Healthy Benefits Weight Management
Black Hawk's Healthy Benefits range is the perfect solution for pet parents who want to take a proactive, integrative approach to their dog's nutrition. Our range has been carefully developed by our animal nutritionists and vets to address the specific health concerns of adult dogs. We understand that what your dog eats can have a significant impact on their overall health and well-being, and that's why our diets are tailored to meet specific needs.
Black Hawk Healthy Benefits Weight Management has been developed as a lower-calorie diet* to help adult dogs maintain a healthy weight. It contains supplementary L-carnitine to help boost metabolism and maintain strong muscles. The kibble is a unique shape that fills the bowl and aims to slow their eating, with ingredients to help them feel fuller for longer. Green-lipped mussel contains many beneficial nutrients that can help support joints, improve mobility, and support overall health and well-being.
The gentler mixing and slow roasting capability of our advanced manufacturing technology allow us to better preserve the nutrients in our food products, ensuring superior quality and nutritional excellence. Our innovative coating technologies also mean improved performance where it matters most - having your pets find our diets delicious while giving them the nutrition they need and deserve.
Our Healthy Benefits Weight Management diet is a complete and balanced diet that can be fed with confidence to any dog who has completed their growth period. Our nutrient-dense, lower-calorie formula is ideal for dogs with a 'more sedentary' (less active) lifestyle, breeds predisposed to weight gain, and breeds that are highly food motivated. Neutered dogs and older dogs, whose caloric needs are known to be reduced, will also greatly benefit from this diet.
We have reduced the calorie content of our Healthy Benefits Weight Management formula by 9-10% compared to our Black Hawk Original Chicken & Rice. It is perfect for pet parents who want to manage their adult dogs' weight without sacrificing taste, ensuring satisfied pets still enjoy every meal. We use fresh and hydrolysed chicken, which are both high-quality digestible protein sources that help maintain lean muscle mass in dogs while they lose weight. This is important because losing weight too quickly or without adequate protein intake can result in the loss of muscle mass, which can be detrimental to a dog's overall health and well-being. And while this product is lower in calories, it is packed with concentrated vitamins and minerals, so your dog will still get all the nutrients they need for optimum health.
The Healthy Benefits Weight Management formula has a lot of healthy fibre to prevent your pet from feeling hungry between meals. This will make it easier for you to keep your pet at a healthy weight when you see them full and satisfied. The formula contains carrot fibre, a natural source of low-calorie fermentable fibre, which helps to promote digestive health and regulate bowel movements. Additionally, carrot fibre has antioxidant benefits due to its high content of vitamin A and other phytonutrients. Plant cellulose, another form of dietary fibre, is made up of long chains of glucose molecules that are very hard for pets to digest. These ingredients are great for weight management as they help to increase the bulk of the diet without adding extra calories.
Healthy Benefits Weight Management is designed to support your pet’s joints and muscles. It contains L-carnitine, which can help boost metabolism and build and maintain strong muscles. L-carnitine is a type of amino acid that can help the body use fat as an energy source, which can assist in burning off excess fat. It also supports muscle cells during exercise. Another key ingredient is green-lipped mussel, which is a type of shellfish from New Zealand. It contains many beneficial nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine, chondroitin, and antioxidants that can help support cartilage and joint health, improve mobility, and support overall health.
Our hollow cube-shaped kibbles, filled with natural fibres, have a reduced density, meaning fewer calories per kilo, so it's great for pets who need to watch their weight. The larger expanded kibble makes the bowl more appealing whilst feeding less to help counteract overfeeding by pet parents who prefer to fill the bowl. Plus, the unique shape helps to slow down those fast eaters who gobble, scoff or inhale their food.
When changing your dog's food to Black Hawk Healthy Benefits Weight Management, it's important to do it slowly. This is especially true if the new food has different ingredients (including protein sources and carbohydrate-fibre mixes) than their current diet. Your dog's digestive system needs time to adjust to the new food, including changes in the need for digestive enzymes and how the food moves through their body. The healthy bacteria in their gut also need time to adapt to digesting the new food. Without a transition period, the gastrointestinal tract will likely become overwhelmed, and stool quality will change. While this isn't always a serious or a lasting health concern, we can ease the impact on our pets by adhering to the transition recommendation on pack and transition over a period of up to 7 days, or even longer if feeding a pet who is known to have a sensitive digestive system.
At Black Hawk, we believe that optimal nutrition is the foundation for a happier, healthier life for your dog. Our Healthy Benefits range is packed with beneficial nutrients, ensuring optimum nutrition and a happy, satisfied pet. Try our Healthy Benefits Weight Management diet today and give your dog the nutrition they deserve!