DID YOU KNOW?
OVERWEIGHT PETS HAVE BECOME AN EPIDEMIC.
Currently, 56% of dogs & 60% of cats are classified as overweight, but only about 10% of pet parents realize their pets are overweight.
MANY PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE WHAT AN OVERWEIGHT PET LOOKS LIKE
Like humans, weight gain can happen gradually for pets, which makes it difficult to tell when their dog or cat has reached a point where their weight is a health risk. Through intensive research on dog and cat biology, Hill’s has broken down the main reasons this “fat gap” exists.
MANY PEOPLE CONSIDER THEIR PETS AS “FAT AND HAPPY,” BUT THEY’RE ACTUALLY OVERWEIGHT AND SAD.
Your pet is prone to the same weight-related health risks as humans. Diabetes, arthritis, cancer, high blood pressure and fatigue could all be related to excess weight in pets.
MANY PET PARENTS DON’T CONSIDER HOW THEIR METABOLISM DIFFERS FROM THEIR PETS.
While we all benefit from a healthy diet and exercise, it’s easy to forget that our pets have much different biology compared to a human. Ask yourself these questions:
Does your pet tire easily?
If your pet gets tired on a long walk or after 15 minutes of play, it’s possible that they have low energy.
Do you treat your pet with human food?
No more than 10% of a pet's daily calorie allotment should come from treats or food that is not their dog or cat food.
More than 1/3 of pet parents use “human food” as a treat which can be way too high in calories.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP YOUR PET
Follow the recommended feeding guide on your pet’s food
Every pet food offers a feeding guide for the amount of food per day by the weight of your pet. If you suspect that your pet may be overweight, you should consult your veterinarian to determine the appropriate amount.
Help your pet get more exercise
A little exercise can make a big difference for your pet and might make your relationship together a little healthier as well. If you need some inspiration on how to get started, here are some exercise ideas for dogs and exercise ideas for cats.
Feed your pet a food formulated to help them reach a healthy weight
Using cutting-edge food research, Hill’s has developed foods that work with pets’ metabolism to help them burn fat more efficiently.
HILL’S PROVIDES TWO UNIQUE OPTIONS FOR OVERWEIGHT PETS
With over a decade of research on how nutrition affects cell function, we’ve been able to develop a special fiber blend from fruits and vegetables that activates the body’s natural ability to burn excess fat.
OPTIONS FOR HEALTHY PETS:
Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight food provides delicious, breakthrough weight management nutrition with clinically proven technology for:
- Safe & effective weight loss with visible results within 10 weeks
- Healthy weight maintenance & long-lasting weight support
- Lean muscle support
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THE THERAPEUTIC OPTION:
Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic is a veterinarian-recommended option for pets who need a little more support. The synergistic blend of ingredients naturally works with a pet’s metabolism to burn fat rather than store it.
- 88% of pets lost weight at home in 2 months
- Helps avoid weight regain after weight loss
- Helps your pet feel full and satisfied between meals
- Supports vitality and holistic health
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