Treatment Name: Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Weight Management Canned Dog Food

Treatment Type: Foods and Treats

Rated for: Labrador Retriever

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Easy to use
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Helps when more than exercise is needed

Jennifer Peters DVM DABVP canine and feline



Grass Valley, California, United States

Posted Jun. 11, 2018

The metabolic diet uses a high quality protein with a lower calorie balance to assist a pet in weight loss. The protein based diet is less efficient in digestion so the body burns more energy. Additionally the body releases less insulin with primarily protein intake so your dog will not be as hungry.
These diets are a huge improvement over the high fiber diets for weight loss. Most dogs should get to their target weight over the course of 8 to 12 months in most cases.
As always management of treats is critical.

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