Dog Obesity

The Family Pupz Podcast

Oct 17 2023 • 1 hr 11 mins

Today's Topic: It's disheartening to note that over 50% of pets in the U.S. are classified as overweight or obese. This excess weight contributes to a myriad of health issues, with obese dogs being predisposed to arthritis, diabetes, and reduced lifespan. The toll on their well-being is a reminder of the urgent need to address pet obesity through responsible feeding, regular exercise and other measures.

That's why we invited the founder & past CEO of K9 Fit Club, the founder & host of the Pets Are Family Podcast, and the founder & president of Moose’s March, a nonprofit dedicated to the early detection of pet cancer, Tricia Montgomery, to the podcast, to discuss the story around the founding of K9 Fit Club, the connection between the health and wellness of the dog parent and their dog, Tricia's story of her own struggles with being overweight, the scope and scale of the animal obesity epidemic and what she believes are the drivers of this trend, the overall health of the ecosystem of organizations that support the welfare and wellness of dogs, and so much more!

Guest Bio: Tricia Montgomery is a Senior Executive leader with 25+ years’ experience and proven track record of driving growth and revenue for the Animal Welfare, Veterinary, Health, Wellness, Fitness, Nutrition, and Pet + People industries across major local and national markets. Tricia excels in building relationships, spearheading revenue development and forging the key relationships necessary to build visibility, impact and financial resources to deliver organizational growth. Recognized for excellence in building and mentoring high-performing teams and innate ability to collaborate with stakeholders and staff at all levels of an organization to meet programmatic and philanthropic needs.

Tricia is the Founder and past CEO of K9 Fit Club, the first health and wellness gyms for pets and people, and the Director of Public Relations & Marketing at Augie Bones – the first plant-based, sustainable line of dog toys and consults with the City of Neom, building a brighter future and better tomorrow for pets and people.

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