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<a href= target=_blank >Dog Food Ingredients A to Z: Inulin</a>

Dog Food Ingredients A to Z: Inulin

Today we move to the letter “I” in our ingredient A to Z series and we are featuring inulin as our ingredient of the day. What is inulin? According to Wikipedia, inulins are a group of naturally occurring polysaccharides produced by many types of plants. Inulins are dietary fibers that are classified and known as fructans. Chicory is a common source for commercially utilized inulin. In... »

<a href= target=_blank >Reasons that a Dog is a Great Workout Partner</a>

Reasons that a Dog is a Great Workout Partner

Last week we wrote about the research which supports the idea that having a dog can mean increased activity for the owner. The evidence is pretty compelling: dog owners are likely to get more exercise than non dog owners. For this week’s FitDog Friday post we have created a list of reasons why a dog is a great workout partner. Thanks to our readers here and on Facebook for contributing great... »

<a href= target=_blank >SlimDoggy Fit Tips #1</a>

SlimDoggy Fit Tips #1

Here’s our first SlimDoggy Fit Tips infograph. Our great readers her on the blog and on Facebook submitted so many tips and success stories, we couldn’t fit it all in one chart, so we will be doing these regularly. If your tip doesn’t appear on this one, don’t worry, it will be used on the next. Since we’re going to do more of these charts, keep sending us your tips, ... »

<a href= target=_blank >Dog Food Ingredients A to Z: Herring</a>

Dog Food Ingredients A to Z: Herring

Today we move to the letter “h” in our ingredient A to Z series and are featuring herring as our ingredient of the day. What is herring? According to Wikipedia, herring are a forage fish, mostly belonging to the family Clupeidae. They often move in large schools around fishing banks and near the coast. Herring are small fish; Baltic herring range from 5.5- 7.5 inches long and the large... »

Mover of the Month Prize

Mover of the Month Prize

Hi PetsMovers! Well we’re almost half-way through October and the Leaderboard is burning up with activity! So glad to see so many pets MOVING! The forums are getting really active too with tips, and suggestions for walks, training, food, you name it – check them out. We wanted to let everyone know we have a great prize for our PetsMover in October. A fabulous Head-lite collar from Head... »

<a href= target=_blank >Your Dog as a Workout Partner – Research Recap</a>

Your Dog as a Workout Partner – Research Recap

Getting motivated to exercise/workout is a challenge for many people. Life always seems to get in the way and many of us just accept a sedentary lifestyle. As hard as it is for me, an exercise-aholic, to fathom this the numbers tell the sobering story. US Obesity Statistics As we reported in our recent Pet Obesity Infographic, according to the US Center for Disease Control, more than 69% of the ad... »

<a href= target=_blank >Pet Obesity Awareness Day, Wordless Wednesday Edition</a>

Pet Obesity Awareness Day, Wordless Wednesday Edition

In support of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, we created an infographic with some thought-provoking facts and figures on the pet obesity problem in the US. We plan to create a second infographic this month highlighting reader tips & advice for keeping their pets fit as well as featuring some inspiring before/after success stories. In the meantime, please help us address the pet obesity pro... »

<a href= target=_blank >Flexibility: Stretching Safely with Your Dog</a>

Flexibility: Stretching Safely with Your Dog

As a canine rehab professional, I get a lot of questions about stretching dogs. Most people understand how important it is, but often don’t feel comfortable doing it because they feel they will hurt their dog, or don’t understand some basic principles. To help people incorporate more flexibility exercises at home we developed a full body Canine Stretching Poster and Demonstration Video... »

<a href= target=_blank >Benefits of Balance Training Your Dog</a>

Benefits of Balance Training Your Dog

This week, we continue our discussion of an optimal fitness program for your dog and are highlighting the fourth component: balance training your dog. What is balance? According to Wikipedia, in biomechanics, balance is an ability to maintain the line of gravity (vertical line from centre of gravity) of a body within the base of support with minimal postural sway. In practical terms, we define bal... »

<a href= target=_blank >National Walk Your Dog Week</a>

National Walk Your Dog Week

National Walk Your Dog Week Dates: October 1-7 We personally think MOVING YOUR MUTT should be celebrated all year, every day. That is why we helped to found A website dedicated to help pets and their people to get moving. Walking Benefits for You and Your Dog Infographic This week we are celebrating National Walk Week. For every new member signing up to from October 1-7 ... »

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