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.

Now accepting participants for our 4th Annual Doggie Fat Camp

Beginning July 26, 2014, AnWell's Canine Fat Camp is in session! This is an 8-week, intensive weight-loss program designed for clinically obese dogs that are facing a serious health risk, and in some cases, a shorter life span due to their weight.

Madison before Canine Fat Camp at AnWell Veterinary Rehab   Madison after Canine Fat Camp at AnWell Veterinary Rehab
Madison Bomboy before
Canine Fat Camp
  Madison Bomboy after
Canine Fat Camp

What is Canine Fat Camp?

AnWell's Canine Fat Camp is a diet and exercise program tailored to your dog's individual weight loss needs. We work with our patients to structure a home diet and exercise plan that allows you to change the lifestyle of your overweight pet. Your dog will increase conditioning, increase metabolism, burn fat, and build muscle by walking and swimming in our hydrotherapy pool. Utilizing this state-of-the-art equipment will give you the foundation to grow your comprehensive home exercise program incorporating strength and endurance exercises.

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.

Dog Fergie in Hydrotherapy Tank for Canine Rehabilitation

 Fergie in our hydrotherapy tank.

We offer laser therapy, too.

Dog Bella after Canine Massage

 Bella looks happy after a
massage therapy session with Matt!