Metabolic Diet From Hills

metabolic_dietWeight problems are common in dogs and cats and can be successfully managed through changes in food and or nutrition program.

Feed the Healthy Pet Inside.
 Do you know how much your pet should weigh to be healthier, happier and more active?
Ask Dr. McCallister or Dr. Herron – because feeding your pet’s IDEAL weight rather than her CURRENT weight makes a big difference in weight loss success.
For weight loss to occur, pets must consume 30% or fewer calories than the amount required to maintain their ideal body weight.  Following your veterinarians feeding plan based on an accurate estimate of ideal weight will ensure you don’t over feed.

Just like humans, every pet has an ideal weight unique to their individual size and body composition.  Knowing this healthy weight target is the first step in any weight successful weight loss program.  Overweight pets live shorter lives than healthy weight pets, and pets who are just a few pounds overweight – as little as 20% – have an increased risk of developing serious disease such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, and cardiovascular and respiratory disease.

Some common questions pet owners have are:
My pet still begs for food, what should I do?
Begging is a pet’s conditioned response to receiving food and simply wanting more.  It doesn’t necessarily mean your pet is hungry.  It is important to resist feeding anything that isn’t part of your pet’s new weight management program.  Reward your pet with attention, petting or playtime instead.
How do I know my pet is getting enough to eat?

All Hill’s Prescription Diet weight management brand food provides the complete and balanced nutrition your pet needs.  They’re also formulated to help your pet feel fuller after each meal.  If you follow the recommended feeding amounts and schedule, you can be confident you’re providing all the nutrition your pet needs.
If you have questions regarding your pet’s weight, please call us at
505-869-2627 and we will be glad to help!