Over 61 kilos shed for Royal Canin weight loss winners

Twelve pets have beaten the competition to become the calendar stars of this year’s Royal Canin Weigh-in Club, after losing a combined weight of more than 61 kilos. While most of us have been eating mince pies and tucking into the turkey, dogs and cats all over Britain stayed committed to the ‘Satiety’ and ‘Obesity Management’ pet diets from Royal Canin in a bid to shed the pounds.

Having teamed up with vet practices across the UK and Ireland to support weight management clinics, Royal Canin worked closely with veterinary nurses to help pets reduce their weight and become healthier for 2015. The initiative, which is now in its fourth year, was a huge success with 38 dogs and cats entering and reaching their weight loss targets. From these entrants, 12 finalists* were then selected to appear in an exclusive Royal Canin 2015 ‘Weigh-in Club Winners’ calendar.

Having teamed up with vet practices across the UK and Ireland to support weight management clinics, Royal Canin worked closely with veterinary nurses to help pets reduce their weight and become healthier for 2015. The initiative, which is now in its fourth year, was a huge success with 38 dogs and cats entering and reaching their weight loss targets. From these entrants, 12 finalists* were then selected to appear in an exclusive Royal Canin 2015 ‘Weigh-in Club Winners’ calendar.

Misty, a West Highland Terrier from Cheshire was crowned the overall winner after losing 24 per cent of her bodyweight. Her owner Mrs Arden and veterinary nurse Clare Oldfield from CVS Birch Heath Veterinary Clinic helped Misty lose 2.5kg and both were presented with £250 worth of gift vouchers in recognition of their support. A further £1,000 worth of equipment vouchers were also awarded to the Cheshire-based practice and Misty won a year’s supply of Royal Canin pet food to help maintain her healthy new physique.

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Sarah Collins RVN, Royal Canin’s Veterinary Marketing Executive, commented: “We’re seeing more obese pets every year, which is why it’s important that owners and their vets recognise the signs of obesity and work together to manage weight fluctuations. By working out a diet plan with a veterinary professional, owners will be able to control their pets’ food intake and, in time, help them to lose unnecessary weight.”

The competition, due to be repeated later this year, was open to all vet practices which run weight clinics and use Royal Canin products as part of weight loss programmes.