Pet Nutrition Can Influence Activity

Sunday, September 11, 2011 Stef dela Cruz 0 Comments

My black cat, which I’ve had for more than a year now, has been a source of pride, happiness, company, and sometimes, even entertainment. It is then no surprise that whenever I go shopping, I tend to shop for my cat.

For his nutrition, I give him two types of dry cat food. Cycling between two brands ensures that he doesn’t develop taste fatigue. It also provides different food textures, making his dish more appealing.

Of course, my cat is not the only pet in my life. My boyfriend owns two dogs, both with different appetites and nutritional needs. One of them is overweight and refuses to take walks, preferring to stay indoors, sleeping and resting most of the time.

Akiro at 2005:

pet nutrition

Akiro, six years later:

pet nutrition

As I browsed online, I saw a website that highlighted a diet challenge for dog owners, called Hill’s Healthy Mobility Challenge.

The challenge involved monitoring your dog’s activity as he continues to use Hill's Pet Nutrition. In thirty days, there should be an increase in your dog’s physical mobility.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has been recommended by veterinarians, so I asked my boyfriend if he is interested in signing up for the diet challenge. It was a plus that on signing up, one would automatically qualify for a chance to be one of 30 lucky pet owners to receive one year’s supply of pet food. A Hill's Healthy Mobility Coupon was also available on registration.

Perhaps you really are what you eat. Your diet influences your mood, and eventually, your physical activity. Hill’s Pet Nutrition has developed a “science diet” that incorporates research into nutrition. You may visit Hill's Pet Nutrition on Facebook for more updates.

Oh, and please let me know if you do purchase Hill’s Pet Food. After thirty days, do share your story and tell me if your dog’s activity and mobility has improved! I would love to know. :)

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.