Dogs Can Achieve Their #PerfectWeight! #ScienceDiet 10 Week Turnaround

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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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.
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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.
10 Week Turnaround
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 Science Diet
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!

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16 comments

aimee fauci June 29, 2014 - 4:45 pm

No table food for our dog — when we had one. I have found when you introduce new foods to dogs their intestines are not fans of it and react badly.

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Sarah Bailey June 29, 2014 - 7:48 pm

My pooch eats hills it seems to really work for her – keeps her in great shape 🙂 x

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Dede June 29, 2014 - 8:17 pm

Although my dog sometimes eats table food, we really try to stick with her prescribed diet. She’s very healthy and happy!

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Amber NElson June 29, 2014 - 8:46 pm

Science Diet is such a great brand for dogs.

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Tess June 29, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Science Diet is a wonderful pet food. I should change over to it.

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Tough Cookie Mommy June 29, 2014 - 10:17 pm

I think it is so important to worry about your pet’s weight and health. After all, they should not be eating certain things or gaining too much weight either.

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Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids June 29, 2014 - 10:33 pm

I saw a segment on the Today show where a dashound lost 54 lbs!! It was incredible! And NO…that is not a misprint!! He looked horrible before he lost the weight and got to the 25 lbs. he should be!

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Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) June 29, 2014 - 10:47 pm

Out little guy is no longer with us, but he was always very active and thankfully, never overweight. He had occasional treats from the table. He grew up with the kids and was always chasing them and he loved to go outside and explore. Just before he passed (age 16 years) he was still quite active.

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Krystal June 29, 2014 - 11:01 pm

What a cool challenge. I know my dog is overweight. Will check this out.

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lady Lilith June 29, 2014 - 11:34 pm

Unfortunately I do not have a pet but I do see the importance of watching what they eat.

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pat.navymom June 30, 2014 - 7:27 am

I do not feed him it regularly but treat him to an occasional scrap or gravy.

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Onica {MommyFactor} June 30, 2014 - 8:19 am

We dont have pets but I would try to have them eat healthy as possible. But I admit I might give some table scraps as a treat. Just need to be careful not to over due.

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celebbabylaundry June 30, 2014 - 8:56 am

My dog is very tiny and skinny, she’s got no problems with weight.

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Tammi @ My Organized Chaos June 30, 2014 - 9:33 am

One of the rules for not gaining weight is to not eat off the kids plates, why should dogs?! It’s easy to lose track of intake when you do this and I bet dogs get so many extra calories too. Great reminder!

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Rosey June 30, 2014 - 2:55 pm

I remember my grandmother getting on my grandfather for always feeding their dogs treats from the table. After time it did catch up with them and put weight on them that really slowed them down!

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The Chef's Wife | Anne @TheSatEvePot June 30, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Pet posts make me really miss having a pet …. we just can’t right now due to son’s allergies. 🙁 But good to know about all the great pet products out there. Hopefully one day we’ll be able to have one again as we work on the other allergy issues.

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