The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

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The Benefits of Walking Your Dog
Posted on January 5, 2022 in Caring for your pet, News

We don’t think it’s an accident that January is the official “Walk you pet” month. With all of the big family meals, desserts, and extra indulgences that come with the holiday season, walking you pet is the perfect way to feel less guilty about all of those extra treats.

Walking your pet offers so many other benefits. Especially if you have just adopted a new pet during the holidays, and will offer a bonding experience between you and your new family member. Walking is also great for your own physical health and mental well-being. Walking just 30 minutes a day, three times a week, can lower blood pressure, increase energy, heighten your sense of happiness and well being, reduce your weight by 5% and your dog’s by 15%!

Think about how healthy you and your best friend will be if you walked 7 days a week, every week! Even after just one solid week of walking for 15 mins. a day, you’ll feel awesome as you raise the levels of endorphins in your brain, which combats depression and anxiety. You’ll also notice a change in your dog’s behavior as well.

Even if you just walked 2-3 times a week for 20 minutes each time….you and your dog will feel phenomenal!! If you can run your dog….you’ll notice a faster change in his or her behavior. Positive changes in behavior lead to a happier you, which in turn, leads to a happy dog and a happy home. A happy home means that Spot won’t get dumped at the shelter because no one can deal with his behavior issues anymore.

So take a walk…..and save a life! It could just be your own!

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