Apr 202015
 

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wally-faceHi everybuddy.  Wally here.  Over the past few weeks, we’ve told you about how excess weight in cats and dogs is a big problem these days.  Over 50% of cats and dogs are overweight.  Being overweight can impact our overall health and wellness, and can lead to health issues like diabetes, respiratory and digestive conditions, heart disease and arthritis.  I know you all want to avoid those things if you can.

We also shared with you about how having a healthy routine can help get you to and keep you at your perfect weight.  But having a healthy routine won’t help unless it’s followed consistently.  Consistency is key to keeping you healthy.  That means staying on schedule so you know you’re getting exactly what you need.

Here are some tips to help you and your human keep your healthy routine consistent:

Consistent Playtime

Consistent playtime is important to your overall health.  Your human should set time aside every day to play with you.  Playtime not only provides you with the much exercise to get you to and keep you at your perfect weight, it’s a great way for you to bond with your human.

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Playtime also should include thinking games to keep your brain engaged.  One way to do this is with puzzle toys.  The mom adds a few treats in our puzzle toy to get our interest.  But don’t forget…if you get treats during playtime, those treats should be considered part of your overall food intake.

Consistent Feeding Times

Being fed at the same times every day helps keep you at your perfect weight.  We eat pretty much at the same times every day…morning and evening…and we get a snack before bedtime to hold us over until morning.

Measure Food Consistently

Your human should consistently measure your food out at every meal so that you’re only getting the amount of food you actually need.  If more than one of your humans feed you, everyone needs to understand the amount of food you should get and stick to it.  And it shouldn’t be just a random scoop…but a carefully measured amount so that you aren’t getting too much or too little.

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The mom uses measuring cups to measure out our dry foods.  And she’s careful about measuring out our canned foods as well. 

Not sure what the right amount of food is for you?  Your human should start with the feeding guidelines on the can or bag and adjust as needed.  Your level of activity should be considered, too.  If you’re more active, like in the summer, you may need more food.

Consistently Feed a Proper Diet

One of the best things to help keep you healthy is to be consistently fed a proper diet designed for your age and size.  And if you’re looking for a food to help you lose some weight, Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight cat and dog foods provide you with the proper nutrition formulated to help you achieve a healthy weight and improve your quality of life.  The #1 ingredient in Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight cat food is chicken along with other natural ingredients including prebiotic fibers for gentle digestion.  It’s 100% precisely balanced nutrition and is ideal for multi-cat homes.

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Along with the Science Diet® Perfect Weight, Hill’s has developed a 10 Week Turnaround calendar to help you stay consistent with feedings and playtimes.  You can get your own printable version of this calendar by clicking HERE.

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I hope these tips help you stay consistent with your healthy routine.  Consistency is key to getting you to and keeping you at your perfect weight…and a more healthier you!

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And a Healthy Pet = a Happy Pet!

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  43 Responses to “Consistency is Key to Your #PerfectWeight”

  1. Those are all good tips Wally and we have the playtime covered fur sure!

  2. That is such a good report Wally. There are way too many of us here to have any kind of schedule. But the Mom tries to control our eating. Someone named Tip Tail manages to eat at all feeding stations, the big stinker.
    You all have a great week.

  3. Very informative post, Wally!

  4. Great tips, Wally! Would you believe that Truffles monitors her own food intake? She is just not a big eater at all.

  5. Hi

    Thank you for your post. Many points are really important, and I’ll try to follow them, like brain activity, regular playtime and regular food schedule

    However, I’ve to mention that I didn’t order Hill’s, because their food didn’t match my requirements: http://whenthecatisaway.com/good-cat-food-for-beginners/ I actually added Hill’s to my “black list”. Please read the term “black list” with caution, it’s certainly NOT the worst alternative, but it couldn’t compete with other brands.

    Now, I’m a cat newbie, but I’ve done a lot of work in reading about and comparing cat food. I’m not saying I’m an expert, and that my listing is correct. I’d be grateful to learn more (and change my mind) if somebody can explain why Hill’s is a great high-quality brand. I’m solely interested in the components of their food as this is the reason why I didn’t buy Hill’s.

  6. Great post, now I just need Sammy to stop consistently stealing everyone’s food. 🙂

  7. Wow this was a very good post! So informative, thanks!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  8. Consistency is definitely important, Wally. The Mom does not currently measure our dry noms, but hers wants to start doing that. Hers says thank you for reminding her, but we bet Lita won’t be amused because the Mom is probably allowing her to eat a little too much kibble.

  9. The hardest part of this plan, Wally, is the consistent play time. But I will redouble my efforts on that front, because it’s fun to see Chuck flying thru the air!

  10. Great post Wally and we have it covered at our house except for the puzzle toy. Sage might use it, but I wouldn’t go near it.

  11. Interesting! We may have to use it at some point – Kobi is like a little bowling ball! They are both very active, though.

  12. theo has noticeably put on weight this past year. he’s past due for his annual vet visit and I’m sure we’re going to hear about his move toward plumpness. the only thing that has changed over the past year is Thompson not eating his meals and theo helping himself. I’m not supervising meal times a lot more.

  13. Great tips. Poor Ruby gained some weight while she had her cast on. We were supposed to keep her calm and reduce her walks. Her cast is off now so hopefully she will slim down soon

  14. Wonderful tips. Our mom fesses up that we don’t get enough play time.

  15. Wally, you did an awesome review of Hill’s stuff for us. I enjoyed it. What good advice….measure the food. Mom does that for us…otherwise we were getting too fat. Dad doesn’t measure very well but we are doing ok…probably cause mom is usually the one filling up our food. It’s spring so we are outside in the Lane or just mellowing in the garden so more exercise means less eating.

    (((Shoko)))

  16. Great post Wally. We’d like to understand why both Mr Jinx and Ping have lost weight when things have been the same here food wise for … well forever. No known causes are showing up so it’s a weird coincidence.

  17. Great tips! Will check out the giveaway. I don’t think Callie likes the word diet, but she could probably trim down a little bit!

  18. Those are great tips! Our mommy wants to get us some of those games so maybe now she finally will.

  19. Great tips, Wally! Our peeps measure our foods, too. But Gracie and Zoe try to eat each other’s portion. Never a dull moment…

  20. Awesome pawsome tips! We especially liked the tip on thinking games. Our sister needs more of those and no, we’re not telling which sister. Thanks!

  21. Well I M happy to say we are on target w your helpful info. Thank goodness I won’t have to be worried about less food
    Hugs
    Madi your bfff

  22. Great tips Wally! Consistency really is important when you are trying to change your lifestyle. Bad habits are hard to break! It looks like you guys are having a lot of fun playing with your Mommy and those toys. Keep up the great work!

  23. Those are all good tips Wally !!
    I have free amount of kibbles and get some wet food morning and night 🙂

    XOXO

  24. Great tips for maintaining and healthy weight. We’re lucky we don’t tend to overeat, so we keep our girly figures.

  25. Great message, particularly because it is so easy to remember. Be consistent!
    –Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats

  26. Excellent post! Our Mommy is BIG on consistency when it comes to us furbabies.

  27. Good one. There’s a lot of research to show that cats have better health with consistency in their environment.

  28. The only one around here how is ‘fluffy’ is me – and mom is trying to get me to lose some of my fluffiness! I do not like it!

  29. We were going to pass the Creative award to you, but know you just got it, too! ❤

  30. TW using a measuring spoon for my kibble too. I get 1/4 cup once or twice a week and it has to last me. She doesn’t follow no stinking rules for my wet food cos I need the liquids and I know when I’m full.

  31. Annie resents this post, LOL! Wally, thanks for all the great info. Consistency is a very good idea!

  32. our mom is consistently stingy with any extra treats so that helps us maintain our weight…

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  33. Great info! Mom and Dad are very careful about following these guidelines. They help to maintain our weight very well!

  34. Hmmm, Minko doesn’t need to loose, he needs to gain…but Pipo..OMC!
    Thanks fur the info!

  35. I think I want one of those boxes with the holes to play with. I need to send the staff out to get it for me. Snap to, Human!

  36. Very informative post, thanks. I wish Hill’s would bring out a tinned food for humans – they would then stay the correct weight without all the messing about of deciding what to eat and cooking.

  37. Great pos! Thanks for sharing, sweetie! 🙂 Have a PAWSOME day! 😀 xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

  38. Those are good advice, Wally ! Purrs

  39. I wonder if Hills would sponsor the new 30 lb.cat my shelter?

  40. So true! We measure out Sam’s food every day and she also gets to eat at the same times. We keep a close eye on her to be sure she is maintaining her healthy weight. Conrad gets to eat whenever and how much he wants though, because he is so old and underweight.

  41. Mee-you Wally an Ernie an Zoey mee thott mee had posted a commint here!! PICKERELL!!!
    Ok mee doess not have a weight problem beecause mee iss till growin….
    LadyMum has mee switchin frum Kitten kibble to Adult kibble…mee not need Kitten kibble once mee finishess what iss left….
    Mee noticess Ladymum splitss up mee wet food innto 4 porshunss so mee can have brekkie an mornin snack an suppuur an evenin snack….Thiss way mee getss reguler feedinss butt not over eatin 😉
    An shee onlee letss mee eat Greeniess treetss (beecause thee otherss uppyset mee bowelss; YUCK!!)
    Grate post bye thee way 😉
    **nose kissess** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  42. Pawsum posty Wally.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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