How to get your pet to the #PerfectWeight in 10 weeks

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Do you know if your pet is overweight?  There is a good chance that your pet is, based on the fact that 50% of pets are overweight.  Dr. Anna Coffin wants pet owners to be informed about weight loss and how to get your pet to the perfect weight.

Overweight pets live an average of 2 years less than those at a perfect weight.  Obese pets are also more prone to developing serious health problems.  42% of pet owners admit to not knowing if their pet is a perfect weight.  [Tweet “Overweight pets live an average of 2 years less than those at a perfect weight. “]

How to tell if your pet is a perfect weight:

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There are so many pet owners that are loving their pets to death by feeding them too many calories and not providing enough exercise.  It’s time to make yourself aware of the dangers and get your pet on track to a perfect weight!

Recipe for perfect weight:

  • Visit your veterinarian and determine your pet’s perfect weight.  This will help determine the amount of food you will need to feed and gives you and your pet a goal. 
  • Get everyone in the family on board with the plan.
  • Measure your pet’s food for every meal.  Every bag of food has a recommended feeding amount, just make sure you are feeding according to your pet’s perfect weight.
  • Choose a food that is appropriate for its age and size.  Puppies need more energy and fat for their growing bones, small breed need more nutrition packed into a smaller meal and senior pets often need fewer calories and fat.
  • Get physical.  Try a new activity with your pet!  Incorporate more playtime in your daily routine. 

  • Stay positive and be patient.  Losing weight is not an easy task and there may be set backs.  Regular weigh-ins with your veterinarian are important to make sure you are on track or to make adjustments to get back on track to the perfect weight.

perfect weightThis post is sponsored by Hill’s. Dr. Anna is being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight 10 Week Turnaround, but Dr. Anna only shares information she feel is relevant to her readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

Proper nutrition is the key to your pet’s health and maintaining the perfect weight.  Dr. Anna Coffin recommends Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight for the following reasons:perfect weight

  • 70% of pets loose weight within 10 weeks when fed this nutrition.
  • Improved quality of life and increases life span.
  • Contains prebiotic fibers for gentle digestion.
  • Contains breakthrough blend of natural ingredients.
  • 100% precisely balanced nutrition.

Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight formulas are available for adult dogs, small and toy breeds, and cats.   The Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight Formulas are available at your local veterinarian, your favorite pet specialty store or online at Pet360.

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Dr. Anna was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Dr. Anna found her beloved pet dead on the side of the road left to die without any help. That was the moment she decided to become a vet and vowed to help other people and their pets. After a few years of practicing in New Hampshire, Dr. Anna became homesick and decided to return to Guthrie to be with her parents and five other siblings. Family and friends are a major part of our lives which is why we treat our clients at Guthrie Pet Hospital as family.  Dr. Anna and her husband do not have children but are very proud pet parents and therefore, treat every four-legged friend as part of the family.

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