This condition can lead to a wide range of health issues from cardiac disease to joint problems and just like you and me these risks can be greatly minimized through diet and exercise. Winter weather is no excuse.
Ogden, Utah (PRWEB) October 22, 2009
Pets are very much like their human owners in many ways, particularly when it comes to eating and exercising - too much of one and not enough of the other can lead to serious health problems. Controlling how much a pet eats is relatively simple and now Pet Zen's DogTread makes it just as easy to make certain that they are getting the exercise they need no matter how nasty the weather is outside.
"It is estimated that as many as 40% of the dogs in the United States are overweight," said Krista Wickens, owner, PetZen Products. "This condition can lead to a wide range of health issues from cardiac disease to joint problems and just like you and me these risks can be greatly minimized through diet and exercise. Winter weather is no excuse."
The DogTread incorporates modern features into a motorized treadmill specifically designed for dogs. Available in sizes for small breeds to dogs weighing up to 150 pounds, it is constructed to handle the rigors and demands of everyday usage. It has a space saving folding design allowing it to be easily stored in a closet or behind a couch when not in use.
Pets using the DogTread receive the same exercise as they would on a brisk walk, or jog. Owners control speed, incline, distance and time creating a consistent workout regimen. Treadmill training reduces the risk of injury while providing a good cardio-vascular workout, increased muscle tone and added vitality. As an extra bonus studies have indicated that this type of exercise is also helpful in curbing destructive behavioral problems associated with lack of exercise.
"In a perfect world owners would take their pets on daily jogs, but bad weather, leash laws, limited open space and the hectic schedule of daily life don't always allow this," said Amy Eskelsen, PetZen co-owner and professional dog trainer. "Dog exercise equipment like the DogTread is not intended as a replacement for healthy outdoor exercise for pets and owners, but as an option to ensure dogs get the exercise they need when circumstances like weather or time don't allow otherwise."
The PetZen DogTread (MSRP is $499 to $899) is a simple, efficient and cost effective way to give dogs the exercise that is so essential to their health and wellbeing regardless of the weather.