Operation TransPAWmation Free Webinar with Vet Carol DoyleEmily Miller
Petmania’s Operation TransPAWmation launches with FREE Webinar
Petmania has launched its fifth annual Operation TransPAWmation. The pet specialists are now inviting pet-owners to join Vet, Carol Doyle for a Pet Health Webinar when they sign up for free to Operation TransPAWmation.
On Saturday, February 27th at 4pm the free webinar will go live and Small Animal Vet, Carol Doyle will share her expertise on managing pet’s weight and well-being, and answer many of the commonly asked questions about dog or cat’s diet, fitness and overall health. Participants are also invited to submit a pet-health question.
Owners are spending more time with their cats and dogs and giving out more treats. Amid evidence that pandemic pooches have been piling on the pounds1, Petmania Waterford is encouraging pet-owners to pay particular attention to their pets’ Body Condition Score (BCS) to ensure optimal health for their best friends.
The BCS is a visual examination of the pet’s body ranked on a scale from one to nine. A score of one is too thin and nine is dangerously obese. Carol will demonstrate the three simple visual checks that pet owners can do at home to assess a pets’ Body Condition Score as part of the free Webinar on February 27th.
Small Animal Vet and spokesperson for Operation TransPAWmation Carol Doyle said,
“In the clinic, more often than not pet-owners are shocked to learn that their pet is overweight. Obesity can lead to devastating health complications like orthopaedic issues, arthritis, cardio-respiratory problems, diabetes and can shorten a pet’s life expectancy and their quality of life. However with the proper know-how it is easily managed.”
“I’m delighted to team up with Petmania’s Operation TransPAWmation and help pet-owners manage their pets health and weight at home. I hope pet owners will join me online for lots of helpful advice and health tips by signing up to Petmania’s Operation TransPAWmation”.
Throughout February and March, Petmania are inviting pet owners to take part in Operation TransPAWmation. The eight-week health and wellbeing programme will be run online with weekly updates, a food diary, exercise and diet hints and tips plus an exciting weekly health-challenges to complete. Pets owners who compete in the weekly challenge and share their new skills on social media with the hashtag #PetmaniaOT will go into a weekly draw to win a Petmania gift-card. All pets who sign up to Petmania OT will also get exclusive access to the special Webinar presented by Operation TransPAWmation ambassador and Small Animal Vet, Carol Doyle plus discounts to use on petmania.ie.
Emily Miller of Petmania explains,
“Regular Body Condition Score checks, daily exercise and a well-balanced diet are the keys to maintaining a healthy weight for household pets. Even a small amount of overfeeding can lead to serious health problems over time. Through Operation TransPAWmation we hope to educate pet owners on how to recognise the early signs of weight-gain in their cats and dogs and quickly correct it.”
To get advice, tips and to sign up for Petmania’s Operation TransPAWmation visit www.petmania.ie
Carol Doyle, BSc VN DVM
Carol DoyIe is a small pet veterinarian in a practice in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and is the human companion to her cats, Nala and Donal, two horses - Indie and Bella, and her dog Phoebe.
As a guest blogger and advisor, Carol shares her professional advice with pet owners, answering many of the questions that she gets asked regularly in-clinic.