Originally Posted by TeriM
a few years back when I switched them to a higher protein low carb kibble she lost
. There was basically no calorie difference between the two kibbles but she obviously was able to process the higher protein kibble more effectively.
Exactly. That's why an overweight dog should get higher protein and low carbs. Yet most lower calorie dog food is exactly the opposite. And when a dog processes their food efficiently, you don't have near the intestinal problems. Humans can derive energy from carbs, dogs get their energy from fat and protein.