Exercising your pet is a vital part of owning a pet. This is especially true in the city as dogs and cats usually have very little space to roam on a daily basis, so they need to be actively taken out or engaged in daily movement.
Vets Auckland have noticed an increase in the volume of preventable conditions that have come about from overweight pets such as: heart disease, joint and mobility problems, breathing complications and even diabetes. Experts believe that an estimated 40% of pets today are overweight.
The amount of exercising your pet needs depends on the age, breed and size of the animal. When choosing your pet always get one that will fit in with your family and your lifestyle.
Exercising your pet can be a great way to get fit yourself. A fit and motivated exercise buddy can increase your motivation. Exercising your pet can become a change of lifestyle for you too.
Vets Auckland have come up with some tips for exercising your pet to keep them fit and healthy:
These tips are generally for dogs, but it’s important to note you should be – whatever kind they are. Cats who live in built up city areas that cannot roam need ample play space inside. Its vital to create a place in your house that they can climb, like carpet tree or similar. As they are hunters toys that they can chase and catch are important. Discovering more funny tips and tools for pet exercising.
Remember pets can overheat. With the warmer weather approaching it’s a great opportunity to go exploring new pet friendly areas. When , always be prepared for the conditions.
Vets Auckland want you to remember:
And don’t forget the poo bag!
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