Are Your Pets Overweight? #HillsPet

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Did you know that 53% of dogs and 55% of cats in the US are now overweight or obese? That is a staggering amount and I myself have had many overweight pets. When my pug, Sumo, was a young dog he was very playful and was fit for his breed. He could jump hurdles and run and play with all of us. But as he started getting older, he started getting more overweight. Mostly it was because he wasn't as active anymore but his health wasn't too good either. He had allergies to certain types of grass and he was going deaf too so playing wasn't something he ever wanted to do anymore. Most of the time he just wanted to sleep. And just like people, if all you do is sleep and eat, you're going to gain a lot of weight!

I remember wanting to cut back on his food but it always made me feel bad because after he would finish his bowl, he still looked up at you like he was starving. It made me always want to give him more and sometimes I did.

Back when I was going through this problem with Sumo, there weren't a lot of options for dogs of his size, but now there is an easy and effective nutritional solution for the problem. With a veterinarian’s approval, Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution can truly help transform a pet’s weight simply by changing WHAT they feed – not HOW they feed.

Have you ever taken your pets to the veterinarian to assess if they're overweight? That's what we ended up doing for Sumo and with our vet's help, we were able to get him a bit more active to lose his weight.

So how does it all work? Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is clinically proven nutrition that naturally activates metabolism to burn fat and regulate appetite. Pets feel full and satisfied and still lose weight. Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is safe, effective and fast – you'll see a leaner, more playful pet in just 60 days.

Want to learn about why weight loss is needed in overweight pets? Just take a look at this video from Hills Pet. I couldn't help but laugh at the women jumping over the hurdles to make her cat do it!

For your pet’s opportunity to try Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution for free we’re giving away 10 Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution trial kits with your veterinarian’s authorization. It’s a $70 value!

Here's what will be included in each kit given away. You have the choice to pick either cat or dog as well.
  • 1 Weight Loss Success Tote Bag 
  • 1 Weight Loss Success Guide 
  • 1 6lb bag of Metabolic dry dog food 
  • 2 (13oz) Metabolic cans 
  • 1 (16oz) Metabolic treats 
  • (2) $25 coupons
To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment and tell us about your pet who can benefit from Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution. Be sure to include all of the required information below:

  • What is your pet: dog or cat 
  • Pet’s age 
  • Pet’s current weight or close guess 
  • Your name 
  • Your email address 

Just like us, before starting a weight loss program a doctor should be consulted. Your veterinarian’s authorization is required before starting Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution food. This giveaway is limited to one winner per household and is for U.S. residents only. Be sure to use a valid email when leaving your comment so we can contact if you are chosen as a winner.

This giveaway will end on April 10th and there will be 10 winners.