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Hill’s® Science Diet® #PerfectWeight
Overweight pets is becoming more and more of a problem. Did you know that over 50% of our pets are overweight?
This is epic! Just like for humans, it is vital for our pets’ health to feed them a high quality diet and maintain a healthy weigh through diet and exercise. a superior dog food is one of the first steps to pet nutrition. Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight can help your pet to slim down, and with the 10 Week Turnaround, your pet can get slimmer and trimmer at a healthy pace.
A little about Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight (#PerfectWeight) and the 10 Week Turnaround:
More than 50% of pets are overweight
70% of cats and dogs who used Science Diet Perfect Weight lost weight within 10 weeks
Breakthrough blend of natural ingredients Healthy weight adds to quality of life and life expectancy
Prebiotic fibers for gentle digestion
100% precisely balanced nutrition
Introduction of Small and Toy Breed Specific Formula to help smaller dogs achieve a healthy weight and improve
quality of life.
Small and toy breeds make up 40% of the dog population
We all lead busy lives, so we don’t want to add more to our plates (pun intended). To keep us on track, it’s best to develop healthy routines for ourselves our families and our pets – who ARE FAMILY! When we build good habits, health and well being become a given.
Exercise is important for our pets.
When we take our pets for walks, we bond with our furbabies, they get exercise and fresh air, as do we. Walking isn’t the only great form of exercise for our 4 legged family members. Playing fetch is a great way to get them moving. Get the kids involved too…have then play with your pets in the back yard each day. Wouldn’t it be great fun to have your own mini agility course. It’s actually quite doable and can be done very inexpensively. I’ll share more about this in another post.
Do you know what kind of shape your dog is in? Of course, routine veterinary care is the best way to keep on track of our pet’s health, but there are ways that we can keep tabs on them, at home. One of the best starting points is the Body Condition Score (BCS). This method for assessing weight is a visual system. No scales are needed. This method is simple and considered to be the “gold standard” for measuring a pets weight.
BCS Weight Assessment
Take a good look at your pet from the side and from above. From the side – does your dogs tummy protrude, or is it a bit sunk in? If it protrudes, then your pet is probably overweight. Your dogs ribs should not be clearly visible, but you should be able to feel them easily. From above (looking toward the head) – does your pet have a somewhat hourglass shape (from chest to hips). If so, then your pet is probably at an ideal weight.
Be sure to keep an eye out for more posts about Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight and the 10 Week Turnaround. I’ll be sharing tips and my personal story of how Hill’s® Science Diet® gave us the chance to have one of our beloved dog, George, live a much longer and healthier life.
For more information about Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight
Small and Toy Breed Dog Food. This is a new formula out this year.
Breakthrough nutrition formulated to achieve & maintain a healthy weight & improve quality of life in small & toy
breed dogs: Hill’s® Science Diet® Small and Toy Breed Formula
Available in 2 bag sizes, 4lbs and 15lbs
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Disclosure: I am not a pet health care expert. PLEASE – always check with your veterinarian about your pets health, diet and exercise needs!