiber sources.
Source: Missouri & Arkansas
Natural Beef Flavor
Natural Beef Flavor is a concentrated source of beef protein that has been dehydrated into a fine powder.
Natural chicken flavor
Natural chicken flavor is a concentrated source of chicken protein that has been dehydrated into a fine powder.
Natural vegetarian flavor
Natural vegetarian flavor is a concentrated source of yeast based protein that acts to enhance the inherent flavor and aroma of the high quality ingredients used in SquarePet diets.
A source of mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) derived from the outer cell wall of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It functions as a prebiotic to promote the growth of the beneficial intestinal bacteria in the gut.
Ocean Whitefish Meal
Ocean Whitefish Meal is a source of fresh whitefish that has been cooked to remove moisture and subsequently dried resulting in a highly-concentrated and highly nutritious source of naturally lean protein. The Ocean Whitefish are wild, line-caught and obtained from a certified sustainable Gulf of Alaska fishery.
Pork fat provides important fatty acids, facilitates the absorption of fat soluble vitamins and provides a natural source of energy.
Source: North Carolina, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, South Dakota, Virginia, California
Potassium chloride is an essential mineral important for regulating fluid balance and controlling the electrical activity of the heart and other muscles.
Quinoa is a pseudo-grain that is rich in protein and one of the few plant foods that contains all essential amino acids making it a complete protein source. Quinoa also ranks high for protein bioavailability.
Source: North Dakota & Montana
Rosemary is a member of the mint family, along with many other herbs, such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender. Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system.
Source: USA, Iowa
Salmon Meal is a source of fresh salmon that has been cooked to remove moisture and subsequently dried resulting in a highly-concentrated and highly nutritious source of protein. Salmon meal is an excellent source of essential fatty acids.
Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Salmon is one of the best sources of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.
Salt is a natural mineral, necessary for life and good health. Also known as sodium chloride, salt is an essential nutrient needed to help absorb other nutrients, regulate fluid balance and maintain blood pressure.
Selenium is an essential mineral and major antioxidant nutrient. Selenium yeast is a natural and organic form of selenium produced by yeast. Selenium yeast closely mimics the form of the selenium found in fresh food.
Sodium selenite is an essential mineral and a major antioxidant nutrient.
Tapioca is a starch derived from ground cassava root. Tapioca starch is highly digestible and provides a ready source of energy for the digestive system.
Taurine is an essential amino acid in the diet of cats and may be conditionally essential for dogs. Taurine is a sulfur containing amino acid and plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy heart and is important for eye, brain, and kidney health.
Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. They are also a dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene.
Tricalcium phosphate provides a source of the essential minerals calcium and phosphorus. These minerals are important for strong bone development, healthy muscle activity, and nerve transmission.
Turkey meal is a source of fresh turkey that has been cooked to remove moisture and subsequently dried resulting in a highly-concentrated and highly nutritious source of protein.
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin important for healthy vision, a strong immune system, bone and muscle development and a healthy skin and hair coat.
Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that is important for the formation of proteins from amino acids, metabolizing carbohydrates and fats, and maintaining nervous system integrity.
Calcium pantothenate is a water soluble vitamin (Vitamin B5) and is important for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats and the creation of neurotransmitters, hormones, and hemoglobin.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin important for maintaining calcium and phosphorus at levels that support healthy skeletal growth as well influencing the regulation of the parathyroid gland, the immune system, healthy skin, and the metabolism of foreign chemicals.
Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin and acts as an antioxidant, helps support a healthy immune system and promotes skin and coat health.
Source: USA, Switzerland, France
Folic acid is a water soluble vitamin (Vitamin B9) that is essential for the normal growth and maintenance of all cells. Folic acid is also needed to maintain the immune system.
Niacin is a water soluble vitamin (Vitamin B3) and plays important roles in the healthy metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride is a water soluble vitamin (Vitamin B6) and is important for building healthy hair, nails, enzymes, and growth hormones.
Riboflavin is a water soluble vitamin (Vitamin B2) and is important for healthy skin and helps turn fat into energy.
Thiamine Mononitrate is a water soluble vitamin (Vitamin B1) and is essential to the nervous system as well as for generating energy for cells.
Whey protein concentrate
Whey protein concentrate is a protein powerhouse ingredient. Ranking highest on the protein bioavailability scale. It is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids required by dogs and is rich in branch chain amino acids that are helpful in preventing age related muscle loss and for maintaining a lean and toned body condition. Sourced locally from Wisconsin our whey protein concentrate is certified by the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Animal Care Program.
Rice is the most digestible grain for pet foods and is the least allergenic of all grains. Rice is gluten-free and a high quality source of carbohydrates.
Source: Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri
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