Achieving a Healthy Weight for your Pet

We always want our pets to be as happy as possible, and sometimes that means spoiling them with one too many treats. While our hearts are in the right place, this can have a negative impact on our furry friend’s weight. If you think your pet might be overweight, it’s a good idea to consult with your veterinarian to determine the cause and most appropriate way for them to lose the weight. However, introducing a healthier meal routine and increasing your pet’s daily exercise can often do wonders to help them shed some pounds! 


As the food that our pets eat plays a large role in their weight, it’s important to be mindful of what and how much we’re feeding them. If your pet is prone to excess weight gain, Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight food can help them achieve a healthy weight through their breakthrough blend of natural ingredients that helps pets burn calories and lose fat. Available for both cats and dogs in dry and wet formulas, Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight food is proven to support healthy weight loss. Precisely prepared with ingredients that help pets burn fat more efficiently, over 70% of dogs and cats who were fed this food lost weight within 10 weeks! 

Providing your pet with a nutritious meal full of flavour, Hill’s® Science Diet Perfect® Weight food is made from natural, high-quality ingredients with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. It also supports a healthy immune system as it features a clinically proven antioxidant blend with vitamins C and E.


  • Regular Walks 

Taking your pet for regular walks is a great way to help them maintain a healthy weight. From collars to leashes and harnesses, there are a wide range of walking devices available. As you’ll want to ensure that your walk is as enjoyable as possible for both you and your pet, make sure you select the proper equipment, so your pet remains comfortable while walking.   

  • Play

Increasing your pet’s daily amount of play time is also an effective way to help them lose weight. Consider purchasing a new toy for your dog or cat to chase around while they’re at home alone, hopefully encouraging them to stay active while you’re away! Rather than giving your pet access to all their toys at once, you can also rotate them, so they get excited each time you bring one back. 

For the dog that loves to fetch, ball launchers can provide lots of fun for you and your companion. These tools allow you to throw a ball much farther than you’d be able to with just your arm, making your dog run even longer and burn more calories to retrieve it! If you’re looking for a way to keep your dog active even when you’re busy, the PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher is a great tool to keep them entertained. This ball launcher features multiple distance and angle settings so you can set it up for your pooch to use both indoors and outdoors. The launcher features an automatic rest mode to ensure your dog does not get burnt out, as well as safety sensors so your dog and anyone else who is around remains safe. 

Designed for kibble of any size, the Doc & Phoebe's Indoor Hunting Feeder can allow your cat to have fun while ensuring they don’t overeat. Rather than placing their food in a regular bowl, this feeder features three Doc & Phoebe Mice which act as a bowl replacement. Each morning and night, simply fill the three feeders with your cat's kibble, hide them throughout your home and wait for your companion to hunt them down! ​

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