Health and Beauty Contest

Find out how to enter your cat in the Hills Science Diet Health Contest.

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Is your cat an example of feline health? Is she beautiful and radiant? Do you have her on a healthy diet to maintain her good looks? Then this is the contest for you!

Submit a clear, focused photograph of your fit feline, and we will choose the 25 best photos of healthy-looking cats. Be sure to include your cats name and your name, address, telephone number and email address on each entry.

Mail entries to CAT FANCY, Attn: Health Contest, P.O. Box 6050, Mission Viejo, CA 92690-6050, or email high-resolution digital images (at least 300 dpi at a minimum print size of 5 x 7 inches) to (type Health Contest in the subject line). Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 1, 2006; limit three entries per household.

About the Sponsor:
For the health of your cat, feed Hills Science Diet Adult recommended by more veterinarians than any other brand. It has a precise balance of 50 nutrients, including powerful antioxidants, for a strong immune system and a healthy difference you can see. Visit for more information.

Entries become the property of BowTie Magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. The company cannot confirm receipt or return entries and may use them for any purpose. By submitting your photograph to this photo contest, you agree that if you win the contest, your contact information will be given to contest sponsors (Hills Pet Nutrition), which may use the information for marketing purposes.

The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents, except employees of BowTie Inc., Hills Pet Nutrition, and their families. No purchase or entry fee is required.

1st Place - Five winners will receive a one-year supply of Hills Science Diet and How to Keep Your Pet Healthy DVD featuring Dr. Marty Becker. Their photos will also be featured in the December 2006 issue of CAT FANCY magazine and online at

2nd Place - 10 winners will receive a 20-lb bag of Hills Science Diet and How to Keep Your Pet Healthy DVD featuring Dr. Marty Becker. Their names will appear in the December issue of CAT FANCY, and will feature their photos online.

3rd Place - 10 winners will receive a 10-lb bag of Hills Science Diet and How to Keep Your Pet Healthy DVD featuring Dr. Marty Becker. Their names will appear in the December issue of CAT FANCY, and will feature their photos online.

Cat Health Tips

Emphasize Nutrition:
 The key to proper nutrition is delivering the right balance of quality nutrients.
 Look for antioxidants, as they are key nutrients to promoting a strong immune system.

Regular Veterinary Checkups:
 Cats are masters of hiding illnesses. Common signs that your cat is not feeling well include: being less active, stays in hiding place longer, stops grooming,  changes in litter box habits or has general mobility issues.

Promote Exercise and a Healthy Weight:
 Cats are naturally curious, so providing a stimulating environment with a variety of toys is important.
 Try to spend at least 10 minutes a day playing with your cat.

Proper Skin and Coat Care:
 A shiny coat is one of the best signs that your cat is in good health. Excessive shedding may be a sign of poor nutrition.
 Brushing your cat helps decrease shedding and hairballs. Its also a good time to check for irritated skin, lumps, fleas and ticks.

Proper Oral Care:
 Flip the lip! Check your cats mouth for reddened, swollen gums, bleeding or bad breath. Contact your veterinarian if there are any problems.
 Look for the Veterinary Oral Health Council Seal when choosing an oral care pet food.

Inspired by Love. Driven by Innovation.

It all started in 1939 when Dr. Mark Morris was challenged to develop a special food for a guide dog named Buddy, who suffered from kidney failure. He believed that certain conditions would be managed through precisely balanced nutrition. This idea led Dr. Morris to develop the first Prescription Diet® pet food that would help dogs with kidney disease. Buddy thrived. Dr. Morris son, also a veterinarian, then developed a line of premium food that would be known as Hills® Science Diet®.

Hills never wavered from that challenge. Today, Hills® Science Diet® pet-foods are precisely formulated to nurture and nourish your pet to keep it the healthiest it can be.

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amy    los angles, CA

9/29/2007 10:36:38 PM

i wish there were more contests.

Anna    Norman, OK

2/18/2007 11:47:10 AM

I read Garrison Allen books because of Cat Fancy article Cover Cats. he supposedly wrote about an Abyssinian cat. Big Mike is just a cat. Abby's are not grey with black stripes, however I have enjoyed the books. That was in the August issue.

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