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When to Reevaluate Your Pet’s Physical Activity Levels

Exercise isn’t just essential for us humans –it’s also a critical aspect of your pet’s health and well-being. But how can you tell if your pet is getting enough? You can’t exactly put a pedometer or a fitness tracker on a dog, although that would certainly make the process easier. Our animal experts are here to share some common signs that your pet may be missing out on the exercise they need to stay healthy.

Your Pet’s Weight is Changing

If your pet’s weight has been increasing, it’s a sign that they might not be moving around enough to compensate for the amount of food that they eat. If your pet has a sedentary lifestyle, it’s likely that those extra treats could be to blame for your pet’s weight gain. Before starting your pet on any type of exercise regimen, however, it’s important to consult with your veterinarian. They can rule out any other potential causes for weight gain and help you figure out the right type and amount of exercise for your pet.

Destructive Behaviors

Are you seeing an increase in destructive behaviors from your pet? They might have too much energy and could be taking it out on your sofa. Pets often express their excess energy and frustration through behaviors like digging, chewing, or tearing things apart. Consider upgrading their exercise routine if training doesn’t provide a solution. Take your dog for extra walks or engage your cat in playtime more often and see if they start to calm down.

Withdrawn Behavior

When pets start to show a lack of interest in interacting with you, this mood change could be a sign of a lack of exercise. Pets that don’t get enough activity may become more likely to be sedentary. While increasing exercise is beneficial, it’s equally important to consult with your veterinarian to ensure there aren’t underlying health concerns that could be affecting this change in behavior.

Please contact your veterinarian if you have any questions about your pet’s exercise routine.

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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