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From volunteering in a local shelter, I have seen cats come in to, leave and remain in shelters for all sorts of reasons. Often the kittens are the first to be adopted, while the adult cats remain behind. Many times this is because people want a young, frisky, cute kitten. They don’t realize that adult cats are just as playful, loving and enjoyable. In addition to their age, adult cats are often passed up for other reasons such as injury, illness, other health problems, behavior problems, and even weight issues. In fact, I have seen many adult cats passed over for adoption because of their weight. Not only does feline obesity play a role in adoption, it can also cause serious health issues including diabetes, arthritis, heart and lung stress and disease, inability to groom and more. And we all know that healthy cats are always the most adoptable.
Hill’s® Food, Shelter, & Love® Program Helps Cats in Many Ways
The Hill’s® Food, Shelter & Love® program was created to help all shelter and rescue cats receive the nutrition they need to become healthier, happier, and more adoptable cats. So far, Hill’s has provided over $240 million worth of food to over 1,000 animal shelters, supporting over 6 Million pets! In addition to providing deep discounts on Hill’s’ quality pet foods to qualifying animal rescues and shelters within their program, they also work on problem areas such as feline obesity. With an estimated 58.3% of cats in the US (about 43.2 million) being overweight or obese, there is a huge need for help.
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Perfect Weight dry cat food provides breakthrough nutrition formulated to help shelter cats and even your cat achieve a healthy weight and improve quality of life. In fact, when fed this nutrition, over 70% of cats lost weight within 10 weeks! Watch this encouraging video to see how Stoli, a plus-sized shelter cat adopted from the Dumb Friends League in Denver, lost his extra unhealthy pounds while enrolled in the Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight Challenge.
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight Real contains real chicken which is the #1 ingredient which supports healthy weight loss and maintains lean muscle. Ideal for multi-cat households with cats of different breeds & weights, Hill’s Adult Perfect Weight foods provide 100% of precisely balanced nutrition to help cats reach their healthy weight, and we all know that healthy weight adds to both the quality of life and life expectancy. And for those cats who enjoy wet food, Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight Chicken and Vegetables Canned Food is also available. All products are available to purchase at Pet360, and if you sign up for Autoship, you can get an additional discount!
If you are looking to adopt from your local animal shelter or rescue, don’t pass up on a cat just because of their weight! Each animal can be supported by proper Nutrition from Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Perfect Weight as well as through proper exercise and care. Often a shelter’s staff will make sure to recommend a special diet for every animal going home to their furever home, and many go home with a free bag in order to make their transition easier.
With the help of the Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love Program shelters are able to turn a cat from unadoptable, or difficult to adopt, to a pet that people walk into the shelter and come back out carrying to their furever home!