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Health And Fitness Tips For Dogs

Did your dog put on a bit of weight over the holidays? If your dog is overweight then the New Year is the perfect time to review their exercise, diet and lifestyle. Here are our top 5 health and fitness tips for the New Year for dogs.

  1. Take your dog for a run


Why not kill two birds with one stone and take your dog out for a run. That way you both can keep fit and healthy. Running is a great way for your dog to burn off some calories and get rid of some energy.

  1. Review their diet


January is a good time to look at your dog’s diet and consider whether you are feeling them the right food. If your dog is having trouble losing weight then you might want to put them on a special weight loss Or you should chose a dog food with more protein and less cereals, this should help them to shed a few pounds.

  1. Keep an eye on treats


Treats are often the reason why dogs start to put on too much weight. Did you give your dog one too many treats in 2014? Start a fresh in 2015 and monitor exactly how many treats you are giving your dog. The treats you give them should be included in their daily food allowance.

  1. Try Swimming or Hydrotherapy


Although it’s a bit too cold for swimming in the winter you can still take your dog to hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy is an excellent way for dogs to shed the pounds. It’s a low impact form of exercise which is ideal for dogs with joint problems or minor injuries. Why not book your dog onto a hydrotherapy course in 2015?

  1. Try a new dog sport


Have you tried agility or flyball? These sports are particularly good for dogs with a lot of energy and also dogs that require a fair amount of mental stimulation. Taking part in a dog sport such as agility will help to keep your dog fit and healthy. They will be back to their target weight in no time.

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