Thursday, April 17, 2014

You Might Think Your "Fluffy" Pet is Cute - But is it Healthy? #HillsPet

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Food, but The Maaaaa of Pricilla only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

Harry the Farm cat, #HillsPet, #spon

Harry the Farm cat here. It seems I am becoming the official SpokesCat on the Farm. I wonder - does this make me a Famous SpokesCat like Pricilla is a Famous SpokesGoat? Does this mean I get a raise?

Whatever! I am here to meow to you some Very Important Information so I would like you to pay attention, OK?  You will remember that last month I meowed to you about overweight cats and how it's not good for your kitties to be plump. It's not healthy for us cats - it can lead to all kinds of problems like heart disease and diabetes just like with you humans. They same can be meowed about doggies. Dogs need to stay at a healthy weight too. Just watch this movie about a nice doggie named Bear:




Wasn't it so sad that poor Bear couldn't even walk around? He was missing out on so much fun. On so much love! He really wasn't living - he was just existing.
Wasn't it WONDERFUL that Bear could be helped with Hill's Prescription Diet Canine Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution? Bear's human was so very happy to have him back active again. As he said, he gained a friend. Isn't that sweet?

You might think it is cute to have fluffy pets; there have been all kinds of photos on the internet about tubby tabbies sitting in front of the TV and things like that but cats are not meant to sit and watch TV. We are hunters! The only good kind of fluffy is this:

Pumpkin the Farm cat, #HillsPet, #spon

Pumpkin is fluffy but in a good way - he has long furs. If your pet is overweight it can impact the relationship you have. If I were plump I wouldn't want to go out and run and catch mousies. All that running and jumping and climbing would hurt my joints and I would end up just lying around.

Harry the Farm cat with mouse, #HillsPet, #spon

But catching mousies is my job on the Farm and I do it well. I wouldn't be a proud Farm cat if I was too heavy to chase them around. I wouldn't make the publicist and male person proud. I would get depressed. I know how easy it is to con the publicist into giving me extra treats - I have "the look" down! -  but she doesn't let any of us eat too much. She makes sure we exercise and eat a healthy diet, mousie brains notwithstanding.

But there are some kitties and doggies who need a little extra help in the weight department and I have some good news for them and for their humans. Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic foods work with a cat's or dog's system so that once they start eating it their metabolism becomes like that of a lean animal. Even after they have lost weight their metabolism maintains that level - isn't that wonderful? Just look at these kitties who started eating the delicious food.

This is a cat name Lennie:

Lennie before Hill's Prescription Metabolic, #HillsPet, #spon
Lennie, before

Lennie after Hill's Prescription Metabolic, #HillsPet, #spon
Lennie, after
And this is a cat named Norman:

Norman before Hill's Prescription Metabolic, #HillsPet, #spon
Norman, before
Norman after Hill's Prescription Metabolic, #HillsPet, #spon
Norman, after


 (Images are courtesy of Hill's Prescription Diet)

Can you believe how good they look? Some of them were getting more food than recommended and they STILL lost weight. I am sure that their humans were thrilled with these results. The kitties were too! They were all bouncy and happy and active again. THAT is how a cat should be. (results after 6 months on the plan)

Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Cat Treats, #HillsPet, #spon
image courtesy Hill's Prescription Diet

Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic foods are available for both kitties and doggies and include dry food, canned food and my favorite - treats. A cat has to have treats. Delicious, crunchy cat treats.

Harry and Sherpa the Farm cats, #HillsPet, #spon

I do hope you enjoyed what I had to meow today. Sherpa the Farm cat never listens to me but hopefully you do.  I trust that if you are a fluffy kitty or know of one you will tell them about this food. They can then get their human to go to the Vet and order the Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic food. A prescription by your Vet is required - it's a very special food!

Harry the Farm cat is On the Job, #HillsPet, #spon

Is that a mousie?
I've got to run now.
I've got work to do! I hope you all have a nice day!

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PS - on behalf of all of the Happy Goats and we Farm cats and the publicist and the male person we want to thank everyone who sent the good thoughts for AbbyGoat. She seems to be doing just fine. We do not know what happened but we are thankful that at least right now she is OK.

45 comments:

  1. That is very good advice, Harry. It makes Mommy sad when she sees obese pets, especially when the owners seem very proud of that fact. Meow-Me is obviously very round but she is the correct weight for her size. So it's all very strange. She is like an inflated balloon, round but not heavy.

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    1. Oh, and we meant to ask. How is Abbygoat doing?

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    2. The publicist once had a 22lb cat but he was HUGE. He was not overweight either. The publicist added a note about AbbyGoat. She was tired last night when she helped me type my post. Abby seems to be just fine.
      Thank you so much for asking.
      ~Harry

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  2. We want to know how Abby is doing too. That is some great info about that food that sounds terrific. Great review. Hope all of you have a great day.

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    1. Thank you. I am a hard working Farm cat. AbbyGoat seems to be doing just fine. The publicist says she is going to drive her crazy.
      ~Harry

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    1. She does seem to be. The publicist thinks Abby is here to drive her bonkers.
      ~Harry

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  4. We never had a plump kitty here- plenty of mousies to chase. No kitties now, lots of mousies.

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    1. I am all in favor of mousies. Especially their brains.
      ~Harry

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  5. i have been working on getting my pups to lose weight. thankfully, the 3 that needed to all did this past year. still work to do. :)

    i didn't see the movie attachment though.

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    1. Thank you. The publicist just uttered some not so nice things about blogger eating code and fixed it.
      ~Harry

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  6. I love love love that pic of you stalking. You make an excellent SpokesCat but a better mouser. Glad AbbyGoat is doing better. I’m worried about her.

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    1. AbbyGoat and the publicist appreciated everyone thinking about them. It really helped. I think I am an excellent mouser. I also think I might have a problem with mousie brains....is there a mousie brains anonymous?
      ~Harry

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  7. One of us is plump but even with our foods being cut back, nothing is changing so it might be a thyroid issue. Or it could be a sleeping 22 hours a day issue. :)

    We're glad AbbyGoat is doing well! We've been worried about her and even told Daddy all about her and he was worried too!

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    1. I won't ask which one of you (cough, cough Isabella) it might be 'cause I'm a gentleman cat. Thank you for worrying about AbbyGoat. So far she is doing OK and we all hope she continues to do so.
      ~Harry

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  8. My aunt's dog was about 7 lbs and gained 3! She put him on a diet and I think he's back to what he used to be now.

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    1. I'll bet he's happier for it too. Your aunt's doggie and I weigh the same!
      ~Harry

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  9. This is a parade of cuteness. My sister is moving in with me with her cat. I have to really learning how to be a good cat hostess

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    1. Thank you - I do think I am a pretty good looking cat. Nice and slim too.
      ~Harry

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  10. My great-great grandmother had a cat who ONLY ate lunch meat 3x a day. Eventually she became so fat she couldn't move :( It's sad when people allow their pets to get that way.

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    1. I agree. Lunch meat isn't good for humans let alone cats. That poor kitty.
      ~Harry

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  11. We could have used a cat this winter. We got a mouse in the house (seems we get one every single winter) and he was smarter than our mouse trap. It's like we were feeding the darn thing. ;)

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    1. Cats are definitely smarter than mice!
      ~Harry

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  12. So glad to hear Abbygoat is better. I posted my Hills post today too.

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    1. Thank you. We are glad about AbbyGoat too. I would miss her even though she butts me.
      ~Harry

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  13. I am so glad to hear she if feeling better! I wish my cat was around after seeing the pictures:)

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    1. Thank you. We are happy too. The publicist tells me all the time she is happy to have me around.
      ~Harry

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  14. Mine are healthy and I do feed one of them Hills Pet food - the kidney one . I groom them regularly too. It's so importent to treat your animals the way you treat yourself and your family.

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    1. The publicist is just like you! She calls us her kids since she doesn't have any human ones. We like the Hill's Grain Free cat foods.
      ~Harry

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  15. Looks like it works! I need to put our Bruiser on this for awhile I think.
    Kas

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    1. From what the publicist has read this is a great food for pets that need to lose weight. You should ask your vet about it.
      ~Harry

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    1. The Hill's Metabolic helped the kitties that ate it. I stay slim by chasing mousies.
      ~Harry

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  17. It seems our pets are facing all the same problems we are in this modern age with so much food!

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    1. I think you might be right but living on a Farm we Farm cats do a lot of exercising.
      ~Harry

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  18. Beautiful cats! I'm glad to hear AbbyGoat is doing well! Cats rule :)

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    1. I certainly think so! I am glad Abby is better too. Thank you.
      ~Harry

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  19. We are so relieved Abbygoat is feeling better. We had the worried for her! XOXOXO

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    1. We are too. The publicist was a wreck!
      ~Harry

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  20. Great info. I think many pet owners don't realize that their pets are at an unhealthy weight.

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    1. I agree. It's not good for us and it's not good for humans.
      ~Harry

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  21. What cuties! I know keeping our cats at a healthy weight is a challenge.

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    1. That's because we all have "the look" down pat when we want treats. And we know you can't resist us.
      ~Harry

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  22. Your kitties are so cute! Pumpkin is gorgeous!! Our cat was was really overweight at one point. We used to just leave dry food out for her all day long. However, she developed urinary crystals and had to go on a prescription diet of wet food. With her feeds being more controlled over the past several years, she has lost several pounds. I think at 15 years of age she is more spry now than when she was younger!

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    1. I'm glad to hear she is doing better. We cats can live to quite an advanced age. The publicist's mother had a kitty live to 25!
      ~Harry

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