Weight loss program helps pets start 2017 on the right paw

DEWITT (WSYR-TV) - Well pet owners, if your four legged friend is packing on the pounds this winter there's a new unique way for them to lose some weight.

The Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York just opened a new indoor pool.

The pool will be used for the clinic’s weight loss and therapy program which already equipped underwater treadmills.

“Especially in CNY with the winters, animals can't get out to exercise as much,” said Veterinary Technician Lis Conarton.

Conarton says 20 minutes in the pool equates to an hour of outdoor exercise.

It's estimated more than half of pets across America are overweight and the extra pounds can lead to diabetes, heart disease and arthritis explained the technician.  

The price for the new program starts at $30 for 30-minutes.

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