Holiday Indulgence Health Issues Affect Pets Too
Starting a regular walking routine could be the best present you could give your dog this Christmas.
If you have another pet it might be you need to think of other forms of exercise. Perhaps playing with a ball of string for your cat, or letting your bird out of the cage on a regular basis, or even riding your horse more!
It is likely your pet was indulged with special treats over the Christmas season and will be facing the same weight gain issues that affect us all. For a pet that spends a large amount of time confined burning off those extra treats can be a challenge – if not impossible.
An overweight pet faces many of the same issues as overweight people including heart disease and diabetes. Don’t kill your pets with kindness this Christmas.
Other benefits of a healthy well exercised pet include better behaviour and better obedience. They are less prone to destructive or self destructive behaviour.