Jun 29, 2012 - Mabel has lost 30 pounds since she started the dog fat camp ..
Chip Rawlings loves the outdoors, and he is an author of books about camping and camping gear. He has used our Pack Cats as a expeditionary boat in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming for many years. Chip has perfected the use of this light weight boat, and light weight gear to go with it. I have to hand it to Chip. I know of no one else who will commit the weight of a boat and a paco pad to back packing. He really must love that pad!! The whole pack including boat was 65 lbs. Also Chip went with us on the Grand Canyon, and Paddles most of the way on a Fat Pack Cat. He had a few flips.
The shelter’s glass-enclosed atrium became Fat Camp, the new home for pudgy feline residents. In this cageless environment, the cats are more visible to the public. And, Tayse says, the larger space requires the cats to go farther to get to their food, water and , getting the cats and the opportunity to show off their personalities.
Cat goes to loose a couple of pounds on fat camp for cats.
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Pet owners in Chicago are taking new measures to help Fido burn the fat. Specialty care facilities, which can cost hundreds of dollars for multi-week regimens, offer human-like ways for dogs and cats to shed pounds. There are even bootcamps designed for pet and owner to work out together. Meanwhile, pet owners across the country are spending tens of millions of dollars every year to treat issues that are brought on by their pets' weight.A shelter volunteer sends me an email wanting to know if there is any room at Dr. Pierson’s Fat Camp for Obese Felines…..knowing what a sucker I am for nutrition ‘projects.’ I cringe….wanting another foster cat like want a hole in my head. But….then I start praying that Bennie is not a diabetic and I know that I cannot just delete the email and continue on with my day. (Diabetes is not an uncommon illness that plagues cats that eat an inappropriate diet of dry food. Add in the issue of obesity and the chances rise significantly. See for more information.)Whither the pet obesity problem? According to the Association for Pet Obesity and Prevention, more than half of American dogs and cats are overweight. And of course San Francisco's private sector and innovation-minded start-ups are trying to solve the problem their way: if you want to keep better track of your child dog's fitness, there's always the Whistle, a $100 dog activity tracker that attaches to a dog's collar. Next up: Pet Fat Camp, the reality TV series (we hope). If you love cats, this camp is pawsitively purrfect! Inspiration for our creations will come from famous artists such as Theophile Steinlen, Andy Warhol, Wanda Gag, Paul Klee, Clare Turlay Newberry, and a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see works that feature felines. Fat cats, crazy cats, curious cats...we will make them all using drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture techniques. We will create both from observation and our imaginations.