The Best Dog Foods for Losing Weight

October 4, 2021

What is the greatest dog food for losing weight?

Dr. Donna Spector, a veterinary specialist, recommends feeding your overweight dog a meal that contains:

  • Protein that is above-average
  • 1 lower-than-average fat
  • 2 lower-than-average calories

Blue Buffalo Life Protection Healthy Weight

The first five elements are as follows: Chicken deboned, chicken meal, brown rice, barley, and pea fiber

Grain-inclusive is a type of grain (rice, barley, oatmeal)

326 kilocalories per cup

Price: $ The majority of the animal protein in this Blue Buffalo formula comes from both fresh chicken and chicken meal. According to our dry matter label analysis, the recipe has 22% protein, 10% fat, and 60% projected carbohydrates... As a result, the fat-to-protein ratio is roughly 45 percent.

A cost-effective, grain-free choice. It comes highly recommended.

Victor Purpose Senior Healthy Weight Dog Food is a high-quality dog food that is suitable for seniors.

Victor Senior Healthy Weight is one of six dry recipes included in our Victor Purpose product line evaluation.

The first five elements are as follows: Beef meal, whole grain brown rice, whole grain millet, sorghum grain, and chicken fat

Grain-inclusive is a type of grain (rice, millet, sorghum)

Calories per cup: 360 kcal

Victor's price is $ Beef meal provides the majority of Healthy Weight's meat protein protein. According to our dry matter label analysis, the recipe has 30% protein, 13% fat, and 50% projected carbohydrates... resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of roughly 43%

Fit & Trim Dog Food by Orijen

In our assessment of the Orijen product line, we included 8 dry recipes, including Orijen Fit and Trim.

The first five elements are as follows: Chicken deboned, chicken liver, turkey liver, cod liver, and cage-free eggs

Grain-free is a type of cereal.

Calories per cup: 402 kcal

The cost is $$$.

The main bulk of Orijen Fit and Trim's animal protein comes from fresh chicken, as well as poultry and fish livers. According to our dry matter label analysis, the dish has 48% protein, 15% fat, and 30% projected carbohydrates... resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of around 31%

A high-quality, low-calorie recipe.

Adult Hill's Science Diet Perfect Weight

Hill's Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight is one of two dry recipes reviewed in our Hill's Science Diet Perfect Weight product line evaluation.

Chicken, cracked pearled barley, brown rice, pea fiber, and corn gluten meal are the first five ingredients.

Grain-inclusive is a type of grain (barley, rice, oats)

291 kilocalories per cup

Price: $$ The majority of the animal protein in Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight comes from fresh chicken. According to our dry matter label analysis, the dish has 29 percent protein, 12 percent fat, and 52 percent projected carbs... resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of roughly 42%

A tried-and-true brand with a variety of weight-loss formulas. It comes highly recommended.

Merrick Grain-Free Healthy Weight

Merrick Healthy Weight is one of 14 dry recipes reviewed in our Merrick Grain-Free product line review.

The first five elements are as follows: Beef deboned, chicken meal, peas, sweet potatoes, and potatoes

Grain-free is a type of cereal.

350 kilocalories per cup

The cost is $$.

Fresh beef and chicken meal provide the majority of the animal protein in this Merrick dish. According to our dry matter label analysis, the dish has 38% protein, 9% fat, and 45% projected carbohydrates... As a result, the fat-to-protein ratio is roughly 24 percent.

A high-protein, low-fat formula. It comes highly recommended.

Wellness Core Low-Fat Dog Food

Wellness Core Reduced Fat is one of 12 dry recipes featured in our Wellness Core product line review.

The first five elements are as follows: Turkey deboned, turkey meal, chicken meal, lentils, and peas

Grain-free Calories per cup: 360

Price: $$ Well-being Reduced The majority of Fat's meat protein comes from deboned turkey, as well as turkey and chicken meals. According to our dry matter label analysis, the dish has 36% protein, 11% fat, and 45% projected carbohydrates... This results in a fat-to-protein ratio of roughly 30%.

A fantastic weight-loss formula. It comes highly recommended.

Fat Dogs with a Natural Balance

Natural Balance Fat Dogs is the only dry food in our Natural Balance Targeted Nutrition product line evaluation.

The first five ingredients are as follows: chicken meal, salmon meal, chickpeas, dried peas, and oat groats.

Grain-inclusive is a type of grain (oat groats, barley)

Price: $$ Natural Balance Calories: 315 kcal/cup The majority of Fat Dogs' animal protein comes from chicken meal and salmon meal. According to our dry matter label analysis, the recipe has 29% protein, 8% fat, and 55% projected carbohydrates... resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of roughly 29%

It also contains l-carnitine, an amino acid supplement that is thought to aid in fat metabolism. A well-balanced, nutritionally complete weight-loss formula. It comes highly recommended.

Purina Pro Plan Weight Control

Weight Management is one of 19 dry recipes featured in our Purina Pro Plan product line evaluation.

The first five elements are as follows: Rice, whole grain corn, chicken by-product meal, and corn germ meal

Grain-inclusive is a type of grain (rice, corn, corn germ meal)

330 kilocalories per cup

Price: $ The majority of the meat protein in this traditional weight loss recipe comes from fresh chicken and poultry by-product meal. According to our dry matter label analysis, the recipe has 31% protein, 10% fat, and 51% projected carbohydrates... resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of roughly 33%

Eagle Pack Low Fat Dog Food

Eagle Pack Reduced Fat is one of seven dry recipes included in our Eagle Pack product evaluation.

Pork meal, dehulled barley, peas, ground brown rice, and oatmeal are the first five ingredients.

Grain-inclusive is a type of grain (barley, rice, oatmeal)

343 kilocalories per cup

Eagle Pack costs $. Reduced Fat gets the majority of its meat protein from pork meal. According to our dry matter label analysis, the recipe contains 27% protein, 7% fat, and 59% estimated carbs... resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 25%

A low-cost weight-loss dog food that does not sacrifice quality. It comes highly recommended.

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