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, Grain Sorghum, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Menhaden Fish Meal (source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Yeast Culture, Chicken Meal, Pork Meal, Peas, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Blood Meal, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Carrot Powder, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Taurine, Salt, Choline Chloride, Dried Seaweed Meal, Zinc Methionine Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Calcium Carbonate, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Carnitine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Selenium Yeast, Copper Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Chondroitin Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Powdered Cellulose, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Silicon Dioxide, Tetra Sodium Pyrophosphate, Vegetable Oil, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract, Lecithin, Fructooligosaccharide, Folic Acid, Yucca Schidigera Extract
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 %