13 Best Dog Foods For Weight Loss

By Kevin Myers | 2022 Update

✓ Reviewed by Dr. Sara Redding Ochoa, DVM

More Top Rated Dog Foods for Weight Loss

Natural Balance — Fat Dogs Chicken & Salmon Formula

With Chicken meal, salmon meal and Garbanzo Beans, this weight loss food for dogs contain an adequate proportion of proteins. Also, it contains both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids for healthier coats.

Protein (min.) 26%, Fat (min.) 7.5%, Fiber (max.)  10.5%, Moisture (max.) 10%


Iams — Proactive Healthy Weight Control Dry Dog Food

I love Iams’ proactive healthy weight formula for a bunch of reasons, with low protein and fat content being on top of the list.

This formula has 16% less protein than the regular adult dry dog food formulas in Iams’ line. It’s also worth mentioning that this weight control dry dog food contains no fillers or added preservatives, making it a safe choice.

Top 5 Ingredients: 1. Ground Whole Grain Corn, 2. Chicken By-Product Meal, 3. Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, 4. Chicken, 5. Dried Beet Pulp


Nutro Ultra — Weight Management Formula

If you have a large dog breed, then this formula by Nutro Ultra is the real deal. With real farm-raised chicken as the first ingredient, this proves to be one of the best dog foods for weight loss.

Add to that the healthy joint development by chondroitin and glucosamine and this dog food is a clear winner!

Analysis: Protein (min.) 23%, Fat (min.) 10%, Fiber (max.)  13%, Moisture (max.) 4%


Solid Gold — Fit And Fabulous Dry Dog Food

Most dog foods reduce caloric and fat content in their weight control formulas which leave dogs feeling unsatisfied and hungry all day.

Thankfully, Solid Gold has found a way around this problem. With high-fiber vegetables including green beans, sweet potatoes, and peas, this weight loss food for dogs keeps their tummies filled despite having low calories. What’s even better is that it contains no fillers, gluten, and grains.


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