As we move into a new year, not only are we humans trying to kickstart healthier habits and fitness routines, but our furry pals should be in on the action too. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than 50% of all dogs can be classified as obese in the U.S., and Hounds Town is set to make a positive change through our doggy daycare services.
Understanding the Risks
While a chunky pup might pull at the heartstrings, those extra pounds come with a price – numerous health issues and potentially fewer years with your best buddy. It’s not just about looks; the added weight can also impact your dog’s quality of life by affecting their mobility, energy for play, and overall mood.
Top Breeds Prone to Pudginess
Of the bunch, the top seven breeds prone to being overweight, include Pugs, Beagles, Golden Retrievers, English Springer Spaniels, Border Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and West Highland Terriers. Canine obesity is the most common nutritional disorder seen in dogs, often a result of insufficient exercise and overeating. Vets advise pet owners to avoid excessive treats and ensure their pups get plenty of exercise. A dog’s correct weight depends entirely on the breed and size, so it’s crucial to consult with your vet to determine what is ‘healthy’ for them.
Heading Into a Healthy Year with Hounds Town
Our commitment to the health, wellness, and happiness of every dog sets the stage for maintaining healthy habits through our daycare and boarding services. Keeping your pup at a healthy weight is crucial, and we make it fun! Here, your furry friends spend their day in expertly-curated packs, socializing with like-minded pals, and exercising in a way that feels like play – all under the watchful eyes of our highly trained staff.
But it doesn’t end there. Our all-day play setup ensures your dog doesn’t just leave tired, but with what we affectionately call a “Hounds Town hangover.” It’s our way of saying they had an absolute blast. So, let’s make this year a journey filled with joy and good habits for your pup!
Interested in starting the new year with a new routine for your pup? Find a Hounds Town near you and visit us today – No reservations are required for daycare!