Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management® Feline Formula (Dry)
The role of dietary management in feline obesity is to provide a proper balance of total nutrients while meeting the special dietary needs of the patient. Dietary fats contribute more than twice the available energy compared to carbohydrates and protein. A low fat diet can be helpful in controlling calorie intake. Dietary crude fiber is poorly digested and helps reduce the amount of available calories and may contribute to satiety. Increased dietary protein may promote both increased metabolic activity and satiety. In addition, an increased protein:calorie ratio promotes loss of body fat while helping to minimize the loss of lean body mass during weight loss. Feeding a properly formulated diet designed to be restricted in calories, and high in fiber and protein, may be beneficial in the management of obesity while meeting the nutritional needs of the animal.
Purina Veterinary Diets ® OM Overweight Management ® feline formulas provide balanced nutrition for safe and effective weight loss and weight maintenance and have been formulated to achieve the following characteristics:
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Diets with these nutritional modifications have been recommended for cats with the following conditions:
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- Conditions associated with catabolic states
FEEDING AND ADMINISTRATION:
The following feeding program is recommended as a guideline only, with discretionary clinical adjustments for obesity management. The suggested daily food intake for weight loss is based on the cat's current weight, average caloric requirements and a desired weight loss of 1% of body weight per week. Daily food intake should be adjusted every 4 weeks.Adult Maintenance 1
|For Weight Loss||For Maintenance|
|Body Weight||lbs.||kg.||kcal 2 /Day||Approximate Number of 8 oz. Cups/Day 3||kcal 2 /Day||Approximate Number of 8 oz. Cups/Day 3|
|16||7.3||354||1 1/8||436||1 3/8|
|20||9.0||442||1 3/8||544||1 3/4|
|25 4||11.4||552||1 3/4||681||2 1/8|
|ME 2||3240 kcal/kg*|
|ME 2||1471 kcal/lb*|
|ME 2||321 kcal/8 oz cup*|
1 Adjustments must be made for environmental conditions, activity level, body condition. Provide fresh water in a clean container daily.
2 Kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME).
3 This daily amount should be divided among several small meals throughout the day.
4 For each additional pound of body weight, feed an additional 24 kilocalories.
Average nutrient content on serving and 100 calorie basis
|Grams per 100 kcal ME||Grams per 8 oz. cup|
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Corn gluten meal, wheat gluten, soybean meal, poultry by-product meal, oat fiber, soy protein isolate, brewers rice, fish meal, powdered cellulose, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), phosphoric acid, animal liver flavor, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, Vitamin E supplement, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.
Bags of 8 and 16 lbs.