Exercise with your dog in Dubuque in celebration of Fit Dog Fit Nation!

Fit Dog Fit Nation Day is Sunday May 2nd, 2010. We are going to celebrate and kick off the start of National Pet Week by inviting you to join us for a hike at the Mines Of Spain Recreation Area We will meet at 10:00 am and walk the Calcite Trail. Please meet us at the parking lot near the canoe launch on Catfish Creek.

We will hike through the beautiful bluffs surrounding Dubuque, Iowa while spending time with our dogs. A great opportunity to get some exercise for ourselves as well as creating happier, healthier pets.

Exercise is so important for our four-legged friends that “Pets and People — Healthy Together” is the theme of this year’s National Pet week, May 2-8, 2010, jointly founded by the American Veterinary Medical Association (Schaumburg, Ill.) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA, to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine.

For dogs, more time with you means less time home alone. Animal behavior experts agree that active dogs are less likely to become behavior problems.

Excess weight is a health hazard for all of us. Pudgy pets are at increased risk for osteoarthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and dental problems. They don’t live as long as their lean friends, either.

Fit Dog Fit Nation Day is one day to focus attention on the importance of fitness for our furry friends, but we invite you to put your dog’s health on your calendar every day.

Hope to see you on the trail on May 2nd!