‘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!

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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.

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