Helping Your Dog Stay a Proper Weight #HillsPet

We all know how uncomfortable it is to be overweight. Our clothes don’t fit. We feel tired (and grumpy). Exercise…and even getting around for daily tasks…seems like so much work. Overweight pets run into many of the same hurdles. (OK, most don’t have to worry about those too-snug jeans but have you ever had to […]

Understanding Lite vs. Weight Management Formulas

Do you understand the difference between “lite formula” and “weight management formulas”? The above video from The Nutro Company looks at helping manage your dog’s weight and follows Mister, a 13-year-old dog, who was having some weight issues. Follow along as the parents of adorable Mister discuss the issues they were seeing with their dog […]

2012 Gift Guide: “Dieting with My Dog”

Thursday’s Thanksgiving dinner was just the start of a whole season of fun…and feasting. After the holidays, many of us will make a New Year’s resolution to get ourselves–and our dogs–back in shape. For those on your gift list who want to trim their waistlines, Dieting With My Dog: One Busy Life; Two Full Figures […]

Does Corn Lead to Weight Gain?

Today we continue our series of reader questions for Dr. Tiffany Bierer: How does corn impact the nutritional health of dogs and cats?  Does it lead to weight gain? Dr. Bierer: Corn is an incredibly important source of nutrition for both humans and pets worldwide.  The great thing about it is the many different types […]

Locating Information on Pet Metabolic Needs

Today we continue our series of reader questions answered by Dr. Tiffany Bierer Where could I get reliable, and credible information on the metabolic needs for cats and dogs? Such as grams per kg of body weight of the energy nutrients, and essential nutrients for their optimal health? Dr. Bierer: That is a great question!  […]

Helping Your Dog Lose a Few Pounds

Today we continue with our series of reader questions for Dr. Tiffany Bierer: What is the best way to help your dog lose a few pounds? I know about limiting treats and exercise. What else should I be doing to help? Dr. Bierer: That is a great question! The key to making sure you keep […]

Alison Sweeney Talks Dog Weight Loss on Facebook

Fans of Alison Sweeney will have a chance to chat live with “The Biggest Loser” host as she talks about dog weight loss on the Hill’s Science Diet Facebook page. Sweeney will be talking about the pet weight management techniques, exercise and more that she used to get her own dog, Winky, fit. When: Tuesday, […]