Dedicated to Pet Health, Nutrition and Fitness in an effort to Conquer Pet Obesity.
The Fur Fitness Foundation was created to help pet owners and veterinarians address the growing crisis of the pet obesity epidemic. We see where this trend is heading and want to use information and education to inspire a revolution of change in the hearts and minds of pet owners, empowering them to seize control of their pet's health and transform their lives.
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53% of dogs and 58% of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. Obesity puts pets at risk for a number of health issues including arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, insulin resistance, elevating levels of oxidative stress, cruciate ligament injury, skin disease, respiratory problems and many forms of cancer. Obesity also makes it more difficult for pets to engage in daily activities. Getting up, walking outside and climbing the stairs can all put a tremendous strain on their bodies. Weight-related disorders in pets not only cause unnecessary suffering, but also cost owners millions of dollars each year.
With this in mind the Fur Fitness Foundation hosts several events, activities and programs throughout the year. Some of the fun and educational activities include: