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The best low fat dry dog food in the UK
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The best low fat dry dog food in the UK

written and reviewed by our in-house vet.

Sometimes our dogs can gain a little too much weight, and get a bit out of shape. Maybe they’re eating too much? Or exercising too little? Or it might just be a bit of both? Whatever the cause, having your dog at a healthy weight can reduce their risk of so many different health issues, and support them towards living a long, happy, healthy life.

How to support your dog to lose weight?

One of the best ways to help your dog gradually bring down their weight is through reducing their calorie intake. So firstly you need to cut out the treats, and secondly reduce either the amount of food they’re getting or why not try a lower fat dog food option. As well as this, if your dog is able, make sure they’re getting plenty of exercise too.

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Some low-fat food dry food options

If your pooch likes dry food, here are some low-fat dry options available to help your dog get trim. Prices are based on an ‘average’ 20kg dog.


Arden Grange Dry Adult Dog Food Light with Fresh Chicken and Rice

https://www.ardengrange.com/arden-grange-light-with-fresh-chicken-rice-dry-food-12-kg.html

Price: £0.99 per day for 20kg dog*

What we love:

  • Natural ingredients
  • Contains additional natural supplements
  • Can be bought online or in your local pet shop

Best for:

  • Dogs with wheat, beef, soya or dairy intolerances
  • Overweight dogs, or those prone to weight gain


Royal Canin Light Weight Care

https://www.royalcanin.com/uk/shop/medium-light-weight-care-3021

Price: £1.50 per day for 20kg dog*

What we love:

  • Daily amount fed can be adapted to how active your dog is
  • Subscription available
  • Added fibre to help fill a hungry pooch’s tum

Best for:

  • Fast eaters, the special shaped kibbles, support dogs to eat slower
  • Fussy eaters, with wet food options also available


Eukanuba Adult Medium Breed Weight Control Dog Food

https://www.viovet.co.uk/Eukanuba-Adult-Medium-Breed-Weight-Control-Dog-Food/c17476/

Price: £0.63 per day for 20kg dog*

What we love:

  • Options available for different sizes of dogs
  • Special kibble shape to try to help keep teeth clean
  • Contains natural health promoting supplements

Best for:

  • Adult dogs aged between 1 and 7
  • Neutered dogs

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If you want to try a new dog food, be sure it suits your individual dog, and also to gradually change your dog over from their old food. And if you’re trying to shed some pounds off your pooch, make sure to weigh the amount of food they’re getting, and cut out those treats and leftovers!

Good luck with your dog’s weight loss journey!

*Prices may vary. Always consult with your veterinary surgeon if you have any queries about your dog’s diet or general health. The information in this article should only be used as a guide, and should never replace advice or treatment given by your veterinarian.


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