Hilo’s Weight Loss Progress with #HillsPet Food

Hilo is still cruising right along with his weight loss program through Hill’s Pet. He just loves the food and we are noticing him slimming down quite a bit. We haven’t had him officially weighed at the vet yet, but there are many signs showing his improvement. 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 Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

Hilo's Weight Loss Progress with #HillsPet Food

Hilo’s Weight Loss Progress with #HillsPet Food

We noticed early on that Hilo can now go up the stairs with a lot less effort. This has to do with him weighing less and the warmer weather, I think. The cold was really doing a number on all of our joints! Running around in the yard seems to be a lot more fun for him now, too. He’s even getting closer to catching up with the Grump. (Well, almost — the Grump is like a tiny flash.)

Probably the biggest indicator to me is that Hilo seems to genuinely want to be more active. Before he was content to lay around all day long. We would have to coax him to get up. Now he paces around and comes to us, letting us know that he wants to go play.

Hilo's Weight Loss Progress with #HillsPet Food

Hilo's Weight Loss Progress with #HillsPet Food

As for the food, it must be just delicious. He has never gotten so excited for feeding time before. The Grump goes wild, too, even though he doesn’t get any. He waits eagerly in hopes for crumbs or tiny leftovers.

Hilo's Weight Loss Progress with #HillsPet Food

We are still mixing in a little bit of his old food in with the Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic food because Hilo tends to have a very sensitive stomach. Taking it slowly is the best way to go for us. We also haven’t tried much of the wet food for the same reason.

Hilo's Weight Loss Progress with #HillsPet Food

There are plenty of treats, too. The bones are a good size and he just gobbles them up. Once again, he can be picky about his treats. Sometimes he won’t even eat certain treats, but loves the ones from Hill’s.

We continue to be pleased and impressed by Hilo’s weight loss progress. Stay tuned for his final numbers!

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  1. Love seeing the progress he’s making! Keep it up Hilo!

  2. Candace says:

    It’s great that you’re looking at weight for him so he can be healthy

  3. They are so adorable! So glad that you found something to help them get healthy.

  4. Such a gorgeous dog! I’m glad you are taking the steps to make sure he’s healthy and happy – so important!

  5. What a pretty dog! I’m glad you found something he likes and works for his health!

  6. What an adorable dog. I’m glad that this is working so well so that he is healthy and strong!

  7. Laura (Another Cent Saved) says:

    I have a Hills Dog she is a mini schnauzer and what a great pet she is. I am so glad your dogs are doing well on it 🙂

  8. Kathleen Garber says:

    That’s great that your dog is doing a bit better. I think a lot of people have overweight pets and don’t realize it.

  9. Angela S says:

    I am so glad your dog is doing well on his new food. He’s just adorable!

  10. Carlee C says:

    Our male dog needs to lose some weight. I will keep this product in mind. Looks like your pup is doing well.

  11. He’s so handsome! It’s great that he’s starting to want to get up and play with the Grump!

  12. Man, Grump can HAUL! You got two handsome fur babies there and it’s wonderful that Hilo is feeling a little more active on his new food 🙂

  13. That’s fantastic. It is great that he will eat the food that is going to help him. I am looking forward to the finalnumbers

  14. Maryann D. says:

    What cute photos. I always gave my pets Hill’s also. We do have to worry about our pets weight and health like ours.


  1. […] Hilo is a 6 year old white German Shepherd that weighed a whopping 102.2 pounds.  His vet recommending losing around 8 to 9  pounds to be at a healthier weight.  His family learned that they needed to help him lose weight right before the winter months and the cold was really affecting his joints, so increased outdoor activity would not be option.  However, after a short time on the program, Hilo wanted to genuinely be more active and they family didm’t have to coax him to get up and about.  Hilo absolutely loved the Hill’s food and treats! […]

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