In North America, more than half of all dogs are considered clinically obese. Just like our human counter parts, obesity can contribute to a shortened life span for our beloved pets. Therefore, as people all over the world declare their New Year’s resolutions, Dogtopia is encouraging them to remember their doggies, too. To help parents ignite a fresh start for their pup, Dogtopia today launched Healthy Dog Central (www.dogtopia.com/healthydog) to provide free recipes, quick tips, videos and access to its three subject matter experts – an animal behaviorist, veterinarian and environmental biologist.
“At Dogtopia, happy and healthy pups are at the heart of who we are,” said Dogtopia president and CEO Neil Gill. “Our facilities focus on quality of care by providing a healthy, safe and fun environment for dogs to develop positive behavior, exercise, socialize and learn to be a well-balanced pup. While we are proud of the experience we provide for dogs in our care, Healthy Dog Central helps us extend our expertise to pet parents worldwide as they seek to improve their pup’s health in 2018.”
In addition to content about proper feeding schedules, foods for shiny coats, vaccines, clean ears and more, Dogtopia will host weekly interactive Facebook Live segments in which pet parents can ask questions and receive answers along the way. The Live Q&As will take place on Dogtopia’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dogtopia/) according to the schedule below. All content will be accessible at Healthy Dog Central.
Environmental Biologist – Lorraine Rhoads
Tuesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. EST
Tuesday, February 6 at 3 p.m. EST
*Lorraine covers topics related to toy safety, car/travel safety, safe cleaning products and emergency preparedness
Veterinarian – Dr. Antje Joslin
Tuesday, January 23 at 3 p.m. EST
Tuesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. EST
*Dr. Joslin covers topics related to vaccination, spay/neuter, first aid, heartworm/flea/tick and diet and exercise
Animal Behaviorist – Colleen Demling
Tuesday, January 30 at 7 p.m. EST
Tuesday, February 20 at 3 p.m. EST
*Colleen covers topics related to training, separation anxiety, barking, chewing, pool safety and several others
Log onto today to www.dogtopia.com/healthydog to get a head start on your dog’s resolution or submit a question to one of Dogtopia’s experts!