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 Loves Park Veterinarian Shares The Benefits of Dog Walkingloves park dog walking

Caring for a pet in your home requires consideration for preventative care and the advantages proper exercise provides to your pet's well-being. At Loves Park Animal Hospital, we recognize that pet owners may face challenges when walking the dog, but it does result in clear benefits for the owner and the dog. 

Better Physical Health

The obvious benefit for a pet owner and their dog is the physical impact of the exercise. Although walking is a mild exercise and it does not put undue stress on your body or the body of your dog, it does provide the benefits of physical activity. It helps keep your dog's weight within a healthy range and it encourages your pet to explore the world without taking a risk of a pet getting into an accident.

Improved Digestive Health

While diet plays a key role in digestive health, walking is also an important part of the process. When you walk your dog on a regular basis, he or she has a lower risk of constipation. The movement and the exercise improves a pet's physical well-being and helps maintain a healthy system. Part of the way it maintains a healthy system is through proper digestive health.

Burning Excess Energy

Dogs have a high level of energy in a way that is similar to children. As a dog owner, you want to ensure that they channel the energy in a constructive way. Going for a walk once or twice per day allows your pet to explore the world, which appeals to a sense of curiosity. It also gives your pet an outlet for excess energy, which reduces destructive behavior in the home. Pets need a reasonable amount of exercise to keep them engaged and limit unwanted behaviors.

Stress Management

Pets and pet owners benefit from a gentle walk because it reduces stress. When you or your pet feels stressed, it impacts the behavior of your dog. A high level of stress in your dog may lead to destructive behaviors, aggression or general discomfort. Your personal stress levels may cause your pet to feel stressed because they pick up on your emotional state. By walking with your dog, you reduce stress levels in both your lives, which improves your home environment.

Improving Your Bond

Bonding is essential for humans and dogs. Since humans and dogs are social creatures, a bond is essential for a trusting relationship. Going on a regular walk with your dog helps you build up a sense of trust and improves your relationship with your pet. The walk gives you time to spend with your pet and helps you develop a connection that carries into other areas of your pet's life.

Walking is essential for your pet's health and well-being. As a pet owner, you want to give a dog the foundation he or she needs to feel comfortable in your home. To learn more about preventative care through walking and exercise, call 815-986-4445 today for an appointment.

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