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Monday, August 2, 2010

Benefits of Exercise

Benefits of Exercise
Improves strength, fitness, flexibility and movement
Increases energy levels
Helps decrease stress and can help improve you and your pets mood
Improves sleep
Prevents boredom
Decreases bad behavior
Improves the bond between you and your pet
Prevents obesity

The type and amount of exercise needed can differ greatly with breed, age and energy level. It is important to choose the right type of exercise for your pet with the help of your veterinarian. Low energy dogs like Bulldogs or dogs over seven years of age only need about 30 minutes of exercise a day, and this is usually in the form of slow, short walks or swimming. Medium-energy dogs, like German shepherds or Maltese terriers, need about 2 hours of exercise a day in the form of medium-paced walks or agility. High-energy dogs like Border collies or Dalmatians need about three hours of exercise a day.

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