Gym Equipment for my Dog?
Dog Treadmill Benefits
We are all familiar with the image of taking a dog for a walk, or even a run…but have you ever considered a treadmill? There are numerous reasons why dog treadmills are so beneficial here are the top three:
Burn That Extra Energy
Dogs of certain breeds or age sometimes require more exercise than a human can keep up with. One form of exercise is often not enough for high energy dogs. The treadmill provides another outlet for your dog to burn that excess energy, along with mental stimulation from engaging something different than they are used to.
Staying In Shape
More than 50% of dogs are overweight. Like humans, dogs may need to begin an exercise routine for the purpose of losing weight. Being overweight can lead to issues such as arthritis, joint pain and heart problems. Dog treadmills are a low impact way for your dog to get much needed exercise safely.
Physical activity tires dogs out and keeps them from being destructive out of boredom. The majority of behavioral issues pet owners complain about stem from their dog’s physical activity needs not being met. Once dogs have had a proper amount of exercise, they are able to focus and listen to commands better.
Before starting a treadmill routine with your dog, consult a veterinarian to be sure it is right for your pet’s physical and health needs. And contact Meadowlake Pet Resort to ask what physical exercise can be added to your pet’s next stay!