I have a confession...Both of my pups are 'Over-treated'. That is my polite way of saying that they could lose a couple of pounds. Okay, the vet might've said she couldn't feel their ribs. Fun fact, I can't feel mine either. If you are having a similar situation with your dog, there is a new business that could help us out.

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Meet the Masterminds

Tyler and Alexis Kneer, are a passionate couple with a love for animals, fitness, and adventure (including their hiking pug, Mr. Ricky Ricardo!). They understand the importance of keeping our furry friends happy and healthy, and The Running Lab is their way to share that passion with the Evansville community.

Photo: The Running Lab
Photo: The Running Lab

This is Not a Treadmill 

This innovative mobile unit brings the gym to your home, complete with non-motorized slatmills that adapt to your dog's pace and build muscle like no walk in the park can. Plus, it's climate-controlled, so your pup can exercise comfortably year-round, rain or shine.

But why not just take my dog for a run outside?

The Running Lab's slatmills offer unique advantages:

  • Increased resistance: Burns more calories and builds muscle faster than a leisurely stroll.
  • Controlled environment: Ensures safety and eliminates distractions, making exercise more efficient.
  • Personalized attention: Certified trainers guide your dog through progressive stages, maximizing results.

Read More: Southern Indiana City Ranked One of Worst to Walk Dogs 2024

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Pricing and Info:

You can start out with a $50 trial run, and see if this is something that would benefit your dog. Then they offer different pricing for multiple workouts and monthly runs.

Photo: The Running Lab
Photo: The Running Lab

Sidenote, I didn't ask if they have a human option...But maybe that's something to think about!

Pet Safe, Toxic, and Poisonous Plants

These are examples of plants that are pet safe, toxic, and poisonous if ingested. It is not a complete list of every safe and non-safe plant.

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LOOK: Here Are 30 Foods That Are Poisonous to Dogs

To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

Gallery Credit: Rachel Cavanaugh