About the Programme

Obesity is the biggest health problem facing South African pets. Many owners believe a ‘little extra padding’ is not serious - but it is. Overweight pets have shorter lives; are at higher risk of diseases like arthritis, urinary conditions, skin conditions, heart disease and cancer; and research has demonstrated that fat pets are less happy.

As obesity is both preventable and treatable, why is it is such a ‘big’ problem? A key reason is loving owners are often not objective about their pet’s size – nine out of ten owners mistakenly think their pet’s size is ‘normal’; yet according to vets, more than 50% of patients they see weigh more than is healthy. What many people consider to be ‘normal’ these days is actually clinically overweight.

Rather than putting your pet at the risk of obesity-related diseases, ask your vet for a professional, objective opinion.
The Hill’s Pet Slimmer programme, which is run by hundreds of veterinary clinics in South Africa and Namibia, combines the clinically proven weight loss food with regular weigh-ins and expert advice. It has proven to be a successful formula for thousands of cats and dogs. 

The annual Hill’s Pet Slimmer Competition gives pet owners the opportunity the share their pet’s weight-loss journey and share the difference it’s made in their lives. 

Find a Pet Slimmer Practice in your area. For advice on how to help your pet rediscover a sleeker silhouette, speak to your vet or call us toll free on 0800228783.

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The 2016 Ambassador - Dexter

Lost 2.6kgs

46% of his body weight

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In the last 5 years, the Hill`s Pet Slimmer programme has helped close on 10,000 pets live a happier, healthier, slimmer life.

Over the past 5 years, our 300 competition entrants have lost over 2,000 kgs – that’s the weight of a rhinoceros!

Our biggest loser lost 26 kgs which was more than half of her total body weight (54%).

We hate to admit it, but 63% of our Pet Slimmers are female.

We’ve had more pets on the programme called Jessie, Bella and Sasha than any other name.

If you are a Dachshund and Labrador just sign up now. They are the leading overweight breeds by far.