Are your furry friends too fat? Find out at our Pawsitively Healthy workshop on October 15, 2015 at my White Lake (Highland Rd.) store

Note: This workshop has been rescheduled to October 15, 2015.

I have to say, that I probably have a cat or two at home that could stand to lose some weight.  But it wasn’t until I started reading about pet obesity that I started to realize just how serious a problem this is.

Many veterinarians say that more than half of the nation’s dogs and cats are dangerously obese.   Not only does obesity slow pets down –meaning less activity –and even more weight gain – but there can also be long-term health consequences.

Andrea Putt, DVM, with Lewie
Andrea Putt, DVM, with Lewie

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, Andrea Putt, DVM, of Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital will answer the question, Are your furry friends too fat?” as part of our Pawsitively Healthy: An informative series for the health & wellbeing of your dog or cat.  Dr. Putt will equip pet owners to determine if their dog or cat is overweight – or at risk of becoming overweight.  She will also have some suggestions for helping your pet lose weight safely.

Of course you’ll want to ask questions.  Dr. Putt may also have questions for you.  Here are some ideas to help you be prepared and get the most from this workshop.

  • Write down the name of your pet’s food and the quantity he or she gets every day. Include treats and snacks.
  • Check your most recent vet records for an accurate weight for your pet.
  • Record how much activity your pet gets each day – how much time spent walking, running and playing.

Are your furry friends too fat? will be held Thursday, October 15, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at my White Lake store at 6845 Highland RdSpace is limited; advance registration required. Please remember to leave your pets at home.  Donation is $5 per workshop.  All proceeds go to Elizabeth Lake Animal Rescue.   Register at http://www.nootersclub.org/PSPworkshops.htm

Be sure to check back for new workshops!   Upcoming topics include pets and pain, kidney disease,  thyroid disease and more.

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