Fitness + Health
With the threat of COVID-19 looming over us, there have been a number of questions I’ve received regarding pets. “Can my dog get the virus?”, “Can I get the virus from my dog or cat?”, “Do I need to quarantine my dog?”.
Many pet owners adopt a dog in the hopes of having a companion to join them on their adventures. Dogs can be a great encouragement to help you get out of the house, exercise more, and improve your overall health and quality of life.
If you’re reading this then you have an idea of how important it is to raise a healthy pup into a healthy dog. Maybe you’re an experienced dog owner and want to freshen up on the current science-based research and trends.
It’s no secret that exercise is an essential part of keeping your dog healthy and fit. Whether it’s playing fetch, taking your furry friend for a walk, or letting them run around and play at the dog park, dogs of every age and size should engage in physical activity daily.
Like aging humans, senior dogs are prone to developing arthritis, a painful inflammation of the joints. Arthritis is caused by the breakdown of cartilage, which is the body’s natural cushioning material for the joints.