Monday, June 16, 2014

Riverfront Cats' Johnny Walker: A #HillsPet Success Story

Historically, the first thing a veterinarian would recommend if a pet needed to lose weight would be to reduce the amount of food they receive and increase their activity level. Have you ever tried to get a cat to exercise? If it's not their idea, it's simply not happening. 

Over the past few months I've had the privilege of introducing you to an amazing new product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution, clinically proven nutrition that activates your pet's metabolism to burn fat and regulate appetite. While eating Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution, an overweight pet's metabolism changes to act more like that of a lean pet. Weight loss is achieved while at the same time pets still feel full and satisfied. The product line includes wet food, dry food, even treats, making it easy to achieve weight loss success without depriving your pet of a thing. A veterinarian supervised in-home feeding study was recently conducted with over 300 overweight pets. Without strict protocols or precise measuring, 88% of the pets lost weight in just 2 months in the comfort of their own homes.

Since Truffles is a long, lean purring machine, I don't have first hand experience with this food, but 10 of my fellow pet bloggers have had the amazing opportunity to give their pet a new lease on life by helping them lose weight without all the lifestyle changes that were required in the past.

Today I'm so excited to be sharing the story of Johnny Walker, owned by Christine Michaels of the Riverfront Cats blog. JW has quite a story to tell. He was tossed out on the street when his pothead owner had to move out of his father's penthouse condo and decided he no longer wanted the responsibility of a pet. Thankfully he found Christine as she was out feeding her community cats and she adopted him. As the only all black cat in her home, it broke my heart to hear that Christine's other cats treated him like a black sheep, not allowing him to play, eat, or nap with them, so he turned to food for comfort. When his belly started flopping from side to side, JW's vet suggested it was time he lose a couple pounds.

JW has been on Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution since April, and while he's been cheating a bit on his diet (another of Christine's cats knows how to open pantry doors, thus allowing JW a midnight snack), his diamond collar now fits more loosely and easily slides off without undoing the buckle, so it certainly sounds like he's on the right path!

I'd like to thank Christine and Johnny Walker for sharing their cat weight loss story, and for kindly allowing us to use their beautiful photos.

Do you have any real life cat weight loss stories? Please share them on Hill’s Facebook page! Like any great weight loss solution, seeing is believing. Although many pets are just beginning their Metabolic weight loss journey, let’s celebrate by seeing all those healthy pets!

This post is sponsored by Hill’s and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Food, but Mochas, Mysteries and Meows only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.


The Island Cats said...

We're so glad this food has helped JW lose weight.

Lorie Huston said...

Great job, JW. You're looking pretty handsome. :)

Cathy Keisha said...

It’s so nice that you got to work with Christina. I wish I had your gift of brevity. We’re so long-winded. Hooray for JW. I love stories with happy endings. Thanks for sharing his story.

Fur Everywhere said...

I don't have any first-hand experience myself, but a friend of mine feeds her cat this prescription food and he's lost three pounds on it. Now that he's at his ideal weight, he's eating the prescription food to maintain it :)

Mariodacat said...

Great job on this post. You really do a great job of writing and getting the message across in an interesting manner.

Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog said...

Kudos to Christina for saving JW from the streets and then helping him lose weight. Nice story.

AnnStaub said...

Oh my, Mr. Johnny is quite dashing! I bet that this food is going to help him be slim and trim for all those ladycats out there! ;)

GLOGIRLY said...

Johnny Walker is one of the most handsome mancats out there!!!
Looking good, JW!!!
: )