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It’s National Walk Your Dog Month! For pet parents who live in the areas of the country where snow is falling, bitter winds are blowing and gray skies abound, getting out to talk your dog for a walk may not be as enjoyable experience as it is in the summer. However, even if you only take your dog out-of-doors for a brief walk safety should always be front of mind.
Our dogs love, and thrive, when they get exercise. Whether you walk your dog outdoors or exercise him inside the house, exercise is crucial for his mental and well as physical health; and hey, you benefit too when you’re up and moving – it’s a win-win.
As pet insurance providers, we know that neck injuries can occur if your dog is tugging at his leash when you’re out for a walk. A harness can protect your dog’s neck and spine from injury and there are other benefits to using a harness when you walk your dog.
Here are four reasons to use a harness when walking your dog.
We love to see happy, healthy dogs and taking a walk is a way to keep your dog healthy. Dogs who love walks are also happier and a tired dog is a happy dog! Try a harness for your dog the next time you take him for a walk to keep him safe as well as happy and healthy!
Don’t forget, before you head out on your next walk make sure to sign up for pet insurance in case an accident does occur. Get a quote today!
Robbi Hess is a full-time pet blogger and multi-published author. She shares her life with a diva Poodle, a goofy Goldendoodle, two Devon Rex, a senior ginger kitty and three reptiles!
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