My Fat Boy goes on a diet…. & {WIN} with Hill’s Pet SA

There is someone else struggling with obesity in our family……


My boyfriend, my snuggle buddy, Dexter, affectionately known as Winkey Boy (aside from Walter, he’s the only one with a penis in our family of 7). He’s other nickname is Vaatjie – which translated means Little Barrel, because he’s a fattie! Dexter and Miley are both Chihuahua’s. They both eat a diet of quality vet based dog foods and snacks and treats are limited. Yet Dexter is a fattie and Miley is a Skinny-ma-links. I’m convinced that he is living proof that there is such a thing as a fat gene!

So when Hill’s contacted me and invited Dexter to participate in the Pet Slimmer’s Program, I jumped at the opportunity! Of course, this meant that Dexter had to go for a weigh in and assessment at our local vet and I was horrified and feeling really guilty with his results. He weighs 4.6kg’s you guys! And he’s 84% overweight! The poor little guy needs to lose 2.1kg’s in order to get to his goal weight of a healthy Chihuahua weight of 2.5kgs! Poor guy, he’s literally a walking barrel of fat! And of course, you’ll know from previous blog posts I’ve done about obesity, all the health concerns I have for him!

So he officially started on his Metabolic Weight Solution on Saturday.

Bag & tin Canine

He’s scheduled to have a weigh in on Thursday, 25th June and will have weekly weigh in’s thereafter! According to the Pet Slimmer, he will take 45 weeks to reach his goal weight and should lose on average 0.05kg’s per week.



He even has fat rolls around his shoulders!

You can follow Dexter’s #petslimmer journey on Instagram and I’ll be blogging and sharing his progress from time to time. In addition, Hills have given me two prizes to give to you, all you need do is follow the entry prompts below and you could win one of these two Pet Food Storage bins, the larger one holds up to 12kg’s of pet food and is valued at R500, the smaller one is valued at R250 and holds up to 5kg’s of pet food. We’re using these at home and they’re fabulous for safely and conveniently storing pet food and keeping them free of ants and fresh!

Hill's Foodie Bins - 2015

T’s & C’s – entries open to SA residents only.
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With love from my Fat Boy to you!


Sponsored by Hills Pet SA


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  • Reply nasika baijnath

    im drooling on my screen, ur doggie is just too adorable. love this giveaway. my 3 year old labrador, maximus will love this food storage bin

    June 24, 2015 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Carolyn Augustus

    I think Dex would have lost 0,07 kg’s

    June 24, 2015 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Julie Buchner

    Oh boy – my little girl needs this diet too *blush*! I think Dexter would’ve lost 0.08.

    June 24, 2015 at 9:16 am
  • Reply dummymommy

    I’d love to win this for Harvey. He also needs to go on a diet, since we got Shera he has become a bit chubby. (She can eat much more than him and not get fat – Ridgeback).

    June 24, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Jonelle

    I had a little chuckle, or perhaps it was a nervous giggle.. I’m almost certain my Spaniel is overweight and needs to diet but she just loves her food. Have you ever seen a dog LIE down at their bowl? Yes, that is her preferred stance for eating!!

    Good luck with the diet.

    June 24, 2015 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Gaelyn Cokayne

    I think he will have lost 550g. (Zeus beat the battle of the bulge, losing 8kg last year!) You can do it Dexter!

    June 24, 2015 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Ailsa Jean Loudon

    I think Dexter will have lost the 0.05kg’s that he is meant to lose in a week.

    June 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Andrea

    my baby could do with this

    June 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm
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    June 25, 2015 at 7:25 am
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    June 25, 2015 at 7:33 am
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    June 25, 2015 at 7:44 am
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    June 25, 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Reply A Love Beyond Measure

    Ah, lovely Dexter.

    June 26, 2015 at 10:38 am
  • Reply poppiechoffel

    That tongue – too sweet!

    June 26, 2015 at 10:43 am
  • Reply poppiechoffel

    I reckon he’ll be down a total of 600g – exceeding expectations just like his mom 😉

    June 26, 2015 at 10:44 am
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  • Reply MeeA

    I reckon about 530g…

    June 26, 2015 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Helie

    Love the containers

    June 29, 2015 at 1:38 pm
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