Downsize My Pet

The series that has put some of the nation’s podgiest pets through a six week heath and fitness overhaul will for the first time Downsize both owner and pet in the season final of Downsize My Pet, screening Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30pm on 3.

Toska is the tubby 6 year old chocolate coloured, chocolate chomping Labrador of the McGaw family. As the family’s four legged dishwasher it’s her job to lick all the dinner plates sparkling clean. At the office, her puppy dog eyes have all Dad’s co-workers donating their sausage rolls, burgers and buns.

Downsize my pet

In fact, Toska is a master in the art of begging, having Mum, Dad and the kids wrapped around her little paw. But the worst offender of all is Toska’s mum Megan who dishes out love throughout the day. With the steady stream of toast, pasta, pies and fries both Toska and Megan’s waistlines are expanding as fast as the food is being eaten.

Now it’s time to Downsize both owner and pet!

It’ll be up to super vet Sasha Nowell and animal trainer Alexis Banas to get the lazy and lethargic lab off the couch and into an exercise regime.

However, it’ll take big guns to beat the big buns of Megan so joining Sasha and Alexis in this season final is a special guest, ‘Downsize Me’s’ diet demon Damian Kristof. It’s up to him to steer Megan clear of those tempting treats which are sending her and Toska to an early grave.

But changing the habits of a lifetime can be hard, especially for this busy Mum. Faced with a strict new exercise and training regime, will Megan force herself and her furry friend off the couch and back on track in time to complete their ultimate fitness challenge? Or will those puppy dog eyes be too enticing to resist giving in?

Packed full of nutrition, exercise and training tips for both pet and owner the Downsize My Pet finale promises to revolutionise the way we care for our precious pets and ourselves.

Don’t miss this action-packed and highly entertaining one hour Downsize My Pet season final, screening Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30pm on 3.

DOWNSIZE MY PET

Tuesday, September 18th at 7:30pm

From the producers of Downsize Me, this new series puts some of the nation’s podgiest pets through a six week heath and fitness overhaul in Downsize My Pet, premiering Tuesday, September 18th at 7:30pm.

New Zealand is a nation of animal lovers but are we killing our beloved pets with kindness? It’s estimated that almost half of our furry friends are overweight or even more worryingly some are morbidly obese and the numbers are rising.

Just like the human obesity epidemic, a growing number of pets are suffering a long list of weight related problems including arthritis, heart and respiratory problems and diabetes all seriously affecting their wellbeing and shortening their lifespan.

However unlike humans, our furry friends don’t make their own choices when it comes to eating lean cuisine or a fat filled burger and fries.

In each episode our expert duo of vet Sasha Nowell and trainer Alexis Banas take the hapless owner to task over a range of truly shocking food choices and non-existant exercise regimes.

To really hit the health message home Sasha reveals a table laid out with the human equivalent of their four legged friend’s current diet; be it a dog, cat or even a miniature horse. If that wasn’t shocking enough the culprit has to don the Crash Diet Dummy suit for twenty four hours and eat the lot – it’s certainly a lesson no-one forgets in a hurry.

But changing the habits of a lifetime can be hard, especially for the owners! Faced with a strict new exercise and training regime can they force their furry friends off the couch and back on track in time to complete their ultimate fitness challenge? Or will those puppy dog eyes be too enticing to resist giving those treats?

Packed full of nutrition, exercise and training tips Downsize My Pet promises to revolutionize the way we care for our precious pets in an informative, entertaining and inspirational new series.

Don’t miss the season premiere of Downsize My Pet, screening Tuesday, September 18th at 7:30pm on 3.

DOWNSIZE MY PET

Tuesday, September 18th at 7:30pm

From the producers of Downsize Me, this new series puts some of the nation’s podgiest pets through a six week heath and fitness overhaul in Downsize My Pet, premiering Tuesday, September 18th at 7:30pm.

New Zealand is a nation of animal lovers but are we killing our beloved pets with kindness? It’s estimated that almost half of our furry friends are overweight or even more worryingly some are morbidly obese and the numbers are rising.

Just like the human obesity epidemic, a growing number of pets are suffering a long list of weight related problems including arthritis, heart and respiratory problems and diabetes all seriously affecting their wellbeing and shortening their lifespan.

However unlike humans, our furry friends don’t make their own choices when it comes to eating lean cuisine or a fat filled burger and fries.

In each episode our expert duo of vet Sasha Nowell and trainer Alexis Banas take the hapless owner to task over a range of truly shocking food choices and non-existant exercise regimes.

To really hit the health message home Sasha reveals a table laid out with the human equivalent of their four legged friend’s current diet; be it a dog, cat or even a miniature horse. If that wasn’t shocking enough the culprit has to don the Crash Diet Dummy suit for twenty four hours and eat the lot – it’s certainly a lesson no-one forgets in a hurry.

But changing the habits of a lifetime can be hard, especially for the owners! Faced with a strict new exercise and training regime can they force their furry friends off the couch and back on track in time to complete their ultimate fitness challenge? Or will those puppy dog eyes be too enticing to resist giving those treats?

Packed full of nutrition, exercise and training tips Downsize My Pet promises to revolutionize the way we care for our precious pets in an informative, entertaining and inspirational new series.

Don’t miss the season premiere of Downsize My Pet, screening Tuesday, September 18th at 7:30pm on 3.

Is your dog often found begging under the table, scavenging in next doors’ bin, and pleading with passer-bys for a wee tidbit?

Does your cat cajole several meals at various houses around the neighbourhood with disastrous results to its tummy?

We are seeking people and their overweight pets to feature on our up and coming New Zealand television show Downsize My Pet.

You probably know about New Zealand Downsize Me programme which screens on 3 and which worked with overweight people to challenge them to meet health goals with the help of experts. We cheered them along, we learnt from their mistakes and achievements, and we were delighted when they succeeded.

Well, the same company who made that show are now making a brand new programme designed to downsize overweight pets: cats, dogs, rabbits, horses you name it!

We start filming in four weeks and we urgently need you to contact us if your pet is overweight, or your friend’s pet is definitely in need of help.

Participants in the show will receive expert help for dieting and exercising their pet, and for combating the pet’s naughty, greedy, or foraging habits!

The programme promises to be loads of fun, so if you are keen to be on the show, please contact Rachel on (09) 636 6023 or email your contact details and a description and photo of your pet to downsizemypet@slingshot.co.nz