Thursday, March 12, 2015

#PerfectWeight for Perfect Pups!

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight 10 Week Turnaround, but To Dog With Love only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

We talk about healthy weight, good nutrition and exercise a lot here at To Dog With Love. And, with more than 50 percent of pets tipping the scales with excess pounds, we think you never can know too much about keeping your pet at a healthy weight.

Keeping your pets at the perfect weight not only makes them feel and look better (just like with us humans), it also adds to their quality of life and life expectancy. Who wouldn't want to keep their pets around and happy as long as you possibly can! 

How can you tell if your pet is overweight? Take a look at a these suggestions from Dr. Ashley Gallagher.

We also tried out this nifty healthy weight tool to confirm that Rocco is at his ideal weight.  With a small dog like Rocco, it's super important to make sure they don't overeat. Did you know that five extra pounds on a small dog is equivalent to over 30 extra pounds on a human? Yikes! That would slow down anyone in a hurry!

Five things you can do right now to help ensure your pet's health and wellness!

  • Measure your pet's food every time they eat.  We use a measuring cup and save some of the food for treats and training, too!
  • Choose an age and size appropriate diet. Puppies need more energy and fat for their growing bodies, small and toy breeds need more nutrition packed into a much smaller meal, and senior  animals need less calories and fat.
  • Try a new activity with your pet! We love agility, tricks training and hiking and enjoyed trying kayaking this year, too.
  • Incorporate more playtime in your daily routine. We love a game of backyard chase, great exercise for both of us!
  • Visit your vet at least once a year, or every six months if you have a younger or older dog. Your vet can keep an eye on any changes that might indicate a serious problem, and they can also advise you on weight related issues.
Is your pet overweight? Good nutrition, and the right amount of it, is the first step toward a healthy weight. Take a look at these pet weight loss success stories from the Hills® Science Diet® 10 Week Turnaround!
Seventy percent of cats and dogs who used Science Diet Perfect Weight lost weight within 10 weeks thanks to its breakthrough blend of natural ingredients, prebiotic fibers for natural digestion and 100 percent precisely balanced nutrition.

We like being active way to much to let a few extra pounds get in the way and so it's super important to us to do what we can to keep our weight... well... perfect!

The good news is Hill's is making it easy for dogs and cats to find their perfect weight. They've also recently introduced Small and Toy Breed Specific Formulas to help smaller dogs, which make up 40 percent of the dog population, achieve a healthy weight and improve quality of life.

Want to try out Science Diet Perfect Weight? You can find it at your vet, pet specialty store and at Pet360, where you can get an additional discount using autoship. For more information on pet weight management, there's lots of helpful tips and tools from Hill's here


  1. Could not agree more ...healthy = happy. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. PetMD didn't recognize "American Eskimo Dog". Oh well, based on your article he's in good shape! Love the photo.

    1. Oh that's weird, I just checked that out, too. Yep, Rocco and his Eskie pals are all super healthy and fit!

  3. We always watch our weight. Mom tries to put weight on me
    Lily (& Edward)

    1. You lucky dog! I will say, Rocco does love his treats!

  4. Rocco, you are a good healthy dog rep. You eat well and exercise which is so important!

  5. Weight management is huge. I wish more people took it seriously. Maybe if they read this, they will.

  6. Weight management is huge. I wish more people took it seriously. Maybe if they read this, they will.