How round is your hound? How fat is your cat? Hill’s is giving away food and playtime hampers to your chubby pet

October 14, 2016

It's National Obesity Week until 19 October 2016 and it’s not only people who have a big problem. Vets say about half the pets they treat weigh more than is healthy.

Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is a completely balanced food that contains natural ingredients that help shift the metabolism from fat storing to fat burning, allowing pets to lose weight, and maintain weight loss, more effectively than other traditional weight management foods. And it works! 88% of dogs and 81% of cats lost weight in the first two months of eating Hill’s Metabolic.

If your pet could do with losing a little, Hill's is giving away four Metabolic hampers – two for dogs, and two for cats (there will be four winners in total). 

Each cat hamper will comprise:

  • 1 x Hill’s Prescription Diet Feline Metabolic 1.5kg and a play tunnel

Each dog hamper will comprise:

  • 1 x Hill’s Prescription Diet Canine Metabolic 4kg food and a ball launcher

(PS: I love the fact that Hill's have included toys for play and exercise too!)


According to South African vets, more than half the patients they treat are overweight, which puts them at risk of arthritis, heart disease and even cancer. 

They also say that nine out of 10 owners mistakenly think their pet is the correct weight. For a professional and non-objective opinion, you can find a participating Hill’s Pet Slimmer practice this month on the Pet Slimmer site, and book a weight assessment, which are often offered free of charge – check with the practice.

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For inspiration, check out these slimmed-down finalists in the 2016 Hill’s Pet Slimmer of the Year competition. The winner will be announced on November 1, and I'm holding thumbs for Maggy the Pug, or Shanna the Rottweiler.

The winner will get R10 000 prize money, and the two runners up receiving R7 000 and R5 000 respectively. All 10 finalists win a professional family photo shoot, a bottle of celebratory champagne and three months' supply of their favourite Hill’s pet food.


To enter to win:

Simply comment below, and mention if you'd like to win a dog or a cat hamper. If you'd like to enter for both, please comment twice (so that I can fairly draw the winners). The giveaway closes on Friday 21 October at 9am, after which the winners will be announced on the Rattle and Mum Facebook page, and then emailed.

Please note this prize is only suitable for overweight pets, and the giveaway is open to South African residents only. The prizes cannot be exchanged for anything else in the Hill's range.




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  • sharon

    Dog my little Shih Tzu is a little round but I Love my little Fur Ball to bitz

    October 14, 2016 at 6:03 am Reply
  • Samantha Bekker

    Our little one has been adding on the fat over winter, time for her to get healthy

    October 14, 2016 at 6:26 am Reply
  • Kate

    Oh yes – I need this for my poor portly-short cocker spaniel boy!! he seems to just look at food and put on weight! despite an active lifestyle and small portions….

    October 14, 2016 at 6:52 am Reply
  • Christelle Zupan

    Amazing!! πŸ™‚

    October 14, 2016 at 7:38 am Reply
  • Dean

    awesome would love this for my dog

    October 14, 2016 at 8:14 am Reply
  • Dawn W

    this would be perfect for my little chubby doggy

    October 14, 2016 at 8:21 am Reply
  • Jessica

    For my dog please

    October 14, 2016 at 8:27 am Reply
  • Gloria

    I would love this for my Dog

    October 14, 2016 at 8:34 am Reply

    Would love to win this for my Jack Russel – Schalla. since we had him fixed he’s not looking like the rugby player he is named after anymore πŸ™

    October 14, 2016 at 10:31 am Reply
  • Yuvisthi

    Purrrfect for my dog πŸ™‚

    October 14, 2016 at 1:07 pm Reply
  • Suzette Coetzee

    I would love a hamper for Wagter, my kinda little bit overweight lab ridgeback cross…

    October 17, 2016 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • Suzette Coetzee

    My kitties Asterix and Storm would love this hamper…

    October 17, 2016 at 4:29 pm Reply
  • Megan Hartwig

    Paw-some giveaway for my dogs πŸ˜‰

    October 18, 2016 at 6:35 am Reply
  • Daniela Cardoso

    would love this for our cat

    October 20, 2016 at 12:01 am Reply
  • Alister

    Cat hamper plzzzz

    October 20, 2016 at 3:12 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    Dog hamper please!

    October 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm Reply
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