Veterinary scientists in Europe and America have been confirming for some time now that obese dogs can experience metabolic syndrome just as we humans can.
It’s serious. How are you fighting this threat to life and health?
Lifestyles Contribute To Metabolic Syndrome
Studies show about half of all dogs are obese. Of these, possibly one quarter show signs of metabolic syndrome. That means these dogs are suffering from blood sugar imbalances, hypertension, high cholesterol, and other symptoms that can threaten health and well-being.
It’s been shown that diet and exercise are the primary keys to fighting this pandemic in both humans and canines.
FitPAWS® Canine Conditioning Equipment is dedicated to improving the life, health and happiness of all pets. Both pets and their people are vital and valuable to the world we live in. We take very seriously our mission – Helping Your Pets Be Their Best™!
We offer an ever widening variety of ways to make human and dog exercise something you can enjoy everyday. And we mean ENJOY. Dogs love FitPAWS® and CanineGym® gear! They see the equipment come out of storage, and they know the next few minutes are going to be wonderful!
Check out just a few of the exercise ideas we’ve blogged about so far…
- FitPAWS® Rally eXercise Courses
- Just for Dogs – Great for training courses!
- Humans Allowed – Get fit with your pet!
- Dog Workout on The FitPAWS® Peanut (Too easy? Try all the exercises on the FitPAWS® Egg.)
- Balance Stone Exercises using FitPAWS® Paw Pods
- Nine Ways to Use the FitPAWS® Hurdle Set
- Fun Twist on Musical Chairs using the FitPAWS® Balance Disc
- The Great American Donut Workout for Dogs – FitPAWS® Donut, that is.
Watch Those Calories
Since treating during workouts can add calories to your pets daily food intake, try rationing part of their kibble out for exercise treats. Or, perhaps, you might try green beans or carrot sticks as treats while working out with your dog.
Build Your Gym
Adding a DogTread® treadmill and a K9FITvest® to your canine fitness gym gives your pets room to improve. As they shed the pounds, build endurance, and sharpen their mind, their happiness will skyrocket!
Metabolic syndrome is a serious threat to life and health. Please don’t dismiss it. Start looking at your and your pets’ lifestyle.
A healthy diet doesn’t have to break the bank and still taste amazing. People food for people. Pet food for pets. Keep it simple. Talk to your veterinarian today.
We want all pets and their people to do more than just avoid the health threats that come with obesity like metabolic syndrome. We believe that human and canine fitness can be a ton of FUN! That is our mission. Please join us!