Overweight Cats Have A New Friend with #HillsPet Metabolic Diets
Having a “weight-challenged” pet can be difficult not only on the animal but on the owner. Let’s face it: there is a certain stigma attached to heavier animals, and often that is associated with bad pet parenting, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Some animals are just naturally heavy. Some are so good at manipulation that you don’t have a choice but to give them a little treat on the side, and others may have slow metabolisms that make even the most finicky of eaters pick up weight. Sometimes it’s just because you don’t even know that your pet is overweight! Pounds can get packed on gradually, and really, it’s hard enough to even notice that we’re gaining weight ourselves – let alone if our cat is gaining![note icon=”yes”]This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Food, but PetsWeekly only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.[/note]
Hills has asked us to be a part of a campaign designed to spread word that you don’t have to be ashamed of your pet and we are proud to help you overcome the challenges associated with an overweight pet.
You don’t have to be ashamed of your pet and you should never be made to feel that way. According to the Banfield Pet Hospital State of pet Health Report, over half of all pets in the United States are overweight – that’s 53% of dogs and 55% of cats! What’s really shocking is that despite all of the information available online and all of the warnings about obese pets, the problem is actually growing worse … Over the last five years, the incidence of obese dogs has increase by 40% and over the same time period, it’s increased over 90% for cats!
We understand why. Normally dogs are fairly content to wait for food. They may raid the occasional trash can, but overall, they won’t bark at you until you feed them. Cats, on the other paw, are relentless in their quest for food. They will meow, paw, walk on you, stare at you, and otherwise annoy you until you feed them.
We get it… Cat parenting is challenging.
That’s why we’re excited to be a part of this initiative and since we have two slightly heavier cats, we’ll be focusing on our feline friends. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at new ways that you can help your pet shed their extra pounds and we’ll even give you some tools to have a happy, healthy, normal-weight cat.
To get you started off right, we’re offering a great giveaway of Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Feline Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution dry food, wet food and treats.
You can enter here.
And just so you know that you’re not alone in dealing with an overweight pet, this is a video hat will inspire and amaze you. Hope you’ll check it out…[youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtUxJDKVfsg”]