DogPACER treadmill could be a solution for pudgy canines
August 21, 2012
Pet obesity is a major problem in the United States and animal wellness experts all over the country have been advocating for pet parents to become more active with their pets to prevent future health problems. The issue is certainly a daunting one - according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, nearly 54 percent of dogs and cats in the U.S. are considered overweight or obese, which can lead to myriad health issues, a decreased quality of life and a much shorter lifespan. While many pet parents are doing the right thing by exercising with their dogs and taking a closer look at their diets, one company may have found a quick and easy solution to the pet obesity problem.
According to EMaxHealth.com, a new canine exercise machine called the DogPACER could revolutionize the way pet parents give their dogs exercise. The portable device has a top speed of 7.5 miles per hour and can hold pets up to 150 pounds. The treadmill retails for just under $500 and it's caught on very quickly in animal wellness circles.
The question you may be asking yourself is "Why can't my dog use my standard treadmill?" In reality, human treadmills have a much shorter belt and are built to be controlled from an upright position. The DogPACER features a much longer belt to accommodate dogs of all sizes, and also uses a much quieter motor to ensure that dogs aren't frightened by the sound. The treadmill also boasts pre-set programs that pet parents can use to gradually ease their companions into their new workout routine. Last but not least, dog parents won't have to worry about the weather forecast or dealing with pesky insects to help their canines get into better shape.
Dog obesity has become an epidemic throughout the United States, but with a little education and initiative, pet parents have plenty of options out there to become more active with their furry friends. If your dog is starting to look a bit chubbier around his or her midsection, consider making an appointment at a Bideawee Animal Hospital. Their animal healthcare professionals will help you design a weight loss plan that's ideal for your dog's needs. With a bit of extra effort on your part, you'll see a noticeable change in your canine's energy levels and quality of life.