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Dogs Going Nowhere Fast – Keeping Pace On A Dog Treadmill!

What’s a dog to do? Much like their human counterparts, more dogs are gaining more weight. Now that winter’s here, less and shorter walks are often the human response to bad weather, and dog weight gain is inevitable. No moaning, grumping or dog whines will get humans to change their minds. Even dropping the leash at their feet isn’t greeted with the admiring enthusiasm offered on a Spring, Summer or Fall day. But there’s a pet product company that has an answer in their Pacer dog treadmill.

Carol Bryant of Fidose of Reality stopped by with this really big gift idea for Christmas! Move your treadmill over, make some room for The Pacer, a full service treadmill for dogs, that gives you the miles walked, calories expended and might even help people see what is Continue reading

Obesity, What Are We Doing To Our Pets?

As Americans get bigger each year with no appreciable shift away from obesity, is it possible we are passing this problem on to our Obesitypets? Steve Dale explores the topic, connecting the emotional components often involved with over-eating: depression, loneliness, and boredom. He asksĀ  if our pets might be more like us that we realize. From the Pet Obesity Prevention site:

  • Approximately 62% of US households own at least one pet = 71.4 million homes
  • US Population (Source: 2009 US Census Bureau) = 305 million
  • 68% of adult Americans are overweight or obese = approximately 148 million (Source: 2010 CDC) Continue reading