Arden Grange Light Chicken Rice adult dog food is lower in protein and oil than our standard adult range, and has been specially formulated to be used as a part of a weight-reduction programme under the guidance of your veterinary surgeon or to help maintain a healthy weight in dogs prone to weight gain. It is also a hypoallergenic diet, and free from the main ingredients known to provoke allergies or intolerances in dogs - wheat gluten, beef, soya and dairy products. Arden Grange Light Chicken Rice - Adult at a glance: Maintenance of Optimum Weight Condition - With fewer calories, it can aid in weight reduction and the treatment of obesity; The addition of L-carnitine (an amino acid) helps to increase the conversion of fat to energy and helps maintain lean body mass. Fibre (from beet pulp and linseed) adds increased dietary bulk which aids satiety and avoids feelings of hunger. Digestive Health - Prebiotics may help to promote the beneficial intestinal flora and limit the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Nucleotides (natural short-chain proteins derived from yeast) may be of particular benefit to the overweight dog since they enhance metabolic function, allowing optimum levels of nutrients to be absorbed and utilised by the body. Joint Care - Arden Grange Adult Light contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin in order to help to protect the joint cartilage. The diet is also supplemented with MSM (an ultra pure form of sulphur derived from pine bark). This has many benefits including anti-inflammatory properties and pain relief. The combination of these ingredients makes this diet ideal for the overweight dog whose joint cartilage may be under more strain from carrying excess weight. Immunity Disease Prevention - All Arden Grange diets are fortified with the antioxidant Vitamins A, C, E, an organic from of selenium and beta-carotene, as well as rosemary oil and yucca extract. These powerful natural antioxidants may help to combat the harmful effects of free radicals from which the obese animal is more at risk. Recommended for: Dogs aged 1 + years that are overweight or have a tendency to gain weight Can also be used for: Senior Dogs aged 7 + years that are overweight or exercising less Dogs requiring a lower protein or fat diet Dogs needing to lose weight Dogs that have a large appetite Dogs that have a less active lifestyle The overweight dog faces an increased challenge to his cardiac and skeletal systems, and Arden Grange Adult Light addresses these challenges and ensures optimum daily nutrition for peak canine health and vitality. Please note: This product is not available for delivery to Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands.