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More than 50 % of pets are overweight, which can lead to health problems, limit their ability to enjoy play time and walks, and even shorten their life expectancy. I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that consistency is key to helping overweight pets get healthy. When we adopted Theo nearly two years ago, he was obese. Thanks to careful monitoring of his diet and exercise, he’s a much healthier weight.
While Theo needed one of Hill’s® Science Diet® prescription foods and our vet’s supervision, 70% of pets lose weight successfully with Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight in ten weeks.
Probably the most significant thing you can do to help your dog lose or maintain weight is to feed him a nutritionally balanced food. It is important to measure his food each and every time. To determine the proper amount of food, refer to the food’s label as a starting guide. (If you change food, be sure to check the label of the new food and/or check with your vet.)
Hill’s Science Diet is available for Small and Toy Breeds as well as a formula for larger dogs. It offers:
- Breakthrough blend of natural ingredients
- Healthy weight adds to quality of life and life expectancy
- Prebiotic fibers for gentle digestion
- 100% precisely balanced nutrition
Exercise and playtime is beneficial both for mental and physical health. Make it a priority for your pets and help strengthen your bond. Use puzzle toys, games, and exercise to help keep your dog fit.
As mentioned in a previous post, establishing a routine is a critical part of helping your dog lose weight. This calendar provides an excellent way to monitor your dog’s weight loss and a way to hold yourself accountable.
Enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to win free food for 10-week turnaround. You can buy Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight at your vet’s, specialty store, or Pet 360.
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Jen Gabbard says
So shocking when I look at those numbers – over half of our pets are overweight, and I recently read that the numbers are similar in Britain. Hopefully all of this awareness will help us learn to keep our canine companions more fit. Consistency is key to losing & keeping weight off – it’s amazing how a forced habit such as working out soon becomes “normal” once you stick with it.
Ann Staub says
Theo is still looking great! I entered the giveaway for the cat. She could probably lose a few pounds. Thankfully, Shiner is at a healthy weight already.
I’m sure Callie will be successful in getting to her perfect weight!
It’s so sad that so many pets are overweight! Your dog is looking great. Keep up the great work. It looks like Hill’s Science Diet Healthy Weight is helping you a lot.
Awesome info! My dog is definitely on the chunky side, so this is great info 🙂
Education and choice are certainly the key to keeping our pets happy and healthy.
A great post
Aimee @ Irresistible Pets says
Theo is looking irresistible! It’s so easy for pets to become overweight as it is definitely all about consistency!
Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution says
After our Boston Terrier Lucy had knee surgery, she couldn’t go for walks or be as active — this from a dog who would go running with my husband. She did put on the weight… measuring the food, stopping the snacks my kids were giving her and extra walks made the difference for her.
Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
Crystal & comp says
Our dog is so picky with food. We have not tried Science Diet yet but I love the nutritional value you’ve shared here!
I wish I had known about this a couple of years ago. My sister had a beagle that weighed as much as my 11 year old son! She had breathing problems and everything because of her weight. Craziness!