Submitted by Lisa A. Yackel, CVPM, PHR
Hospital Administrator at Case Veterinary Hospital
After a hot, mosquito filled summer; it is always refreshing to have some cooler weather settling in. It is also a great time to recommit to exercising with your dog. Many Savannahians are readying for the multitude of Â˝ and full marathons that our beautiful city is hosting. Several fundraiser walks are also on calendars and many allow the participation of your four-legged family member.
Not wanting to commit that much? How about a nice Saturday or Sunday afternoon at one of our State Parks? This year, veterinarians and GA parks collaborated on a program to allow free entrance passes for those who are exercising with their dog. The technician nutritionists at Case Veterinary Hospital have not had a lot of takers on this freebie that we thought would be much better received. Since we launched the opportunity in the summer, we arenâ€™t sure if the heat and bugs dissuaded clients from taking us up on the offer or whether we just didnâ€™t do our job getting the word out.
â€śFallingâ€ť forward, I am giving this great program another plug. A few weeks ago, our Office Manager, Beth, highlighted Metabolic Diet (for both dogs and cats) in her blog. Combine the diet piece and the exercise piece and you get a great end result of a fitter, healthier pet. Add into the mix, a nice family day at one of our State Parks (Ft McAllister, Wormsloe, Skidaway Island, Crooked River, Ft. King George, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, and Sapelo Island to name a few locally). Sound like a winning combination? Just come by the hospital and we will be glad to give you a free pass and any information we can provide to help your pet lose the weight that you want him to lose.