K9 Kamp this session falls in line with an important day– The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. Which happens to be today. Perfect! Every year the organization conducts a survey and shares information on the health of our pets.

–According to last year’s survey, more than 50% of our pets are obese or overweight! That’s why we’re all committed to K9 Kamp as one way of motivating each other to get fit and active with our pets.

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention has some cool tools on their site, such as Pet Weight Translator.  I checked out the translator and Kelly is equivalent to a 161 pound female (at 5’4″) which is a little difficult to compare, since Kelly is a mixed breed and I just picked “cocker spaniel” for the translation.  Ike wasn’t even on the chart, since he is quite a bit underweight right now.  Some other translations:
A 12 lb Yorkie is the same as an average female human
weighing 218 lbs
A 14  lb cat is equivalent to a 237  lb
A 90 pound female Labrador retriever is equal
to a 186  lb 5’ 4” female

Join us at K9Kamp, with co-hosts Kol’s Notes and You Did What with Your Wiener, where you can join in on fitness challenges and enter to win prizes. Everyone can join along this month, by getting active with your pet about 30 minutes longer per week. The theme for this month is Fun and Games. What games do you like to play with your dogs?

Come back Fridays, as well, for the FitDog Friday Blog Hop with Peggy’s Pet Place, Slimdoggy and To Dog with Love. 

And if you need a little inspiration, check out Dieting with my Dog, and The Dieting with my Dog Guide to Weight Loss and Maintenance. In celebration of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, if you email me (peggyfrezon (at) gmail) and order either one or both of these books, I’ll give you 50% OFF the list price plus a free bookmark, free refrigerator magnet AND pawtographed picture of Kelly and Ike!  HURRY, sale ends 10/16/13!

How are you celebrating Pet Obesity Awareness Day?
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