New Hill’s Metabolic Prescription Diets!
New Hill’s Metabolic Prescription Diets!
Is your dog or cat overweight?
Does your dog also suffer from joint issues?
Does your cat have urinary problems?
Hill’s has put on the market new dog and cat food formulas that will help you dog or cat lose weight, as well as address 2 common health concerns.
This food works with your pet’s body to target the biochemical pathways that are important to energy metabolism. Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution activates the metabolism to regulate appetite and burn fat. For pets with an inefficient energy metabolism profile,simply restricting calories will not overpower the evolutionary drive to prevent loss of body fat. While eating Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution, an obese animal’s metabolism changes to act more like that of a lean animal. Even after weight loss is achieved, the highly efficient energy metabolism profile is maintained, avoiding weight regain as long as the animal continues to eat the food.
For dogs with arthritis and mobility issues there is Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic + Mobility. Dogs that are overweight are at a greater risk of joint and mobility issues. This food combines the weight loss science of Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution with the joint supplement support of Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d; it has Omega-3 fatty acids to support the joints by reducing inflammation and cartilage loss. Reducing pain and improving mobility will help dogs to be more active and build muscle to support their joints and keep them moving! Mobility improvement can be seen in as little as 21 days.
For cats with feline lower urinary tract disease there is Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic + Urinary. Cats that are overweight are at a greater risk of feline lower urinary tract disease. This food combines the weight loss science of Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution with the urinary support of Hill’s Prescription Diet c/d; it helps to dissolve struvite stones and reduce feline idiopathic cystitis. Struvite stones can be dissolved in as little as 7 days and signs of feline idiopathic cystitis recurrence can be reduced by 89%.
When your pet comes in for an appointment, our veterinarians look at their weight but look more at their Body Condition Score. This is a 1-9 scale with 1-3 being too thin, 3-4 being ideal, and 5-9 being overweight/obese. Using this body condition scoring and an idea of an ideal body weight, the veterinarian can calculate how much of the diet should be fed at each meal. They will also decide which diet – Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution, Metabolic + Mobility or Metabolic + Urinary – is the best choice for your pet. Weight checks are recommended monthly once the pet is placed on the diet to track progress. Our vet assistants will also take a before photograph to put on our weight loss challenge board!
During the veterinarian-supervised, in-home, blinded feeding trial with 314 client-owned pet study, 96% of dogs and 81% of cats lost weight. Pets lost an average of 0.7% body weight per week over the two-month period. 80% of all clients would recommend Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution to their friends with overweight pets.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long will it take for my pet to reach his ideal weight?
Using the Hill’s Healthy Weight Protocol, we can design a customized feeding plan just for your pet. Typical results are 0.5-1% body weight loss per week.
How long does my pet need to eat Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution?
To maintain a healthy weight, your pet should remain on Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution for life.
Is it okay to feed my pet canned food and treats along with this food?
Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is also available in canned form, as well as treats. In order to maintain the changes in metabolism this food provides, you should feed Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution canned and treats. We will need to adjust the amount of dry food offered if you plan to also offer canned and treats.
Other weight loss products have caused an increase in my pet’s stool volume. Should I expect the same with Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution?
While the fiber sources are very different, the total dietary fiber content is similar to Hill’s Prescription Diet r/d Weight Loss-Low Calorie, so we should expect that the stool volume would be about the same or less as on r/d.
I have multiple cats in my household. Do I need to separate my overweight cat from the others when feeding?
Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is safe to feed in multiple cat households. This food is not recommended for kittens.
Why should I be feeding to the pet’s ideal weight?
Simply put, excess fat tissue does not increase a pet’s calorie need. So feeding to an overweight pet based on their current weight leads to consumption of excess calories. We need to feed to their ideal weight to ensure they get the right amount of calories.
Is the reason the pets lost weight because the food is not palatable?
Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution was developed to be highly palatable for both dogs and cats. The pets lost weight because of the efficacy of the product.
If you think your pet may be a good candidate, call Colony Park Animal Hospital today to set up a weight loss consultation appointment for your dog or cat and get them started on the road to a healthy weight and healthier life!
Information courtesy of Hill’s Healthy Weight Protocol, and HillsPet.com