Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution

Lily Dehoney

“Having an overweight senior dog has been a challenge for our family. This program has helped us tremendously from the food, the weigh-ins and the staff support. We are confident that Lily is on her way to a healthy weight!”

UPDATE: Lily has lost 8 pounds since starting on Metabolic Diet and she is on her way to being healthier. We are so excited to see how she looks and feels when she reaches her healthy target weight!

Client: JoMarie D.
Pet: Lily

Look how loose my harness is now!

“Mary Ann loves to eat, which can be a problem. She got up to 26 pounds and needed to lose 6 pounds. Dr. Knehr prescribed the Metabolic Diet weight loss program. Mary Ann loved the food and the weight came off. She has lost 5 pounds, looks good, and is more active.”

Client: Bob B.
Pet: Mary Ann

Look how loose my harness is now!


Just like the human epidemic, almost 50% of the pet population is overweight. Even a little extra weight can lead to serious health problems. The pet’s quality of life and relationship with family is also impacted because that extra weight can reduce play time, impact mobility and affect the lifelong general health of your dog.

Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is weight loss and maintenance nutrition clinically proven to naturally work with each dog’s unique metabolic response to support healthy weight loss and maintenance. This breakthrough nutrition is clinically proven to safely provide 28% body fat loss in only 2 months because it works to control hunger, helping to keep dogs feeling full and satisfied between meals.

Nutritionists and veterinarians at Hill’s developed this next generation formula with the pet owner in mind, offering a complete portfolio of dry food, canned food, and treats. These products work together to ensure safe and healthy weight loss and easy weight maintenance without making big changes or depriving your pet. Because the formula works with each pet’s unique metabolism, it also reduces the need to precisely measure the food to safely achieve weight loss success. In real-world testing with pet owners and their pets at home, 88% of pets lost weight over two months, and 86% of dog owners would recommend Metabolic to their friends with overweight dogs.

metabolicRecent studies have shown that over 35% of dogs and cats are overweight. Pets are the same as people in that being overweight or obese is a big risk factor for many disease conditions including diabetes, arthritis an other joint disorders, heart disease, respiratory disease, high blood pressure, and skin problems.

Fortunately there have been many recent improvements in pet nutrition that allow us to help you tackle weight loss.

The University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine has developed a computer program that allows us to determine an accurate Body Fat Index that accounts for variability in breed, sex, age, and skeletal size. Now, based on physical exam and selected body measurements we can calculate the ideal weight for your pet and determine an appropriate food and calorie intake to promote healthy weight loss. Using this food has successfully resulted in weight loss for 88% of dogs and cats in the first two months.

metabolic-logoProper nutrition is just one component to achieving proper body weight. We all know from personal experience that the biggest motivators for pets are food and attention. It can be hard to say no to those loving eyes staring up at you from the pantry. We have developed a weight loss program that takes into account your pet’s total body health, medical history, and your concerns for over feeding practices and exercise. Here is how it works!

  • Make an appointment for a complimentary exam to determine your furry companion’s Body Fat Index and ideal Body Condition Score.
  • Have thyroid function screened to make sure that low thyroid hormone is not contributing to slow metabolism and weight gain.
  • For pets over 10 years of age we recommend performing a blood panel to ensure that there are no underlying metabolic problems that would make a weight loss program unsafe.
  • Transition your pet to Metabolic Diet according to the feeding guide provided.
  • Continue complimentary monthly weight checks over the recommended weight loss program period and consult with one of the staff members regarding any nutritional or medical concerns.
  • Use for exercise and activity ideas.

While not every pet can be transitioned to this diet, we still would like to be proactive in helping combat obesity in our patients. Please feel free to call for an appointment. Additional information on weight loss, nutrition, and pet friendly activities can be found on this website.

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