Hilo’s dog weight loss has been an amazing success. We are thrilled with the progress and Hilo is literally jumping for joy. This post is sponsored by Hill’s and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Food, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.
Dog Weight Loss with Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Canine Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution
When we started this journey, Hilo was being slowed down by a good 10 pounds of weight. He was completely content to just lay by the door all day. Stairs were becoming more and more difficult and his hips would noticeably just give out on him at times. We knew we had to do something about this. Hilo is only 6 years old and way too young to be in pain all the time.
Our vet had said that weight was a big cause for the hip problems. Shepherds are already prone to have hip issues, so packing on even a few extra pounds can do some damage. Factor in the deep freeze over the winter and I don’t think any one’s joints felt like moving.
Once we started the Hill’s program, there was zero resistance from Hilo. He could not wait to get his food bowl filled. The stuff must taste scrumptious. He cannot get enough of it. During his diet he has never been deprived. He has had tasty treats and even wet food to mix it up.
Hilo Can Jump Now
We had been noticing a few things here and there once Hilo started dropping some pounds. But, then the other day, Mike threw a ball in the yard and Hilo jumped. You need to picture it slow motion like an NBA player dunking. That’s how Hilo caught that ball. Mike started celebrating right away saying “He just jumped!!”. It just makes us happy because, clearly, this has all been worth it. If he feels good enough to jump, he much be in less pain.
The Grump used to run circles around Hilo in the yard, but now he keeps up a lot better. We even have a little foster puppy now so everyone is frolicking around like crazy. We really do notice how Hilo seems to enjoy playing more. I think he used to get a little annoyed by the Grump’s playfulness, and now he encourages it. It’s great to see!
I would highly recommend Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Canine Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution to anyone looking for dog weight loss products. The program has been a breeze to follow and so, so worth it!