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Fitness Unleashed!: A Dog and Owner's Guide to Losing Weight and Gaining Health Together [Paperback]

Marty Becker D.V.M. , Robert Kushner M.D.
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Book Description

May 2, 2006
Got a canine couch potato? In just a few weeks, man’s best friend can become man’s best exercise buddy. Here’s how!

Like their owners, more than half of American dogs are overweight. Research shows that trim pets live up to two years longer than overweight ones—making for a more healthy, vibrant life for your dog.

In a groundbreaking study, top obesity expert Dr. Robert Kushner found that exercising with your dog not only benefits your furry friend, it also gives you more confidence and motivation to exercise, leading to more weight-loss success. Dr. Kushner and prominent veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker have teamed up to present a simple, comprehensive walking program—beginning with just three 15-minute walks per week—that is as good for you as it is for your dog!

From starting out on the right foot (or paw) to gradually increasing the duration of your walks, Fitness Unleashed! is an indispensible guide to fitness and fun for you and your dog.

Editorial Reviews


“With a doggy fitness partner encouraging you to take a brisk tour of the neighborhood, you have everything to lose and gain. Two thumbs and two paws up for Fitness Unleashed!” —Dr. Mehmet Oz, coauthor of the bestselling You: The Owner’s Manual

“I appreciate the fact that Fitness Unleashed! is based in science and filled with easy-to-use techniques, and is proven to work. This is a simple, safe, and surefire way to lose weight, gain health, and feel more alive.” —Dr. Ken Cooper, chairman and CEO, Cooper Aerobics Center

“It’s too bad dogs can’t read! But you can, so take the advice in Fitness Unleashed!, act on it, and share it with your canine pets. You’ll both live longer and better!” —Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, bestselling author and health editor for Parade magazine

About the Author

Marty Becker, D.V.M., is a pet columnist for Knight-Ridder Tribune News Service and coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul. He lives in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Robert Kushner, M.D., is a professor of medicine at Northwestern University and medical director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Institute and He has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 2001. He lives in Chicago.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; First Edition edition (May 2, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307338584
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307338587
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,453,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative book November 5, 2006
By W. Rote
This book was informative and easy to follow. There were many helpful ideas and programs for all levels of fitness. It was easy to read and had references that were very useful. An easy and inexpensive way to get in shape.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very basic March 18, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book I got shows it was a freebie from Hill's, but I assume it's just like the one pictured. I found it to be very basic with not much in the way of new information. This would be fine with someone who needed some ideas about starting a fitness program for him or herself and/or to add the family dog to the fitness program.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fitness with your Dog - Excellent December 2, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Looking for a way to get fit and spend time with your dog. This is it. It helps you to understand the needs of your dog while you are working out. It helps to bring your needs/wants together with your dog.
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2.0 out of 5 stars If you are an educated person, don't bother September 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The book was very easy to follow/understand, however I think it was WAY too basic. Most of the book was common sense tips. I borrowed through my local library. I would not recommend purchasing.
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