SPECIFIC (Dechra) CRD-1 Weight Reduction Dry Dog Food

SPECIFIC (Dechra) CRD-1 Weight Reduction Dry Dog Food

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Specific (Dechra) Weight Reduction Dog Food is a complete food for weight management. It can be used for dogs with obesity, diabetes mellitus, colitis, chronic diarrhoea, constipation or hyperlipidaemia. It has high levels of fibre but a low fat content to give a low energy density food. This means that your dogs can be fed more and hunger will be warded off for longer without weight gain. High protein levels will ensure that strong muscles are maintained and will ensure a satisfied appetite. L-Carnitine will also help to preserve muscle and will stimulate the oxidation of fat. Obese or overweight dogs often suffer from high joint stress. Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) will improve joint mobility and will assist your dog in having healthy skin and a shiny coat. The food only contains low gylcemic index cereals (whole wheat & oats) and a high fibre content combined with chromium will help to prevent postprandial hyperglycaemia. In a recent survey by Öko-test (April 2011), the German consumer magazine, CRD-1 Weight Reduction was the only diet to gain the highest and outstanding overall result.


  • Low energy, high fibre - The low content of fat and high content of fibre result in a low energy density. Even during a period of weight reduction, this will enable the owner to feed a considerable amount of food, supporting that the dog’s appetite has been sated
  • Optimal weight loss - L-carnitine transports fatty acids into the mitochondria and stimulates oxidation of fat and preservation of muscles
  • High protein - The high protein content supports maintenance of muscles and satiation of the dog’s appetite during the weight reduction period
  • Joint support - Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) help maintain normal mobility in joints of obese dogs. Omega-3 fatty acids also support a healthy skin and coat
  • Diabetes mellitus - Cereals with a reduced glycemic index (whole wheat and oats), a high level of fibre and chromium reduce postprandial hyperglycemia


Dry Food

Wheat, fish meal, powdered cellulose, maize protein, oats, yeast, hydrolysed pork protein, beet pulp, potato protein, minerals, vitamins and trace elements, psyllium husk, methionine, L-carnitine.

Antioxidants: EC approved additives: BHA, propyl gallate. Contains no artificial colours or flavourings.


Dry Food

Nutrient Contents
per 100 g
per MJ
Energy kJ 1313
Protein (g) (crude) 29.6 22.5
Fat (g) (crude) 5.1 3.9
Carbohydrate (g) (NFE) 37.4 28.5
Fibre (g) (crude) 12.7 9.7
Calcium (g) 0.84 0.64
Phosphorus (g) 0.76 0.58
Sodium (g) 0.28 0.22
Starch (g) 24.6 18.7
Sugar (g) 0.9 0.69
L-carnitine (mg) 30 23
Omega-3 fatty acids (g) 0.53 0.4
Ratio n-3:n-6 01:02:00 01:02:00
Water (g) 9.2

Feeding guidelines

During a weight reduction period, it is recommended to feed only 60% of the advised quantity of CRD-1 Weight Reduction for normal dogs. If the dog does not lose weight, it may be necessary to further reduce the daily quantity. The daily individual requirement may vary depending on factors such as breed, environment, season, activity etc. It is therefore advisable to continue monitoring condition and body weight, adjusting the amount fed accordingly.

Dry Food

Daily feed amount in grams
Dog Weight (kg) * ** ***
2.5 65 60 35
5 105 95 60
10 180 165 100
15 245 220 130
20 305 275 165
25 360 325 195
30 410 370 225
35 460 415 250
40 510 460 275
50 600 545 325
60 690 625 375
70 775 700 420
80 855 775 465

* Normal dogs/dogs with diabetes mellitus
** Weight control in obesity prone dogs
*** Weight reduction in obese dogs

Recommended for

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Colitis, chronic diarrhoea, constipation
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Cholestasis

Not recommended for

  • Young puppies and pregnant or lactating bitches with a high energy need

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Reviews (10)

Summary of Reviews for SPECIFIC (Dechra) CRD-1 Weight Reduction Dry Dog Food

Overall 5
Value For Money
Nutritional Value
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10 out of 10 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (7 reviews)
4 stars (3 reviews)
3 stars (0 reviews)
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55 Really works
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By on 15 December 2022

My dog has lost around 8kilos. It’s amazing. Like a different dog

Customer recommends this product

55 The vet recommended this for my choc lab a few years back
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By on 16 March 2022

It works! Its eaten quickly and with no complaints (at either end!!).

Coco would find a sandwich in a field of fully ripe corn. She's a thief, not fussy with what she eats and never knows when to stop. She put on weight as I was too soft. Now she's older, we've learnt how to keep her weight controlled and I use this either as the full part of her diet or in part (with other foods) and she's managed to maintain her weight.

Customer recommends this product

55 Amazing food

By on 23 February 2019

It a life saver for my 4 year chocolate lab .. she was 38kg and managed to get her down to 32kg in 3 months, ideally down to 29kg and VET & myself will be happy along with Lexi whom should feel so.much better

Customer recommends this product

45 Ideal for small dogs
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By on 9 June 2018

I had to put my miniature poodle on a diet it worked great very pleased and was filling as she was not looking to be fed afterwards

Customer recommends this product

45 Does the job
Verified Purchase

By on 26 September 2017

Very pleased with weight loss and long term management of weight

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding SPECIFIC (Dechra) CRD-1 Weight Reduction Dry Dog Food, including answers from our team.

27 September 2020 at 8:32pm

Feeding guide

VioVet Visitor

When feeding weight reduction wet food for the obese dog, do you feed for the target weight you want to achieve or use the guidelines on the packaging for the weight of your dog now?

  • VioVet Staff

If you are wanting to help your dog lose weight using the Specific weight reduction feed then you should feed the amount listed as 'Daily feed amount in grams - weight reduction in obese dogs' for your dog's current weight.
For example if your dog is 30kg and needs to lose weight then you should feed 225g per day.

When your dog's weight normalises you can then transfer onto the 'weight control in obese prone dogs' amount, e.g. if your dog is then 25kg and a good weight then feed 325g daily.

This is different to normal dog diets that aren't specifically for weight loss, with a normal diet you should feed for your dog's target weight. If you need any further explanation please contact us on [email protected]

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