Most of the “Senior” and or Weight management diets found on the market are most often promoted as “Low Calorie” or “Light” diets. AAFCO defines a food labeled as such to contain energy levels not to exceed 3100 ME kcal/kg . Most of the foods you will find on the market with this claim are very low in both Protein and Fat. What they don’t advertise to the dog owner is how many carbohydrates the food contains. Relating this back to human nutrition for a moment, this would be like us trying to lose weight eating a daily diet of Pasta! Sounds crazy, yet, this is exactly what dog ownersare doing every single day they feed these “Light” foods to their overweight dogs.
Beef Meal, Whole Grain Brown Rice, Whole Grain Millet, Sardine Meal (Source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pork Meal, Peas, Oat Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Flax Seed (Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acid), Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Yeast Culture, Montmorillonite, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Whole Carrots, Dried Celery Pomace, Dried Beet Pomace, Dried Parsley Pomace, Dried Lettuce Pomace, Dried Watercress Pomace, Dried Spinach Pomace
L-Lysine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Choline Chloride, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, L-Carnitine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Copper Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Lecithin, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Oil of Rosemary, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product.
Crude ProteinMin.27.0 %
Crude FatMin.11.5 %
Crude FiberMax.4.5 %
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6)Min.2.6 %
Vitamin EMin.150 IU/kg
Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) *Min.0.4 %