Fitness

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) If you’ve got a hyperactive dog that needs to chill out before a nap, car ride, vet visit, or for any other reason, you’re probably looking for ways to get them tired quickly. Maybe a walk would take too long and you don’t have the time, or maybe you need something
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) “Obesity is a big problem in pets, just as it is with people, and exercising helps keep the dog’s weight down,” said Dr. Susan Nelson, Kansas State veterinarian and assistant professor of clinical sciences. “Dogs also need an outlet to relieve their energy or else they may develop destructive behavior. Your
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Question: I know jogging isn’t a good idea — what exercises are appropriate for my pup until she’s full grown? Answer: It’s not that jogging is a bad idea; it is just too easily overdone. If you keep everything in moderation and use good sense you should be okay. Small dogs should not be asked to run
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The leaves are falling and the weather is cooling down, which means there are a whole bunch of new activities you can do with your dog this fall season. Autumn offers plenty of stuff to do that you can’t take advantage of in any other season. Here are seven of our favorite things to do
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) We often think of exercise only as a health issue, but it has significant day-to-day effects on a dog’s behavior as well. Dogs — particularly puppies and young dogs — have a lot of energy, and if they don’t get the chance to burn it off, destructive behavior is often the
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: How do I know if my dog is bored? Answer: A good indication your dog is bored is that you don’t come back to the same house in the evening that you left in the morning. A bored dog is likely to be a destructive dog–chewing up curtains, tearing up
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Obesity in dogs is almost as common as obesity in humans. In fact, experts say somewhere between 25 and 40 percent of dogs are obese or likely to become obese. The health consequences of these extra pounds are just as serious, too: overweight dogs put greater stress on their joints, hearts, lungs, liver, and kidneys.
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Need a little motivation? These dogs will inspire you to get up and jump for joy! Is your dog a jumping bean or a couch potato? Catch me! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Action shot! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Get it! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) So graceful! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) He’s got it! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Little baby! (Photo
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For many people, jogging and running with their dogs is not only a great way to get some exercise, but it’s also an opportunity to spend quality time with their pets. If you want to get some fresh air while running with your dog, you also have to keep in mind your pet’s own limitations
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Your veterinarian is nearly as important in your dog’s life as you are. So, when looking for a vet, keep in mind they’ll be doing more more than just administering vaccines and performing check-ups. They’ll be involved in many stages of both your dog’s life and yours. Plan ahead for your dog’s
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(Photo By: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) For outdoorsy dog lovers, hiking with a canine companion is the perfect way to spend a weekend. Getting some exercise while experiencing the majestic natural world is fun on its own, but doing it with your best furry friend at your side elevates the experience to awesome. Hiking
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) You’ve probably seen dogs out for a happy, safe morning jog with their owners, eagerly keeping up the pace and having a great time. You’ve also probably seen dogs getting dragged along as they try to catch their breath while their owners pull their leashes, running too fast for their pup
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