Pet obesity workshop launches Pawsitively Healthy series

We launched our Pawsitively Healthy workshop series last night with our first workshop, Are your furry friends too fat? held at my White Lake store on Highland Rd.

Neighbors joined us at 7 p.m. to hear veterinarian Andrea Putt, DVM, talk about the increasing number of overweight pets and the health risks they face.  She discussed how to tell if your dog or cat is overweight and provided guidelines for feeding pets the right amount of food.  Audience members had some great questions and we are hoping they went home with valuable information for keeping their pet healthy.  They also went home with a very useful information folder with pet weight guidelines and tips, put together by Dr. Putt, along with a plastic cup for measuring pet food meals.

The workshop ended right before 8:30 p.m. with time for some one-on-one discussion with Dr. Putt.

At the workshop, we also launched our Pound Patrol pet weight loss challenge in which owners register their pets for veterinarian-supervised weigh-ins.  Read here for more information and to register your pet.

Thank you to all who joined us for this workshop!

Please join us for our next workshop on Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m.  The topic: Pain doesn’t have to hurt will focus on recognizing the signs of pain in dogs and cats, what it means and how no pet today should ever live in pain.  Click here for more information and to register.

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