Monday, June 16, 2014

Real World, Real Results #Hillspet


Yo! This is Cathy Keisha and welcome to #HillsPet’s version of The Biggest Loser—Pet Edition. It’s been fun guest hosting this fabulous show where we talk about overweight cats and dogs and how we can help them take off the extra poundage. Over the past year, your host—ME—has lost a pound just talking about it!

Today, we have a special guest, who I’ll innerduce you to later. This cat has actually been ON the Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution diet for the past 2 months. Before we meet our special guest, I’d like to tell you a bit about this diet, where you can still eat yummy food and lose weight too!

I’ve told you the grim statistics on overweight pets: In the U.S., 55% of cats are now overweight or obese. In fact, in the past five years, the number of overweight cats has increased by 90%! These facts come to me from a study done at the Banfield Pet Hospital State of Pet Health two years ago.

I've defined metabolism for you. It converts the fuel in the food we eat into the energy needed to power everything we do and discussed some key points about this advanced prescription diet. I’m gonna refresh your memory on those key points.
  • once on this diet, an overweight animal’s metabolism changes to act more like that of a lean animal.
  • this highly efficient energy metabolism profile is maintained after weight loss is achieved
  • Clinically-proven nutrition is provided that naturally activates metabolism to burn calories and regulate appetite
  • your pet becomes more active, wants more playtime and has a better quality of life and you have a better relationship with your pet.
I’ve told you about how Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution has been proven to work in clinical trials and in homes like yours and mine with real pets and their staff. Over 300 pets took part in a veterinarian supervised in-home study. 88% of those pets lost weight in two months, without strict protocols or precise measuring. Eight out of 10 pet staffs said they’d recommend this highly palatable cat food to a friend with an overweight pet.

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Real results in the real world. Now let’s meet one of those real pets who’s on the diet—and doesn’t she look great!—Maggie, from The Tiniest Tiger. Maggie is just 4 years old and has had a hard time these past couple of years. She lost her human Mom and then she was brought into a home with two young kittens. Maggie had been an only cat, like myself, and couldn’t get acclimated. Maggie, perhaps, you can tell us what happened next.

Maggie: Foster Mom Joanne noticed my breathing was labored when I would sleep on her desk in the office. She thought that maybe part of the reason I couldn’t get along with the monsters, Annie and Eddie, was that I just didn’t feel good. After a thorough check up with the veterinarians, I got a clean bill of health, other than being overweight. I weighed *blush* almost 14 lbs when I first came to live with them, so they thought it might be my weight preventing me from enjoying myself. I was a lazy player and would only swat the red dot when it came too close to me and I never jumped up on the cat tree. She’d noticed I looked overweight when I lived with my Mom but didn’t know I needed to lose over 5 lbs.

CK: Uh oh. Here’s where you tell me how she withheld food from you and starved you half to death, right?

Maggie: By the time foster mom learned about the new Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution diet, I was living in my second furever home with Mom Vicki, a friend of my first human Mom.

Maggie getting measured at the vet.
They took me back to the vet for a checkup, measurements and recommended food portions so I could start on the Hill’s diet. Since it’s prescription, your vet needs to sign off on it. I weighed 13.1 lbs at the beginning of the program and my goal weight is 7.7 lbs. Dr. Teresa said she would be thrilled if I weighed 8 lbs. One of the great things about this diet is I get to eat wet food and dry kibble, and even treats.  I’m not starved at all!

My new Mom loves how super easy it is to measure the food and how much I love it. She feeds me upstairs and downstairs so she gets exercise running up and down stairs. I’m a much happier cat since I started eating the Hill’s® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution.

CK: What are some of your favorite activities to help you lose weight?

Maggie: I love to be outside on the deck. I also loving playing with my wand toy and I’ve been doing a lot more running and jumping since I’ve been on the Hill’s Metabolic food.

CK: Maggie, I know that ladycats don’t like to tell their weight, but can you tell us what you weigh now?

Maggie: When I first came to my foster home last June, I weighted 15 lbs. I don’t know how I let myself go like that. I was 13.1 lbs when I started the Hills diet. I now weigh in at a little over 11 lbs! I am loving the food and my new home where I’m the only cat. I even have an enclosed yard to run around in. Yes, I run around again and I’m a happy cat!

All photos of Maggie are ©The Tiniest Tiger, conservationcubclub.com.

CK: Maggie is our Biggest Winner for sure. She’s a beautiful ladycat and you can see the happiness in her eyes. Thank you, Maggie for telling your story to my readers.  Let’s give her a round of applause. She’s been through so much and come through a winner!


If you've been following me throughout this campaign, I’d love to hear your real life stories. Like any great weight loss solution, seeing is believing. Share your cat or dog weight loss stories on Hill’s Facebook page. Although many pets are just beginning their Metabolic weight loss journey, let’s celebrate by seeing all those healthy pets! 

This post is sponsored by Hill’s and the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Food, but Stunning Keisha only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

22 comments:

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

OMC I love your interview with Maggie. What a sweetheart. I've followed her story on Joanne's blog for awhile now. I'm so happy that things are going better for her.

Molly The Wally said...

Way to go for Maggie. She looks happy and fit now. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Lorie Huston said...

I'm so proud of Maggie, Joanne, and Vicki. Maggie really does good now. And it sounds like she's much happier too.

Brian said...

That is such a wonderful interview CK and Maggie sure done good! We wish there was something like this in non-Rx since the Vets in our area are really poor about having anything RX in stock when you need it. We also haven't figured out how to feed this to just one cat out of seven.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

That was great!!! Concats to Maggie!!! She really does look so happy too! Woohoo for Maggie!!!!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Mariodacat said...

Great post CK. You always do a good job. I especiaLLY like how you put a little CK humor in the posts too.

Tamago said...

What a great interview. I'm so happy for Maggie that she lost weight and she is running and jumping around now :-)

Katie and Glogirly said...

Congratulations, Maggie!!! You're doing SO great! And what a pawsome interview, CK!

We wish Maggie much continued success!
(((purrs)))

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Well done, Maggie! We hope the diet continues to be successful and you are able to achieve your target weight of 8lbs. :)

Great interview, CK!

Flynn said...

Well done Maggie! That was a great interview CK.

Ann Staub said...

Oh CK, you crack me up! ;) Maggie has a really pawsome story to tell about her weight loss with the food.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

awesum interviewz CK...and conga rats two ewe maggie, keep up de grate werk !!! lookin gooooood
;) ♥♥♥

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Paws up for Maggie feeling better and being a happier kitty!

Jobi Harris said...

I was just getting used to you being in real estate. Now I read this wonderful article. You really are the cat's meow!

Kitties Blue said...

Cute post with a great message. Way to go Maggie. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Maggie looks fantastic! Conga-rats to her!

Of course, as always, you are beauteous beyond compare, my sweet darling! Could you use a soothing earsie wash? 'Cause your blue pillow is waiting just for you.....XOXOXO

The Island Cats said...

What a great interview, CK! We're glad that this food has helped Maggie.

meowmeowmans said...

Great post, CK! We're so happy for Maggie. She's looking good and feeling even better!

Katie Isabella said...

I am thrilled for Maggie. Absolutely thrilled. Mario is doing well TOO!

Katie Isabella said...

I am thrilled for Maggie. Absolutely thrilled. Mario is doing well TOO!

laura brown said...

We are really happy for Maggie!
That was a great interview too!



Noodle

Kjelle Bus said...

Pawsome interview you made with Maggie !
That food sure sounds great if you need to loose weight !

XOXO