Specific CGD-XL Senior Large & Giant Breed Canine Dog Food – 7.5kg, 14kg The moderately reduced content of protein, phosphorus and sodium reduces the workload of the kidneys and the likelihood of progression of renal failure in senior dogs. The high biological value of the proteins supplies a sufficient amount of essential amino acids to the dog. EPA and DHA are both omega-3 fatty acids with a beneficial effect on the maintenance of healthy skin and coat and healthy articular cartilage and normal mobility in joints of senior dogs. The complete, balanced diet has an increased content of fibre which results in a slightly lower energy content. This minimizes the risk of obesity in senior dogs with a reduced energy requirement. Taurine is an important nutrient necessary for many aspects of metabolism. Taurine is required for normal function of the myocardium and to maintain the heart muscle function in senior dogs. Contains ß-1,3/1,6-glucans from yeast which can bind to receptors of white blood cells, thereby alerting the immune system and supporting the immune response.