Topic: Fitness and exercises for dogs and puppies.
Guests: Dr. Leslie Eide
Synopsis: Kat and Becca are joined by veterinary fitness expert Leslie Eide to discuss fitness and exercise considerations for dogs, puppies, and senior dogs. Learn how to warm up your dog, behavioral signs they may be overdoing it, and how to vary exercise so they stay fit and healthy. Whether or your exercise routine is a neighborhood walk or you’re prepping for high impact sports, Leslie has some ideas to up your game.
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Dr. Leslie Eide graduated from Colorado State University’s Veterinary School in 2006. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine in Albuquerque, NM. She continued her education by becoming certified in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehab Institute with a focus in sports medicine. Dr. Eide continues to learn more about rehabilitation, sports medicine and pain management through daily practice and continuing education seminars.
In the agility world, Dr. Eide has trained two dogs to their ADCH (Agility Dog Champion), one to ADCH Bronze, ATCH2 (Agility Trial Champion), and MACH (Master Agility Champion). She has competed at ASCA Agility Finals, USDAA Cynosports, and at the AKC National Agility Championship. Both her current agility dogs, Ghost and Stig, had top ten finishes at the 2018 US Open.
Dr. Eide’s interest in sports did not just begin with dog agility. At the age of 5 she began swimming competitively for her local summer league team. She competed in many national events placing 3rd in the 1994 U.S. Swimming National Junior Championship in the 200 Breast Stroke. She went on to compete for the University of New Mexico Swim Team from 1996-2000. In 1998 she broke the school record in the 400 Individual Medley and held that record until 2002. During her time as a swimmer, she learned about exercise physiology, sports medicine, and physical therapy.