|5019 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: 214-526-2033 Fax: 214-526-2036
Wellness Center Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Country Retreat Drop-off Only: Monday through Saturday 8-10am
Country Retreat Pick-up Hours: Mon 12-3pm or 4-6pm, or Tue-Fri 3-6pm
Some Unhealthy Truths
Pet obesity has become a leading cause of preventable disease and death in dogs and cats. 45% of dogs and 58% of cats in the US are overweight or obese.
The primary causes of pet obesity are high calorie diet, carbohydrate based foods, and decreased activity.
Major health problems tied to obesity in dogs/ cats include arthritis, back problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cruciate ligament injury, skin disease, and respiratory problems. Weight related disorders in pets not only cause unnecessary suffering, but also cost owners millions of dollars each year.
An overweight dog/cat is unlikely to reach its optimal life expectancy. Dogs have an average lifespan of 12 years, but research shows that fit pets live approximately 15% longer than overweight pets. That's a difference of 2 years!
Exercise strengthens bone and muscle mass, improves mental health, reduces stress, helps the body remove toxins and waste, enhances metabolic health and improves heart and lung functions as well as slows the aging process.
Let the CWC help you get your pet into shape or simply stay in shape with our growing Fitness Program.
Full Consultation with our Veterinarian and CWC Manager to get to know your pet.
Exercise and socialization programs that may include Doggie Daycare or trips to the Country Retreat
Weight tracking, with before and after photos.
Walking or running packages - 20 or 40 minute walks on the Katy Trail. Each package will be determined based on your individual pets fitness and medical condition.
Healthy Lunch/ Dinner, wholesome treats, and lots of love!
Bring your pet in for a Fitness Consultation and we will set up a program tailored to your pet's specific needs.
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