Summer Health and Fitness For Dogs Get Fit for the Summer Is your dog overweight? The sun is shining and the weather is warming up! What a great time to shape up- both for you and your dog. Is your best friend a healthy weight and size? Over 30% of dogs (and humans) are not. Obesity is one of the single biggest preventable health risks to our pets. We all want our … [Read more...] about Summer Health and Fitness For Dogs
The 2016 Global Pet Expo Show featured 1,087 vendors, 3,218 booths, and hundreds of new product launches (950 entries in the 30,000 square-foot New Products Showcase alone). I was like a kid in a candy store. I love to care for and spoil my fur kid Kilo the Pug. Here's our look at a few of the trends we noticed. 1) Growth of the Pet Business Overall Bob Vetere, president … [Read more...] about 7 Positive Pet Care Trends For You and Your Dog
Looking for Ways to Get Fit and Have Fun? Exercise makes for happier, healthier humans and dogs. Spring is here and the sun is shining today. It is time for us to think about getting out and getting active. A dog makes a great buddy. From walking and running to swimming and agility, here are some really fun and exciting ways to get active with your dog. 10 Great … [Read more...] about 10 Great Ways to Get Active with Your Dog
Let's Discuss Dog Obesity Across Canada. Research for our new episode Fit Dogs Rock! showed that 53% of all pet dogs in the US were overweight or obese in 2013 and we suspect the numbers will be very similar in Canada. We have decided to conduct a study with vets and pet owners to compare to the US study. We discussed health and fitness with veterinarian Dr. Ian … [Read more...] about Fight Dog Obesity!
In case you had any doubts about having a dog, here’s a definite pro: dogs are good for your health! Having a pet, particularly a dog, may well lower your risk of heart disease, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement. “Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with a decreased risk of heart disease” said Glenn N. Levine, … [Read more...] about Reasons to Love Dogs: Dogs are Good for Your Health