National Walk Your Pet Month; January is National Walk Your Pet Month. National Walk Your Pet Month was created in order to raise awareness about pet obesity. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention over 59% of cats and 54% of dogs are obese in the United States. Walking your dog is a not only a good source of exercise, but a plethora of other amazing benefits.

 

 

 Benefits of Walking Your Dog

 

 

  • Elevate You & Your Pet's Bond

Walking your dog is a great way to bond. When you bond with your dog you build trust, love and companionship. Spending time with your dog frequently will heighten the relationship that you both share.

 

  • Keep You & Your Dog Healthy

Walking can help you and your dog stay healthy. When you take your dog walking you are keeping you and your pup active. Being active will help reduce and prevent the chance of your dog contracting pet obesity. It will also ensure a long prosperous life for you both physically and mentally. Dog's enjoy getting outside of the house just as much as humans do.

 

  • Help Your Dog Become Better Behaved

When you frequently walk your dog it can help relieve all of the extra energy that your dog may incapacitate. If your dog is extremely hyper active a good solution to help reduce to the activeness is simply taking your dog for a walk. Regular walks can also help reduce or eliminate destructive tendencies and unruliness if your dog has any.

 

  • Improve Your Dogs Digestive System

If your dog is having problems with using the bathroom  or constipation regularly taking regular walks can help. Taking walks with your dog can also help relieve constipation if that is a possible problem.

 

All in all, walking should be apart of your daily routine when you have a dog.  Walking your dog comes along with ample benefits that are not limited to just your dog  but healthy for humans too.