Best Weight Loss Dog Foods

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Dog at the Table Faced with Weight Loss
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:

  • Above-average protein1
  • Below-average fat2
  • Below-average calories3

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.

ProductProFatCalRtg
Acana Light and Fit (Dry)39113605
Annamaet Grain Free Lean Low Fat Formula (Dry)33103505
Castor and Pollux Indulgent Mix All-Beef Sausage Links and Sweet Potato (Canned)47163035
Dr. Tim’s Metabolite Weight Management (Dry)33112865
Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Shredded Chicken Entree (Canned)4472284
Fromm Gold Coast Weight Management (Dry)28113414
Kasiks Fraser Valley Grub Formula (Canned)64143455
Solid Gold Fit and Fabulous Weight Control2973704
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Salmon Lomi Lomi (Canned)50132135
Victor Select Senior/Healthy Weight (Dry)30133704.5
Wellness Core Reduced Fat (Dry)37113605

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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.

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Footnotes

  1. Average protein: 29% (dry) and 40% (canned)
  2. Average fat: 16% (kibble) and 23% (canned)
  3. Modified by The Dog Food Advisor: no more than 400 calories per cup of dry or canned dog food