How Can I Get My Pet More Exercise?

Dr. Joe Alcorn, M.S., D.V.M.

Dr. Joe Alcorn is founder of Care Animal Hospital in Temecula, California. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and his advice has been featured in large publications like Bustle and Martha Stewart.

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If a pet is overweight and reluctant to exercise, it is often a continuous battle to stop weight gain. Taking your dog for a walk or having playtime with your cat is great exercise. Cat play toys, that they can chase, will provide some aerobic exercise to help burn calories. Helping the overweight pet is not just about more exercise, it is about reducing the calories that the pet consumes each day. For dogs and cats, there are wonderful, low-calorie, dry, and canned foods available to help your pet lose weight. With weight loss, your pet will have more energy and enjoy their walks or playtime at the park.

Please call us and we will provide food and diet recommendations for your pet. Keeping our animals more trim does take work but they will live longer and enjoy their life more if they are more fit.

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