Iams® Veterinary Formula™ Glucose and Weight Control Plus Optimum Weight Control

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Iams® Veterinary Formulas Weight Control D - Optimum Weight Control™ can help your pet safely reach and maintain their optimal weight, promoting entire body health and helping to restore energy and mobility. How? These products use patented carbohydrates and specialized ingredients such as L-carnitine, so your pet can feel full while consuming fewer calories. The result is that she can maintain muscle mass while losing fat.

How can Weight Control D™ formulas help?

Feeding Optimum Weight Control formula is a great way to achieve the appropriate weight. This formula helps trim fat and maintain muscle, and promotes gradual, sensible weight loss. Optimum Weight Control effectively manages weight for overweight pets or pets that may be prone to obesity.

  • Trims fat but retains muscle mass to keep your pet in peak playing condition with ingredients including high-quality protein and L-Carnitine
  • Satisfies your pet's hunger and helps maintain steady blood sugar levels with a carbohydrate blend of grain sorghum and corn
  • Helps increase resistance to weight gain
  • Promotes good dental health with micro-crystals to help reduce tartar buildup across the whole mouth during AND AFTER meals


Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Grits, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Meal, Dried Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Gum Arabic, Chicken Flavor, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Fructooligosaccharides, Potassium Chloride, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate [source of Vitamin B1#], Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [source of Vitamin B6], Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement [source of Vitamin B2], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Inositol, Folic Acid), DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), L-Carnitine, Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Rosemary Extract.

Nutrient (percent)
Crude Protein, minimum 35.0
Crude Fat, minimum 10.0
Crude Fat, maximum 13.0
Crude Fiber, maximum 3.0
Moisture, maximum 10.0
Ash, maximum 7.0
Magnesium, maximum 0.11
Vitamin A, minimum 75,000 IU/kg
Taurine, minimum 0.12
L-Carnitine, minimum 80 mg/kg*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum 1.15*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum 0.23*

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles. Optimum Weight Control/Feline Dry Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for Maintenance. Manufactured under U.S. Patent Nos. 5,616,569 and 6,093,418; other U.S. and foreign patents pending.

Weight (lbs.) Weight maintenance (dry cups/day) Weight loss (dry cups/day)
4 1/4 to 1/3 1/4 to 1/2
8 1/2 to 3/4 1/2to 3/4
12 3/4 to 1 1/4 3/4 to 1
16 1 to 1 1/2 1 to 1 1/3
22 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 1 1/3

Dry/canned mix: For each 1/2 cup of dry food you can substitute 1 can.

These guideline amounts are a starting point and your cat may need more food depending upon age, activity and temperament. In order to reach optimal body condition, you may need to adjust food intake. This chart represents the total recommended volume of food per day. You should divide the total recommended feeding amount by the number of times you feed your cat per day to get the actual portion size per feeding.

3,503 kcal/kg; 326 kcal/cup; 3.28-oz/cup