Limited Ingredient Diet

Weight Management

(Formerly Lite Energy)

Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food has been especially formulated by leading Australian Food Technologists and Nutritionists with the best complete and balanced nutrition delivered through a lighter caloric load, to make it the perfect choice for adult and senior dogs that need to manage their weight. Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food will manage your dog’s weight while keeping your dog satisfied with a food that is palatable, low in glycaemic index and high in dietary fibre. Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food also contains an array of functional ingredients to help mobilise body fat as well as boost immunity. Ideally Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food should be fed in conjunction with a weight management plan devised in consultation with your veterinarian.

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Product Guide

All Delicate Care™ foods within the Special Care Range are formulated for dogs with sensitive skin. Designed as a limited ingredient diet without compromising on nutritional delivery, each ingredient is chosen for a specific nutritional purpose. Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food is formulated with a single source of animal protein (Australian lamb) and may be suitable for dogs that suffer from protein-based food allergies or intolerances. Feeding your dog a limited ingredient  diet such as Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food offers an easily digestible diet without compromising their enjoyment and nutrition. Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food also contains Australian grown sorghum that is a low glycaemic index (GI) ancient grain supplying slow and steady release of carbohydrate energy throughout the day. Our Australian sorghum is GMO free, gluten free, and sustainable.

Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food contains a higher level of soluble and insoluble fibres derived from sorghum, chick peas, super oat bran and sugar beet pulp. This balanced fibre blend optimises passage of food through the digestive tract and at the same time, creates the feeling of satiety making dogs feel fuller for longer. Additionally, the low glycaemic index of Australian grown sorghum enhances satiety from each feed.

Delicate Care™ Weight Management dog food utilises medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) derived from sustainably grown coconut oil (NOT palm oil) to support ketogenesis during weight loss. These special fats are quickly metabolised into ready to use energy in the form of ketones, that can be metabolised by the heart, muscles and brain. Importantly MCTs are not stored as body fat. Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food also contains L-carnitine which is essential for converting long chain dietary and body fats into energy. Energy from fat oxidation helps to sustain lean muscle tissue in adult and senior dogs when they are being fed a calorie-controlled diet like Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food.

At Delicate Care™, we believe that a healthy gastrointestinal tract with a stable, healthy microbiome provides the first line of immune defence against pathogenic bacteria and other common pathogens in your dog. Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food contains an optimised blend of prebiotics to promote long term intestinal health, which in turn stimulates and helps to maintain a healthy immune system. Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food contains prebiotics in the form of FOS [Fructo-Oligo-Saccharides] and MOS [Manno-Oligo-Saccharides] which are special simple sugars that encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria like Bifidobacteria spp. in the gut. Additionally, Delicate Care™ Weight Management dog food contains β-glucans to support your dog’s immune function.

Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food contains powerful natural antioxidants from turmeric. Turmeric is a superfood that contains curcumin, which is not only a powerful antioxidant but also has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric helps to prevent oxidative damage to polyunsaturated fatty acids, proteins and nucleic acids caused by free radicals. In addition, curcumin in turmeric can also support brain function in adult and senior dogs.

Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food contains Omega Magic™, a natural blend of high grade Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential oils. This balanced and potent blend of sunflower and canola oils, flax seed oil, and fish oil with a high EPA and DHA content, ensures your dog maintains a glossy coat and healthy skin.

Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food is naturally and carefully preserved with a natural antioxidant containing mixed tocopherols (Vitamin E) and rosemary extract. No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives (such as BHT, BHA and Ethoxyquin) are used. This natural theme is carried through the careful sourcing of our raw materials.

Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food contains a natural extract from the plant, Yucca schidigera,  that aids in reducing body and faecal odours.

Delicate Care™ Weight Management Dog Food has been formulated to meet and safely exceed all AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) 2016 nutrient specifications.

Sorghum, Lamb Meal, Chick Peas, Sugar Beet Pulp, Super Oat Bran, Natural Flavours, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Omega Magic™ Essential Oil Blend, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Turmeric, FOS (Fructo-Oligo-Saccharides), Bacillus subtilis, L-Lysine, MOS (Manno-Oligo-Saccharides), DL-Methionine, L-carnitine, Yucca schidigera Extract, Vitamins A D3 E K3 B1 B2 B3 B5 B6 B12, Folic Acid, Biotin, Copper (from Sulphate), Copper Chelate, Zinc (from Sulphate), Zinc Chelate, Manganese (from Oxide), Manganese Chelate, Iron (from Sulphate), Iron Chelate, Selenium, and Iodine. Product protected by natural mixed tocopherols and rosemary extract.

*No salt (sodium chloride) is added to Delicate Care™ formulations. Salt, if present in our formulations, is naturally occurring.

Protein

22% min

Fat

8% min

Fibre

8% max

Omega-6:Omega-3 ratio 8.0:1.0
Linoleic Acid

1.6% min

Linolenic Acid

0.2% min

EPA+DHA

0.03% min

Calcium

2.5% max

Ca:P ratio

1.6:1.0

Moisture

10% max

Metabolisable Energy

320kcal/100gms as fed

1 cup = approximately 130 grams

Dog Weight (kg) Grams Per Day
2  42
4 71
6 97
10 142
15 192
20 239
25 282
30 323
35 363
40 401
50 474
60 544
70 611
80 675
90 737
100 798

The feeding chart shown above is provided only as a guide and is based on dogs getting a 30 minute walk per day as part of their weight management program with amounts fed recommended based on a target weight loss of 10-15%. Quantities fed to your dog can be adjusted depending on your Veterinarian’s recommendation or your dog’s condition and activity level.

When changing to Delicate Care™ Dog Food from another diet, we recommend that you allow 7-10 days for transition. Introduce Delicate Care™ Dog Food slowly by mixing with your dog’s previous food, and gradually increase the amount of Delicate Care™ Dog Food until you are feeding this exclusively. This gradual transition will reduce the chance of stomach upsets.