How Do You Show Your Pets Love?
Four months ago, Magellan – the latest addition to our feline family – sauntered into our lives. As you might imagine, we anticipated his arrival with great excitement. We were eager to bond with Magellan and show him just how much he was loved!
Creating strong bonds of trust with your pets is important – not just only early on, but throughout their entire lives! What are some of the special things you do to show your pets how much you care about them?
Here are a few ways we show our love for our cats:
- We hold, cuddle, snuggle, pet and groom them!
- We buy them special toys we know they’ll enjoy.
- We play with them frequently throughout the day.
- We stimulate their minds and exercise their bodies.
- We pro-actively tend to all of their health needs.
- We feed them the highest quality cat food and treats.
- We provide them with fresh water at all times.
- We provide them with clean litter boxes.
Food is a particularly powerful way to bond with your pets. However, it’s important as pet parents to ensure that when you feed your pets, you are nourishing their bodies, not feeding your emotional needs.
Let’s examine why this issue is so important – and what to do if you’ve unintentionally loved our pets with too much food!
Using Food As Love Can Lead To Overweight Pets
One of the most important ways you can love your pets is to maintain their health through a proper, nutritious diet. Sometimes, however, this can be a challenge – especially for loving pet parents!
Many well-meaning pet parents want to show their pets love by feeding them special treats such as table scraps – and most pets are all too eager to wine and dine with us!
It often takes a will of steel to resist Fido and Fluffy when they come begging for the choicest cuts at mealtime!
Sharing an occasional table scrap with your pet might sound innocent enough. However, using food as a means of showing love rather than a way of taking care of our pet’s health and nutritional needs can often lead down a slippery slope of health.
Did you know that showing our pets love through food – too much food – has caused obesity levels in pets to reach an all-time high?
In the last five years, the number of overweight dogs in our country has increased by 37% and the number of overweight cats has increased by 90%!
To further compound the problem, two-thirds of pet owners with overweight pets don’t realize their pets are unhealthy!
It often takes a caring but impartial observer – such as your veterinarian – to break the truth to us.
For more information on this alarming trend, I encourage you to read the Banfield Pet Hospital State Of Pet Health 2012 Report.
Let’s Redefine Love – The Healthy Way!
If your pet has already experienced a little too much love at mealtime and needs to trim down his waistline, here’s a solution that could help redefine the love relationship that you and your pet share!
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is a clinically proven weight loss program that works with your pet’s unique metabolism to effectively burn fat and regulate appetite.
The product line – which consists of dry food, wet food and treats – make it easy for you to feed your pets on a regular schedule and spoil them with treats while providing them the opportunity to lose weight.
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution has been proven to be clinically safe. Based on two month, at-home trials:
- 88% of pets lost weight at home.
- Dogs lost 28% of body fat.
- Cats lost 29% of body fat.
This product is so effective that 80% of pet owners would recommend this product to friends with overweight pets!
If you think that your pet – or a pet you know – could benefit from Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution, be sure to discuss this option with your veterinarian!
And, here’s more good news! You may be eligible for a rebate when you visit your vet!
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