‘Who are you calling fat?’
October is Pet Obesity Month – a good time to get your pets’ weight checked so they can live their best life!
This month, many vet practices countrywide will offer free weight assessments to raise awareness of the correct weight range for pets. Hill’s Pet Nutrition is helping pets reach a healthier weight with its Prescription Diet Metabolic food range. Simply cutting portion sizes or restricting kilojoules is not necessarily the most effective or healthy way for pets to drop extra kilos. This range uses the science of nutrigenomics to ignite the metabolism of overweight pets to give them more energy to live a full life.
‘Treating our loved ones with food is a way to show our love. It’s part of our culture and tradition,’ says Carla Bath of Hill’s Pet Nutrition South Africa. ‘But that shared stick of droëwors reflects the emotional part that makes obesity a complex condition that’s tough to beat.’ We have a huge responsibility towards the health of our fur babies, she says.
Visit www.petslimmer.co.za to find a participating vet practice. Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic pet food is suitable for animals over the age of one year.