What is Fit Pet Month?
This exciting promotion is designed to encourage pets to be active and formulate an individualised weight loss program, allowing them to reach their goal weight. It is estimated that alarmingly 54% of dogs and cats are either overweight or obese. This not only can be uncomfortable for them to undertake everyday tasks such as walking or climbing stairs, but can drastically put them at risk of health diseases, such as:
Together with Hills Healthy Weight Protocol, we can determine your pet's ideal weight, create a successful feeding plan and daily step goals! If your pet, or a pet that you know, could benefit from losing some winter weight, then now is the time to get in touch and get them into shape.
How does it work?
The length of the program will depend on how much weight your pet needs to lose in order to reach their goal weight, however the Fit Pet promotion will run for the month of October. To kick-start their weight loss journey, our nurses will conduct an initial weight loss consult, where we will determine all the fields shown below, including daily feeding recommendation, daily step count and body fat index.
Let us know if you would like to book your animal friend in and take advantage of this exciting offer, by calling us on 4955-6670 or by clicking here! https://www.fletchervet.com.au/appointment.html
We have a very special story to share about one of last year's weight loss champions. Meet Ollie. Ollie is a 12 year old Corgi X Chihuahua who was nearly twice the weight he should have been. Due to a few health concerns, his owners thought that something needed to change and decided to join our program. Read his story below that his owner has kindly shared with us.
"Ollie LOVES his food (and ours)!
Weighing in at 11.2kg, we em"barked" on a weight loss program with Nikki in the hope to alleviate the severity of a bad cough that he had developed as well as some arthritis resulting from surgeries.
After 8 months on Hills Metabolic diet, Ollie is a like a new man! He has lost 4.2kg & is down to a healthy 7kg. This is a total 37.5% weight loss. His cough has reduced dramatically and he is much more mobile. He can bring himself upstairs now, something that he hadn't been able to do for years.
Ollie didn't love the idea of a change in diet at first. However, we were persistent & within a week, he was on board. It was a slow, steady process. We certainly still included treats, but we really monitored his portion sizes. We also occasionally substituted part of the Metabolic portion with a tasty alternative such as his favourite lean meat. Ollie's dietary changes needed to be sustainable & it was just as important for his mental health that he enjoyed this meals and felt satisfied. Ollie will remain on Hills Metabolic and now enjoys the maintenance portion sizes and still really looks forward to mealtime."
We send out our huge congratulations to Ollie and his family for such a great acheivement. Metabolic is certainly a wonderful product to help keep their metabolism going and keep them feeling full while dropping those kg.
Check out Ollie's before and after photos and see the great difference! As you can see, he looks much happier in the after photos, standing up, wagging his tail and full of life.
Human snack and calorie equivalent - be treatwise.
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