Veterinarians always recommend regular exercise for your dogs health. Exercise is important because it helps your dog burn calories, maintains healthy muscle tone, and lean body weight. By exercising your dog with different activities and stimulating your dogs’ mind, you can prevent boredom and destructive behaviours. Some healthy activities for you and your dog include: walking or jogging, playing fetch, swimming, playing with other dogs, agility and fly ball training. Some healthy treats veterinarians recommend (provided your dog is not on a specialty diet for allergies or medical condition) are apple slices with no seeds, banana slices, carrot slices, green beans and other fruits and vegetables (with no seeds or pits). A good quality low fat dog treats are also a good idea. The staff at Main West Animal Hospital encourage exercising with your pet regularly. It will help build a strong and everlasting bond!
Written by Brittany