High in fibre and with controlled levels of protein and fat, Burns Weight Control Chicken & Oats is ideal for overweight and hungry dogs. The award winning recipe, formulated by veterinary surgeon John Burns, is high in fibre and naturally low in calories.
It can be used as a general maintenance diet for constantly hungry dogs or dogs that tend to gain weight easily (especially neutered dogs), or as a weight loss diet for those that need to lose weight. Naturally high in fibre and made with wholegrain oats, it gives a steady release of energy which can help dogs to feel fuller for longer. This diet is also suitable for diabetic dogs - under guidance of your veterinary surgeon, it can be a great alternative to the traditional veterinary diets.
All Burns diets avoid ingredients that commonly cause intolerance such as beef, wheat, soya and dairy, and are also free from any artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives.
Extremely palatable due to the high meat content, this food is often used as low to medium value training treats by owners keen to improve the behaviour of their dogs. The kibble size is ideal for use in treat dispensing toys such as Trixie Dog Activity Snack Balls. For dogs with sensitivities, intolerances and allergies, it is important to ensure that any treats used do not contain the trigger food. Ideal treats for these dogs may include natural chews from the Primal Source range, such as those containing novel proteins like Hairy Rabbit Ears, and smaller high value training treats such as Pet Munchies Meaty Training Treats.
Symptoms of food allergies and intolerances in dogs can encompass anything from chronic ear infections, gastrointestinal issues and chronic diarrhoea to constant licking of the feet, tear stains, chronic gas and itching. Acute symptoms should always be seen by a veterinary professional to ensure they can be treated appropriately. Some vets will recommend allergy testing, others will recommend an exclusion diet, during which the dog should be trialled on multiple different diets, including wheat gluten free, grain free, chicken free, etc. in an attempt to discover the trigger. While medication may be administered to treat the symptoms of an allergy, it is important to discover the root cause to prevent ongoing suffering caused by exposure to the allergen.
Brown Rice (67%), Chicken Meal (20%), Peas, Oats, Chicken Oil, Salmon Oil (1%), Sunflower Oil, Seaweed, Minerals, Glucosamine (500 mg/kg), MSM -Methylsulfonylmethane (500 mg/kg), Chondroitin Sulphate (360 mg/kg), Green Tea Extract, Blueberry Extract.
Crude Protein 18%, Crude Fat 7%, Crude Fibre 2.4%, Crude Ash 6.2%, Copper 21mg/kg, Sodium 0.25%, Calcium 1.2%, Phosphorus 0.9%, Magnesium 0.14%, Potassium 0.6%, Omega-6 fatty acids 1.6%, Omega-3 fatty acids 0.2%, Linoleic acid 25.15g/kg, EPA+DHA 0.59g/kg.