Blog Birthday Giveaway: Win a Hill’s hamper for your overweight pet

It’s National Obesity Week from 15 to 19 October 2016 and obesity is not just a ‘people problem’. According to SA vets, more than half of the patients that they treat are overweight. Are you guilty of giving your cat or dogs a few too many treats? Then stick around as Hill’s is sponsoring a great prize to help you kick start your pet’s weight loss journey. Dieting goes to the dogs National Obesity Week – 15 to 19 October 2016 Obesity is a massive problem in South Africa, with up to 70% of women and a third of men classified as overweight or obese. And it’s not only a problem for people – it seems the four-legged members of the family are also affected. South African vets say more than half the patients they treat are overweight. “The cause is basically too much energy in, too little energy out,” says Dr Guy Fyvie, veterinary advisor for Hill’s Pet Nutrition South Africa. “Pets are being overfed and under-exercised.” Research clearly demonstrates that overweight pets have shorter lives and are at higher risk of arthritis, urinary conditions, skin problems, heart disease and cancer. If you think fat pets are happier, think again – overweight pets have been shown to be less happy. In a bid to tackle this growing problem, hundreds of vets around the country run special Pet Slimmer weight-management clinics, with more than 15, 000 dogs and cats having joined the battle of the bulge in the last five years.  “The transformation truly amazes me. Limping pets start walking normally again, breathing difficulties become a problem of the...

Blog Birthday Giveaway: Win a Hill’s Stews hamper for your cat or dog valued at over R300

We tried new Hill’s Stews last month and our dogs love it. Now you can win a hamper for your cat or dog worth more than R300! New Hill’s Stews – open up a can and rev up delicious New Hill’s Stews – delicious gourmet meals your pet is guaranteed to love – provide the perfectly balanced nutrition you expect from Hill’s. Tantalise their taste buds with gently cooked, bite-sized pieces of chicken or tuna, tender vegetables and an irresistible sauce. Made with real spinach, carrots and rice, Hill’s Stews are ideal as a complete meal, a tasty topper, or special treat. As well as the scrumptious Hill’s Science Plan and Ideal Balance stews for healthy cats and dogs, there are also selected Hill’s Prescription Diet stews available to provide clinically proven, therapeutic nutrition as recommended by vets worldwide. Open up a can and rev up delicious – your pet will love you for it and Hill’s promises 100% satisfaction or your money back.  Hill’s Stews are available exclusively at veterinary outlets around South Africa, at a price of between R14 to R38 a can. For information ask your vet or contact Hill’s on 0800 228 783 / infoza@hillspet.com. Win a Hill’s Stews hamper for your cat or dog valued at over R300 Enter via the Rafflecopter below and you can win a hamper for your cat ( 24 x cans of Feline Hill’s Stews valued at R336) or dog (12 x cans of Canine Hill’s Stews valued from R408 – R432). a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms and Conditions: All entries will be verified. The giveaway is open to SA residents...

Introducing Hill’s gorgeous dream-maker beds and their yummy new stew

Hill’s has been incredibly busy lately. What’s new, hey?! Make sure to pop over to www.hillstransforminglives.co.za and be inspired by remarkable pet stories. Have your tissues handy! HILL’S DREAM-MAKER BEDS This month you can make your little dog’s big dreams come true with Hill’s gorgeous #HillsMiniDreamMaker beds. These mini beds (valued at R400) are available at participating vets and are your free when you buy  any two small bags (1.5kg – 4kg) of Hill’s dog food (Science Plan, Ideal Balance or Prescription Diet). Hurry! It’s only available while stocks last. These stylish mini beds are available in three dreamy colours so you’re bound to find one to suit both you and your pets’ household dream! There are also dream-maker pillows available for larger dogs. More details HERE. I hope they are still available! HILL’S STEWS Hill’s also recently launched their new Stews. Our dogs LOVE it!! New Hill’s Stews – delicious gourmet meals your pet is guaranteed to love – provide the perfectly balanced nutrition you expect from Hill’s. Tantalise their taste buds with gently cooked, bite-sized pieces of chicken or tuna, tender vegetables and an irresistible sauce. Made with real spinach, carrots and rice, Hill’s Stews are ideal as a complete meal, a tasty topper, or special treat. As well as the scrumptious Hill’s Science Plan and Ideal Balance stews for healthy cats and dogs, there are also selected Hill’s Prescription Diet stews available to provide clinically proven, therapeutic nutrition as recommended by vets worldwide. Open up a can and rev up delicious – your pet will love you for it and Hill’s promises 100% satisfaction or your money...

WIN a super cute #HillsFoodieBin PLUS a bag of food for your cat or dog (CLOSED)

And the winners are… Hlelile Vinkhumbo and Gaby Vermeulen! Congratulations xoxo The Hill’s free foodie bins are back! I am a huge fan of Hill’s promotions and they surely did not disappoint with their latest. They’ve had foodie bin promo’s before, but this time you get a bin that you can personalise with cute stickers and chalkboard labels. I didn’t have much of a say when it came to the decorating of our bin yesterday. Cara was in charge ;) The Hill’s foodie bins are available at veterinary outlets from February with purchases of two selected bags of either Hill’s Science Plan or Hill’s Ideal Balance. The 5kg capacity bin (worth R250) comes with two small bags (1.8kg to 3kg) of Hill’s Science Plan or Ideal Balance Canine Mini or with two medium (2.7kgs to 6.8kgs) bags of Hill’s Science Plan or Ideal Balance Feline. The large 15kg bin (perfect for those big bags of dog food) is available with two large bags (9.5kg to 13.6kg) of Hill’s Science Plan or Ideal Balance Canine. The #HillsFoodieBin is only available while stocks last, terms and conditions do apply. For your nearest participating practice or vet shop contact Hill’s on infoza@hillspet.com or call 0800 228 783. For more info www.hillspet.co.za/News. GIVEAWAY! We have two Hill’s foodie bins to giveaway, each with a bag of your pet’s favourite Hill’s Science Plan. We have one cat prize and one dog prize  Prize is valued between R850 and R1 100 (depending on your pet’s size and breed). All you have to do is comment below and tell me who the lucky pet would be...

Tangle Angel Detangling Hair Brush review

My rock ‘n roll heart skipped a beat when I laid my eyes on Tangle Angel Totally Turquoise. Angel wings! Isn’t this the most gorgeous hair brush you have ever seen?! The Tangle Angel was designed by celebrity and Royal hairdresser Richard Ward: ‘Customers and stylists on the salon floor often found that other detangling brushes slipped out of their hands as they had no handle whereas some of my 80-strong team of stylists and technicians like to hold their brushes around the body for greater control so we needed a design that worked for both the consumer and the professional. We experimented with different concepts but the most ergonomic was the design that looked like it had wings, so the Tangle Angel was born.’ So the angel wings design isn’t just to make the brush easier on the eye! If I had to rate this product on looks alone though, it would get an 11/10, but let’s get down to the brush itself. Tangle Angel hair brushes are antibacterial, anti-static, ergonomically designed and heat resistant. Tangle Angel Totally Turquoise looks gorgeous standing up and it’s water resistant. I love that I can use it on wet hair as I prefer to detangle both my own and my little girl’s curls when we condition. It is very easy to work with whether I use it holding the handle or around the wings. The bristles are positioned at different heights to allow for easier detangling. And it works. I am very happy with this brush and I am sure it will be on many girls’ Christmas wish lists this year. The Tangle...

It’s Hill’s Pet Dental Month – so check those chompers!

Dental disease in pets is unfortunately far more common and serious than we may think. American Veterinary Dental Society says that 80% of pets are affected by dental disease by the age of four. Dental disease can cause bad breath, bleeding gums, tooth loss and pain, but it can also be life-threatening. I find this very scary. “Bacteria and toxins in an infected mouth can enter the bloodstream, affecting vital organs and causing serious illnesses including heart and kidney disease,” explains Dr Guy Fyvie, veterinary advisor for Hill’s Pet Nutrition. ‘Mind your pet’s mouth for total health’, is the message for national Hill’s Pet Dental Month this September, encouraging owners to be proactive about their pet’s oral health and prevent dental disease. Dr Fyvie suggests five simple steps to keep your pet’s mouth healthy: Take your pet to the vet for a dental check at least once a year, or whenever you notice any symptoms, such as bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth or drooling. Regular tooth brushing to remove plaque is recommended as the ‘gold standard’ of pet dental care. Use a pet toothpaste and soft brush. Brushing is not always easy to accomplish, particularly in older pets, so it is best to start regular tooth cleaning from a young age. Feed a food clinically proven to help clean your pet’s teeth as it eats; Hill’s Science Plan Oral Care and Hill’s Prescription Diet® t/d are the only complete foods in South Africa that have been awarded the Veterinary Oral Health Council Seal of Acceptance for plaque and tartar control. The kibbles have a patented fibre matrix that...

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