Fight Pet Obesity

October 14, 2015


Has your pet been looking and feeling a little heavier lately? Being a few pounds overweight for a human isn’t usually a reason for concern, but for a dog or cat, those few pounds can quickly lead to obesity when you consider the ideal weight of these pets. Over 50% of all pet cats and dogs are overweight, but sadly, many owners aren’t even aware that their pets are overweight.


Obesity can cause a number of health problems for pets, including osteoarthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and some cancers. That’s why it’s so important to keep your companion’s weight under control. Companion Pet Hospital of Fishkill wants to help dogs and cats reach and maintain a healthy weight, which is why we’re pleased to host our Munchie’s Fit Club challenge!


What Is Munchie’s Fit Club?


Inspired by the popular “The Biggest Loser” weight loss show, Munchie’s Fit Club is a weight loss challenge for pets that includes regular weigh-ins and goals. For the month of October, all weight assessments are complimentary. We’re also including free fitness exams with every physical exam this month only.


To enter the challenge, you must purchase a Royan Canin prescription weight loss diet food from our hospital. These foods come with a 100% palatability guarantee, so if your pet refused to eat it, you can return it for a full refund. The last date to enter is October 31. The contest will then run 10 weeks after that and will include regular weigh-ins to check your pet’s progress.


The pet that loses the highest percentage of body weight at the end of the 10-week period will win the challenge and receive a three-month supply of prescription diet foods as well as a $100 gift card to Companion Pet Hospital of Fishkill. The winner will be announced on January 11, 2016.


How to Enter the Challenge


To enter your pet into Munchie’s Fit Club Challenge at Companion Pet Hospital of Fishkill, schedule an appointment for your pet’s first weigh-in by calling (845) 896-4830. We look forward to seeing you and your pet and helping your fur baby reach a healthier weight!

Fishkill: 8 Route 9 Fishkill, NY
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am-6pm | Saturday 8:30am-1pm

Carmel: 1242 Route 52, Carmel, NY
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am-5pm | Saturday 8am-1pm

Beekman: 2540 Route 55, Poughquag, NY
Hours: Wednesday 12pm-6pm | Friday 8am-1pm