Exercises for Dogs
If your dog is already carrying extra weight, the Association for Pet Obesity recommends walking him for a minimum of 30 minutes five times per week. Start with 10 minutes of brisk walking the first week followed by 20 minutes at a casual pace. The goal is to increase the amount of brisk walking by five minutes each week until the entire 30-minute walk is at a fast pace. After about a month, challenge yourself and your dog by upping the total walk time to 45 minutes.
We’re Happy to Provide Diet and Exercise Recommendations
It’s important to speak to your pet’s regular veterinarian at Chaska Valley Veterinary Clinic before changing her diet or exercise routine. After evaluating your dog or cat’s current health status, your veterinarian can provide suggestions for how to incorporate more exercise or recommend a different type of food. We’re excited to partner with you for your pet’s health and look forward to hearing more about her progress.
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