National Walk Your Pet Month

Photo credit goes to Clara S. at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pictureclara/

Photo credit goes to Clara S. at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pictureclara/

January is National Walk Your Pet Month! Did you know that walking your pet can greatly extend the length of his life? It’s some of the best preventative medicine there is. Here are some of the other benefits associated with walking your dog daily:

• An outlet for his energy. A tired dog is a well-behaved dog.
• Mental/physical stimulation
• Weight control
• Bonding
• Exercise for you as the owner

Every pet at every age needs a different amount and type of exercise. Remember that if you and your pet are embarking on more extreme adventures, he needs extreme gear. Also make sure that he is weather-equipped – especially with some of the colder weather we’re having in some parts of the country.