Everything You Need To Know About The Importance Of Keeping Your Dog A Healthy Weight
Overweight dogs don’t choose to be that way. Sure they eat when given food but they don’t know the ramifications of doing so when done in excess. What most dog owners aren’t unaware of is there are similar dangers associated with having an overweight pet.
Studies show that as little as 5 extra pounds will make a dog susceptible to diabetes, heart issues, respiratory disease, hypertension, intra-abdominal cancer and osteoarthritis, plus extremely overweight or obese dogs can die up to 2.5 years sooner than healthy weight dogs.
This course features video lessons with actually dogs to showcase what a normal and overweight dog look like. As well it offers step by step instructions on assessing your overweight dog and how to adjust their diet accordingly.
Having a health pet is more than just routine check ups at the veterinarian. Overweight dogs don’t choose to be that way. Sure they eat when given food but they don’t know the ramifications of doing so when done in excess. Awareness it the key to improving the health of your pet for the entirety of their life.
Emergency, Rehabilitative & Holistic veterinarian Eve Pugh DVM, CVA offers her 17 years of experience, knowledge and expertise for many of The Martial ARFS online courses.
In 1999, she graduated from Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior, she attended Arizona State University where she received Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry and Zoology, Summa Cum Laude.
In 2003, she was certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the College of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State
In 2005, she attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine's program and received advanced training in Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
From 2005-2006 she was North Shore Animal League’s Chief Medical Director and was their Lead Veterinarian during their rescue efforts immediately following Hurricane Katrina.
From 2005-2013 she competed in local and regional disc dog competitions with her Border Collies Ripley and Sabre.
After years of treating dogs of all ages, both canine companion and canine athletes, in 2013, she started Progressive Pet Therapy which specializes in alternative therapies and pain management for companion animals and canine athletes including Acupuncture, Physical Rehabilitation, Laser Therapy and pain management.
Her passion for holistic and preventive medicine led her to the realization that a dog with an active healthy lifestyle prevents the vast majority of conditions that need to be treated with veterinary medicine. Her desire to provide a service to treat animals before they become ill was the inspiration for the Martial ARFS. She has been Veterinary advisor to The Martial ARFS since its inception 4 years ago.