We will be discussing here a review of dog foods for weight gain. An analysis of the dog food ingredients on the dog food label is the effective method used to rate these dog food products.
8. Doc Roy’s FORTI CAL – 120 ct Soft Energy Chews for Dogs and Cats
This supplement is for dogs, puppies, kittens and cats. Covers all the life stages with ingredients that promote energy and is high in calories which is perfect for weight gain, whether it be a sick pet or healthy one. This supplement is great for active pets like in hunting activity or working dogs and cats.
7. Cat and Dog Kidney Support, Natural Renal Supplements to Support Pets
Veterinarian recommended for supporting normal kidney function in older pets without toxic drugs. Promotes urination control, aids in preventing dehydration; increases appetite for desired weight gain; observe a robust and shinier coat of hair, less hair loss, reduce excess fluid and so much more. This is the most complete kidney supplement available for your cats and dogs kidneys.
6. Green Rhino PowerTM Weight Gainer
Ingredients: High in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and vit. A, D3, Vit.E, B6, B12, vit K, B2, calcium, B1, folic acid, niacin and calcium for strong bones. Optimal nutrition in a weight gain, muscle mass and excellent high energy source. Great for the digestive track, heart health* ALSO provides shiny coat and health skin. Laboratory tested to release nutrient within 15 minutes. Mix’s with all types of food wet or dry. All Natural Drug Free Green Products.
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5. Ketogenic Pet Foods – High Protein, Natural Dog & Cat Food
A minimum fat content of 46% looks to be the highest on this list and certainly qualifies for a dog food that would easily causes weight gain on a healthy dog and maybe not so healthy dog. You certainly would not want to give this to a dog with health problems such as diabetes. Great all around product for weight gain purposes.
- Crude protein minimum 35%
- Crude fat minimum 46%
4. Ketogenic Pet Foods KETO-KIBBLE – High Protein, Low Carb, Starch Free, Grain Free Dog & Cat Food
Ingredients: Chicken meal, Organic chicken, Chicken fat, Beet fiber, Meat Protein Isolate, Gelatin, Natural flavor, Apple Pectin, Flaxseeds, Taurine plus others listed on manufacturer website.
Whopping high protein percentage here. Highest on the list. Product lists organic ingredients in chicken. Does have 2 true animal protein sources out of first 3 ingredients. Highly recommended dog food product for one who particularly wants a high protein dog food.
3. Diamond Naturals Real Meat Recipe Premium Dry Dog Food For Adults And All Life Stages Lamb Meat & Rice
Diamond is another well-known dog food manufacturer with many choices of dog food products. You will notice the first 3 ingredients do not all contain true animal source protein. Lamb meal, ground white rice, cracked pearled barley are the first 3 ingredients and the “lamb” is the only true source of animal protein. The preference would be to have at least 2 out of 3 animal sources of protein in the first 3 ingredients, since the amino acid profile in plant sources of protein are not as complete compared to animal protein ingredients.
- Crude Protein 23.0% Minimum
- Crude Fat 14.0% Minimum
2. Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Dog Food Recipe
Gaining weight on this dog food should be relatively easy with a minimum crude fat content of 33%. To add to the high profile for weight gain purposes, the minimum protein content of 35% is way above average for dog food ingredients.
The first 3 ingredients are true sources of actual protein which is the highest quality of protein possible(no protein meal or animal by-products in the first 3 ingredients). The manufacturer makes it very clear it using pure natural ingredients. No fillers, soy, allergy causing ingredients, no artificial preservatives are used. This is a holistic, high quality dog food product.
1. Taste Of The Wild Grain Free High Protein Dry Dog Food High Prairie Adult
Taste of the Wild brand dog food has been around for years and is known to produce trustworthy, high quality dog food products. They have quite a variety of dog foods to choose from for many health choices such as for allergies, weight gain, weight loss, grain-free and have been a leader in the dog food industry.
Rule of thumb for judging a dog food for quality protein is to look at the very first 3 ingredients listed on the dog food label. AAFCO, which regulates recommended uniform policy for dog food manufacturers to adhere, states that ingredients are listed in the order of quantity used for each ingredient. Thus “buffalo” is listed as the first ingredient and is thus the greatest quantity of an ingredient compared to other ingredients listed in their ingredient food label for this product.