Beachbody Preparation for Pets

dog running with a tennis ball in its mouth

Beachbody weather is around the corner so it’s time for that canine couch potato to emerge from the “long winter’s nap” to get moving.  Activities for dogs and cats provide meaningful exercise, mental stimulation, and being active encourages positive behaviors. Keeping your pet active can also benefit your wallet. Prevention of diseases through proper exercise…

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Activities for Dogs & Cats

Group of dogs on playground equipment

Activities for dogs and cats provide meaningful exercise and play. Staying active keeps your pet’s mind sharp and the body fit. Regular exercise and active play is essential throughout the year. Don’t let the cooler weather and shorter days decrease the amount of healthy activity your pet receives. The benefits of being active include: Weight…

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Pet Obesity Prevention

Pet obesity affects the overall health of your furry friend. October is National Pet Obesity Awareness Month. Here are the facts about pet obesity. Daycare keeps dogs active throughout the day, providing the right balance of stimulation, socialization, activity and rest…

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Diabetes in Cats and Dogs

Diabetes is a disease reaching epidemic proportions in humans, and diabetes in cats and dogs is also experiencing an increase in this often preventable condition. It’s important to understand the different types of diabetes in cats and dogs, the symptoms, and the standards of treatment as well as how integrative veterinary medicine can help manage…

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Managing Your Pet’s Overall Health Takes Planning & Support

 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…

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Partner with Your Pup for Exercise

Exercise and play keep your pet’s mind sharp and its body fit. Benefits of being active include help with:•    Weight control•    Being limber and agile•    Digestive health•    Unwanted behaviors like digging, chewing and excessive barking•    Building confidence and trust•    Restful sleep  Your dog or cat loves to spend time with you. The best activity is…

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Proper Nutrition for a Healthier Life

Weight management is a delicate issue to discuss, but the fact of the matter is there is an obesity crisis affecting our pets. Nearly 60% of dogs and cats are overweight, making obesity the most common nutritional disorder identified across veterinary practices.  “Proper nutrition, physical exercise and comprehensive exams are vital in preventing pet obesity.…

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What Does a Healthy Dog Look Like?

The Body Condition Score chart, usually found hanging somewhere in the veterinary practice you visit with your dog, provides an overall view of the range of body types from very thin to obese. Veterinarians use this system—a scale from 1 – 9, with 1 being very underweight and 9 being very overweight—to help ensure that…

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Small Steps for Lasting Results

Whether we are caring for ourselves, our families or our pets, we know that leading a healthy, active lifestyle takes dedication, support and time. If weight loss and increased physical activity were easy, then we’d be one fit nation of people and pets without the challenges of losing weight and medical concerns associated with obesity. …

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