Healthcare and exercise, it’s not just for you!

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!

-Apitome-

About apitome

I am a mother, a pit bull advocate, but mostly I am just like any of you, I am passionate about politics, the environment and dog advocacy. I want possitive changes within the judicial system as well. I want my children to grow up in a country where we are not told what breed of dog we can own. I want to see BSL put in the trash where it belongs! I want to see the constitution protected but not manipulated *see anything on the mosque near ground zero (USA) or changing Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays (Canada)* I am not racist in any way shape or form against any ethnic group, I do however have prejudices against bad behavior! If you abuse our laws, kids, the elderly, or animals, If you move to a new country and then demand that country to change everything about it's laws & way of life to suit your own agenda, If you blatantly break those laws with no regard and show no repect for them, if you engage in dog fighting or any other forms of animal abuse, torture or neglect, or if you are a pedophile, Than yes! You are on my radar for sure, and I will do EVERYTHING within my power to see you stopped and brought to justice! Furthering that goal, I have no qualms about publishing the names and faces of convicted abusers. I am not trying to change the world, I simply want to see things improve not backslide, Mostly for my children and these wonderful dogs futures! I may say things you agree with, and I may say things that you won't agree with, I may anger you, challenge you, or just plain piss you off, but in my book that's ok as long as long as it inspires some form of action on your part. This is not a popularity contest, If I have said anything about a group or person that you don't agree with please feel free to leave a comment or simply don't come back. If You have been mentioned in my blog it is for one of two reasons, you are either an advocate or you are an abuser loser, if you are the latter I could care less what you think! I value the opinions of trash about as much as I do that of a slug! Everything in print here is a matter of public record, or came from a trusted source, with that said, I am certainly willing to print both sides of any story, in an effort to be fair and always print the truth! View all posts by apitome

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