Thursday, September 19, 2013

SlimDoggy announces new PetsMove pet health initiative and website

Via PRWeb - SlimDoggy.com, in collaboration with Dr. Katy Nelson and DogTread Canine Fitness, announces PetsMove.org.

This new pet-centric website and health initiative is meant to incentivize pet owners to start, and stick with, a regular exercise program for themselves and their pets. PetsMove’s main goal is to help people better understand exactly what is required to keep their pets (and themselves) healthy and fit for a lifetime, and to give them the tools to attain their goals.

“Nearly 60% of pets and their humans have a weight problem in this country. Many people know this but they lack motivation or they just don’t know how to get started or what they should do.” said SlimDoggy CEO and PetsMove co-founder, Steve Pelletier. “We chose the name PetsMove as a play on Michele Obama’s successful “Let’s Move” initiative and are encouraging pet owners to commit to getting fit with their pets.”

“As a veterinarian, I’ve seen the extraordinary damage that obesity can do to a pet’s body, and I know that keeping your dog fit and trim is a key component to their overall health. I am so excited to be a founding contributor to the PetsMove initiative, and I encourage all dog owners to check out the site and join the community.” said Dr. Katy Nelson, a practicing veterinarian and host of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy" on Washington D.C.'s News Channel 8.

“We are also pleased to announce a very special online video contest where we will be choosing featured ‘PetsMovers’ who will receive personalized fitness and feeding programs for their dog, as well as the opportunity to appear live on The Pet Show TV program. To learn more and submit your video, visit PetsMove.org.”

Krista Wickens, CEO of DogTread added, “There are numerous studies that show how working out with a pet can increase both the amount of time that you exercise each day; as well as the intensity of that exercise, and that translates to better health for both pets and their people. We aim to wake up pet owners, get them up off their sofa and get on the MOVE with their pets!”

For more information please visit http://petsmove.org.

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