Just like humans, pets also need to get daily exercise to stay healthy and happy. Exercise can also play a big role in keeping your pet’s weight in check and improving the pet-owner relationship. But where do you start? How can you be sure that you’re giving your pet the right amount of exercise?
The Benefits of Exercise
Exercise is essential to keeping your dog in good health. It not only helps with weight control, but it can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as make their coat shiny and sweet-smelling. Exercise helps to release natural endorphins in the brain that make your dog feel happy and calm. If your dog is getting sufficient exercise you will notice that his or her sleep patterns improve too.
If your dog is getting enough exercise he or she will be less likely to suffer from depression and separation anxiety, which can be a big problem if you work long hours or travel regularly. Dogs with sufficient exercise are less likely to experience joint pain or stiffness too.
Exercising with your pet allows you both to spend time together in the great outdoors while burning off excess energy that can lead to obesity. In this way, when you do eventually come back in for dinner you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that a little playtime has done both of you some good!
Taking the time to give your pets exercise every day can go a long way in helping them live healthier and happier lives. It will also help prevent any developing health problems associated with lack of exercise. You can find plenty of dog-friendly parks and trails near you online; take a look at the websites of your local government or recreation department to find out what you have available nearby.
We Can Help Your Pup Stay Healthy at Exceptional Pets!
Your dog or cat is part of your family, and you want the best for them. Here at Exceptional Pets, our doctors take the time to listen to your concerns and answer all your questions. We’ll explain everything in a way that shows we care. Our goal is to offer a loving, family-like environment where each pet we see feels safe and happy to be here. Please call or visit us today to schedule your companion’s visit.
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