Their purpose is to give dogs more nutrition in less food
Chicken is high in polyunsaturated fats, especially LA. Don’t add any foods containing LA to your dog’s chicken diet.
Share only foods that are not high in fat, and keep portions small. If your dog gets extra “people” food, cut back on his next meal to help balance things out. Make sure other family members understand how important it is to control the amount of food that your dog gets so they don’t subvert the process. Watch out for visitors and neighbors who may be feeding your dog snacks you don’t know about.
There are hundreds of different brands of dog food available on the market and the listed brands are just a few making high quality food with a lower fat content.
Best Low Fat Dog Foods | Dog Food Advisor
Balancing Fats For A Healthier Dog - Dogs Naturally Magazine
It is important that you do not feed junk food, candy, items that contain a lot of artificial ingredients, high amounts of fat, salt or sweeteners. Leftover meats (or meat trimmings), pasta, rice, oatmeal, baked or steamed potatoes and especially fresh, raw or lightly steamed vegetables and fresh fruits are healthy additions to a dog's commercial diet. Moderation is the key and of course you need to substract the amount of foods you supplement from the total daily ration of dog food. Carbohydrates must be processed in order to be digested by the dog. This is either achieved by finely grinding, pureeing or mincing, or gentle cooking or steaming - but not at excessively high temperatures or for long time periods. It’s important to be aware of the potential behavioral issues that may arise in dogs when their owners feed them a high-fat beef-based diet. It’s a good idea to ask each client, at every visit, what she is feeding her dogs, including treats. If your client is making her own foods or adding meat to dry foods, you need to estimate the total fat content. This is especially important when it comes to potentially aggressive dogs.Carbohydrates come in the form of grains, sugars, fruits, and vegetables. Dogs don’t need high amounts of carbohydrate in their diet. But commercial dog foods often contain lots of carbohydrates, because they’re a less expensive source of energy than protein or fat.High-fat dog foods are high-energy dog foods. Relatively new to the dog food market, these foods were originally created for working dogs or high-performance dogs such as sled dogs or bird dogs. Nutrient-dense foods contain 15 to 20 percent fat and as much as 25 to 30 percent protein. The high fat and high protein give dogs more calories needed for optimum performance. Trainers also discovered that the nutrient-dense dog food works well for dogs stressed from travel and competition. Stressed dogs eat little, so high-energy food gives them necessary calories.