Every year people resolve to lose weight and exercise more. I can’t remember a year when it wasn’t on my list of things to do better. It will be a goal again this year…after my New Year’s Day dinner of black-eyed peas, cabbage and ham. Some traditions are just too important to overlook.
This year, instead of joining a gym or going on an unsustainable diet, why not pledge to move more with your dog? Obesity in dogs has reached epidemic proportions with 53.8% of them being overweight or obese. According to Petplan Veterinary Advisory Board member and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, Dr. Ernie Ward, “It’s no surprise that the biggest health threat to pets in 2017 is obesity.”
I shared how Bentley and Pierre have been able to maintain their ideal weight last week in “How My Dogs Lost Weight with Dr. Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl.” It is suggested that 30 minutes of play each day will keep those extra pounds away. Having an overweight pup is not only costing you money in food and treats, according to Petplan, it is will cost you more in veterinary bills.
Today we are lighting a candle for Easy Weimaraner as he makes his way home one last time. We also want to remember all of the wonderful four-legged friends that we lost in 2016. God bless each of you.
We are joining our friends at BlogPaws™ for
"Not So" Wordless Wednesday.