Nutrition And Weight Management

nutrition and weight management
Do you think dog-food companies should be required to put nutrition facts on food/treats?

Unlike how human food is required by law to have nutrition facts, dog food doesn’t have to at the moment and 99% don’t. They will state some “good things” in big letters on the front like protein, fiber, vitamin, and moisture content but they hardly ever mention fat or calorie content. It’s as if by not stating it, people think it just doesn’t have any…

My vet is helping put my dog on a diet and he told me to only give her so many calories a day. Only problem is none of her food has the calorie content labeled. I even saw two “weight management” foods and “diet treats” which are intended to help diet your pet but even they didn’t state how many calories were in it! Real helpful, right…?

I have seen a small handful of foods that do actually state it, but that’s out of dozens…
What do you think? Most people wouldn’t pay any attention to it but it’d be helpful for those who care!

Most bags of dog food I see where I live has a guaranteed analysis list on it somewhere. The brand I feed looks like this:

Crude Protein Not less than 24.00%
Crude Fat Not less than 15.00%
Crude Fiber Not more than 4.00%
Moisture Not more than 10.00%
Calcium Not less than 1.10%
Phosphorus Not less than 0.80%
Vitamin A Not less than 22,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E Not less than 165 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* Not less than 30 mg/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Not less than 2.70%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Not less than 0.65%

and so on….

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bag with calorie content on it before..