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Benefits of Exercising Your Pup

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New Year, New Resolutions! Recently we asked our Petzey community what their pet-related resolutions were, and a lot of pet parents said they want to exercise their dogs more. There are a lot of amazing benefits to exercising your dog!

Here’s our take on the benefits of exercising your dog daily.

Benefits of Exercising

  • Healthy exercise for both you and your dog benefits joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and all organ systems.
  • Helps reduce obesity (along with a proper diet).
  • Increases blood flow through the heart and increases oxygen delivery to all internal organs such as the brain, kidneys, liver, intestines, heart, and lungs, etc.
  • Stimulates your dog’s active immune system while outside getting fresh air and exploring your surroundings.
  • Increases and satisfies curiosity about your dog’s environment outside of your home.
  • Helps reduce destructive behavior by keeping your dog more active thus burning off excess energy and making him/her less bored by keeping them busy.
  • Increases better socialization skills for both of you by interacting with others while on a walk or at the dog park.

A Couple Reminders

  • Walk your dog on a strong, safe, and secure leash appropriate for the size of your dog.
  • Microchip your dog and make sure they have a collar with ID tags attached just in case they get away.
  • Be cautious of outside temperature and length of the walk especially for brachycephalic (short snout/smushed face) breeds and senior dogs.
  • Wear bright-colored or reflective clothing including a collar or vest for your dog to help you both be seen at night.
  • Use the Petzey app today and contact a Petzey Veterinary professional to answer any additional questions about walking your pup!

Use the Petzey app today and contact a Petzey Veterinary professional to answer any additional questions about walking your pup!

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