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News Release

Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year 2010 - New Zealand

Congratulations to Simba the cat from Taradale Vet Hospital who has gained himself the title of Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year 2010.

Simba Before

Before weighing at 11.9 kg.

Simba After

After weighing in at 7.4 kg (loss of 38% of his total body weight)


Simba's owner Alica said how horrified she was to find her cat weighed 11.9kg on his last vet visit. Simba was having trouble grooming himself, no longer enjoyed playing, was grumpy and was disinterested in anything unless it was food. He did not like to be petted anywhere other than his head due to the pain he was in from arthritis so our vet suggested we start Simba on a slimming program.

When Simba started on the Hill's Petfit program, he weighed a hefty 11.9kg. Now after a diet of Hill's Prescription Diet™ r/d™ to reduce his calorie intake, Simba weighs 7.4kg, losing 38% of his body weight. Today he is a completely different cat. He runs and jumps and plays with his toys and his thick coat is so clean and soft. He is always purring and looking for cuddles and his mobility seems to have improved no end.

As the national winner, Simba receives a years supply of free food from Hill's Pet Nutrition and his owners receive a travel voucher from House of Travel.