Get ready for the Fancy Paws Cat Clinic’s
Weight Loss Challenge!
April 1st through June 30th
The cat with the greatest percent weight loss will win a FREE 17.6lb bag of Metabolic food along with TWO bags of Metabolic treats!
This contest is for cats on the Metabolic weight loss diet.
The metabolic diet works to control hunger, helping to keep cats feeling full and satisfied between meals. The food works with each cat’s unique metabolic response to support healthy weight loss and maintenance.
How to Enter:
Register by April 15th to be included in the contest.
Starting weight will be your cat’s weight from their most recent visit. Final weigh-in will be required by Wednesday, June 25th.
Why are we trying to encourage weight loss in pets?
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, there are many serious health issues associated with pet obesity. Some risks include:
Type 2 diabetes – keep in mind an obese cat is estimated to be at least three times more likely to develop this serious disease compared to a cat of normal weight
Heart and respiratory disease
High blood pressure
Several forms of cancer
Tips for helping your pet lose weight:
Do not use a self feeder. Why this seems obvious, auto feeders are nothing more than unlimited candy machines to a cat.
Pet your cat or play with it when it begs for food. Many cats substitute food for affection.
Offer fresh water instead of food. Many cats love fresh water so when they are looking at the empty food bowl, fill up the water bowl instead.