Does your dog need to lose weight? Join us for our 4th annual winter weight loss program.

On October 28, 2017, AnWell Veterinary Rehab & Conditioning Center will kick off its 8-week course to drop overweight dogs back down to a healthy weight. Over the course of eight weeks, canines will engage in conditioning while dropping weight in our underwater aqua paws treadmill.

Overweight dogWe also provide pet owners with nutritional counseling, individual pet exercise programs, and tips on positive motivation tactics, such as praise and hugs. We even use healthy treats such as flavored ice cubes, carrots and crunchy green beans for our participants! Each week, dogs will be weighed in, exercised in our hydrotherapy tank, and taught specific and directed daily home exercises.

In the past, we have had great success with our first three discounted weight loss programs, helping over a dozen dogs lose weight and get healthy.

  Charlie the Canine at Doggie Fat Camp
  Thanks to Doggie Fat Camp, Charlie is managing his weight through exercise.

FOX 29 Philadelphia recently aired "Fat Camp Helps Dogs Shed Pounds and Stay Healthy," featuring Brenda of Bethlehem, PA.

Last year, Brenda lost her Golden Retriever, Casey, due to complications from being obese. She enrolled Casey in our Doggie Fat Camp and Casey lost ten pounds — but it was too late to save her life. So when Brenda realized her Newfoundland Charlie was starting to gain weight, she signed him up for the camp.

Charlie's workouts are rigorous, including balance training and strengthening core muscles. He doesn't always love it (just like humans), but Brenda has peace of mind that Charlie is staying at a healthy weight, thanks to our Doggie Fat Camp.

  Dog Tucker trys some weight reduction exercises with CVT Matt Putchat.
CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA-TV) recently did a feature on canine obesity called "Most Dogs Are Overweight, So What's a Pet Owner To Do?"

Veteran reporter Jon Delano has an overweight 10-year-old female Sheltie named Tucker. KDKA and Delano decided to take Tucker on a road trip to AnWell Veterinary Rehab to interview Dr. Gus Schwabe on pet obesity. While there, Tucker got to demo a few reps using our doggie fat camp equipment with Rehab Specialist Matt Putchat, CVT. Matt also shared some easy at-home exercises for dogs.

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