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PetFit is the first

animal healthcare business in South Africa

to bring the

benefits of Mind-Body exercise to dogs.


In 2008, Ansi van der Walt, a physiotherapist who specialises in the treatment of animals, realised that treating injuries and pain isn't enough. The dogs she sees are predisposed to problems due to poor body awareness, weak core stability and lack of flexibility.

She founded PetFit to offer programmes aimed at improving these causes rather than only treating the symptoms.  Additionally, these programmes are fun, enriching and safe bonding activities to improve quality of life for both you and your best friend.


Ansi also participates in dog sports such as agility and obedience, so she fully understands the physical and mental stresses placed on our canine athletes.  PetFit offers programmes which focus on prevention rather than cure, thus increasing your dog's longevity in their favourite sports and significantly reducing their risk of injury.  The boosted fitness, strength and flexibility resulting from these programmes has the added bonus of enhancing enjoyment of and success in dog sports.

At PetFit, we believe that correct, controlled, science-based exercise is vital for keeping your best friend fitter, healthier and more balanced.