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    Best low fat dog food?

    Hiya,

    My CAV is starting to get a little bit chubby and I want to get it under control now, before it becomes a problem (especially as CAV's are prone to heart mummers and he already has joint problems in both back legs, although they are not related to weigh and are a genetic problem). We're already increasing his walks slightly, but can't do much more than we are already as too much walking or running is very painful for his back legs.

    The main thing I want to look at his what I'm feeding him. He has two meals a day, a mix of dry biscuit and a small amount of tinned wet food. We did swap him onto pedigree chum thinking it was a good food. We now no it's not and are trying to find a good quality, but affordable low fat dog food for him. Does anyone have any advice on brands they know to be good?
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    I like to feed dry foods with meat as the first ingredient, chicken (not chicken meal), etc. I noticed that the low fat version of what I feed, Kirkland signature brand had a low fat version, but the trade-off was not meat as first ingredient. Luckily, they made a mature dog formula that worked for us. This food is from Costco stores in the USA, and costs around $30. for a 40 pound bag.

    I'm not sure what brands are available in the UK, but here a site with some recommendations that may be helpful...http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-d...-fat-dog-food/
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    Thanks for the reply Alpha1 Will check out the website and am getting advice from dog owner friends also to make sure we get it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldfinch7 View Post
    Thanks for the reply Alpha1 Will check out the website and am getting advice from dog owner friends also to make sure we get it right.
    You're welcome! Please share any good advice or tips that you may get from others. We're all just regular pet owners here, and like to learn new things that can make them happier or healthier.
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    Same as you, not sure about brands as I know a lot of members are in the USA, but a lot of people are saying "Butchers" have a lean variety that is supposed to be good and not too expensive, although I still need to check out actual prices. Was also looking at Wainwrights (which is Pets at Home's brand), which has great reviews online, but is 10 for 12 days worth, so a little pricier than most. Will keep researching though!
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    Thanks for the reply I'm not familiar with the brand - is it sold in the UK? Glad it worked for your pup & s/he is happy and healthy now.

    My dog had a bit more than 4lbs to loose, and successfully achieved his goal weight (give or take a pound or two lol) on Wainwrights Low Fat food - he has their dry kibble with a very small amount of wet to taste. It's for overweight or under active dogs and as we are gearing up for him to have surgery to correct his knee joint problems in the coming weeks, he'll stay on this food long term to control his weight while he recovers from the surgery.
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    Don't indulge the spammers. They are getting paid to go through the forums health lists and respond to every topic promoting this middle of the road food with a high sugar content.

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    I didn't know it was a spammer NClady. I hadn't seen all the posts when I replied.
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    He's history, nonsense postings to promote products...can do without that. Those of us who participate in discussions with each other, and have recommendations to share, are encouraged to do so. Newbies who post 10 messages in 10 minutes.
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