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Diamond CARE

Weight Management Formula For Adult Dogs

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Too much weight can be bad for a dog’s health. The good news is Diamond CARE Weight Management Formula for Adult Dogs can help address weight issues in dogs without leaving them feeling hungry. Powdered cellulose, a source of insoluble fiber, helps dogs feel full, while L-Carnitine aids the body in metabolizing fat. Added glucosamine and chondroitin help support joints that may be working a little harder under extra weight. And to make sure dogs get all the nutrients they still need, this formula is rounded out with omega fatty acids, guaranteed antioxidants and canine-specific probiotics for digestive health. This is a complete diet, so you can feed it long-term, but you should always check with a veterinarian before making any changes to your dog’s diet.

Low fat and high fibre to help control weight

L-Carnitine aids in fat metabolism

Added glucosamine and chondroitin for joint support

Omega fatty acids, guaranteed antioxidants and probiotics for digestive health

Complete and balanced for everyday, long-term feeding

Diamond CARE Weight Management Formula for Adult Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

RESEARCH

Key Research Findings and Supporting Studies

Diamond CARE pet foods are designed based on proven research and carefully curated studies. This document is a synopsis of the key findings that guided the formulation of Diamond CARE Weight Management Formula for Adult Dogs.

Obesity is a common nutritional disorder that is associated with adverse impacts on health and well-being.

Obesity is the most common nutritional disorder in dogs.5

Obese dogs have an increased incidence of traumatic or degenerative orthopaedic disorders, neoplasia, cardiovascular and respiratory disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and skin disorders.8

Obese dogs may have less tolerance for anaesthesia and surgical procedures.8

High-fibre diets can improve satiety in dogs.

Addition of fibre in diets for dogs has been shown to decrease the total daily caloric intake, due to prolonged satiety.2

Dietary fibre may aid in obesity management and prevention by increasing and prolonging satiety, along with diminishing begging and scavenging behaviour.2

Some fermentable fibre can impact hormones that affect satiety.

Fermentable fibre from ingredients such as dried chicory root enhance satiety by impacting excretion of gastrointestinal satiety-related hormones PYY, GLP-1 and ghrelin.2

High-fibre diets lead to decrease calorie consumption.

Including fibre in the diet of dogs led to a voluntary decrease in calorie consumption over the course of the day.7

Dogs fed a high-fibre diet consumed significantly fewer calories per day when compared to dogs fed a low-fibre diet.8

High-fibre diets fed to dogs in a weight-loss program can lead not only to weight loss but also to a decreased in body fat percentage and an increase in lean body mass.

Dogs fed a low-fat, high-fibre diet lost significantly more weight than dogs fed a high-protein, high-fat diet, despite similar calorie consumption.4

Dogs fed a high-fibre diet gained lean body mass, while dogs fed a low-fibre diet lost lean body mass.8

Dogs fed a high-fibre diet had a significant loss of body fat compared to dogs that were fed a low-fibre diet.1

Supplementing high-fibre diets with L-Carnitine helps dogs achieve weight loss to reach ideal body fat percentage.8

Dogs fed a low-fat, high-fibre diet supplemented with 300 ppm L-Carnitine gained 7.1% lean body mass during a period of weight loss.6

Weight loss diets supplemented with L-Carnitine decrease fat formation and preserve muscle glycogen stores.3

REFERENCES

  1. Borne AT, Wolfsheimer KJ, Truett AA, Kiene J, Wojciechowski T, Davenport DJ, Ford RB, West DB. Differential metabolic effects of energy restriction in dogs using diets varying in fat and fiber content. Obesity Res. 1996;4:337–345.
  2. Bosch G, Verbrugghe A, Hesta M, Holst JJ, van der Poel AFB, Janssens GPJ, Hendriks WH. The effects of dietary fiber on satiety-related hormones and voluntary food intake in dogs. Br J Vet Nutr. 2009;102: 318–325.
  3. Floerchinger AM, Jackson MI, Jewell DE, MacLeay JM, Paetau-Robinson I, Hahn KA. Effect of feeding a weight loss food beyond a caloric restriction period on body composition and resistance to weight gain in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015;247:375–384.
  4. Fritsch DA, Ahle NW, Jewell DE, Allen TA, Brejda J, Leventhal PS, Hahn KA. A high-fiber food improves weight loss compared to a high-protein, high-fat food in pet dogs in a home setting. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med. 2010;8(3):138–145.
  5. German AJ. The growing problem of obesity in dogs and cats. J Nutr. 2006;136:S1940–S1946.
  6. Gross KL, Wedekind KJ, Kirk CA, et al. Effect of dietary carnitine or chromium on weight loss and body composition of obese dogs. J Anim Sci. 1998;76 (Suppl 1):175.
  7. Jackson JR, Laflamme DP, Keltner G. Effects of dietary fiber content on satiety in dogs. Vet Clin Nutr. 1997;4:130–134.
  8. Jewell DE, Toll PW, Novotny BJ. Satiety reduces adiposity in dogs. Vet Ther. 2000;1(1):17–23.

INGREDIENTS

Lamb meal, peas, chickpeas, lentils, sweet potatoes, powdered cellulose, potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), flaxseed, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), DL-methionine, choline chloride, taurine, dried chicory root, L-Carnitine, glucosamine hydrochloride, kale, chia seed, pumpkin, blueberries, oranges, quinoa, dried kelp, coconut, spinach, carrots, papaya, yucca schidigera extract, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, chondroitin sulfate, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.

Contains a source of live (viable), naturally occurring microorganisms.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS

Crude Protein 22.0% minimum
Crude Fat 6.0% minimum
Crude Fat 8.0% maximum
Crude Fiber 10.0% maximum
Moisture 10.0% maximum
Zinc 150 mg/kg minimum
Selenium 0.35 mg/kg minimum
Vitamin E 300 IU/kg minimum
Taurine* 0.12% minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 2.0% minimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.4% minimum
L-Carnitine* 500 mg/kg minimum
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* 300 mg/kg minimum
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* 400 mg/kg maximum
Chondroitin Sulfate* 100 mg/kg minimum
Chondroitin Sulfate* 200 mg/kg maximum
Total Microorganisms*
(Lactobacillus plantarum, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium animalis in descending amounts)
not less than 80,000,000 CFU/lb

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

2,979 kcal/kg (279 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy

PRICE PER FEED

*Based on a 11.3kg bag priced at $119.95 = $10.62 per kg

Size Weight Loss Cost Weight Maintenance Cost
2.27 kg 62.5 g $0.66 62.5 g $0.66
4.54 kg 93.8 g $1.00 93.8 g $1.00
9.07 kg 156.3 g $1.66 166.7 g $1.77
13.61 kg 218.8 g $2.32 218.8 g $2.32
18.14 kg 281.3 g $2.99 291.7 g $3.10
27.22 kg 375 g $3.98 406.3 g $4.31
36.29 kg 458.3 g $4.86 500 g $5.31
45.36 kg 531.3 g $5.64 583.3 g $6.19
56.70 kg 656.3 g $6.97 687.5 g $7.30
68.04 kg 718.8 g $7.63 781.3 g $8.29
79.39 kg 812.5 g $8.62 875 g $9.29

FEEDING GUIDE

A standard measuring cup equates to 114g

Pet Size Weight Loss Weight Maintenance
2.27kg – 4.54kg ½ – ¾ ½ – ¾
4.54kg – 9.09kg ¾ – 1¼ ¾ – 1⅓
9.09kg – 13.6kg 1¼ – 1¾ 1⅓ – 1¾
13.6kg – 18.18kg 1¾ – 2¼ 1¾ – 2⅓
18.18kg – 27.27kg 2¼ – 3 2⅓ – 3¼
27.27kg – 36.36kg 3 – 3⅔ 3¼ – 4
36.36kg – 45.45kg 3⅔ – 4⅓ 4 – 4⅔
45.45kg – 56.81kg 4⅓ – 5¼ 4⅔ – 5½
56.81kg – 68.18kg 5¼ – 5¾ 5½ – 6¼
68.18kg – 77.27kg 5¾ – 6½ 6¼ – 7

TRANSITIONAL FEEDING
A gradual incorporation of new food helps prevent any stomach upsets. Adding the new diet in 25% increments can make the transition to a new diet smooth and comfortable.

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