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National Dog Walk Week – Oct 1-7

walkOriginally founded by Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige, National Walk Your Dog Week was established in 2010.

Why is it important to walk your dog regularly? Well, there are a number of reasons, but we’re pretty sure that from your pet’s viewpoint, it would be to get out with you and have some wonderful bonding time.

Pets that are not able to get out, have a sense of confinement. Getting out into the fresh autumn air gives your dog a chance to enjoy mother nature and stay healthy. Experts say that by keeping your pet sedentary also can increase the risk of health issues, such as cancer, obesity and heart problems.

Colleen suggests walking pets is a great way to keep in shape – you and your pet. “If you walk your dog just 30 minutes a day, you will meet national recommendations for heart health”, according to Ms. Paige. Great advice.
We hope this tidbit will help you welcome the new season with a healthy fresh attitude – and maybe even a great new hobby.

To find out more about Ms. Paige, visit her website at http://www.colleenpaige.com/