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5 Great Reasons To Walk Your Dog Daily
November 20, 2021
It’s Walk Your Dog Week! We know, for plenty of dog owners, every week is Walk Your Dog Week. If you don’t have a yard, you’ll have to walk Fido, just for sanitary purposes. However, potty breaks aren’t the only reason to take your pooch for regular strolls. A Raleigh, NC vet lists some other reasons to go grab your pet’s leash in this article.

Exercise

Staying active is just as important for dogs as it is for people. Most of our four-legged friends need at least a daily walk to stay healthy and fit. Of course, every pup is a little different, so you’ll want to ask your vet for specific advice.

Entertainment/Stimulation

Understandably, dogs can get quite bored staring at the same four walls all the time. Daily walks give your furry friend a much-needed change of scenery. Plus, Fido also gets beneficial mental stimulation from being able to explore new places and, of course, sniff brush and grass. That’s great for his mind!

Bonding

Dogs have a capacity to form very strong bonds with their owners. However, that relationship takes work. Spending time with your canine friend is very important! (Plus, it’s always cute seeing how happy Fido gets exploring new places.)

Burn Off Zoomies

Dogs vary quite widely on the activity scale. Some are basically fuzzy little rockets on paws, while others are couch potatoes. Both types will benefit from the physical activity. However, if Fido is very active and zoomy, you’ll also find that vigorous walks let him burn off some steam. If you tire your pet out with walks and play sessions, he’ll probably be much calmer—and therefore, better behaved—after.

It’s Good For You, Too

Fido isn’t the only one who benefits from all those walks. Dog owners usually tend to weigh less than people who don’t have pups, and it’s probably safe to say that all those walks play a role in that. Even a few quick walks a day will add up! Plus, you will also get a chance to take in some fresh air, and spend a little quality time with your canine buddy. What better way to start or end a long day than by hanging out with your furry bff? Do you have questions about your dog’s health or care? Contact us, your local Raleigh, NC animal clinic, today!
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