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Importance of Exercising Your Dog

Last updated 7 years ago

Exercise is a vital part of any dog's health, whether at home or in boarding kennels. Settling into a good exercise routine of walks and other activities not only benefits your pet, but can also be great for your own health.

This video from Howcast shows how regular walking and exercise can be of great benefits to dogs and their owners, whatever their age and level of fitness.

If your dog is unused to physical exertion, it's a good idea to start slowly, as this can help build stamina. This can also be the case for puppies and older dogs, or pets that are overweight. If you're going walking with your dog, two 30-minute walks per day can be ideal, and you can make the walks more interesting and diverse by varying the route or driving to new walking locations.

More physically fit pets and owners may prefer to run, the length of which can be extended slowly over the course of several weeks. Always consult your veterinary surgeon before starting any new exercise regime with your dog.

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