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.
Chicken Broth, Chicken, Whitefish, Beef Liver, Chicken Liver, Brewer's Rice, Beef By-Products, Fish Meal (source of Fish Oil), Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate [source of Vitamin B1], Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [source of Vitamin B6], Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement [source of Vitamin B2], Folic Acid, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite [source of Vitamin K3]), Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), L-Carnitine
|Crude Protein, minimum||10.0|
|Crude Fat, minimum||3.5|
|Crude Fat, maximum||5.5|
|Crude Fiber, maximum||1.0|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum||0.6*|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum||0.12*|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles. Restricted-Calorie™/Feline Canned 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 (cans/day)||Weight loss (cans/day)|
|4||1/2 to 2/3||1/3 to 3/4|
|8||1 to 1 1/4||3/4 to 1 1/4|
|12||1 1/3 to 1 3/4||1 1/4 to 1 2/3|
|16||1 3/4 to 2 1/2||1 2/3 to 2 1/4|
|22||2 1/2 to 3 1/2||2 1/4|
Dry/canned mix: For 1/2 can of food you can substitute 1/3 cup of dry food.
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.
1,010 kcal/kg; 172 kcal/can; 29 kcal/oz