From James P. Judge, Media & Public Relations Manager, BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Tampa, Fl. – BluePearl Veterinary Partners announced on January 23, 2013 the start of The Biggest Shedder, a nationwide pet weight-loss competition to encourage and motivate pet owners to help their furry companions get to a healthy weight. Open to any pet owner with an overweight cat or dog, the first weigh-in deadline is February 13.
“Pets are part of the family and share problems maintaining a healthy weight, just like people do,” said Dr. Neil Shaw, chief medical officer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners. “Incorporating a healthy diet and exercise into your pet’s life are paramount to helping your pet live a long and healthy life while preventing avoidable ailments.”
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 54% of cats and dogs in the U.S. are considered overweight or obese.