One Thing You Can Do to Increase Your Dog’ s Life Span
We talk about health and fitness for our canine companions all the time – obviously – it is the focus of our blog. We’ve written about increasing their life span frequently in the past, and it is one of the most popular topics that brings people to SlimDoggy.com. Many of our posts describe different exercises, or food tips that will improve your dog’s overall health but I know that lists of activities or the thought of change can be intimidating. People don’t like change. So, let’s start small – let’s look at just ONE thing that you can do that will increase your dog’s life span.
EXERCISE YOUR DOG
Yep, it’s as easy as that. Movement is life and moving your dog provides so may benefits. It will help them lose weight if they are overweight, it will stimulate their brains, it will help loosen up their limbs if they have arthritis, it’s an opportunity to practice some training and it will present opportunities to socialize with other people and other dogs…all huge benefits to their overall well-being that will go a long way in improving your dog’s life span.
It doesn’t require fancy equipment or a gym membership to put the leash on and take your dog out for a 30-minute walk each day. Yes, that’s all it takes to improve their health. More is better, but start there. A byproduct of that daily dog walk is an improvement to YOUR health, so it’s a win-win.
If you want more information about dog life spans, here’s a list of expected dog life spans – where does your dog fall? Hopefully on the high end.