While most dogs don’t become overweight after neuter or spay procedures with proper care, it is a possibility, and awareness is key to ensuring that your dog remains healthy throughout their years. Here’s what you should know about preventing weight gain in dogs who’ve gone through spaying or neutering.
October 9th is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, but obesity is a health problem for dogs all year long. In fact, experts say an estimated 56 percent of dogs are overweight or obese in the United States. Here’s what you should know about dogs and obesity.
Our senior pups may not move as fast as they used to, but they still benefit from regular exercise and walks. It’s important to keep older dogs moving, even if they don’t have the same physical abilities and needs that they did when they were younger. Here are some tips for walking senior dogs.
Most dogs love the outdoors, and on a hike, they’re able to stretch their legs and explore the world around them. But before you take your dog out on the trail, there are few things you need to consider. Here are six things you need when going on a hike with your dog.
Unfortunately, some people don’t think enough about exercise when selecting a breed, and they choose a dog who needs more exercise than they’re willing or have time to provide. Here are some tips to give your dog the exercise they need.
Regular, moderate exercise can help keep blood flowing to senior dogs’ muscles, get joint fluid moving, and stave off weight gain that can worsen conditions such as diabetes or arthritis. Here are some outdoor exercises for your older pooch.
Indoor exercises can provide a low-stress workout for your gray-faced, senior pup that will help them avoid gaining weight, which can worsen arthritis and heart disease. If your dog is stuck inside because of the weather, give these a try.
A new study suggests that overweight and obese dogs tend to live significantly shorter lives than fitter dogs, up to two and a half years. Converted to human years, that’s as much as 10 to 15 years.
When it comes to determining if jogging is safe for your dog, there are several factors to consider, including breed, age, health, and even the weather.
Here’s one of my recommendations for a New Year’s resolution that will optimize the quality of life of your canine or feline companion. Set attainable and sustainable activity goals for yourself and your pet. Commit to doing physical activity on a daily basis.
Lose or keep off the winter weight with these ten workouts that you can do with your dog while you’re stuck indoors during the cold season.
How do I know if my dog is bored?
Your veterinarian is nearly as important in your dog’s life as you are.
Fetch is a great form of both mental and physical exercise. When structured properly, it’s also a terrific way to practice impulse control and consistent obedience.
Running with your dog is a mutually beneficial activity, but there’s more to it than putting on running shoes, putting a leash on your dog, and heading for the door.
As autumn gets underway, your family has probably settled into its back-to-school and back-to-business-as-usual routine. But how is your pet adjusting to the post-summer routine?
What sort of outings are appropriate for older dogs?
How many times a day should I give my dog a bathroom break?
Quality food and clean water are essential to a long, healthy life.
Diet, exercise, and weight management
Longer days, warm weather, and weekends spent frolicking with your furry friends all mean one thing–spring is here!