Get Fit with Your Pet

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The New Year's resolution of getting fit is sometimes hard to keep. By mid-January and early February, the cold weather outdoors can deter even the most dedicated of people from striving for their exercise goals. Shaping up can be a difficult task on its own, but it is especially difficult if you're working at it alone. If you have a furry friend, though, the task at hand may be a little bit easier, and is sure to be a lot more fun.

Besides being exceptionally good cuddlers capable of comforting us at any time, our dogs are excellent workout buddies. Dogs make great running partners, and provide an excellent excuse for getting involved in a myriad of fun activities including disc dog, destination walking and agility training. While these exercises are great for our canines, they also provide a way for us humans to get in shape as well.

With this in mind, Eukanuba is hosting their "Get Fit" contest, a contest which celebrates the act of getting in shape with your furry friend. They want to see a cute photo of your pet, and hear in essay form your plans of how you'll "Get Fit" with your dog over the course of the next 12 weeks. Telling them your plans to shape up will give you a shot at a grand prize of $10,000 cash.

From the contest entries, three lucky finalists and 27 runner-ups will be selected. Each finalist will win a one-year supply of Eukanuba, and each runner-up will receive a "Get Fit" prize package to help them on their way to achieving their exercise goals with their pet. Entry is simple: just visit the "Get Fit" contest page on the Eukanuba Facebook and fill out the entry form anytime between now and February 3rd, 2013.

Do you have plans of getting fit with your pet in 2013? Enter your story in Eukanuba's contest and tell us how you plan on shaping up with your pet in a comment.


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