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Date:12/10/2008

First Hill's PetFit(TM) Challenge Participant Shows Remarkable Quick Weight Loss Improvement

TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 20, Zeb, a 104 pound, 7-year-old, Labrador retriever, and his owner Diane Bonheim became the first 2008 Hill's PetFit(TM) Challenge participants. At Zeb's recheck on May 12, his veterinarian, Dr. Rick Marrinson, reported Zeb had lost 22 pounds and was now at 82 pounds. Dr. Marrinson attributes Zeb's success to a combination of a thorough veterinary health care team recommendation coupled with full pet owner acceptance.

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A key component of the AVMA/Hill's Alliance for Healthier Pets - Obesity Awareness and Prevention Program, the PetFit Challenge encourages veterinary health care teams and their clients to make positive changes in their pet's weight management lifestyle through regular veterinary weigh-ins, feeding the right food, monitored feeding and championing regular physical fitness.

"When Diane brought Zeb in for an examination, we knew we had to work together to get him back on track. We established a goal to get him down to 80 pounds," said Rick Marrinson, D.V.M., owner of Longwood Veterinary Clinic. "Today, I couldn't be happier for him. Its success stories like Zeb's that make veterinary medicine such a rewarding profession."

During their initial visit in January, Dr. Marrinson provided Diane with a specialized recommendation for Zeb. To do this, Dr. Marrinson first examined Zeb and assessed his daily food in
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