Does your dog need an operation 'transpawmation'? Petmania Limerick has the answer

Donal O'Regan

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Does your dog need an operation 'transpawmation'? Petmania's Limerick stores has the answer

Rebecca Butler and Michelle Stapleton, of Petmania, with some happy and healthy pooches

AT A TIME of year when many humans are revitalising their own health and fitness regimes, Petmania is encouraging pet owners to take note of their dogs’ and cats’ well-being and weight.

Their Operation ‘Transpawmation’ free initiative is now taking place in their Limerick store until February, 25.

Petmania say that one-in-three Irish dogs and almost 40 per cent of cats are now overweight. In response, they launched an owner-led educational wellness initiative created in association with nutritional experts from Royal Canin.

Emily Miller, marketing manager with Petmania, said their programme focuses on the “key points in our pets lives which warrant diet and lifestyle reviews”.

”Similarly to humans, it is important to regularly look at the most appropriate diets that match our pet’s life stage. What you were feeding your dog or cat, twelve months ago, may not necessarily be what they need now,” she said.

If pets develop obesity it will shorten life expectancy and increase the risk of developing serious health conditions.

Visit Petmania’s stores in Eastpoint Retail Park, Ballysimon Road and Jetland Retail Park to get food diaries, exercise guides and vouchers to help pets on their journeys towards a happier and healthier life.