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Real Weight Loss Results from Hills Metabolic Cat Food


One of the biggest questions we’re asked here at PetsWeekly is how can I make my pet lose weight? It’s also one of the toughest to answer. Some pets, no matter how little you feed them or how often you exercise, just can’t seem to lose weight.  This week, we’re looking at a way to help your pets lose weight without forcing him to change on a behavioral or physical level. It requires little more than a change in diet. Weight loss for pets is achievable with Hill’s Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution.

We wanted to see how this worked in the real world, so we asked our friend Paris Permenter from Cat Tipper if we could discuss their personal experience with Hills Metabolic Cat Food. Like us, Paris has a multi-cat household and this makes weight loss for only one cat particularly challenging. (We have talked about Feeding Individual Diets in Multi-Cat Households and Feeding Individual Diets in Multi-pet Homes we hope you’ll review these article on how to do this).

[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]

[heading style=”2″ color=”#ff9933″ style_color=”#ff9933″]About Coco’s Eating Disorder[/heading]

Coco, Paris’ cat, is a beautiful 7-yr-old Turkish Van mix who weighed 16.8 lbs two months ago. Paris has been trying to help her beloved cat lose weight for about five years. She reports that the extra weight can often make Coco grouchy and inactive, especially with the new kitten in their home.

Many of us have rescue pets who were at one time starved or came from a difficult background and Paris is no different. “Coco was found by our neighbor in front of our local post office,” said Permenter.  “She was just under one month old and was hiding in the bushes; there was an adult cat run over in the street in front of the post office.”  Of course Paris and her husband, John, took the shy kitty into their home and if they are anything like us, they probably used treats and food to help make their cat feel at home.

[heading style=”2″ color=”#ff9933″ style_color=”#ff9933″]Slow and Steady Weight Gain[/heading]

Coco began gaining weight when she was about 2-years old. Paris didn’t want to cut Coco’s food supply when she first noticed her cat was becoming overweight. In fact, the last thing any of us want to do, particularly when it comes to our rescued pets, is to cut their food supply.

Cats and dogs don’t ask much from us, so it’s very easy for us to spoil them with food. Cutting their food, putting them on a food that doesn’t appeal to them, forcing them to go without treats – those things become torturous for us and them – yet that’s exactly the problem that Paris and John faced when their veterinarian reported that Coco needed to lose about 4 lbs.

“Coco has been on several diets throughout her life,” said Paris. “But hasn’t ever enjoyed these diets. She always seemed hungry, and she was much grumpier whenever she was put on a ‘lite’ diet.”

I’m sure, if she’s anything like our “always hungry” cats, she probably chased Paris and John around the house, meowing incessantly until finally they were forced to feed her – just so they could get some peace. If you have any overweight pets, you know what this experience is like. None of us wants our pets to suffer or even to be slightly uncomfortable, especially when food is involved.


“She loves her food and has maintained her usual dining routine,” reports Permenter. “There’s no crying between meals as if she’s hungry. She eats her meal, sometimes leaving kibble to return to later, and then happily goes on her way, pleased with her breakfast and dinner!”

[heading style=”2″ color=”#ff9933″ style_color=”#ff9933″]The Results[/heading]

In only two months, Coco has already lost nearly two pounds – ½ of her goal – while she has been on her new diet of Hills Metabolic Cat food. That is a huge amount of weight for a cat like Coco – and if you look at it in percentages, she has lost nearly 10% of her body weight in less than two months!

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution activates metabolism to regulate appetite and burn fat. It’s a natural way to help pets who tend towards being overweight, lose those extra pounds.

“We’re having great luck with Coco’s diet,” said Perameter. “I can really see a change in her mood. She not only plays with Lucky but initiates play whenever he walks by her. I’ve also found her playing with cat toys all by herself in the middle of the night. She never played with toys during the past several years!”

“Because a healthy pet requires a nutritious diet, plenty of exercise and I’ve found it easy for Coco to lose weight with Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution because she doesn’t know that she’s on a diet,” said Paris. “She’s not hungry, she enjoys the food, and the difference is plain to see.”

Read more about Coco’s weight loss journey at CatTipper.com.

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