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Heading out the door to take your furry friend on a walk? Read below to learn about some essential items that you shouldn’t leave home without when you are your pup are heading out for a walk.
Before we decide what is necessary for your next dog walk, let’s think about the importance of taking your dog on a walk.
As a pet parent, it’s up to you to do what you can to keep your dog healthy and happy. That includes exercise, good food and investing in a pet healthcare policy to help assure he can receive any medical attention he needs should the occasion arise.
Here are some reasons you should take your dog for a walk:
Dogs require exercise to not only give them the opportunity to relieve themselves but because they need the sensory benefits of being out-of-doors.
At a minimum, your dog should get a walk in the morning and before dinner then again before bedtime. If you have a pet sitter or dog walker, or if you’re home, your dog would love a midafternoon walk as well.
Walking Break Necessities:
When you take your dog for his walk – whether it’s a long walk, a run through the woods or a slow stroll around the neighborhood, here are some items to consider taking along with you:
Keep all of your dog walking essentials next to his harness, leash and collar; this way you don’t have to hunt around for any items when your dog is anxious to go on a walk.
Are you and your pup prepared for your next walking adventure?
Here at PetFirst, we know accidents and illnesses happen to all pets. PetFirst is here for every canine (and cat!), from a small cold to big health problems alike. Pet insurance can help cover unexpected vet visits.
Pet insurance provides peace of mind that if your pet gets sick or injured you don’t have to think twice about the financial aspect and you can just focus on your pet’s care.