Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dog Food receives the Advisor’s second-lowest tier rating of 2 stars.
This is a gimmicky food. They’re pooping so much because it’s 10% fiber. Most dog foods are between 3-5%. It’s very low calorie. You’d be better off feeding less of a better food. Dogs don’t need large portions, neither do humans.
Since it is a wet food, your dog will be thrilled to eat this tasty weight loss dog food. It also packs an impressive 47% protein so it is . That also means that which is perfect in a low calorie dog food.
Above is a link to a list of low calorie, high protein dog foods.
Low Calorie Dog Food at PetFoodDirect
Although there are a number of foods marketed for weight loss in dogs, they are not all created equally. Foods described as "diet", "lite" or "reduced-calorie" are not necessarily the best weight loss choices as many of these diets contain high levels of carbohydrates and non-digestible fiber fillers to create low-calorie "bulky" foods that help your dog to feel full for only a short time. I find that these diets often lead to dogs who are constantly hungry and often end up gaining weight because it is difficult for an owner to stay compliant in the face of constant begging. Following are guidelines that will help dog owners select foods with nutrient levels that can aid in successful, healthy weight loss.I believe weight loss is often easier to achieve with the addition of canned food to your dog's feeding regimen. In general canned food has higher protein, lower carbohydrates and similar or less calories when compared to a similar sized quantity of corresponding dry food. For example, the dry formulation of Blue Buffalo Longevity adult contains 354 calories in 8 ounces and contains approximately 26% protein, 12% fat and 53% carbohydrates. In comparison, the canned formula of Longevity adult has 342 calories in 12.5 ounces and there is approximately 36% protein, 18% fat and about 37% carbohydrates. I often find dieting dogs feel more satisfied when canned food is included.Weight loss can sometimes be achieved by feeding less of your dog's regular maintenance diet and this strategy is most effective in dogs that are only mildly or moderately overweight. Most regular maintenance diets are very calorie-dense and contain between 400 and 500 calories per cup or can—making it very easy to overfeed your dog and therefore, fail at weight loss attempts. For more seriously overweight or obese dogs, I recommend a food that contains between 250 and 350 calories per 8 ounce cup or 13 ounce can, is high in protein (30% or greater), has lower fat (ideally around 10%) and lower carbohydrate levels to keep the overall calorie count controlled. If you choose to feed a higher calorie food, you will find that you must feed very small amounts in order to achieve the reduced number of calories required for your dog to lose weight. This leads to a pet that may feel less satisfied and often begs more. In addition, there is a real health concern when we "skimp" on the amount of regular pet food given—one can inadvertently rob a dog of essential nutrients. If you’re purchasing a low-calorie dog food formula to help your dog lose some excess weight, then it’s worth going over a few important tips that’ll help you to get the best results when you’re helping your dog to shed those excess pounds. With this in mind, let’s take a look at a few of our top tips for you.