Hey! Im Posting on behalf of my parents for their dog, He is not doing so great at the moment, he has some pretty big problems with his hips at the moment and may need surgery to get a hip replacement if he continues to be in pain, I am wanting to see if any of you guys can help me find the best way to get him on a better diet. The vet reccomended this food to help but it seems quite expensive for what it is? (i really dont know anything about pet food so maybe it is not). he reccomended Dr Hills R/D weight loss, i dont know if you guys have any experience with it. Up until now he has been eating basic dog food. Rice (60%), Poultry Meal (20%), Whole Maize, Whole Peas, Poultry Oil, Seaweed Meal, Sunflower Oil, Mixed Herbs (0.2%), Extract Of Yuuca Schidigera i shared the links so you can see the ingrediants, I like to think im pretty good with diet (for humans) i dont know if dogs require a more/specific vitamins/minerals. I would imagine he simply just needs to have a lower calorie intake than he does now to lose weight? im not sure. About the doggy -German shepard akita cross -51kg if he DOES need a hip replacement he needs to be around 40kg, also losing the weight should relieve some pain from his hip, bascically im just wanting to know if any of you can help advise what would be best to do or if there is any really good food we should be giving him. if you have anymore questions about him please ask! Thanks in advance!