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Mental Health – Is your pet bored?

April 20, 2021

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Walking your dog isn’t just about taking them around the block to do their “business”.  It’s a simple activity that has SO many other benefits for your dog’s overall physical and mental health.

Regular exercise is a great way for:

  • Burning calories
  • Helping to keep off any excess pounds for both your dog AND you
  • Being a freely available activity that keeps those joints mobile
  • Helping to regulate the digestive tract making the routine of a walk a great way to keep your dog on “poop schedule”

 

Photo by Alvan Nee on Unsplash

Walking your dog is also a GREAT way to keep them mentally stimulated.  Dogs don’t like to be bored, it can lead to trouble! If you give them something constructive to do, they may be less likely to do something destructive, like chewing the furniture!  Allowing your dog to sniff also helps them to explore their world and make sense of their environment. It also keeps them mentally stimulated!

As their human, you are also the centre of your dog’s universe. They CRAVE your attention so what better way to spend quality time with your dog than by taking a walk together.  Spending one on one time with your dog will deepen your bond and help to deter any unwanted attention-seeking behaviours.

Stuck for some ideas on how to keep your dog and cat entertained in the home?  Why not download these useful ideas and share your own game ideas and pictures with other owners! 

Entertaining Your Cat

Games For Dogs

If you have any concerns regarding your pet’s health or their behaviour, give the team a call on 01772 639800 OR 01253 76635 or open a chat on PetsApp.

Learn more about general dog care and cat care in our guides.

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