Exercise

FitDog Friday Details

FitDog Friday Details

Next Friday will be our first ever FitDog Friday Blog Hop. We’ve been tweeting about this for the last few weeks and are getting really excited about getting all the Fit Dogs (and not so Fit Dogs) out there participating  to share their stories, activity logs and photos!  We would love to have... »

Preventing injury in sporting dogs – Veterinary Medicine

Preventing injury in sporting dogs – Veterinary Medicine

I found this article on preventing sporting dog injuries by Wendy Baltzer, DVM, PhD, DACVS on DVM360 to be very informative.  You can read the full piece here: Preventing injury in sporting dogs – Veterinary Medicine The author discusses several components that make up a well rounded program o... »

Exercise as Magic – Update on Angel

Exercise as Magic – Update on Angel

We recently wrote about our volunteer work with a local dog rescue and how we help foster families deal with hyper-active dogs, by exercising them, and over weight dogs by providing feeding consultations. In our last post in that series, we spoke about Angel, the Black Lab that was weighing in at ar... »

Is there such a thing as TOO much exercise for your pet?

Is there such a thing as TOO much exercise for your pet?

We all know we should exercise our pets…but can we overdo it, can we exercise too much and how do we tell what is the right amount and what is too much? Let me tell you what we’ve experienced with our dogs. Currently, we have two senior dogs, Slimdoggy Jack who the vet estimated to be 7-... »

Tino, sleeping in yard

Big Backyard and Dog Exercise

What a great piece by Dr. Ken Tudor on PawNation! Dr. Tudor debunks the myth that having a big backyard means that your dog is getting proper exercise! The Myth of the Big Backyard and Dog Exercise – PawNation. I found a few passages in this article particularly on point and have copied them b... »

Pet obesity: Tips on how to avoid killing your dog

Pet obesity: Tips on how to avoid killing your dog

Blogger Alexandra at healthydogclub.com posted a short piece with tips on combating pet obesity.  You can read the full piece here: Pet obesity: Tips on how to avoid killing your dog ‹ Healthy Dog Club Below are her suggestions (italics are mine): • Talk To A Vet The animal may have an underlying he... »

Running With Your Dog – Races and Tips

Running With Your Dog – Races and Tips

Richard Christian posted this awesome piece with tips on how to run with your dog.  In addition, he lists some races where you can test yourself against other fit furballs (and owners).  You can read the full piece here: All Pet News Running With Your Dog – Races and Tips » All Pet News Richar... »

Exercise and the Treatment of Arthritis in Pets

Exercise and the Treatment of Arthritis in Pets

As if we needed more reasons to exercise our dog! Jennifer Coates, DVM writes on petMd.com about the benefits of exercise and how it can help in the treatment of arthritis and joint and tendon/ligament pain in your pet.  The complete story is here: Exercise and the Treatment of Arthritis in Pets | p... »

Exercise as Magic, Part 2-  Working with Danny

Exercise as Magic, Part 2- Working with Danny

In our last post, we introduced you to Danny and Angel, two foster dogs who we recently met through our volunteer exercise and weight control service that we provide to local dog rescues.  Today’s focus is on Danny, the high-energy puppy-ish lab mix who is somewhat hard to handle. First Impres... »

Exercise as Magic

Exercise as Magic

You have heard me say it many times but I will say it again: proper exercise is such an important component to a dog’s (and human’s) health and well-being.  Today we are starting a short series that will document real live cases (foster dogs) that we are currently working with and examin... »

Peggy’s Pet Place: Will Neutering Make Your Dog Fat?

Peggy’s Pet Place: Will Neutering Make Your Dog Fat?

Peggy Frezon writes a great post in honor of World Spay Day, a day promoting spay/neuter as a way to save lives. Peggy’s Pet Place: Will Neutering Make Your Dog Fat In this piece, Peggy talks about one of the common myths around spaying/neutering a pet– that it will cause the pet to gain... »

On The Set with Dr. Katy Nelson

On The Set with Dr. Katy Nelson

From the set of The Pet Show We had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Katy Nelson on The Pet Show, a Washington DC area program that is airing this Saturday, 2/16 at 11 AM ET on WJLA (ABC 8).  What a pleasure it was to meet Dr. Katy!  She is really an amazing and kind person who sincerely cares abou... »

Calorie Requirements For Your Dog

Calorie Requirements For Your Dog

Calorie Burning 101 In our last post, we discussed the kcal and the difference between basal/resting calories burned and activity fueled calorie burns. Today we will present the basic formulas that are used to estimate calorie requirements for your dog and provide some specific examples as reference... »

Primer on Calories

Primer on Calories

A Primer on Calorie Expenditures. In our last post, we discussed some of the common behaviors (in humans) that lead to an overweight dog and some tips on how to change them.  Today, we will talk about calories and how your dog’s weight and activity level impact the amount of calories that are used e... »

Ok, so my dog is FAT…what do I do?

Ok, so my dog is FAT…what do I do?

In our last post, we provided some tips on how to determine if your dog is overweight as well as some common reasons for this to occur.  Today, we will provide suggestions on how to change your behavior so that you are setting up your dog to succeed with a healthy weight loss program. To recap, we i... »

On starting agility – Oh My Dog!

From Oh My Dog blog, here is an account of a dog going through “pre-agility” classes.   I want to point out that you should make sure that your dog is healthy, injury free (e.g. no orthopedic problems) and is in decent shape (e.g. they have a firm exercise foundation) before jumping into... »

K9FitClub and Tricia Montgomery

K9FitClub and Tricia Montgomery

  I had the opportunity to chat with Tricia Montgomery, the President of K9Fitclub this week.  I was very impressed with Tricia’s passion and the story behind K9Fitclub and I wanted to share it.  Tricia’s journey as well as her vision for the future of the club is truly amazing. Read about it i... »

Walk Your Pet Month

Walk Your Pet Month

Can’t believe it’s the middle of January and I’m just writing about this! A great day to observe for your pet and for you as well. Just a simple 30 minute walk each day will do wonders for the waistline.   Many shelters and rescue organizations are offering the opportunity to ... »

Doga- Yoga for Dogs

Doga- Yoga for Dogs

As a follow up to the prior post about how to keep your dog fit and healthy , here is some more info on Doga- yoga that is practiced with your dog.  Sounds really cool.  Although I don’t think it would work in a Bikram Studio 🙂   http://dogspired.com/training/dog-meet-yoga/   Has any... »

How to Keep Your Dog Fit and Healthy: Part 2

So Many Ways to Keep Your Dog (and Yourself) in Shape!   Here is a link to the second part of Rebecca Randolph’s series on how to keep your dog fit and healthy.  Rebecca has so many great suggestions- there is something for everyone on her list.  Love the Doga (yoga with your dog), games ... »

Pilates for Pooches?

Pilates for Pooches?

 Canine to the Core   As someone who has practiced Pilates for the past 2 + years, I am excited to see that some of the concepts are now being applied to canine fitness and rehabilitation.  This class in Michigan seems like a great idea! http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/201... »

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