January is National Walk your Pet Month. We know it is cold out side, but there is no better exercise and bonding time, for you and your pet than a good walk. It is common knowledge that exercise is beneficial to human health. While you probably take your pet walking at least to relieve itself, you may have overlooked how beneficial exercise can also be to your pet’s health. Here are five benefits you can provide to your pet by walking it regularly.
  • Keeps your pet Healthy: This one is a no-brainer. Exercise is good for us all. It provides many health benefits that include keeping your pet healthy, agile, and limber.
  • Helps the Digestive System: Regular walks can help to regulate your pet's digestive system and keep things moving.
  • Weight Control: A chubby pet is not a healthy pet. Walking along with a good diet can keep your pet in tip top shape. Some breeds need more exercise than others.
  • Helps with Behavioral issues: Regular walks, as well as other forms of exercise, can help reduce or eliminate any of your pet's destructive chewing, digging, or scratching. Pets are like children: If you are not giving them something constructive to do, you may not like what they choose to do.
  • Builds Trust: If you have a timid or fearful pet, regular walks can help your pet to build confidence and trust. You will likely be exposing your pet to other humans and animals alike, and with you there for comfort your pet can learn to be comfortable around them.

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