A lot of dogs are overweight, and this is particularly true of small dogs. Excess weight is usually the result of a dog not getting enough exercise whilst also eating too many calories. Being overweight can endanger your dog’s health and significantly shorten its life expectancy, as well as affecting its overall wellbeing in the short term. Royal Canin Satiety Small Dog is a complete dry kibble that has been especially adapted to the needs of overweight or obese small dogs (up to 10kg). It can also be used to help treat diabetes mellitus and to help your dog to maintain an ideal weight. The recipe contains a special fibre combination to promote a feeling of fullness, whilst its higher protein content helps your dog to maintain muscle mass whilst losing weight. The food has been fortified with essential vitamins and minerals to ensure that your dog has the best nutrition during the weight loss phase and has added ingredients to promote good oral health. Recommended for (indications): Adiposity Diabetes mellitus Weight maintenance Hyperlipidemia Not recommended for (contraindications): Lactating bitches, pregnant bitches or puppies Chronic ailments that require a higher calorie nutrition Key benefits: Fullness: A special combination of fibres to promote a feeling of fullness so that your dog consumes less food. High protein content: The increased protein content supports the feeling of fullness and preserves muscle mass. Oral health: Selected nutrients can help to promote good oral and dental hygiene. Balanced nutrition: Added minerals and vitamins help to ensure good nutrition in spite of the lower calorie intake. Duration of treatment: The daily feeding amount is set based on a target healthy weight and how overweight your dog is at the time of starting to use this food. The best rate of weight loss is 1 - 3% per week. After reaching a healthy weight, you can switch to using Royal Canin’s Obesity Management, Weight Control or Neutered products to help your dog to maintain their ideal weight. In the weight maintenance phase, your dog should only consume up to 10% more calories than in the most recent weight loss phase.