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Celebrating Active Dog Month

Did you know that it’s Canine Fitness Month, also known as Active Dog Month? There’s never been a better time to revisit the importance of physical fitness in maintaining our dogs’ health and happiness. With growing concern over canine obesity and its impact on overall health, this month encourages dog owners to explore fun and healthy exercise options.

Understanding the Impact of Obesity on Dogs

Obesity in dogs can lead to serious health issues, including but not limited to, heart conditions, diabetes, and mobility problems. Being overweight can significantly shorten your dog’s lifespan and affect its quality of life. Early detection and intervention are key to combating obesity. Even if your dog is overweight, there is plenty you can do to get them healthier.

How to Keep Your Dog Active

Keeping your dog active doesn’t have to be a chore! It can even be an opportunity to bond and have fun together. Consider activities that suit your dog’s breed, age, and health status. From hiking adventures and interactive toys to obedience training and dog sports, the possibilities to keep your dog engaged and active are endless.

Signs Your Dog is Healthy and Fit

A healthy dog should have an apparent waistline, and its ribs should be palpable under a thin layer of fat. Energy levels are also a good indicator; a fit dog should be eager to engage in physical activity. However, every dog is unique, so regular check-ups with your veterinarian are essential to monitor your dog’s health.

Contact Your Veterinarian to Schedule Your Pet’s Appointment Today

Active Dog Month is a perfect opportunity to reassess your dog’s physical activity routine and make adjustments where necessary. If you have concerns about your dog’s weight or fitness level, contact your veterinarian for professional advice and guidance.