Category Archives: Pet obesity

POUND PATROL Pet Weight Loss Challenge – Starts Jan. 28, 2016.

What is Pound Patrol?
Pound Patrol is a veterinarian-guided weight-loss challenge being sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus of White Lake (Highland Rd.) for dogs and cats to help them reach their ideal weight. There is NO COST to participate.
How does it work?
Pet owners bring their pets to Pet Supplies Plus of White Lake at 6845 Highland Rd., on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a no-cost evaluation and weigh-in by veterinarian Andrea Putt, DVM, of Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital. (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED – SEE ATTACHED FORM.) Dr. Putt will evaluate your dog’s or cat’s weight and body mass. Pets who need to lose weight will get a suggested weight goal and be asked to return for regular weigh-ins once a month for 6 months. (A weigh-in schedule will be provided to you.) Pet Supplies Plus will record your pet’s weight-loss progress and keep it on file for you. Pets coming closest to reaching their ideal weight will win some great prizes!
What types of pets can participate?
The challenge is open to all healthy dogs and cats. If the veterinarian is concerned about a pet’s health, she may recommend, instead, that your pet see your regular veterinarian.
How do I register my pet?
There are two ways you can register.

1. Click here for a printable registration form. Complete the form and turn it in at Pet Supplies Plus of White Lake (Highland Rd.) at the cash register or to any team member. The form must be turned in BEFORE the weigh-in on January 28, 2016.

2. Click here to register your pet online. This must be completed BEFORE the weigh-in on January 28, 2016.


Products that can help Fido get physically fit

In case you missed our Pawsitively Healthy workshop on “Are your furry friends too fat?, we handed out some great information to help your dog lose weight.

Our handout on  Products that can help Fido get physically fit includes high nutrition, low-calorie dog foods along with toys that will help keep your dog active.

We recommend that any pet weight loss only be done under the supervision of your veterinarian.

See the handout here: Handout — products to help your DOG lose weight