The best low fat dog foods can be beneficial for pets suffering from specific health conditions like:
However, finding a quality low fat dog food can be difficult.
That’s because to cut back on fat, pet food companies are inclined to design dog foods that contain less meat.
So, most low fat dog foods also tend to be low in protein and high in carbs, too.
How We Select
the Best Low Fat Dog Foods
Best Low Fat Dog Foods
The following low fat dog foods have been selected by The Dog Food Advisor because they each meet three criteria:
- Below-average fat content
- Above-average protein content
- Product rated 4 stars or higher
A Low Fat Compromise Worth Considering
In our efforts to list only dog foods rich in meat-based protein, we have intentionally omitted some good candidates that are lower in fat content than the examples listed above.
So, if you’re looking for a dog food with a fat content even lower (say below 10%), you may have to settle for a recipe with less meat and more carbs.
And for especially sick animals, this could be a compromise worth considering.
A Final Word
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The Dog Food Advisor does not test dog food products.
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Each review is offered in good faith and has been designed to help you make a more informed decision when buying dog food.
However, due to the biological uniqueness of every animal, none of our ratings are intended to suggest feeding a particular product will result in a specific dietary response or health benefit for your pet.
For a better understanding of how we analyze each product, please read our article, "The Problem with Dog Food Reviews".
Remember, no dog food can possibly be appropriate for every life stage, lifestyle or health condition. So, choose wisely. And when in doubt, consult a qualified veterinary professional for help.
In closing, we do not accept money, gifts or samples from pet food companies in exchange for special consideration in the preparation of our reviews or ratings.
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Notes and Updates
The Advisor would like to personally thank research assistant, Sandy Brown, for her generous help in researching the low fat dog foods included on this list.