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 he 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 withingredients 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 barley
  • 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


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

Nutrient (percent)
Crude Protein, minimum 25.0
Crude Fat, minimum 6.5
Crude Fat, maximum 9.5
Crude Fiber, maximum 5.0
Moisture, maximum 10.0
L-Carnitine, minimum 40 mg/kg*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum 1.25*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum 0.25*

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. Optimum Weight Control Canine Dry Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog 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)
3 to 10 1/2 to 1 1/3 to 3/4
10 to 20 1 to 1 3/4 3/4 to 1 1/4
20 to 30 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 1 1/4 to 1 2/3
30 to 40 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 1 2/3 to 2
40 to 60 2 3/4 to 3 2/3 2 to 2 1/2
60 to 80 3 2/3 to 4 1/3 2 1/2 to 3
80 to 100 4 1/3 to 5 3 to 3 1/2

Dry/canned mix: For each 1/2 cup of dry food you can substitute 1/3 of a can of Weight Loss Restricted-Calorie™.

These guideline amounts are a starting point and your dog 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 dog per day to get the actual portion size per feeding.

3,242 kcal/kg; 252 kcal/cup; 2.74-oz/cup