Did you know that millions of dogs go without healthcare and or exercise every year? Did you know the effects of this range from obesity and aggression to heart worms and mange?
It is just as important for your dog to be fit and healthy as it is for you, think about it, nobody likes exercising alone, well OK not nobody, but surely we can all agree it’s more fun with a buddy. Why not make your workout buddy your dog.
There are lots of things you can do to stay fit with your pet just look at Brad Pattison and 6 Legs to Fitness, what a great idea!
There are dog parks, trails, the beach, bike ridding, and my personal favorite throw a ball and then chase the dog to get it back, ha ha ha! No matter what you choose to do just get out there and do it! But remember to take a baggie and clean up after your dog, nobody like stepping in grass chocolates, and here’s a tip for those that don’t have pets, it’s not really chocolate! Just be mindful of the fatigue factor, dogs can get overheated and that’s not good, don’t make them keep up with a biathlete! Always be sure to have lots of water on hand and a collapsible bowl.
Healthcare is just as important, generally its best for your dog to see a Vet once a year but remember with puppies and older dogs they may need a bit more maintenance. Your best friend needs to have check ups, shots, and teeth cleaning, and nail trimming is a must as well, especially for indoor dogs. Love your dog enough to see to them just as if they were your child, after all they are your charge now and need your protection and your love.
I have personally seen dogs that are let go, and trust me when I say it’s not pretty and it’s just wrong! If you can invest in a Starbucks coffee every day than you can invest in your buddy!
So come on! Get out there and have fun! Treat your body and your dog’s lie a temple you will both have many years of fun together. Your dog will thank you, probably with soggy kisses or sneaking into bed with your for a well deserved cuddle!