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It’s Canine Fitness Month!

April is Canine Fitness Month, and it’s a great time for dog owners to focus on bettering your furry friends’ physical health. With canine obesity becoming increasingly common, we want to highlight the importance of regular exercise and a balanced diet for your pet. These simple steps can help prevent health issues and ensure your pet leads a long, happy life.

The Dangers of Canine Obesity

Canine obesity can lead to numerous health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and joint issues. Not only can this make your dog’s life more painful, it can also shorten their lifespan. It’s essential to recognize the signs of obesity, such as difficulty in breathing, reduced stamina, and a lack of visible waistline, and take proactive steps to address them.

Make Exercise Fun

Putting regular physical activity into your dog’s routine can be both enjoyable and rewarding for both of you. Consider activities such as brisk walks, fetch games, swimming, and agility training to keep exercise engaging. Each dog’s exercise needs vary based on their breed, age, and health condition, so it’s important to adjust their activities accordingly.

Recognizing a Fit Dog

A healthy, fit dog typically has a visible waist, and you can feel (but not see) their ribs without excess fat covering. They should also have good stamina and be able to engage in physical activity without undue fatigue. If you’re unsure about your dog’s fitness level, contacting your veterinarian for a health assessment and personalized exercise recommendations is advisable.

Contact Your Veterinarian to Schedule Your Pet’s Appointment Today

Canine Fitness Month is a great reminder of the significant role exercise plays in our dogs’ health. For tailored advice and to ensure your dog is on the right track, visit your veterinarian for further guidance. They can guide you on the right amount of exercise for your dog.

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Monday
7:00am - 12:00pm,
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tues, & Fri -
7:00am - 6:00pm
Wed & Thurs -
7:00am - 8:00pm
Sat & Sun - Closed