Cat Ramirez’s 6-year-old kitty Vega lost 3 pounds in 3 months, attaining her weight loss goal, thanks to Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution trial.
She went from a chubby 14.5 pounds to 13 and now to 11.5, an ideal weight for Vega.
Getting cats to lose weight is no easy task, but Vega’s human says Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution made it easy. ‘It was pretty darn easy. We just had to feed her the specified amount and that’s it. It really can’t get easier than that.’
What’s amazing is that Vega is part of a multi-cat household. Ramirex explains, ‘We have 3 cats in total so whenever we fed them we’d have to sit and watch them (they each have their own bowls). She ate both and was really surprised she liked the canned because she isn’t into wet food. We also gave her the treats. She loves her food and funny enough so do the other cats. We’ve caught them stealing bits of kibble that she leaves in her bowl when she’s full and off in another room!’
Vega, a beautiful domestic short hair black kitty, didn’t always have a weight problem. Ramirez. had left Vega with her parents for a year and when she moved back in with them she was shocked at how much weight she’d gained. It would appear that Vega had been overindulging, something most overweight kitties do, with the help from their human parent, or in this case, human grandparents.
‘It was obvious by just looking at her, but it was even more telling when I had trouble carrying her around the house,’ Ramirez said.
‘Vega used to be a very playful cat. I’d have her chase the laser pointer or a bird wand but when she became overweight she stopped doing all these things. She would just sleep the day away and was even snoring.’
In 2008, Ramirez adopted Vega as a kitten from a local humane society. ‘She loves to cuddle with us humans or Nailah (my dog), play in the garden, or playfully annoy her other cat siblings.. She’s a very sweet girl and I love hanging out with her while I watch YouTube videos or read.’
For the past year, she’s known that Vega needed to shed some pounds. She tried getting the cat to lose weight by using the traditional getting her to exercise and eat less. ‘The vet had suggested cutting her portions down and getting her to play more but had not suggested any specific treatment. These things did not really work well since we often (my parents really) caved to Vega’s begging for more food.’
Vega’s story isn’t unique. Pet obesity has become a national epidemic, with 47 million cats being overweight. According to a study by the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention, 54 percent of all cats in the United States are overweight. That translates into one out of every two household cats as overweight. As people are humanizing their cats more, they like people are gaining weight and becoming less active.
This is not a good thing because obesity in cats is a leading cause of diabetes, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, liver disease and cancer. And like humans, the extra pounds make it harder for cats to move around and be active.
According to Hills, 88% of pets in a veterinarian supervised in-home study lost weight without strict protocols or precise measuring. This happens because while eating Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution, an obese pet’s metabolism changes to act more like that of a lean pet.
Ramirez said, ‘I think it’s working fabulously. Vega isn’t crying as much has she used to for food (though she is still a bit whiny about meal times) and she is no longer snoring as loudly! Also, she shocked my mom and me the other day by playing with her old bird wand. Our jaws hit the floor when she started going after it and played with it for about 10 minutes!’
Read more about Vega’s journey to a slimmer, trimmer waistline at http://puppyandcat.blogspot.com/
In a June 3 post, Ramirez wrote, ‘I am extremely happy with Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution trial is going. I can’t wait to see how Vega continues to progress on her food. Hopefully, I won’t be able to call her an overweight cat much longer! As of today, Vega is no longer overweight. Yeah, Vega on your weight loss journey. And kudos to Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution for helping her attain her weight loss.
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I’ll be doing a follow up in September, marking the 3 month anniversary of the success story on the diet. Just like humans, kitties need to
alter their lifestyle to keep the pounds off.