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Our Dobby turns seven months old next week. I can’t believe how much he’s grown! When I brought him home in January he was 4 pounds. Now, as of two days ago, he’s 42 pounds! We just went to the vet two days ago, so that number comes straight from the vet. And our home scale agrees within a pound. Holy smokes! This dog has grown 40 pounds in just under six months. Heck, he’s grown 7 pounds in just the last month alone. The vet said his weight is fine now but that we have to watch because it’s easy for extra weight to creep up.
Carolyn Megee of Spring Hill, KS knows exactly how that happens. Her Papillion mix Annie has gained a few extra pounds over the past year. The extra weight hasn’t impacted Annie’s health yet. Annie is a cherished member of the family that loves to run, play and snuggle. Carolyn would like to be a responsible pet owner and give Annie the best care possible to in order to ensure the best long-term health possible. So, she decided to put Annie on the 10 Week Turnaround program.
The 10 Week Turnaround program was designed to help encourage people to feed Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight dog food and Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight cat food to their pets for 10 weeks and share their success along the way. More than 70% of dogs & cats lost weight within 10 weeks when fed Perfect Weight foods. No calorie counting was needed, just proper portions of a quality food made of a breakthrough blend of natural ingredients. Another part of the program is not only to feed properly, but also to snack responsibly.
Another part of a diet is responsible snacking. The Treats Translator is an educational tool that will tell you what the equivalent of a pet treats is in comparison to human food. We don’t give Dobby table food, we never have. I know a lot of people that do feed their pets table food and don’t understand or don’t mind that it isn’t good for their pet. After all one small “people” cookie is the equivalent of an entire burger to a dog!
Annie adapted well to Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight dog food. Carolyn actually said she thought Annie preferred it over her previous food. She wasn’t supplementing with any other snacks. By the end of 10 weeks Annie had lost 2 pounds. Carolyn said that along with Annie’s energy levels being good, her coat seemed to look healthier.
We’re going to watch Dobby’s weight carefully. He’s at a point right now where he needs nutrition because he’s just a puppy. But, we’re not giving him table food, and we’re keeping the amount of treats that we do give him under control. I hope he doesn’t become overweight, but it;s good to know that there is a program people with overweight pets are finding successful just in case.
Hills is currently holding a sweepstakes that pet owners will want to enter. Entrants receive the chance to win bi-weekly prizes, as well as a grand prize of free Perfect Weight food for a year! Details for the sweepstakes can be found at ScienceDiet.com/PerfectWeight. The sweepstakes ends soon so be sure to join the 10 Week Turnaround Sweepstakes now in order to earn a chance to win $15,000 in prizes!