Monday, April 28, 2014

Pets Shedding Pounds - Before & After! #HillsPet

How great is Bear's story? (I have to admit that I was a little biased since I have a Bear cat!)

I loved the idea in this video about the personality changes that come with a pet getting back to a healthy weight. My mom's cat Lily was quite overweight for about five years, but she's finally dropped a few pounds and has become much more playful and affectionate since. It's so cute to see her chasing toys like a little kitten when she's about to turn 11 years old!

As part of the campaign I've been participating in for the new Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Food, I got to see the before and after photos of some other pets who tried the new line of food. The studies have shown that 88% of pets lost weight within 60 days - very cool! And they don't have to be super overweight like Bear (the dog in the video, not my own Bear! He'd probably prefer that I clarify that.) to benefit. This line of foods can be helpful for any overweight cats or dogs whose health would benefit from shedding a few pounds!

Norman is one of the kitties who participated in the cat weight loss food trial. The top photo is his "before" and the bottom is after 150 days. He's definitely starting to lose the hanging belly! He started at 14.4 pounds and is down to 11.4 in the second photo. I loved reading the notes from vets in the testimonials where some mentioned that they now look forward to check-ups with their weight loss patients when those used to be some of the tougher cases to see progress in!

This is Russell before and after 120 days on the new food. He's still a big kitty, but he's visibly lost some of the roundness! He started out at 24.9 pounds and lost 1.5, even though he's on some medication that can make losing weight a little tricky. A pound and a half might not sound like much when you're used to weight loss numbers that humans aim for, but for him it was about 6% of his body weight. To put that in relateable numbers, it's kind of like a 200 lb person dropping down to 188 - a great start!

Hill's was awesome enough to hook several of my readers up with a free trial of this new line earlier this month, and I can't wait to hear how it works from them! If you're interested in finding more info, here are the official pages for the Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Advantage wet cat food, dry cat food, and cat treats. (They have a line for dogs, too!)

Speaking of the dogs, I can't resist closing this post with my favorite before and after photos - this is Rex, who lost 22.4 pounds in 120 days! His photos crack me up because of the obvious change in how he's feeling! SO CUTE!

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Food, but Straight On Till Morning only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.


Jazmine Brown said...

This is actually very interesting and useful. My boyfriend has English bulldogs and they tend to eat a lot and don't get enough exercise because it gets too hot for them and now I will suggest this dog food to him.

Sierra Charlesworth said...

This is awesome. I need this for my cat! Haha

Stories of Kel said...

that is a huge difference! awesome.

Rachel Kerstetter said...

It's amazing how pet behavior changes when they're at a healthy weight. Food quality goes a long way toward keeping our fur babies healthy!

Breanna Hohenstein said...

This is so awesome. We need to try this for our cat :)