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4health Special Care Weight Management Formula for Adult Dogs, 25 lb. Bag

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4health Special Care Weight Management Formula for Adult Dogs can help address weight issues without leaving your dog feeling hungry. This complete diet includes insoluble fiber to help your dog feel full, while L-Carnitine aids the body in metabolizing fat. Guaranteed antioxidants and canine-specific probiotics also help support digestive health.


Ideal for pets that may have sensitivities to corn, wheat or soy.


Potatoes provide high-quality carbohydrates in this grain free formula.


Taurine-fortified to help support a healthy heart.


Developed from probiotic strains found in the canine Gl tract, these ingredients help maintain the proper balance of beneficial bacteria in your dog's intestines. Each cup of food provides live, active cultures that help support healthy digestion.


Guaranteed levels of these nutrients help support joints.


Helps the body metabolize fat.


Powdered cellulose, a form of insoluble fiber, helps dogs feel full.


Lamb meal, peas, chickpeas, lentils, sweet potatoes, powdered cellulose, potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), flaxseed, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, menhaden fish oil, DL-methionine, choline chloride, taurine, dried chicory root L-Carnitine, glucosamine hydrochloride, kale, chia seed, pumpkin, blueberries, oranges, quinoa, dried kelp, coconut, spinach, carrots, papaya, yucca schidigera extract, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, chondroitin sulfate, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.

Contains a source of live, naturally occurring microorganisms.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min.) 22.0%
Crude Fat (min.) 6.0%
Crude Fat (max.) 8.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 10.0%
Moisture (max.) 10.0%
Zinc (min.) 150 mg/kg
Selenium (min.) 0.35 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min.) 300 IU/kg
Taurine* (min.) 0.12%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min.) 2.0%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min.) 0.4%
L-Carnitine* (min.) 500 mg/kg
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* (min.) 300 mg/kg
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* (max.) 400 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* (min.) 100 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* (max.) 200 mg/kg
Total Microorganisms* (min.) 80,000,000 CFU/lb. (Lactobacillus plantarum, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium animalis in descending amounts)
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Calorie Content (Calculated):

2,979 kcal ME/kg; 279 kcal ME/cup.

Specification Description
Brand: 4health Special Care
Breed Size: All Breed Sizes
Container Type: Bag
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Flavor: Lamb
Form: Kibble
Life Stage: Adult
Primary Ingredient(s): Lamb
Part Number: 9256
Food Type: Dry Dog Food
Special Diet: Weight Management
Package Size: 25 lb.
Manufacturer Part Number 9256
4health Special Care Weight Management Formula for Adult Dogs, 25 lb. Bag is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy dogs love it- their coats look gorgeous, noticeable weight loss over time - very pleased with product
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dogs aren't thrilled It's a lot pricier than 4Health's regular lines of dog food. One of my dogs refuses to eat it unless I mix in some wet dog food. The other will eat it, but she doesn't gobble it down like she did the regular 4health food. Maybe they just don't like it because it's diet food.
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diabetic Dog Our older diabetic dog loves this dry food. Great for keeping her glucose numbers in the correct range.
Date published: 2019-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What We Hoped We are very happy with this 4Healrh Special Care Weight Management Food. Our dog has already lost 11 pounds. I would definitely give it a thumbs up!
Date published: 2019-05-13
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Why is taurine not listed as an ingredient even though a previous question says it does contain taurine? How much taurine?

Asked by: whiggy987
This formula contains .12% taurine.
Answered by: ErlindaC
Date published: 2019-02-18

List protein content say 22% min what is max protein content. Need a low protein food with less than 23% protein.

Asked by: Lori12
The level below is based on an as fed basis of a typical analysis of the 4Health Special Care Weight Management formula. Protein: 22.5%.
Answered by: ErlindaC
Date published: 2018-07-24

What is the feeding guide? For example I have two beagles that are overweight that should be 25 to 30 pounds and Are probably closer to 40. How much grand total should be they be fed daily?

Asked by: Lauraw
Standard Measuring Cups/Day Weight (lbs.)--------Weight Loss ------------Weight Maintenance 5 – 10 -------------------- ½ ¾ --------------------------½ – ¾ 10 – 20 -------------------¾ – 1 ------------------------¾ – 1⅓ 20 – 30--------------------1¼ – 1 ----------------------1⅓ – 1¾ 30 – 40 -------------------1¾ – 2-----------------------1¾ – 2⅓ 40 – 60--------------------2¼ 3 -------------------------2⅓ – 3¼ 60 – 80--------------------3 3⅔ -------------------------3¼ – 4 80 – 100------------------ 3⅔ – 4⅓ --------------------4 – 4⅔ 100 – 125-----------------4⅓ – 5-----------------------4⅔ – 5½ 125 – 150-----------------5¼ – 5-----------------------5½ – 6¼ 150 – 175-----------------5¾ – 6-----------------------6¼ – 7
Answered by: ErlindaC
Date published: 2019-03-11

I don't see calorie content anywhere. How many calories per cup? I thought 1st ingredient should be REAL lamb (or REAL meat) not Lamb MEAL, (or chicken meal etc....) are there probotics & prebotics, those are very important too!

Asked by: Nicky831
279 kcals/cup. Lamb Meal is dehydrated, concentrated lamb meat. It is about 200 times higher in protein than "lamb", which contains a large amount of water. Each bag of 4health dog food formula provides species-specific probiotics to specifically aid digestion and modulate the immune system of canines.
Answered by: Tbeacher
Date published: 2019-02-26

Do ANY of the ingredients come from China? Also, what is the Maximum % of fat? And finally, why use powdered cellulose? Is there not a better alternative? Thank you.

Asked by: OKKathy
4health Special Care Weight Management Formula for Adult Dogs contains 7% fat, based on an as-fed basis. Powdered cellulose is a plant fiber source. This ingredient is highly refined, a white powder that provides insoluble fiber to the diet. Our foods are manufactured in five facilities, all in the United States. Two are located in California, one in Missouri, one in Arkansas and one in South Carolina. We use some ingredients that are not USA sourced, like flaxseed and barley, both which originate in Canada and lamb and lamb meal from New Zealand and Australia, potato protein from Germany and dried chicory root from Belgium. There are ingredients that are critical to our formulations (i.e. folic acid and taurine) that can only be sourced out of China. Our choice is to either include these ingredients or manufacture our foods without them, which would not be in the best interest of your pet, in our view. Some pet food companies are making “China-Free” claims despite the facts I’ve outlined above. They accomplish this by utilizing a loophole in European law. European laws allow for ingredients purchased outside their continent, then reprocessed in Europe, to be labeled with European origin. We could likewise hide behind that loophole in the law, and tell you what you want to hear, but choose not to for obvious reasons. I’d rather you not feed our foods than to tell you they are China-free, when they are not.
Answered by: ErlindaC
Date published: 2019-02-13

I have a spaniel who at his correct weight. My vet suggested finding a food that has a higher fiber content because of EAG problems, which this does. Would this be OK to feed. Glad it has taurine & dl methionine because of breed deficiency.

Asked by: Spaniel Lady
The recommendation is to consult with your dog's veterinarian to see if they feel this would be a good fit for your dog. This formula does have a max 10% crude fiber.
Answered by: ErlindaC
Date published: 2019-05-14

Where is this product made? Most of your dog food states produced or made in the USA, but not this one.

Asked by: TheoC
We use some ingredients that are not USA sourced, like flaxseed and barley, both which originate in Canada.
Answered by: ErlindaC
Date published: 2019-02-28

What is the difference between your “weight management” and “healthy weight” product. I have 2 rescues that are older and need to lose weight. Which would be better? I was considering mixing the 2? We have a beagle mix (13), shepherd/retriever age 8/9.

Asked by: Joselyn
Both recipes are a great option for overweight pets and specifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of overweight dogs. The main difference between the two recipes are the protein sources: 4health Healthy Weight contains chicken; whereas, the 4health Special Care Weight Management contains lamb meal.
Answered by: ErlindaC
Date published: 2019-03-25
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