Take the Furry Fitness Challenge for better health for yourself and your best friend! In an effort to encourage owners and their pets to lead healthier lifestyles Camp Bow Wow launches “Furry Fitness Challenge” and offers a chance at a free year of services at Camp Bow Wow or Home Buddies.
To coincide with the launch of the “Furry Fitness Challenge,” Camp Bow Wow in Columbia, MD, will be hosting a Health/Wellness event for owners and their pets on June 11, 2011 from 11am until 1pm.
The INDOOR event is FREE and open to the public. The 1st 10 contestants will get a limited edition Furry Fitness Challenge t-shirt, free Fullbars® and other goodies!
As 34% of Americans are clinically obese, this phenomenon is now affecting entire families – including their pets. With 44% of dogs and 57% of cats (84 million animals) obese or overweight in the United States, Camp Bow Wow has created this interactive program where the pet and owner that lose the most combined percentage of weight between June 11, 2011 and August 6, 2011 will receive one full year of services at a Camp Bow Wow or Home Buddies location of choice, valued at $3,000, plus other great prizes from partners.
By entering the “Furry Fitness Challenge” pet owners will have the ability to keep a diary on their personal contestant webpage, post photos, videos and enter the weight of both human and their dog or cat on a continuous basis. This interactive community of pet lovers will receive online guidance from a panel of experts, including Veterinarian Dr. Derrick Landini, DVM and general surgeon and weight-loss specialist, Dr. Michael Snyder.
Camp Bow Wow will also be sending out free Flip Video Cameras to 30 participants, making it entertaining and interactive to track workouts and weight loss efforts through videos that will be shared on the “Furry Fitness Challenge” website.
FetchDog, Camp Bow Wow’s exclusive partner for sturdy, practical and stylish pet products, will be contributing to the grand prize, by providing the winner with $150 in products and will also provide a variety of prizes to the top 25 runners-up.
“Millions of Americans struggle with obesity, and it’s not surprising that this unhealthy trend has made a significant impact on a large percentage of family pets as well,” said Heidi Ganahl, CEO and founder of Camp Bow Wow.
To sign up for the “Furry Fitness Challenge,” please visit Camp Bow Wow Columbia on June 11, 2011. Contestants will have up to one week to enter the competition, which closes for entries on June 17, 2011. More information is available by calling Camp Bow Wow at 410-964-BARK (2275).
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