PAWS stands for Pet Associated Workout Study. The purpose of the PAWS study is to evaluate the effectiveness of using a prescription physical activity program to improve health outcomes. We will be using canine activity monitors to collect information on dogs' activity levels, and measuring health outcomes and enjoyment of the exercise program.
Benefits of enrolling in this study include:
-FREE BLOODWORK FOR YOUR DOG
- FREE X-RAYS IF YOUR DOG HAS ARTHRITIS
- BE ENTERED TO WIN DOG ACTIVITY MONITORS AND OTHER GREAT PRIZES AFTER COMPLETION OF THE STUDY.
To participate in this study your dog has to be leash-trained, you and your dog have to be willing to participate in a prescribed exercise program, and you and your dog must be physically able to walk at least 30 minutes/day. Only one owner, per dog, can participate in the study. Dogs will be fitted with a collar-mounted activity monitor and 3 visits at CSU are required. Your dog will receive a veterinary evaluation and bloodwork free of charge in exchange for participating in the study.