How to get it? With nutrition that thinks ahead.
Iams® Veterinary Formulas Weight Loss - Restricted-Calorie™ 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 Loss™ formulas help?
Restricted-Calorie formulas are high-quality foods that have been specially developed to help your pet lose excess pounds safely. You can feed a reasonable amount of the formula and still control fat and calorie intake.
Restricted-Calorie formulas are low-calorie, low-fat diets with high-quality, animal-based proteins. This helps your pet lose fat and keep lean muscle. These protein sources also provide great taste, instead of using excessive levels of inexpensive fiber.
Restricted-Calorie formulas also have an appropriate balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat. It also 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, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken Flavor, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), DL-Methionine, 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), Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), L-Carnitine, Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Rosemary Extract
|Crude Protein, minimum||32.0|
|Crude Fat, minimum||8.5|
|Crude Fat, maximum||10.5|
|Crude Fiber, maximum||3.0|
|Vitamin A, maximum||75,000 IU/kg|
|L-Carnitine, minimum||80 mg/kg*|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum||0.9*|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum||0.18*|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles. Restricted-Calorie™/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||1/3 to 1/2||1/3 to 2/3|
|8||2/3 to 1||2/3 to 1|
|12||1 to 1 1/3||1 to 1 1/4|
|16||1 1/3 to 2||1 1/4 to 1 2/3|
|22||1 3/4 to 22/3||1 2/3|
Dry/canned mix: For each 1/3 cup of dry food you can substitute 1/2 of a 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.
3,448 kcal/kg; 268 kcal/cup; 2.74-oz/cup