Just because you don’t exercise, doesn’t mean your pet can’t get moving.

By People Staff
Updated November 28, 2008 04:40 PM

“If you don’t care enough about yourself, at least keep your dog healthy,” scolds Henry Bonnes, DVM. He’s testifying on behalf of Pawwws treadmills for dogs, which can be yours for as little as $599. Yes, you read that right – there are treadmills out there made just for your dog. And in seconds, you can find half a dozen places to buy them online.

At jogadog.com, doggie treadmills (above) from very small ($1,095) to extra large ($2,995!) are marketed to show dog handlers. Fit-Fur-Life promotes them for animal rehab. No doubt they’d be helpful for someone physically unable to walk a dog, too. And yet I can’t help thinking that for most people, a home treadmill for dogs is a little silly – how lazy can we be? Pretty lazy, I guess – Pet Comfort Products suggests that even if I walk my dog, it’s unlikely I walk them enough. Sigh. Perhaps some videos of animals decidedly not used to walking on treadmills will cheer me up… Oh, forget it. If anyone wants me, I’ll be walking the dog.

–Mary Sheely