Dublin Animal Hospital is gearing up for an exciting Spring and Summer! Starting in April we will be hosting our very own, Biggest Loser Competition, Pets’ Edition. We are partnering with local businesses to offer some fantastic prizes, and incentives to get your pet to a healthier weight. The competition will be focused around getting your pet to its’ ideal, healthiest weight!
During the month of April we are starting off by doing weight management consults with all of the doctors to discuss diet, exercise and all the details for the competition. The competition will begin May 1st and run through Mid-August.
Here is some food for thought:
It’s estimated that about 35 million dogs in America are overweight. Research shows that overweight pets on average live two years less than pets at a healthy weight.
(Purina Life Span Study: www.longliveyourdog.com)
Most Common Risk Factors for Overweight Pets:
- Osteoarthritis and Poor Joint Health
- Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury
- Heart and Respiratory Disease
- Kidney Disease
(Courtesy of the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention: www.petobesityprevention.com)
So let’s get those pets into shape!