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Banfield Pet Hospital to host pet health class
by Staff Reports
July 17, 2013 09:55 AM | 2156 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In a news release, Portland, Ore.-based Banfield Pet Hospital, which has 24 metro Atlanta locations, and celebrity trainer Dolvett Quince from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” last week announced they will host a free public fitness class for pet owners and their canine friends at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta Saturday at 9 a.m.

The event, to take place at the Southern Co. Amphitheatre, will help educate pet owners on the importance of preventive care which includes regular exercise and a nutritionally-balanced diet. It is one of three classes the hospital is hosting nationwide this month.

Pet owners are invited to participate in the fitness classes, led by Quince, and meet with Banfield veterinarians who will perform body condition testing, answer nutrition questions and provide wellness checks. Attendees will also receive a coupon for a free office visit, nutrition consultation and body condition assessment at any Banfield location.

According to Banfield’s State of Pet Health 2012 Report, to keep pets at a healthy weight, treats should be limited to less than 10 percent of a pet’s daily caloric requirements. Treats do not have to be food — consider rewarding good behavior with something a pet enjoys, such as play time or going for a long walk, which is beneficial for the pet and their waistline.

The park is located at 265 Park Ave. West.

For event location and information and general pet health information, visit

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