Exercise and Dogs!

October 19, 2019

Exercise and Dogs!

Obesity in dogs is an increasing problem.


Globally, between22 to 40% of domesticated dogs are considered to be obese! Obesity brings a lot of other health problems such as heart issues, joint pains, back problems, breathing issues, etc. 


So, it is vital to keep your furry friend’s weight in check to ensure he’s healthy. A proper, healthy diet along with some exercise is all your furry friend needs. 

 

Exercise is Crucial for Dogs

Did you know that an active lifestyle can help increase your dog’s lifespan? 


In this section of the blog post, we’ll go through some of the reasons why exercise is crucial for your dog’s wellbeing. 


Take a look. 

Helps Keep the Weight in Check

Have the pounds been piling up? 


Dogs are active beings. In the wild, they spend hours running around in the wild with their pack to hunt their food, protect their territory, etc. 


But, things have changed for pet dogs. 


They spend most of their day napping on the couch, playing with their toys and emotionally blackmailing you into giving them your food. This sedentary lifestyle is one of the key reasons why obesity is on the rise. 


So, to keep obesity---and, all other health issues it brings with it---it’s essential to exercise your dog!


However, it is important to ensure that the weight isn’t piling on due to other health issues so, get your furry friend checked by the vet regularly. 

Slow Down Aging

Exercise helps keep your dog younger for longer. 


Regular exercise helps keep age-related health problems at bay! 


Isn’t that awesome!? 


However, you should monitor your dog to ensure whether or not he can take intense exercise. 

Helps Keep Fido Socialized

Just like people have a better workout if they hit the gym with their friends, dogs have more fun and a better workout when playing with other dogs.  

In Conclusion 

Exercise is crucial for your dog’s health and wellbeing. 


The amount of exercise your dog needs depends on several factors: 

  • Age
  • Breed 
  • Health or medical problems 
  • Diet 
  • Current weight 

It is best to consult your vet to determine how much exercise your dog needs daily. 


Do you have any questions? Leave them in the comments, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!


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