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Teeth and fat: Diets for dental health and weight loss in cats and dogs


Looking to cut fat and keep healthy chompers in patients? Take a look at a sample offering from companies out there with veterinary-practice-exclusive diets.

With a wide range of therapeutic diet choices for preventive care and chronic conditions, it might pay off to compare brands. (Shutterstock.com)Blue Natural Veterinary Diet WU Weight Management + Urinary Care for cats and dogs

Blue Buffalo says it's got data to support this wet and dry diet's ability to reduce body fat by almost 40% and body weight 16% in dogs; 37% and 12.5% in cats.

Hill's Prescription Diet t/d Canine

This diet for controlling plaque and tartar in dogs has the Veterinary Oral Health Council's seal of approval.

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diet DH Dental Health for cats and dogs

For its dental maintenance diets, Purina boasts reduction of tartar and plaque, a patented palatable kibble texture and nutrition for everyday feeding of adult cats and dogs.

Royal Canin Veterinary Care Nutrition Feline Weight Control Dry Cat Food

Royal Canin promotes this diet's ability to help cats maintain a healthy weight as well as to promote a “urinary environmental unfavorable to the development of both struvite and calcium oxalate crystals.”

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