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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

On Fox News with Dr. Andrea Putt

Fox 2 Detroit asked us to come on the news to talk about overweight pets and our upcoming Pet Obesity workshop on October 15 at my White Lake store on Highland Rd.  (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.)  You might have seen our segment – we were live this morning at about 9:30 a.m.

Being on TV is a great way for us to reach lots of pet lovers about health issues affecting their dogs and cats.  And everyone at Fox News is SO nice!   At the same time, even though I have been on TV a number of times before, I always get a little nervous.  It’s silly – and it always goes fine – but I’m always glad when it’s over!

Anyway, I thought you might enjoy these pictures of our visit to Fox News. And I‘m hoping you can join us for the workshop on October 15!

Waiting to go on the set  in the “green room” at Fox News.

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Me and Dr. Andrea Putt on the set with Deena Centofanti of Fox News. To see the segment, go to http://www.fox2detroit.com/good-day/32366273-story.

fox 2 with deena centofani

fox 2 Teddy

Guest blog by Dr. Andrea Putt, DVM

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

Are your furry friends “fluffy” or overweight?  We are here to help and not judge!

Over 55% of both dogs and cats are overweight, but only 45% of owners with overweight pets recognize their pet is overweight. We may be hurting our pets with kindness when were are overfeeding and overtreating them with food.

Overweight pets often have a shorter life span. Obesity can lead to joint pain, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

This informative seminar will help determine if your pet is overweight and give you practical feeding and exercise strategies to use to help overweight pets.

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 Rd. Space 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. Click here to register at: http://www.nootersclub.org/PSPworkshops.htm.