Is there a recipe for a low calorie dog food?

Question by ladymaeve100: Is there a recipe for a low calorie dog food?
My family dog is overweight, but we just can’t afford the “diet” dog food. Is there a recipie for making a diet dog food at home?
My family dog is under my parents care, a state away – so I am unable to do anything myself other then make suggestions to them. My parents are elderly (they arn’t able to walk her as much as she needs,) and surviving on a single income with reduced hours so things are very tight (so they can’t just hire someone to walk our dog.)

She has been tested for a thyroid condition already, and it came up negative. I have one myself so it was the first thing I suggested :-).

I don’t want to feed her store bought diet good – since its terribly expensive and has all the drawbacks mentioned here. I want a *recipe* that is lower in calories. I am hoping that by making the food themselves they will understand how much to give her and help with the over feeding. My father can’t stand to “just reduce” her food intake. I know that thats what is neccesary, but if I can’t change him I need another work around.

So, is there a recipe out there for a 50 lbs dog that will help her lose weight?
C’mon people – I understand there isn’t a magic bullet – but I do know that just as there is lower calorie dishes for people, there are lower calorie dishes for dogs. These are more satisfying then just serving a teeny tiny portion of the normal food. Please don’t be snotty saying how “store bought diet food” doesn’t work – I am asking for a recipe – read my question!!

Best answer:

Answer by walking lady
You don’t need diet dog food. All you do is cut down on whatever food you’re feeding by about 25% and don’t give any treats at all unless you give raw carrots or green beans. Also, a lot more exercise. Dogs need to eat less and exercise more just like people do to lose weight, they don’t need “diet” food.

What do you think? Answer below!

NutriCal High Calorie Supplement 4.25 oz

NutriCal High Calorie Supplement 4.25 oz

  • 4.25 oz. paste
  • high calorie supplement
  • stimulates appetite
  • increases weight gain

Nutrical is a high calorie, palatable dietary supplement that helps stimulate appetite and increases weight gain. Excellent to insure adequate caloric intake during convalescence from disease or surgery. Paste form makes it easy giving to your dog or cat. Also provides an added source of energy for hunting and working dogs.Dosage:Give 1 and 1/2 teaspoons per 10 lbs. body weight once a day. To use when your pet is not eating well – Give 3 teaspoons per 10 lbs. body weight. Each teaspoon of Nutri-

List Price: $ 9.00

Price: $ 6.49

[wprebay kw=”dog+nutrition” num=”10″ ebcat=”-1″] [wprebay kw=”dog+nutrition” num=”11″ ebcat=”-1″]

Find More Dog Nutrition Products

Free Dog Calorie Calculator for all Dog Websites

Free Dog Calorie Calculator for all Dog Websites

West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) January 4, 2010, a long-known resource for free dog training courses and videos, is now offering a free online calculator for website visitors to calculate a dog’s daily calorie count. This Dog Calorie Calculator gives the calorie needs for dogs based on their age and lifestyle. It also suggests the amount of food to feed your dog based on the quality of the dog food.

Now, is proud to announce the offering of this free calculator tool to any dog website owners for use on their pages. Whether the website is about dog training or different types of dog breeds, like a Boston Terrier or Rhodesian Ridgeback, the calculator is free to use. “Because many pet owners are now concerned with the households’ dog diet, including the nutrients and amount of food they should be getting each day.” Nipa, Director of, said. “The Dog Calorie Calculator will help a dog website’s visitors discover the exact calorie requirements for their dog, the ingredients in the food they’re feeding their dog now, and how they should be feeding them.”

While this tool is free, is making this dog calorie calculator available to only a select few dog training and dog-themed websites in order to keep it exclusive and in demand. Dog website owners can get the code now from

Besides providing the free dog calorie calculator, offers a wide variety of information for dog owners and enthusiasts. Dog training videos, including the “4 P’s of Dog Training” are popular, as well as summaries on different dog breeds, which dogs shed the most (and how to control it), and which dogs are best for children.


Founded 5 years ago by dog enthusiasts, was created with the intention of providing a much-needed resource to help owners train their dogs and puppies, based on their natural breed instincts. Today, the website has more than 875,000 subscribers to their free, breed-specific dog training course. It also has information about all kinds of dog breeds – from small breeds like Italian Greyhounds to large breeds like the Great Dane. The website’s staff is constantly researching, conducting surveys, and experimenting with dog training techniques to ensure that the information provided is the best and most current available. For more information, please visit

# # #

Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.