It’s National Walk Your Dog Week, and we think it’s such a wonderful thing to participate in our community. We know what you’re thinking, “I already walk my dog every single day, what’s so different about this week?” Well, that’s a great question. There are so many wonderful paths and pet-friendly places around Oxford, NC. With so many pet parents taking part in National Walk Your Dog Week, it’s a great time to get your pet outside and in the community. Why are long walks good for your dog? We have some answers for you.
- Health benefits for both of you. An estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Making sure proper exercise is a part of their daily routine is a wonderful way to help them stay in shape. Plus, it’s good for you, too! Sounds like a win-win to us!
- Try something new! You have your daily walk routine, right? Make this the week you try a new route. Let your pup enjoy some new sights and smells, and get to explore new areas of our community. Take in the beauty of Oxford! You’ll love it, we promise.
- Meet new people and dogs in the neighborhood. Being social is good for both humans and dogs, and getting outside to meet other families in the community is a huge added bonus to your daily walks. Your pup will enjoy socializing with new friends and getting to know new people.
If you have questions about exercise for your pet, let’s chat about it during their next preventive examination! A preventive examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions. No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.
Finally, preventive examinations help us to establish a relationship with you and your pet. Through your pet’s physical examinations, other wellness procedures, and our consultations with you, we get to know your pet and learn about his or her lifestyle, personality, health risks, home environment, and other relevant information. We encourage you to use preventive examinations to take an active role in your pet’s health care.
We’re here to help! Let us know how all of the walking goes this week!