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In March I blogged about Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight and encouraged readers to help their pet lose weight in a 10 Week Turn Around. About the same time, Maureen from Trendy Pet started her senior dog Keira on her path to successful weight loss.
It worked really well for Keira, as it does for the majority of pets who have taken the 10 Week Turn Around challenge. Keira lost over 9 pounds! If you want to help your pet get healthier (over 50 % of pets are overweight), follow Maureen’s tips for pet weight loss.
Maureen started feeding Keira Hills Science Diet Perfect Weight nutritionally balanced food and made some important changes in their lifestyle. Maureen shares these tips on her blog.
Consistency & Routine: Stay on a schedule as best as possible so that you know your pet is getting exactly what they need both nutritionally and when it comes to exercise.
Feed on time and properly measure the food. Read the feeding guidelines on the bag and feed the amount for what your pet should weigh NOT what they currently weigh.
Make playtime fun and engage your pet in movement games that require thinking while moving.
Doesn’t Keira look great? She was cute before, but 9.3 pounds lighter, Keira is healthy and much more active. She no longer needs assistance to get in the car.
Maureen also made use of this calendar that you can download for yourself, to help stay on track and hold herself accountable.
70% of the dogs and cats who were given this food lost weight.
Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight comes in two formulas, one for medium and large adult dogs and Hill’s® Science Diet® Small and Toy Breed Formula. This food is 100% nutritionally balanced and formulated to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and improve quality of life in small and toy breed dogs.
If your pet is overweight, I implore you to take steps to help it reach a healthier weight. Although I think the cat and dog are cute in this video, I know that they would be healthier and happier if they lost weight.
The important thing to think about isn’t how much weight your pet has to lose, or how long it will take. It isn’t a fad or a race, it is your pet’s quality of life. If your pet has setbacks, (like the mysterious bun incident), it isn’t a big deal. Just go forward, helping your dog with exercise and monitoring what she eats. I know it is difficult not to give in to those puppy eyes, but your pet is counting on you to do what is best. Play a game or go for a walk instead of giving her extra treats. Before you know it, your dog will be more active, healthier and happier.
If you are ready to start your own pet’s journey to a healthier and more active life, enter the Hills Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 10 week supply of Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight.