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January 29, 2008

Is Fido Fit?


Hill's PetFit Mobile Tour Offers Free Pet Fitness Classes and Weight Consultations to Miami Area Pet Owners


WHAT:              There are 54 million overweight or obese cats and dogs in the United States1, which is approximately 35 percent of the total pet population. Potential health risks of this epidemic include heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and shortened life expectancy. The 2008 Hill's/American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) PetFit Mobile Tour will be stopping in Miami to help educate local pet owners on the importance of proper nutrition and exercise for their pets. The tour provides area pet owners with the opportunity to participate in a free fitness class based on the People and Pet Fitness Video with celebrity fitness trainer Gunnar Peterson. 

This interactive encounter offers owners an experience that arms pet owners with the tools to help their pets' live healthy lifestyles. 

Hill's PetFit Tour includes:

Ø       Hill's People and Pet Fitness Classes led by a local fitness trainer

Ø       Registration for the 2008 Hill's PetFit Challenge - a unique weight loss program for cats and dogs

Ø       An interactive pet fitness and nutrition learning center staffed by veterinary technicians - feel what it's like for a pet to carry around a few extra pounds

Ø       Free weight consultations and weight management tools including a tracking book for pet owners to monitor their pet's road to a healthy lifestyle

Ø       Free samples of Hill's® Science Diet® Light

Did you know?

Ø       Just five extra pounds on a Beagle equals 25 pounds on an average woman

Ø       Just four extra pounds on a Siamese cat equals 45 pounds on an average woman

Ø       One ounce of cheese for a small dog equals a human eating one and a half hamburgers or one and a half chocolate bars

Ø       One cup of milk for an average cat equals a human eating four and a half hamburgers or five chocolate bars

WHEN:             Thursday, February 7


                        12014 SW 88th St

                        Miami, FL 33186                      

NOON-2 p.m.


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