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Healthy Paws Doggie Day Camp

By Alexandra Salazar

Stephen F. Austin State University

Category Posters
Abstract

"Healthy Paws Doggie Day Camp" is an event that will help owners and dogs incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. General knowledge of exercise concerning dogs is considerably lacking, obviously observed as they become more obese over time (Fennell, 2005). Between 40-50 percent of our dogs are overweight (Fennell, 2005). It is not only humans who have trouble controlling their body weight, while metabolism begins to slow down with age, canines are also affected. (Borzendowski, 2007).Walking a dog could help a large proportion of the U.S. population [dog owners] increase their physical activity as well as that of their dogs (Ham & Epping, 2006).

Submitter

Megan Kendall administrator

Purdue University

Date 31 March 2009
Publisher Stephen F Austin State University
URL http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/urc/2009/Posters/3/
Language English
Notes This poster was found at Scholar Works @ SFA: http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/
Tags
  1. Animal roles
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Exercise
  4. obesity
  5. Overweight
  6. Pet ownership
  7. Pets and companion animals