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.
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.
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.
Pound Patrol is a veterinarian-guided weight-loss challenge that we are sponsoring at our White Lake (Highland Rd.) store for dogs and cats, to help them reach their ideal weight. There is NO COST to participate.
Pet owners who sign their pets up for the challenge will bring their pets to Pet Supplies Plus of White Lake at 6845 Highland Rd., on Thursday, October 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm for a no-cost evaluation and weigh-in by veterinarian Andrea Putt, DVM, of Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Pick up a Pound Patrol registration from at our register or from any Pet Supplies Plus / White Lake store team member.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This evaluation does NOT include a pet wellness exam which is recommended to be performed at least annually — twice annually for senior pets — by your regular veterinarian.