(PRWEB) August 31, 2011
Scout & Zoe's announces tips to help dog owners prevent obesity. Ensuring a dog maintains a healthy weight requires a plan combining a sensible diet with plenty of activity and exercise. Scout & Zoe’s Natural Antler Dog Chews are an ideal addition to your pet’s health regimen, because not only do they provide a fun, calorie-burning activity, they also include essential vitamins and minerals that may be missing from his regular menu.
Like their human counterparts, many dogs have a weakness when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight. According to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, as many as one in four can be classified as obese, leaving them vulnerable to a number of life-threatening conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and orthopedic problems.
“We all want our dogs to be happy and healthy, and one of the keys to that is helping them maintain a proper weight,” says Cindy Dunston Quirk, owner and developer of Scout & Zoe’s Natural Antler Dog Chews. “In developing Scout & Zoe’s chews, we wanted to make sure they would fit in with a holistic approach to dog’s overall health, and I believe we’ve done that. Our natural antler chews not only keep our dogs busy, but they’re an ideal treat with many health benefits.”
Scout & Zoe’s chews are superior to bones and rawhide products in a number of ways, including the simple fact they last longer and dogs love them so much that they spend more time chewing.
According to the AVMA, all dogs should be getting regular doses of sustained exercise. It doesn’t have to be strenuous – for many dogs a 30-minute walk every day might be enough. If your dog is overweight, be sure not to overdo it; this can cause strain for the heart and bones.
As with most health issues prevention is always the best medicine. Exercise and a healthy diet should be put into place early to avoid problems later in life.
“There’s no better exercise than playing and having fun,” says Cindy, “and there’s no substitute for the attention we give to our dogs in helping them to be happy and active. We developed Scout & Zoe’s dog chews to try and make a difference in the lives of all dogs, and it feels good to know they are helping some of our furry friends to remain trim and healthy.”
About Scout & Zoe’s: Scout & Zoe’s Natural Antler Dog Chews are 100 percent natural premium elk antlers, gathered only after they’ve been shed naturally as part of the animal’s life cycle.
Antler dog chews are the right choice for the 15 to 20 percent of dogs, who suffer from allergies to beef, chicken or have other digestive issues. They’re a safer choice for any dog because antler chews don’t splinter like bones. Owners like them because they don’t wind up in a gooey mess like rawhide and best of all they take away the need for pets to chew on furniture, shoes and other things around the house.
Scout & Zoe’s are superior to other chews in helping dogs maintain clean, healthy teeth and contain trace minerals such as calcium and phosphorous which add to the pet’s overall health.
Typically lasting four to six weeks, Scout & Zoe’s antler dog chews are available in a variety of sizes to suit every breed. No animals are harmed and no violence is imposed on any elk during the gathering of the antlers.
To order Scout & Zoe’s chews for your pet, go to http://www.scoutandzoes.com or call (317) 457-7222 to find a retail outlet near you.