Navigation Links
Exercise Twice a Day Vital for Your Dog's Health, Expert Says
Date:4/30/2012

MONDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Just like people, dogs need to get daily exercise to stay healthy, a veterinarian says.

"Dogs should get exercise at least twice a day, generally around 15 to 20 minutes each session for small dogs and 30 to 40 minutes or more for large dogs," Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at Kansas State University in Manhattan, said in a university news release.

The actual amount and type of exercise depend on the type of dog, its age and its health.

"It really depends on what the dog can do," Nelson said. "For short-legged or arthritic dogs, walking is good. Running is good for dogs that are bigger and are in good shape, but how much running to do depends on the dog and how in shape it is. You can't run a basset hound like you would a Great Dane."

Swimming can be a good for many dogs, especially those with joint-mobility problems. But make sure your dog can swim before you take him into the water.

Just letting Fido out to play on his own in a fenced-in yard isn't good enough, Nelson noted. Playing a game of fetch with a ball or flying disc are ways to give your dog a good workout.

Although exercise is important, don't let your dog overdo it.

"Some signs [of overdoing it] to look for include an obvious limp, if they are tugging on their leash and don't want to go forward, or if they start to lag behind," Nelson said. "As the weather gets warmer, watch out for overheating your dog. Signs include panting really hard; producing thick, ropey saliva; and getting a dark-red tongue. Taking water breaks along the way is a good idea."

More information

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has more about dogs and exercise.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Kansas State University, news release, April 17, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Guidelines say diet, exercise, weight control improve odds after cancer diagnosis
2. A comparison of 2 home exercises to treat vertigo
3. Exercise helps smokers to quit smoking, to remain smoke-free and to reduce the risk of death
4. Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer
5. Swallowing exercises can help patients with head and neck cancer
6. Swallowing exercises linked with short-term improvement among patients with head and neck cancer
7. Exercise improves quality of life during breast cancer treatment
8. Women Less Apt Than Men to Get Recommended Daily Exercise
9. Exercise and attitude may be thermostat for hot flashes
10. Study: Women not getting enough exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome
11. Exercise May Trigger Orgasm in Some Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Exercise Twice a Day Vital for Your Dog's Health, Expert Says
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... W.S. Badger Co. Inc ... honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace ... national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... and clinical outcomes, hosted members and suppliers for its inaugural Member Conference at ... on their mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers. , ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... Connor Sports, through its Connor Cares initiative, will continue to ... Legacy Tour that will commemorate the Indiana Fever legend’s hall-of-fame career and final ... and levels of the game, Connor Sports has committed to a significantly increased focus ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... The Woodlands at John Knox Village , Florida’s ... care for living and healing, celebrated its grand opening, today. The Woodlands at John ... provided by Empowered Staff. , “This is an incredibly fulfilling time for John Knox ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... There are ... more than 32 million cancer survivors worldwide. On Sunday, June 5, 2016, communities around ... annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. , National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25,2016 FDA ... near-infrared Cellvizio platform for urological and surgical applications ... MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal laser ... milestone in the US with the 12 th ... Drug Administration (FDA). This new FDA clearance covers ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016  According to Kalorama Information, the world ... 2015.  Though these are challenging times in the ... success for companies that remain optimistic and seek ... growth prospects medical device companies spend a higher ... (R&D) than do companies in other industries.  Also, ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 25, 2016 MedDay, a biotechnology company ... an oral presentation entitled "High doses of biotin in progressive ... be given by Professor Ayman Tourbah , Principal Investigator ... the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Copenhagen, ... 3" will take place on Sunday, 29 May 2016 from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: