The secret of dog health and vitality is and always has been, exercise. Simple I know to say but within our busy, hectic work-a-day lives, we well…some of you have become a trifle lazy!
Whether you own a Chihuahua, Boxer, a Labrador or a Great Dane regular exercise will improve your dog’s health and well-being. The amount will vary from bread to bread. However, half an hour to one hour per day is normally a good rule; you can, of course, split one hour walk into two, once in the morning and again in the late afternoon or early evening by a professional dog walker.
The weather must become a factor too, never, never, NEVER walk your dog in extreme heat; many dogs have died due to exhaustion in intense heat. Also, they must never be left in a car without at least one window left partly open for ventilation. This advice is very old but still essential; you may be surprised how many owners simply neglect these basic but critical rules.
During injury, dogs should be well rested, and there is no point in aggravating and causing more stress to the damaged area. Care should be taken to ensure that around the home no objects are left on the floor which can injure your pet dog. Such items include rollerskates, fluids, cables and rugs on highly polished floors.
Resting your dog at a professional doggy day care centre is also well advised, while there are many around the United Kingdom, St Albans in Hertfordshire is, without doubt, the best location for such companies.