Specific Canine CRD-1 & CRW1 Weight Reduction
The Specific diets from Dechra are developed in close collaboration with veterinarians, vet nurses and experts in animal nutrition. They are divided into two main categories - Lifestage Diets for healthy cats and dogs, and Therapeutic Diets for the management of Clinical Conditions.
Specific Weight Reduction is a highly palatable, complete diet for adult dogs during weight reduction. The diet is high in fibre and low in fat and energy. This composition enhances your pet's feeling of satiety. Despite the reduction in energy, the composition of the diet guarantees that your pet gets all the vitamins and minerals needed to ensure that a balanced diet is provided.
As this diet is designed for special pet needs, Specific Weight Reduction for cats and dogs are only available through your veterinary surgeon and must be given under veterinary supervision. Unless otherwise recommended by your veterinary surgeon the Specific Weight Reduction diets should be the sole source of nutrition. Treatment of the overweight dog is based on the restriction of caloric intake to less than the daily requirement. As a guideline, it is recommended that the dog is provided with 60% of its calculated energy requirement. The reduced fat level and increased fibre content in Specific Weight Reduction will decrease the energy density, thereby increasing the feed volume and thus enhancing the feeling of satiety.
As Specific Weight Reduction is generally given below the energy requirement, the levels of minerals and fat-soluble vitamins have been slightly increased. For the successful outcome of a weight reduction program it is essential that you as the the dog's owner are motivated and that the dog is exclusively fed the prescribed amount of Specific Weight Reduction recommended. Attainment of the target weight will generally take a few months. In addition to the diet, exercise is an essential component in the weight reduction program.
Once the target body weight has been reached it is recommended that the low energy diet be continued for a few weeks. After that, the diet can be changed to Specific Adult. After achieving the target body weight it is important that the dog's weight continues to be monitored regularly and if necessary the amount fed adjusted.
Reduced energy density
Reduced fat content
Increased fibre content (soluble and insoluble fibre)
Slightly increased mineral and fat-soluble vitamin content
The low content of fat and high content of fibre results in a low energy density. Even during a period of weight reduction this will enable you to feed a considerable amount of food, ensuring that the dog's appetite has been sated.
L-carnitine transports fatty acids into the mitochondria and stimulates oxidation of fat and preservation of muscles. Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) help to maintain normal mobility in joints of obese dogs. Omega-3 fatty acids also support a healthy skin and coat.
Cereals with reduced glycemic index (whole wheat and oats), high level of fibre and chromium reduce postprandial hyperglycemia.
Cereals, Fish and fish derivative,s Powdered cellulose, Vegetable protein extract, Hydrolysed pork protein, Beet Pulp, Yeast, Minerals, Plantago psyllium husk, L-Carnitine
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Specific weight reduction dry dog foodTried other foods for my overweight Yorkie with poor results. 3 weeks of using specific dry food is already working. The dog is not constantly trying to find food as it is filling him, using the feeding guide.
Specific wet and dry diabetic foodWe use a combination of wet and dry, our dog loves it and it's made controlling his diabetes easier. Great products