The nurse at the vet's recommended this Metabolic food for our dog to lose weight - she did recommend the dried Metabolic as it is cheaper but our dog does not like dried food hence we feed him the wet Metabolic. Our dog loves this Metabolic food although I do put some little bits of cheese on the top but he has lost weight. He had to lose 2.2kg - started on the metabolic June 2016 it is now October and has lost 2kg. It might seem a slow process but the dog needs to lose weight gradually. The downside you could say is the cost but ok if you can afford it. We will continue to feed our dog the Metabolic food even when he is back to his normal weight because we never have a problem with him eating this food whereas over the years have fed him so many different foods which he struggles to eat.