Sheltie Nation

Spring is coming…get out & have fun with your Sheltie.

MaggieOur friend Patrick sent us a heartfelt reminder that as good Sheltie parents, we owe it to our furry children to take good care of them.

“Our first Sheltie Mandy died at age 12 from being overweight.  I learned a terrible lesson from this tragic loss and want all Sheltie owners to know how important it is to keep your Sheltie fit.  They are natural herders and want to get to the outdoors as often as possible.  Please take time to take care of your own health and the health of your Sheltie…get out to the park and have a good run at least 4 times a week…daily is even better.”

Thanks to Patrick & Maggie Girl for the caring reminder & lovely spring photo.  :)

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  1. I agree wholeheartedly! A few years ago my Sheltie Bonnie was a bit overweight and seemed to be aging too fast- trouble getting up, no energy, slept a lot. She was overwieight, and her vet recommended putting her on a diet and getting more exercise. It took a while, but as she got more fit and the weight came off, she had more energy, looked and felt better, and it really gave her a new ‘leash’ on life in her remaining years- I could see that she felt like a young pup again and we had a few more years together before she passed.
    I now keep my two girls Bea and Byrdie fit and trim so they can have as full lives as possible, even if they think mom is being cruel in not giving them all the treats they want.
    Ellen Leigh

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