The same way we humans need exercise, our four-legged friends also need it as well. Working out with your dog or cat can help improve their cardiovascular health, keep them engaged, and prevents them from becoming bored and tearing the cushions off the sofa. Each exercise that your dog does increases their lifespan, which gives you just that much longer to spend with your little fluffball.
The best way to encourage healthy habits in your pets starts with you. Whether you like taking your dogs for walks, to play with their fellow dogs in the park, or chasing them down when they escape off their leash, there is always something you can do with, or alongside your pet to get them to become active and healthy balls of fur.
Working out with your pet also strengthens your bond with them. Running around with a pet and having fun makes them feel more attached to you. If you think your dog goes crazy when you are gone for 10 minutes NOW, just you wait.
One great website that promotes working out with your pets is Barks and Burpees. This group sells workout merchandise about the bond that you have with with your pets. They want to support all people who work to make the lives of animals better. The best part is that a portion of every sale they make goes to providing food and supplies to animal rescues and shelters.
If you are in need of a good pet to help encourage you to work out, I highly suggest going to your local rescue center and adopt a pet of your own or check out PuppySpot. Your pet will thank you for it later.
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