May 01, 2008


 Taking it to the streets

Posted April 15, 2008 


PetFit Tour


The PetFit Tour—part of the AVMA-Hill's Pet Nutrition partnership that's raising awareness about pet obesity—kicked off in Miami this January. The nationwide tour runs through October and has so far made stops in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York City. The PetFit Tour will also be at the AVMA Annual Convention in New Orleans in July. The interactive tour (above) instructs visitors on how much more fattening snack food is for a pet than a person and lets them experience what a few extra pounds feel like on a feline companion. Together, the AVMA and Hill's hope to promote positive weight management behaviors by combining veterinary health care team communication and pet owner compliance, proper nutrition, daily fitness, and regular weight checks. To find out whether the PetFit Tour is coming to your city, check tour dates and locations at