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Achievement of weight loss goals by feeding a consistent weight loss diet and regular nutrition consults

Purpose and Brief Study Description:

The purpose of this clinical study is to document the weight loss achieved by cats and dogs that are eating only a Hill’s weight loss diet for 6 months in combination with regular nutrition consults. 

Enrollment Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight dogs or cats (BCS of 7/9 or 4/5 or greater) that are otherwise healthy.
  • Must be amendable to eating only the study-provided weight loss diet.
  • Must be able to return to the VHC for study required recheck visits. 

What does enrollment into this trial involve?

Screening visit: Overweight dogs and cats will be deemed healthy/fit for study with initial exam. Enrolled pets will have their photo taken and will be sent home with a prescribed diet. It is important enrolled dogs and cats eat only the prescribed diet in the prescribed amount.

Recheck visits: Enrolled pets will be required to return to the VHC every two weeks after starting the diet, until a weight loss trend has been established. Monthly recheck visits will start after a weight loss trend has been established and continuing for the duration of the study, up to 6 months. Procedures performed at each recheck visit will include physical exam and photograph. 

Client Compensation:

The study will cover the cost of the weight loss diet for the duration of the 6 month study. Participants will receive their diets only when they return for each recheck visit. There is a one-time fee of $200 that must be paid by the client at the initial consultation visit. This fee will include the initial consultation visit as well as any subsequent recheck visits associated with the weight loss program. The cost of any other treatment visits and/or diagnostics that may be needed will be the responsibility of the client. 

Contact Information:

For more information about this trial, please contact Kris Richardson, Clinical Trials Coordinator: 

Phone: (785)-532-3046, email: ClinicalTrials@vet.k-state.edu