Getting Fit with #HillsPet

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We all know how difficult it can be to lose weight. You try and try…and sometimes the results are just not noticeable.

But, then other times you get a diet and it just works. Your clothes fit better. You feel better. You feel more confident, and it shows as you become more active and get out more in the world.

hills2-140x300It’s the same with our pets. Sometimes a diet just doesn’t seem like a diet–and yet it works like one. Over on CatTipper, we’ve been telling you about Coco’s weight loss with Hill’s®  Prescription Diet® Feline Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution. As with dogs, overweight cats are a growing (no pun intended) problem in this country as too many of us treat and feed our pets more than we should. With her weight change, we’ve seen an increase in her activity level and a general improvement in her mood. When we first adopted our kitten Lucky in February, she avoided him and grew cranky when he tried to play. Now if he’s not playing with her, she seeks him out for play!

But what about dogs?

Hilo, a White German Shepherd over at Sweeptight.com has also been taking the Hill’s food trial. Like Coco, Hilo has been testing out the canine equivalent of the diet which consists of dry food, canned food, and treats. Hilo weighed 102 pounds at the start of the program.

Like many of us, Hilo packed on a few pounds over the harsh winter months when exercise and walking were more difficult. The vet would like him to lose eight to nine pounds to get this six-year-old pooch in top form.

Hilo’s mom, Jennifer, has noticed some real improvements in Hilo, too, since he has been on the Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Solution diet:

  • he’s having an easier time getting up the stairs
  • he has more fun running around the yard
  • he initiates play

You can see how active Hilo is in this Instagram video:

Hilo’s not alone in his weight loss. Hill’s reports that the feeding trials–all held at home without strict protocols or precise measuring, have resulted in weight loss in 88 percent of the pets in the vet-supervised trials.

Three cheers for Hilo and Sweeptight.com for their weight loss efforts!

Photo courtesy Sweeptight.com

This post is sponsored on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network for Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Food, but DogTipper.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

 

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About Paris Permenter

Paris Permenter is an award-winning author of over 30 pet and travel books. Along with her husband, John Bigley, Paris is the founder and publisher of CatTipper and DogTipper.