US 9,808,027 B2
Methods for promoting health or wellness in adult animals
Ryan Michael Yamka, Topeka, KS (US); Kim Gene Freisen, Topeka, KS (US); and William David Schoenherr, Hoyt, KS (US)
Assigned to Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York, NY (US)
Appl. No. 11/915,003
Filed by Ryan Michael Yamka, Topeka, KS (US); Kim Gene Freisen, Topeka, KS (US); and William David Schoenherr, Hoyt, KS (US)
PCT Filed May 19, 2006, PCT No. PCT/US2006/019355
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Jul. 8, 2008,
PCT Pub. No. WO2006/127424, PCT Pub. Date Nov. 30, 2006.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/682,978, filed on May 20, 2005.
Prior Publication US 2008/0317905 A1, Dec. 25, 2008
Int. Cl. A23K 1/16 (2006.01); A23K 50/40 (2016.01); A61K 47/18 (2017.01); A23K 20/142 (2016.01); A23L 33/175 (2016.01)
CPC A23K 50/40 (2016.05) [A23K 20/142 (2016.05); A23L 33/175 (2016.08); A61K 47/183 (2013.01); A23V 2002/00 (2013.01)] 40 Claims
 
1. A method for promoting health or wellness in a senior or geriatric canine adult animal, comprising:
feeding the canine adult animal a canned moist food;
wherein the canine adult animal is overweight or obese,
wherein the promoting of the health or wellness comprises controlling a body weight of the canine adult animal,
wherein the canned moist food comprises:
a protein source providing baseline lysine in an amount less than 3% by weight of total protein in the canned moist food;
a source of supplemental lysine in an amount sufficient to raise an overall amount of lysine in the canned moist food to at least 4% by weight of the total protein; and
one or more probiotics; and
wherein a ratio of the overall amount of lysine to metabolizable energy is about 5 grams per megacalorie (Mcal).