Managing Your Pet’s Overall Health Takes Planning & Support

Jun 13, 2014


Wow, it’s been an exciting week at Pawsitively Fit Camp 2014. Our campers are an active group of terrific dogs. Managing the eating habits of our pets and finding time for exercise can be challenging, but the long-term benefits to the health and wellness of our pets are worth the effort.

For us, programs like Weight Watchers are successful because they offer the planning and support tools needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle for lasting results. Our pets rely on us for the same loving care and support.

Let’s review easy steps for helping your dog or cat reach a healthy weight and stay active:
•    Consult with your veterinarian to discuss weight, body condition score, nutrition and addressing underlying medical conditions.
•    Seek nutritional counseling and ask the veterinarian to create a plan that’s easy to follow.
•    Encourage the support of the entire family—it takes a village to stick to a plan and reach goals!
•    Discover easy activities you can do with your pet for daily exercise and fun like starting with easy leash walks around the neighborhood or a short game of fetch in the backyard.
•    Keep a food log so you can track daily intake and overall progress.
•    Swap table scraps and too many dog treats for healthier food choices that fit with their nutritional plan.
•    Enroll your pet in fitness camps, daycare or other activity programs that meet their exercise needs.
•    Schedule follow-up appointments with your veterinarian for weight checks and measurements, review of food logs, and adjustments to diet and exercise plans.

Call Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center today to book your pet’s one-of-a-kind vacation at our luxury pet care facility!