PET AEROBICS by Warren & Fay Eckstein Eckstein


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An exercise guide that recommends everything from sit-ups and ""pumping iron"" to Jacuzzi baths and cha-cha dancing--for pets--is hard to take seriously, even when the authors are noted animal trainer/behaviorist and TV personality Warren Eckstein and wife/partner Fay. The Ecksteins, who share their home with over 50 dogs, cats, and other creatures (including a pet pig who at 500 lbs. had to give up his favorite sport--skateboarding), make a cogent argument for the importance of aerobic exercises, which increase physical endurance. A carefully planned and organized exercise program, we're told, is beneficial to any pet's physical and emotional well-being. Most useful are chapters on how to transform activities that come natural to pets--running, swimming, ball playing--into enjoyable regimens. Given the large number of overweight and sedentary pets, the Ecksteins' many sensible tips, as well as some of their lighthearted suggestions, might well be taken up.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1984
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston