SlimDoggy Announces the new PetsMove.org Pet Health Initiative and Website to Help Pets and their Owners Become More Fit and Healthy

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Like First Lady Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity awareness program “Let’s Move,” SlimDoggy, in collaboration with Dr. Katy Nelson and DogTread, announces PetsMove.org - a website to help pets and their owners become more fit and healthy. Petsmove.org provides tracking and social tools for pet owners nationwide to help their pets get on a sustainable fitness program and gain support from others who share their goals.

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Nearly 60% of pets and their humans have a weight problem in this country. Many people know this but they lack motivation or they just don’t know how to get started or what they should do. - SlimDoggy CEO and PetsMove Co-Founder, Steve Pelletier

SlimDoggy.com, in collaboration with Dr. Katy Nelson of The Pet Show with Dr. Katy, and DogTread Canine Fitness announce PetsMove.org! This new pet-centric website and health initiative is meant to incentivize pet owners to start, and stick with, a regular exercise program for themselves and their pets. PetsMove’s main goal is to help people better understand exactly what is required to keep their pets (and themselves) healthy and fit for a lifetime, and to give them the tools to attain their goals.

“Nearly 60% of pets and their humans have a weight problem in this country. Many people know this but they lack motivation or they just don’t know how to get started or what they should do.” said SlimDoggy CEO and PetsMove Co-Founder, Steve Pelletier. “We chose the name PetsMove as a play on Michele Obama’s successful “Let’s Move” initiative and are encouraging pet owners to commit to getting fit with their pets.”

“As a veterinarian, I’ve seen the extraordinary damage that obesity can do to a pet’s body, and I know that keeping your dog fit and trim is a key component to their overall health. I am so excited to be a Founding Contributor to the PetsMove Initiative and I encourage all dog owners to check out the site and join the community.” said Dr. Katy Nelson, a practicing veterinarian and host of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy" on Washington DC's News Channel 8. “We are also pleased to announce a very special online video contest where we will be choosing featured ‘PetsMovers’ who will receive personalized fitness and feeding programs for their dog, as well as the opportunity to appear live on The Pet Show TV program. To learn more and submit your video, visit PetsMove.org.”

Krista Wickens, CEO of DogTread added, “There are numerous studies that show how working out with a pet can increase both the amount of time that you exercise each day; as well as the intensity of that exercise, and that translates to better health for both pets and their people. We aim to wake up pet owners, get them up off their sofa and get on the MOVE with their pets!”

For more information please visit http://petsmove.org.

About SlimDoggy

Founded by a team of dog lovers, fitness-enthusiasts and tech industry veterans, SlimDoggy is committed to providing pet owners tools and technology to help them have healthy and happy dogs through proper diet and exercise. SlimDoggy is the creator of the SlimDoggy app for dog owners that helps them monitor their dogs activities and know exactly how much to feed their dog to keep them at a healthy weight. SlimDoggy has also created the most extensive dog food database in the world, with dog food calorie amounts and ingredients for over 2,000 dog foods and treats. Visit http://slimdoggy.com for more information.

About Dr. Katy Nelson

Dr. Katy Nelson is a practicing veterinarian with over 12 years of experience and the host of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy" on Washington DC's News Channel 8. Dr. Nelson is known as "Dr. Pawz" on Washington DC's All News Radio Station, WTOP. Read her blog on WTOP Living every Wednesday morning and catch her live in-studio every other Thursday at 12:20 pm talking about timely topics for your pets. Dr. Nelson is the Animal Health Reporter for WJLA ABC 7 News and you can find her past reports on http://www.wjla.com. To learn more about Dr. Katy or to contact her, visit her website at http://www.thepetshow.tv.

About DogTread®

For the past 6 years, DogTread has delivered canine fitness – a dog’s other best friend – making the lives of thousands of dogs around the world healthier, and happier, through exercise innovation. Inspired by modern life and canine movement principals, DogTread provides solutions for the unique way dog’s move, think and learn. From dog treadmills, to canine sportswear, balance and flexibility tools; as well as skill training programs, DogTread offers a variety of products that target all aspects of canine fitness. For more information and the latest news on DogTread, visit http://www.DogTread.com.

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