As dog parents, we all want our furry companions to live long, healthy lives. And just like us, our dogs need regular exercise and a healthy diet to stay in shape. That’s why April is designated as Canine Fitness Month, a time to focus on the health and well-being of our furry friends. Here are some tips for keeping your dog fit and healthy:
1. Schedule Regular Exercise Sessions:
Dogs need regular exercise to stay healthy. Depending on their breed and age, they may need different types and levels of exercise. When planning your dog’s exercise routine, make sure to include cardio and strength training in it. Cardio workouts like running, hiking, yoga or playing fetch help keep your dog’s heart and lungs healthy, while strength training exercises like tug-of-war, push-ups, and obstacle courses help build muscle and improve flexibility. Dog yoga and push-ups are emerging exercise trends for combining the practice of exercise with dogs. It helps your dog to increase strength & balance and reduce anxiety and stress.
2. Monitor Your Dog’s Diet:
Diet plays a vital role in your dog’s overall health and fitness. Ensure that you are feeding a well-balanced diet with the right mix of proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats to your dog. To determine the perfect diet for your dog, talk to your veterinarian. Your vet will help you choose the right type and amount of food for your dog’s breed, age, and activity levels. Give them treats in moderation as part of a balanced diet else it can lead to weight gain and health problems.