Best Low Fat Dog Foods

Best Low Fat Dog Food

The best low fat dog foods can be beneficial for pets suffering from certain health conditions like:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Obesity

Yet finding a quality low fat dog food can be difficult.

That’s because to reduce fat, pet food companies are inclined to create dog foods that contain less meat.

Which means…

Most low fat dog foods also tend to be low in protein and high in carbs, too.

How We Selected the
Best Low Fat Dog Foods

The average fat content1 and median low fat limit2 of all dog foods stored in The Dog Food Advisor’s product database are included in the following table:

Table of Dog Food Fat Content

The low fat dog foods below have been selected by our research team because they each meet the following 3 criteria:

  • Well below-average fat content
  • Above-average protein content
  • Rated 4 stars or higher

Top 10 Best Low Fat Dog Foods
June 2019

Here are The Dog Food Advisor’s top 10 best low fat dog foods for June 2019:

Weruva Caloric Harmony Weight Management Low Fat Dog Food

Weruva Caloric Harmony Dog Food

Rating:

  • First 5 ingredients: De-boned chicken, chicken meal, lentils, chickpeas, green peas
  • Fat: 14%
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adult dogs

Label analysis reveals a dry matter protein content of 42%, a fat level of 14% and an estimated carbohydrate share of about 35%.

Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Highly recommended.


Merrick Grain Free Healthy Weight Low Fat Recipe Dog Food

Merrick Grain Free Healthy Weight Dog Food

Rating:

  • First 5 ingredients: Deboned beef, chicken meal, peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes
  • Fat: 9%
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adult dogs

Label analysis reveals a dry matter protein content of 36%, a fat level of 12% and an estimated carbohydrate share of about 44%.

Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Highly recommended.


Blue Buffalo Wilderness Healthy Weight Low Fat Weight Loss Adult Dog Food

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Healthy Weight Chicken Recipe

Rating:

  • First 5 ingredients: Deboned chicken, chicken meal, pea protein, peas, tapioca starch
  • Fat: 10%
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adult dogs

Label analysis reveals a dry matter protein content of 33%, a fat level of 10% and an estimated carbohydrate share of about 49%.

Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Highly recommended.


Nulo Freestyle Adult Trim Cod and Lentils Weight Control Low Fat Dog Food

Nulo Adult Trim Dog Food

Rating:

  • First 5 ingredients: Deboned cod, turkey meal, salmon meal, lentils, yellow peas
  • Fat: 8%
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adult dogs

Label analysis reveals a dry matter protein content of 33%, a fat level of 8% and an estimated carbohydrate share of about 51%.

Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And above-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Highly recommended.


Annamaet Grain-Free Lean Low Fat Adult Weight Loss Formula

Annamaet Grain-Free Lean Low Fat Formula

Rating:

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken meal, field peas, lentils, potato, tapioca
  • Fat: 8%
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adult dogs

Label analysis reveals a dry matter protein content of 33%, a fat level of 8% and an estimated carbohydrate share of about 51%.

Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And above-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Highly recommended.


Victor Senior Healthy Weight Mature Adult Low Fat Dog Food

Victor Senior Healthy Weight Dog Food

Rating:

  • First 5 ingredients: Beef meal, whole grain brown rice, whole grain millet, menhaden fish meal, chicken meal
  • Fat: 13%
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adult dogs

Label analysis reveals a dry matter protein content of 30%, a fat level of 13% and an estimated carbohydrate share of about 50%.

Near-average protein. Below-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Highly recommended.


Wellness Core Grain Free Reduced Fat Low Fat Weight Loss Dog Food

Wellness Core Reduced Fat Dog Food

Rating:

  • First 5 ingredients: Deboned turkey, turkey meal, chicken meal, potatoes, peas
  • Fat: 11%
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adult dogs

Label analysis reveals a dry matter protein content of 37%, a fat level of 11% and an estimated carbohydrate share of about 44%.

Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Highly recommended.


Earthborn Holistic Weight Control Low Fat Dog Food

Earthborn Holistic Weight Control Dog Food

Rating:

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken meal, peas, tapioca, pea fiber, tomato pomace
  • Fat: 8%
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adult dogs

Label analysis reveals a dry matter protein content of 28%, a fat level of 8% and an estimated carbohydrate share of about 56%.

Near-average protein. Below-average fat. And above-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Highly recommended.


Dr. Tim's Metabolite Weight Management Low Fat Dog Food

Dr. Tim’s Metabolite Weight Management Dog Food

Rating:

  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken meal, brown rice, whole oat groats, dried field peas, powdered cellulose
  • Fat: 11%
  • Profile: Maintenance
  • Best For: Adult dogs

Label analysis reveals a dry matter protein content of 33%, a fat level of 11% and an estimated carbohydrate share of about 48%.

Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Highly recommended.


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 particularly unhealthy animals…

This could be a compromise worth considering.

Footnotes

  1. Dry matter basis
  2. Significantly below-average