Mia’s weight loss challenge

Mia is a two year old domestic short hair cat that has always struggled with her body image. Shortly after her sister was introduced into the family, Mia started stealing her food, as well as eating her own.

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Unlike most cats, Mia associates food with pleasure and would ‘meow’ at her bowl until she was fed. She ate quite rapidly and was consistently waking her mum at 4am for breakfast! Her mum noticed that she was getting bigger and bigger, and was becoming less and less playful.

Her daily routine became a combination of eating and sleeping. It wasn’t until her owner started weighing out her portions of biscuits that she realised she was significantly overfeeding Mia.

In August, Mia started her weight loss challenge with the Hills Metabolic weight loss food. She weighed in at 5.2kg with a body condition score of 7/9. Mia’s daily energy requirement was calculated and she was feed the biscuits over two meals per day.

It took several weeks before her owner noticed any change in her weight or activity level. But, then Mia started to become more playful and interactive. The biscuits satisfied her hunger for longer and she was begging for food less frequently. At her weigh-in in December, Mia was 4.4kg and her body condition score had reduced to a high 5/9. An 800g weight loss is huge for a small cat!

Mia is now being maintained on a weight control portion of the Hills Metabolic food. She is more active, happier and now wakes her mum up at 5am.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”30″][vc_single_image image=”16847″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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