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MORRISTOWN, NJ (WCBS 880) - You're not the only one. It seems Fido is getting a little flabby.


WCBS 880's Sean Adams reports

"There's an estimated 40 million dogs in the U.S. right now who either overweight or obese," says Jacqueline Morales of the Morris Animal Inn in Morristown.

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Stories from Main Street - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

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Morales says, "Just like people, blood pressure, diabetes, a lot of the health concerns that we see with people who are overweight also show up in dogs."

So, this luxury pet palace has put together a fitness retreat weekend.

LINK: Morris Animal Inn

It includes "fitness activities, like the treadmill, and doga... It's yoga for dogs," says Morales.

After getting limber with some downward-facing dog, it's time for that treadmill.

"Isabella is a puggle and she is on the treadmill," Morales pointed out to WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.

Now, down to the pooch pool.

Dogs in Pool at Morris Animal Inn
Dogs play in the pool at the Morris Animal Inn - Morristown, NJ - Jan 5, 2011 - Photo: Sean Adams / WCBS 880

"Doggie paddling and jumping in... They adore this," says Morales.

The dogs actually do laps. They're getting out, diving in, jumping, and swimming across.

"[They were also] shaking off on us," added Morales.

They finish with a facial, pawdicure, and massage.

"Give them a nice workout. Get the energy up. Get some burn and then, of course, really get some healing," says Morales.

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