Monday, October 5, 2009

The One Best Thing for Your Pet's Health


Hill's Get a Better Life Challenge HealthWatch

Pet Obesity: A Growing Epidemic

Quick Facts:

* 53% of cats and 43% of dogs are overweight or obese.
* Obesity does not just affect how your pet looks - it affects how your pet lives.
* Overweight pets are at risk for developing diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.

It's never too late to change your pet's future.

* Visit your veterinarian to size up your pet and get a weight loss plan
* Ask how Hill's® Prescription Diet® pet foods can help and take a "before" photo
* Save $8 on Hill's® Prescription Diet®
Weight Management pet food

* Share your weight loss success stories with Hill's
* Include "before" and "after" photos
* Receive automatic entry in the Get a Better Life Challenge

Simon's Cat animated cartoon 'weighs in' on the obesity epidemic.


Aksum Notes: Although I don't think Hill's has the right ingredients in the right proportions in ANY of their cat food (like most cat food today), they do have the right idea here. It's very important to keep your pet healthy, just like it is for us. One of the biggest health challenges for our pets today is obesity. So take the challenge, one way or another, so your pet can have a better life.

Cats are obligate carnivores and should not be fed grains such as corn or wheat. Their meat protein proportion should be at least 40% dry weight. For more information on proper nutrition for your cat, see our advice on Cat Nutrition.

So what's the one best thing you can do for your pet's health? Proper nutrition. Feed the right food in the right amount for your pet. And if you need help, ask your veterinarian.

Winn Feline Foundation Blog about how a higher protein diet can help your cat lose weight in a better way.

Please note: We are not veterinarians. Always follow your veterinarian's advice.

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