Friday, November 8, 2013

TV Show Casting Call for Obese Pets

We try to feed our pets healthy food, and the proper amount.
We walk our dogs, and provide our pets play time and exercise.
We participate in FitDog Friday, K9Kamp, and even use cool apps like Slimdoggy!
And some people hike, swim, surf, run, and do sporting activities with their pets.

But what if you had a pet who was seriously overweight, despite your best efforts? Or if you adopted a pet with obesity who didn't respond to your efforts? What if you needed extra help for your pet?

Would you consider participating in a TV show?

Punched in the Head Productions, which produces TV series for MTV, Bravo, Sundance, and the Cooking Channel, is holding an open casting call for owners of obese pets to be considered for a new national cable series. In the show, animal fitness and nutrition experts will help the pets get down to a healthy size. Cats, dogs, bunnies, pigs, and other pets are included.

I wasn't able to preview an episode of the show, so I'm not sure what the tone is like, but if you would enjoy the opportunity to be involved in a national television program, this may be for you. On the other hand, you may have to open your life up to scrutiny and transparency. But if you want to help an extremely obese animal get in shape, the new television program could help.

To audition, submit your name, age, phone number and two photos of yourself and your pet, and a short description of your current situation to But hurry! They are looking for the right pets to help right away.

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  1. Tenacious Little TerrierNovember 8, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    I would not... but I've never had an obese pet either. So who knows?

  2. If done right, this tv show is a great idea to help a few obese pets and bring more attention to the pet obesity epidemic.

  3. We are doing a TV episode on fitness/weight loss and a Be proActive Challenge here in Canada. Working on details now to make sure safe and tone is right.

  4. More Exposure to the cause of slimming your pet cant be a bad thing. Every little bit helps. And who knows - maybe some more people will discover the benefits of being a little healthier with their pets......

  5. We have been working on a concept for a canine makeover show. It is about the owners as much or more so than the pet. Slimdoggy Steve raining havoc on the pet parents habits.

  6. BaaaaWaaah... I could put ERNIE the Blubber Butt in that show.

  7. Thanks for the shout out. I think Nellie is overweight but not obese. Have a great weekend.

  8. I would live to be on TV but I'm skinny

  9. Huh, sounds like it might be an interesting show. But Rita can't apply!

  10. I hope it will benefit some pets and hopefully open the eyes of some owners to the problems that come from having overweight pets.

  11. Sounds like a great way to raise awareness and educate owners....

    Great to meet you on the FitDog Friday Blog hop!


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