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Maggie on desk

Maggie Had a Tough Year

Maggie has had a tough year. The last twelve months brought a lot of changes for her and we all know, cats are not particularly fond of change. Losing Marie and leaving her home where she lived  as an only cat with one parent, was a difficult transition for Maggie. You could see sadness in her eyes.  She missed Marie and she didn’t like sharing her new home with Annie and Eddie.

Maggie was nervous, she spent a lot of time licking her lips and when she wasn’t cowering she was plotting an attack, mostly against Eddie. I tried my best to make space for Maggie to relax and get away from the rambunctious kittens.  Most days, Maggie would spend time with me in the office perched up on the desk where she could see the kittens approach, and that is when I first noticed Maggie had difficulty breathing.

Maggie is an Overweight Cat

Maggie is overweight.  At first, I thought she had really short legs, but then realized she was just so overweight her belly nearly touched the ground when she walked.  I thought maybe Maggie didn’t feel good and that might be why she was so intolerant of the kittens, so we took her in for an examination. Other than being an overweight cat, Maggie was in good health.  But, being an overweight cat brings health risks, and Maggie is not alone.

Maggie sitting in sun room

Overweight Cats are a Challenge for Cat Parents

In the United States, 55% of cats are overweight or obese. Overweight cats are a growing epidemic as data shows the number of  tubby tabbies has increased by 90% in the last 5 years.*  Overweight cats present a real challenge for cat parents for the following reasons:

  • Cat parents do not realize their cat is overweight or obese
  • Cat parents that have tried to help their cat lose weight by cutting back on treats and controlling portions, might have failed in the past especially when your cat gives you the sad eyes.  If you are like most cat owners, you might associate giving food as giving love.
  • No cat parent wants to feel like they are depriving their cat, even when they  know it is for their cat’s own good.

The Cat Weight Loss Program for Maggie

Last November, after trying everything to help Maggie acclimate to living with Annie and Eddie, we made the tough decision that Maggie would be happier living in a home where she would be the only cat.  I am thrilled to tell you  Maggie is thriving in her new home with two adoring parents where she is the queen of the castle.

Even though Maggie continued to shed some weight since she moved last November, she weighed in at 13.1 lbs down from 13.8 lbs, when I learned of the new  Metabolic Advanced Weight  Solution from Hill’s® Prescription Diet®, I thought Maggie was perfect for this program. Her doting parents agreed.

Maggie Gets Measured at The Morris Veterinary Clinic

The first step is to make sure your cat is in good health and ready to start the weight loss program.  It is important for your veterinarian to measure and assess the ideal weight for your cat and give you the suggested portion of dry and wet food.

Maggie Gets a Wellness Check

Dr. Teresa checks Maggie to make sure she is healthy!

Maggie got the green light to join the cat weight loss program.  Next, Dr. Teresa took her measurements to calculate Maggie’s ideal weight.

Maggie gets measured

Maggie is a very good patient.

And a few more measurements.

Maggie measured at Morris Clinic

More measurements for Maggie

Now, the calculations to determine Maggie’s goal weight.

Determining Maggie's Goal Weight

Determining Maggie’s ideal weight.

 Maggie’s Ideal Weight is 7.7 lbs!

Maggies Weight ChartIt was no surprise that Maggie needed to lose weight, but when the results showed her at 52.5% body fat, we were all a little shocked.  We knew for sure this was the best path for her.  Everyone that loves Maggie wants  her to live her best life.

Maggie’s Path to Her Ideal Weight

Maggies Path to her ideal weight

Slow and steady is the best way for a cat to lose weight.  Because Maggie needs to lose a considerable amount, it will take her about 30 weeks to reach her goal weight. Maggie’s recommended daily food intake is 1/4 cup dry Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution and about 3 ounces of the wet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution.

How is the Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution Different?

Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution includes a complete portfolio of dry, wet food, and treats designed to work together for easy, flexible weight loss success without deprivation.  This makes it easier for cat parents to keep their cats on the program and to Hill's Metabolic Dry Imagecomply with their vet’s recommendation.

The Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is proven to work in real homes with real pets and their parents under real world conditions:

  •  314 pet parents participated in an at-home feeding study
  • Without strict protocols or precise measuring, 88% of pets lost weight in two months at home.
  • 8 out of 10 pet parents said they would recommend the Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution to a friend with an overweight pet.

 But How Does Metabolic Work?

  • The Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is clinically proven nutrition that naturally activates metabolism to burn fat and regulate appetite. Cats feel full and satisfied and still lose weight. (I asked if this food was available for me.  It isn’t.)
  • Transform your cat’s weight by changing what you feed, not how you feed.
  • The Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is safe, effective and fast.  You will see a leaner, more playful cat in just 60 days!

Would You Like Your Cat to Join Maggie in the Cat Weight Loss Program?

Do you have an overweight cat that you would like to  join Maggie on the Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution cat weight loss program? Hill’s Prescription Diet will give to 10 members of The Tiniest Tiger community the opportunity to try Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution for your cat or dog, with your veterinarian’s authorization. Just like us, a doctor should be consulted prior to starting a weight loss program so you will need to get your veterinarian’s approval before starting your cat or dog on the program.

The Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution Giveaway

Metabolic kit Feline

Each Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution trial kit contains a $70 value:

  • 1 Weight Loss Success Guide
  • 1 4 lb. bag of Metabolic dry cat food
  • 2 (5.5 oz) Metabolic cans
  • 1 (2.5 oz) Metabolic treats
  • (2) $25 coupons
  • 1 Weight Loss Success Tote Bag

How to  Enter the Metabolic Advanced Weight Solutions Giveaway

To enter, please enter the required information in the giveaway widget below.  Leave a comment below this post telling us if you have tried to help your cat lose weight before and ask any questions you would like to know about the new Metabolic Advanced Weight Solutions food.

The Required Information:

Enter your first and last name along with a valid email address in the giveaway widget below.  Your name and email address will not be published but will be submitted only to The Tiniest Tiger. Your name and email will only be used to contact you if you are a winner of the giveaway.

There are just 3  additional things we need to know:

  1. Do you have a Cat or Dog that will be participating in the weight loss program?
  2. Your pet’s age
  3. Your pet’s current weight or close guess

 Entries will be accepted from April 23-May 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm Eastern.

This giveaway is limited to one winner per household and is for U.S. residents only.  Void where prohibited by law.

Winners have all been notified via email!  Thank you so much for your interest in helping your cat to a healthy weight!

 

 

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 Tiniest Tiger only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

*Klausner JS, Lund E. Banfield Pet Hospital State of Pet Health 2012, 2012.

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  • Judy Simon

    Who is the winner?? :)

    • http://www.freezertofield.com Joanne McGonagle

      Judy, you should have received an email from me. you were one of the winners!

      • Judy Simon

        OM! Yay! I was hoping I was! Feather needs this sooo much! Poor girl. I am super excited!! Do you know which email? Hmmm Would it have come from Joanne or Conservation CC or Tiniest Tiger?
        Thank you sooooo much!

        • http://www.freezertofield.com Joanne McGonagle

          Hi Judy,
          I just sent the email to you again. It came from my gmail account.

          • Judy Simon

            Thank you! Spoke to my vet last night & she is all for it! Thanks so much! I will be happy if Feather even loses 5lbs. Anything to take the weight off her little legs….Can wait to receive!! Thanks again! You and the CCC, Gracey & the gang, Rock! <3

  • nailahbone

    Maggie was such a good sport about going to the Vet. :) We are also taking part in this trial and I am excited to see how all our pets fare. I have a feeling we’ll all have leaner pets by the end of it!

  • ado

    Smokey, cat, age 3 1/2, 13-15 lbs, loner of the 4 we have, sedentary, definitely will get vets permission, he is the most picky, the one that started me on my love of felines * our first rescue..thank you

  • Paula Ball

    I do cat & dog rescue & currently have 5 dogs & 18 cats! I live on 2 acres that border 6000+ acres of wildlife managed property with a little creek behind my property. Anyway, to the cats, most are formally feral and live in the barn. I have made little “nests” for all of them with cat carriers, old ice chests with holes cut in them, & cardboard boxes inside garbage bags & then put inside another cardboard boxes with holes cut in them.
    My problem cat is my baby, Chat, a “little” bottle fed man of 5 years old that weighs 25 lbs. He begs for food constantly & freaks out if his food bowl gets below half full. He’s my spoiled little man & I love him so.

  • Martha D

    My kitty is about 13 lbs. and I have tried to portion-control her meals, but the weight does not come off… :/ Thanks for this offer! I hope to win to help my Mina lose the extra lbs! :)

  • lazybones344

    I have a one yr old dog that weighs 78 pounds. She’s a lab/mastiff mix.

  • Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers)

    This is a great post and very informative for other cat parents who are struggling to control their babies weight gain! Thanks for sharing!

  • Janet Collins

    Stewart, my mom’s cat, is about 10, (not sure when he was born)…He weighs around 25-27 pounds :/ This food sounds like a real good way to help him…Thanks so much!

  • Gretchen Leech

    Holly is 6 years old and about 13 lbs. I have tried the Purina One Healthy Metabolism food, but it doesn’t really seem to be helping much with her weight loss. Would love to try something different to help her lose some weight!

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  • Judy Simon

    My cat, Feather is 28lbs! I have tried feeding her on a schedule, wet food, dry “weight control” food, everything. The vet told me to play more with her. I do, she just cant play, she is too large. I feel so bad for her! She really needs help, it has started to effect her walking. Please help me to help Feather <3 Thank you!

  • earthkdc

    My cat, Betsy, is 8 years old and weighs about 14 pounds, and she became overweight when I brought her into my home after we found her living under a truck in my friend’s neighborhood. Betsy lives with 4 other cats, 2 of which are plump, but she is the only one who doesn’t like cat treats! (My vet doesn’t believe this part!)

  • Kathy Shane

    I need to try this. all my 13 cats ages 1-12 years are over weight. Vet has them on precription Royal Canine(sp) diet and dont see any difference.

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