In her popular article, How to Help Your Overweight Dog Lose Weight, Dr. Donna Spector, a respected veterinary specialist, shared her secret to predictable weight loss.
Dogs that consume fewer calories than they burn — lose weight
To lose weight, Dr. Spector suggests feeding your pet a dog food containing:
How We Selected
Our Best Weight Loss Dog Foods
If you believe your pet is overweight, here are a few weight loss dog foods for you to consider.
Suggested products must meet all three conditions mentioned above. They must contain above-average protein, below-average fat and not exceed 400 calories per cup of dry or canned dog food.
In addition, they must also be rated 3 stars or higher.
If you know of a specific dog food you believe should be included on this list, please share your suggestions in the Comments section below.
Best Weight Loss Dog Foods
The following table of best dog foods for weight loss is not meant to be complete. However, these products are a good place to begin your own research.
A Final Word
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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.
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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.
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