Stay-Healthy Tips For You And Your Dog

Just like people, dogs need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them in good shape, both physically and mentally. And since dogs crave human company, and choosing your dog as your exercise partner is the best option.

Frequent activities positively impact the health of your dog in many ways, to the benefit of his muscles, bones, digestion, sleep, circulation and general attitude. But before taking your dog for exercise to the park make sure you carry poop bags with you.

You can buy dog waste disposal bags through or from a nearby pet store. The link between canine and human encourages men to exercise more often and lose more weight than the most popular diet plans nationwide.

Tips to get started

Exercise needs vary from dog to dog, depending on the type of dog, age, weight, and other factors. Therefore, consult with your veterinarian before beginning any exercise program with your dog-and be sure to consult with your doctor about the right program for you.

Take things slowly at first. Start with short sessions at a slow speed, then gradually increase the time, speed and distance.

Your dog's paw pads will need time to strengthen, so start walking or running with him on soft surfaces such as dirt, sand or grass.

Avoid exercising your dog immediately before or after it is eaten. A full stomach can cause indigestion. Only give a small amount of water before and immediately after exercise.