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wally-face2Hey everybuddy.  Wally here.  Over the past couple of months we’ve talked 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 lead to some serious health issues like diabetes, respiratory and digestive conditions, heart disease and arthritis. That’s why it’s important that us cats and dogs try to maintain our perfect weights.

The struggle is real for overweight pets.  Wanna see how?  Check out this video:

Are you one of the 50% that needs to lose some weight?  Losing weight isn’t easy…just ask your human. But with a consistent healthy routine that includes regular exercise, a balance diet designed for your age and size, consistent feeding times and a little hard work, you can get to…and maintain…your perfect weight.

A Perfect Weight Loss Success Story

Let me share a weight loss success story with you.


Photos courtesy of My Little Space 4 Everything


Meet Cooper.  When Cooper began his weight loss journey 10 weeks ago, he weighed in at 13 pounds…about 2-3 pounds too much, according to his vet.  So his human started him on the Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight 10 Week Turnaround with a consistent healthy routine that included:


Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight cat and dog foods provide 100% precisely balanced nutrition formulated to help cats and dogs achieve a healthy weight and improve 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.

Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight comes in both dry and canned versions.  You can find Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight at your vet, favorite pet store or online pet stores like Pet360.


Cooper’s human also used the Hill’s Science Diet 10 Week Turnaround Calendar to help stay consistent with Cooper’s feeding and play times, and to track his weight loss.  You can get your own printable version of this calendar by clicking HERE.

So how did Cooper do after completing the 10 Week Turnaround?  Cooper lost 1 pound!  Way to go, Cooper!  Now that might not seem like a big loss but for a cat or dog, losing a pound is like losing 5-10 pounds for a human.

Cooper’s human says the differences in Cooper are small, but she notices them.  He doesn’t beg for food like he used to and he has a lot more energy now.  Just watch him try to catch the red dot.

That’s okay, Cooper.  I haven’t been able to catch the red dot either!

Cooper still has more weight to lose, and his human will continue with Cooper’s healthy routine and feeding him Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight.  A weight loss plan shouldn’t be a fad diet or a race. To read more about Cooper’s weight loss, click HERE.  And to read more Perfect Weight success stories, click HERE to visit the Hill’s Weight Management page.

Win Science Diet® Perfect Weight

Do you need to lose some weight but need some help with jumpstarting it?  Hill’s® Science Diet® has a sweepstakes going on right now where you can enter to win a 10-week supply of Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight.  Click HERE to enter (make sure to read the full terms & and conditions found on the entry form before entering).


  41 Responses to “A Real Life #PerfectWeight Loss Success Story”

  1. Great post Wally. We do have some fatties around here but with so many cats it is really hard to control which ones are eating what food. There are some a little on the thin side so that makes everything double hard. The fatties actually get less to eat than everyone else.
    You all have a great day.

  2. Thank you for sharing this very important information, My foster sisfur Shelly a big boned “Tortie Cat” is overweight and my mom has been working hard trying to get her weight under control. We will try the 10 week routine and see what happens.

  3. Aw what a great story! It’s nice to see pets having success at getting healthy!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. It’s hard to imagine one pound making a difference, but for a cat it really does! I’m so happy for Cooper…what a sweetie!

  5. Wow, it’s pawesome that Cooper lost weight with this special diet!

  6. We aren’t too heavy as Lucy is always on the go. Although Hannah looks heavy (she is heavier than Lucy but she is bigger boned). It’s difficult to know how much her fur weighs and how much is food. Our vets always weigh us in the surgery when we go and to be tortured once a year. Hannah isn’t over weight but she is towards the top end of her weight. As long as she doesn’t end up looking like a bacon pig they are happy
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx.

  7. What a great post. Keep up the great work Cooper!

  8. good information. theo has his annual checkup Friday and I know the vet is going to comment about his weight…

  9. Way to go, Cooper! Keep up the great work!

  10. Excellent post Wally and kudos to Cooper! Wes is furry lucky that the only overweighted around here are the pawrents! Mommy has a lot of extra FLUFF to gets ready!

  11. Good info and apaws for Cooper!! None of us kitties are overweight but it’s good to know.

    Thank you for your kind words about Cubby. We really miss him a lot.

    The Florida Furkids

  12. Congrats to Cooper for losing weight! It’s tough to do. We know. 🙂

  13. Dang, Cooper sure done good!

    Hugs madi your bfff

  15. That diet food really works. I’ve been on it since November a year ago and only have .6 left to lose. I’;ve been slow at it cuz sometimes I con M into extra food. Aren’t I naughty.

  16. Yeah, IZA is FAT. But she has “ikitten ssues”…

  17. Oops “kitten issues”

  18. It’s almost heartbreaking to see the first video, Wally, but we’re glad there’s a diet to help 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday 🙂 <3

  19. Yay for Cooper, and for all of the other animals that this food has been helping to lose weight!

  20. Concats to getting to healthy weight.

  21. Cooper looks great! Hill’s really has a great food line to help kitties.

  22. That first video is an exaggeration cos both Nicky and Chizzy were over 20 lbs and had no trouble jumping on the table or anyplace else. Of course, I do think cats should lose weight cos neither Nicky or Chizzy saw their 10th birthday.

  23. What a great post!
    Have a super duper Wednesday…

    Noodle and crew

  24. Great post Wally!
    We agree that extra weight is not healthy.
    It is good that there is food and a plan to help overweight pets 🙂
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  25. Hi Wally! That is so awesome about Cooper!! I am always impressed by these kinds of stories because I know how hard it is for the kitties and their owners. Great job, Wally, on your post!

  26. I need to get some of this for Sammy, Tallulah, KaTwo and Prancie.

  27. Way to go! Great job!

  28. I’m afraid mommy is getting ideas about me. Said my bikini is getting too small!

  29. Paws up for Cooper! Losing weight is tough, but even 1 lb is a big percentage of a cat’s body weight.

  30. What a wonderful story! Mom is always worried about all of our weights too so we know how important a pound can be. Way to go Cooper!
    Marty and the Gang

  31. A couple of us need to lose weight, but we are on this darn CD/Stress formula from Hill’s. Mom is going to check out the sweepstakes. Concats to Cooper on his weight loss. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  32. OMC – Cooper looks like an entirely different cat. Good job.

  33. That’s fantastic! Way to go, Cooper!

    Thank you for this terrific illustration of the importance of diet and exercise!

  34. Well concats to Cooper! I love the video they did for this, especially the cat… at first it makes you want to chuckle a little bit but then I started to feel bad for them.

  35. Great post. Athena needs to lose a little weight and I’m trying not to over feed her and get her to exercise more. A bit difficult because she is an indoor cat, but I always try to get her moving by playing with her at least a couple of times a day.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  36. We know what can happen if we get fat – Georgie got diabetes! Mom just stopped all dry food and feeds us low or no carb food and it works.

  37. Well dat’s pawsum. Glad Cooper be duin’ good.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  38. It’s not easy to lose weight so congratulations!!

  39. Meowmy lost about 40 pounds since last August…think of how many kitties that could be.MOL!!

    Pipo need to lose at least a pound, maybe two…..

    Hope the weight loss diets work their wonders on those fat cats!
    Concats to the losers, MOL!!

  40. Hurrah for Cooper!!! hee iss lookin mitey fine now.
    There iss an English Foxhound inn thee nayburrhood an Ladymum showed mee fotoss’ of her when shee was ferst dopted an shee was sleek an muscular as a Foxhound should bee….
    Now shee iss overweight an shee can not run anymore…LadyMum gentlee triess to suggest thee doggie needss a die-et an sum help butt it has fallen on deaf earss…
    Mee hopess nuffin bad happenss to thee doggie…
    **paw patss** to you Wally
    frum Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum xxx

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