Madison
55° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

Spa offers weight-loss program for dogs

Published On: Jun 20 2013 09:53:02 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 20 2013 09:40:19 AM CDT
Chihuahua dog laying down

Garann Rose Means/SXC

A spa for dogs is helping paunchy pooches shed some weight in Washington state.

Ndnd, a 6-year-old Chihuahua who weighed 18 pounds, suffered from a chronic cough, lack of energy and joint problems when she first joined Wag Wellness in Bothell, Seattle TV station KCPQ reported.

A year after "working out" and a change in diet, Ndnd is now down to 9 pounds, has increased her muscle definition and no longer has her chronic cough, according to the Everett Herald.

She does triple laps around the pool during weekly "swimming lessons," paddling almost the entire 30 minutes.

Besides swimming, Wag Wellness also offers water therapy, massage and accupressure to its canine clients.

A 30-minute massage starts at $25, while a pre-swim massage followed by swimming lessons will run you $40, according to the spa's website.

Advertisement
  • Marysville Pilchuck school shooting 4

    KOMO

    2 dead in school shooting near Seattle, sources say

    A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, about 35 miles north of Seattle.

  • Craig Spencer

    America's Ebola patients

    An American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in Guinea was been diagnosed with the disease after returning to New York. Learn more about him and America's other Ebola victims.

  • Hot peppers

    Karimala/iStock

    Notable food recalls

    A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement