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For the past couple of months I have shared with you the health benefits of the 10 Week Turnaround with Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight. Now I want to share with you some of the results. But first I want to share some great information that can help get your pets to that perfect weight.
I know and understand all to well that starting is sometimes the hardest part of any new routine and shouldn’t be underestimated. Exercise combined with a healthy diet tends to work for people, but often pets don’t exercise as much as it might take to burn off the extra pounds. As with humans, excess weight can lead to other health issues for pets, so it’s important to address a weight issue early before it becomes a more serious problem. Consistency, routine, and balanced Nutrition are what we need to keep your pet healthy. That means staying on 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. Just like with humans, it all comes down to a routine.
When it comes to feeding time, be consistent! Feeding time should be at the same time each day. Yes, I know this can be hard for some of us, but try to feed them around the same times everyday. One thing when feeding them is to properly measured even when you can’t be with your pet to do it yourself. No matter who is going to feed your pet that day or that specific meal, make sure they understand a measurement is not a random scoop. It is a carefully measured amount so that your pet is not getting too little or too much! Not sure what the right amount is to feed your pet in order to help your Pet Weight Loss ? Start with the Feeding Guidelines on the Bag and feed the appropriate amount for what your pet should weigh, not what they currently weigh! Another thing you can do is use Measuring cups! This makes feeding time so easy and gives you the peace of mind that your pet is getting the proper nutrition it needs to stay healthy without being overfed.
Exercise is really important for our pets. A healthy dog or cat will be able to be more active with your family that means more walks together, more trips to the park, more hikes in the woods this summer. It means more car rides together and days spent out in the yard enjoying the sun and fresh air. When playing with your cat or dog, help them to engage their brain in thinking activities not just in moving their bodies. This will help them Loss Health and Wellness and keep them enjoying life more.
Now check out this real result from some of the pets that were on the 10 week turnaround challenge.
This is Keira and you can read the full story about her weight loss journey over at Trendy Pet. Keira started the 10 week turnaround weighing 84.4 lbs. Since she started her journey she lost over 9 lbs, she now weights 75.1 lbs. Her quality of life is so much better. She now enjoys her outdoor adventures!
Picture Courtesy of Trendy Pet.
Here is Miley. You can read her full story on her journey over at Golden Daily Scoop. When Miley started her journey she weighed 90 lbs and her family were worried about her health. Her energy level was low and they couldn’t feel her ribs. Since Miley started the 10 week turnaround, she lost five pounds and now weighs 85 lbs. She now has a waistline and her energy level is back!
Picture Courtesy of Golden Daily Scoop
It’s hard to believe that even a little bit of extra weight can be major for pets! For example, five extra pounds on a small dog is over 30 extra pounds on a human!
Small and Toy Breed Dog Food. This is a new formula out this year. It helps smaller dogs achieve a healthy weight and improve quality of life. Did you know that Small and toy breeds make up 40% of the dog population?
They also offer Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight dog food and Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight cat food. It has a Breakthrough blend of natural ingredients. Healthy weight adds to quality of life and life expectancy, and we want our fur babies to be around for as long as they can be. It is also made with Prebiotic fibers for gentle digestion and it is 100% precisely balanced nutrition. You can purchase this product at Pet360.com and you can get an additional discount when you use Autoship. Formulas are also available at your vet or favorite pet specialty store.
In pets, the Body Condition Score (BCS) has proven to be a superior method for assessing weight. It is a visual system, so scales are unnecessary, and experiments have confirmed that this simple method compares with techniques that are considered to be the gold standard for measuring body fat. Veterinarians use two BCS systems: a 5-point and a 9-point. Via petMD.com
Print or download this free 10 week turnaround calendar and get started with your pets healthy routine. Remember to take things slowly. This isn’t a fad diet or a race. This is a routine for Perfect Weight for your animals.
Hill’s will be giving away bi-weekly prizes of a 10-week supply of Science Diet Perfect Weight for the winner’s dog or cat. Head on over and enter HERE! Please read the full Terms & Conditions found on the entry form.