Attendees of the online event will learn about year-round lifestyle options and solutions for increasing their dog’s (and their own) health and fitness. Learn more at http://petsmove.org/move-mutt-athon-health-fitness-expo/.
Expo events include:
- Educational videos from industry experts on canine fitness, food, and wellness - Video presenters include a keynote address from Dr. Katy Nelson on the role of exercise and nutrition on overall pet health and wellness.
- Virtual exhibitor booths with top brands offering the best products for canine health and fitness.
- Mutt-a-thon virtual workout for Petsmove member - Move Your Mutt participants will have an opportunity to join other dog owners from around the world for a virtual workout during the inaugural Mutt-a-thon.
Mutt-a-thon participants commit to 30 minutes or more of vigorous exercise with their pet on January 4 at 9 a.m. local time. Exercise choices can include running, biking, brisk walking, chase or even a structured workout like those available at K9 Fit Clubs.
Once completed, participants are encouraged to log their activity on the PetsMove.org site, which will make them eligible for some great prizes. They are also invited to submit a video of their activity that is eligible to be posted on the PetsMove site.
The entire event is free of charge and made possible by event sponsors SlimDoggy, DogTread and K9 Fit Club. Register at Petsmove.org and then reserve your space at the virtual starting line at the Move Your Mutt-a-thon Event page. For those who cannot attend, all the information and resources will be available on-demand for a limited time following the event.
Similar to the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative to fight childhood obesity, PetsMove.org raises awareness of the pet obesity issue and offers incentive, education and information to our community on keeping their pets fit and healthy.
According to the Surgeon General’s 1996 Physical Activity Report, adults should accumulate at least 30 minutes a day of moderate–intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days per week. Likewise, veterinary professionals agree that pets also benefit from similar physical guidelines, citing at least 20-60 minutes of daily activity, depending on breed characteristics and age.
“We want to grow the PetsMove Virtual Event and Move Your Mutt-a-thon into a nationally-recognized, reoccurring event embraced by all dog owners,” said Steve Pelletier, co-founder of PetsMove.org. “We are excited for this year’s event and the many, varied opportunities it brings to help people and their pets live longer, healthier lives.”
For more information about the Virtual Event and Move Your Mutt-a-thon, please visit http://www.PetsMove.org and register online to participate.