Tuesday, October 7, 2014

#GetHealthyHappy, Stay Healthy Happy

As part of the Hill’s® Science Diet® "Healthier Pets. Happier Lives." campaign, over the past several weeks I've shared tips with you on how to keep your pets happy and healthy. Our pets depend on us to make healthy decisions for them, and by following three simple steps - annual vet visits, proper nutrition at mealtime, and pampering our fur babies with little extras - pet parents can ensure their pets live healthier, happier lives. And the healthier and happier your pets are, the longer lives they'll lead, meaning we get to spend more time together, and it's a scientifically proven fact that pets do wonders for our health in return.

In case you missed any of our posts, here is a recap of 3 ways to not only get happier and healthier, but to stay that way too!

1) Mealtime. Proper nutrition is essential to a healthy life, whether you have 2 legs or 4. Since our pets can't go shopping, they depend on us to choose what goes into their bowls, and don't they deserve the very best? There are so many choices on the shelves it can be confusing, though. Talking to your vet about your pet's unique nutritional needs is the best way to start out on the right path. To help pet parents provide their pets' high quality nutrition, Hill's Pet Nutrition is offering a $10 off promotion on select Hill's Science Diet products. Check out http://blogp.ws/CatsGetHealthyHappy to download your rebate today! You can read our post on proper cat nutrition here.

2) Little Extras. One of my favorite quotes is 'Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things.' Every morning after breakfast is Truffles' favorite time to play. It's our special time together that I look forward to and it remains with me as I go about my day. Playtime gives pets physical and mental stimulation vital to health and happiness, and it's pretty darn therapeutic for me too! As a total treat junkie, treats are another way that I pamper her. Hill's has several treats that feature balanced nutrition that pet parents can feel confident in giving their dog or cat. Our post on the little extras that make Truffles purr can be found here.

3) Annual Vet Visits. Did you know that not visiting the vet for a year would be like you avoiding your doctor for 5 years??? Checkups allow your vet to get to know your pets, making it easier to detect any changes in their health and behavior. These visits can help spot conditions before they become serious. Cats are notorious for masking signs of illness, so a vet's trained eye is needed. Our post on the importance of annual vet visits can be found here.

Pets add immeasurable joy to our lives, and the right care can ensure that joy lasts as long as possible.

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.™, 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.


brokenteepee said...

You are a very wise kitty Truffles

Fur Everywhere said...

These are really great steps to reinforce. Now that Lita has entered into seniorhood, we will take her to the vet twice a year. Seniors need to be seen more often to help catch illness-related conditions early.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Mom watches us like a hawk
Lily & Edward

Cathy Keisha said...

I love that picture of Truffles playing. Great advice but I’d expect no less on this blog.


Truffles that is excellent advise! We think Mom obsesses over us -- everything tiny thing is over analyzed! Whew she is a worrier!!

Anonymous said...

Luv those little extwas don't yous? :) Yous lookin' luvly as usual. Hav a pawsum day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Cats Herd You said...

We love the photo of Truffles at the top of the post. She looks like a super-happy kitty!

A Tonl said...

We three especially love play time! Our mom works so much that we don;t get as much of it as we like (boo hiss)

Marty the Manx said...

Great pics of Truffles :) Thanks for the reminders! We love our Hills Science Diet here too!