06 Dec Workout With Your Dog
Owning a dog offers many benefits besides companionship and security. Besides unconditional love and obedience, dogs can also help you to stay fit and healthy.
Sadly, over 25% of dogs today weight too much — a statistic that totals even higher for humans. Our lack of initiative to take care of ourselves physically unfortunately effects our pets negatively as well. Fortunately, owning a dog provides you with a great opportunity to spend more time with your pet while both of you get back in shape!
An unhealthy dog inhibits your pet to do everything you love about them. Unhealthy dogs experience increased risk from heat exhaustion, heart disease, arthritis and from developing deadly cancers. Other side effects include decreases in speed and stamina. It also prevents them from enjoying physical activities without pain.
The right way to exercise your dog depends on its age, breed and size. The simplest way to get exercise with your dog is through brisk walks or jogging. Some dogs also enjoy fetching bones, tennis balls and even swimming. If you’re struggling with what activities to do with your dog, consult your veterinarian.