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Not the Lowest Calories Diet Dog Food
Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2019
I adopted my first dog, Maple, in roughly 12 years from a rescue organization exactly two weeks ago. She's a four year old mutt. We think she's German Shepherd and Shiba Inu. She was overall healthy aside from being overweight. The vet estimates her healthy weight would be anywhere from 50-60 lbs. She current weights 85 lbs so she has a long journey ahead of her.
Maple HATED the purina diet food she was being fed at the rescue center. The staff recommended I take her to the vet to develop a weight loss plan (new food included). I was warned vet food would be expensive (even more so if it's prescription). The kind woman at the rescue organization also let me know her mom's overweight pup was on Natural Balance Fat Dogs food. So, while I waited for Maples' first vet appointment, I ordered a small bag of Fat Dog from Amazon.
As I was warned, the vet did recommend an expensive, prescription dog food: Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Canine. I purchased a small bag from the vet (costs more than the large bag of Fat Dogs on Amazon!!). I also purchased some cans of wet food to mix in so she would eat it. Turns out Maple likes them both. Although she's 85 lbs, it was recommended I feed her enough for a 60 lbs dog (3.25 cups a day).
Here are the pro's and con's of Fat Dogs as compared to Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Canine from my experience as a new (again?) dog mom:
- Tastes great! My dog loves it.
- You can't beat the price.
- Same recommended daily serving per day (3.25 cups per day)
- Ships right to your home with Amazon! Better than having to lug food home from the vet.
- No prescription needed
- No wet food option.
- No treat options.
- Not the lowest calorie diet dog food per cup as some have incorrectly stated in their reviews:
1. 260 kcal/8oz cup Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Canine
2. 275 kcal/8oz cup Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Food (Costco brand)
3. 300 kcal/8oz cup Fat Dog