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


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

Page: 1 2

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:9/23/2014)... Avid collector Andrew Hawley, from Vintage Rock ... Auditorium Seattle concert posters. The Doors were a smash hit ... year. The Seattle Eagles Auditorium concert was held on July ... to Eagles Auditorium in November the same year. The artist ... comes in three colors. The poster is a split fountain ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... News) -- Few children who take medication for ... the rates vary six-fold across counties in the ... alone can manage symptoms for many children with ... receive behavioral therapy (psychotherapy), the Rand Corp. researchers ... than 1,500 counties across the United States that ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... national report showing the benefits of preventing a ... Medicaid services was released today by the American ... Congress Must Save the Medicaid Primary Care Pay ... Access to Life-Saving Primary Care Will Expire," explains ... access to internists and pediatricians (and their related ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Texas (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 ... for allergic rhinitis (AR) is highly fragmented, ... different SIT formulations available, under different regulatory ... between markets. Europe has the most developed ... (SLIT), and allergen immunotherapy tablets (AITs) all ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... York, New York (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 ... forward in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP ... Court, Middle District of Florida on September 19th, the ... from a case filed in that jurisdiction on behalf ... growth) and other complications due to his use of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study 2Health News:Unless Congress acts, patients may soon lose access to primary care 2Health News:Unless Congress acts, patients may soon lose access to primary care 3Health News:Allergen extract Allergic Rhinitis Specific Immunotherapy Market to Grow $688.3m by 2018 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Health News:Allergen extract Allergic Rhinitis Specific Immunotherapy Market to Grow $688.3m by 2018 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Health News:Allergen extract Allergic Rhinitis Specific Immunotherapy Market to Grow $688.3m by 2018 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Fraud, Negligence Per Se Claims Dismissed from Florida Complaint, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Fraud, Negligence Per Se Claims Dismissed from Florida Complaint, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3
... The makers of the WaveSense(TM) line of blood ... commitment to providing low cost, high accuracy, and high ... diabetes. The WaveSense Presto(TM) BGM can be found at ... strips (50 ct) are often as low as $22.88, ...
... The Hazelden Foundation, one of the world,s largest and ... centers, announced today that the Rev. Michael J. O,Connell ... of Trustees. O,Connell succeeds Norbert J. Conzemius, who served ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061128/CGTU038LOGO ) , , "The Rev. O,Connell ...
... -- GHX honored 12 healthcare provider and supplier ... chain performance. The awards were presented on Wednesday, June 3, ... Annual GHX Supply Chain Summit - the largest forum in ... of the healthcare supply chain. , , The theme ...
... in Under 4 years , , PLEASANTON, Calif., June ... Photopneumatic system in the United States. The installation of the ... base to approximately 1800 systems worldwide. The company has direct ... of distributors in over 20 countries in Asia, Europe and ...
... , , ... ANDS ) announced that it has entered into ... in gross proceeds in a "registered direct" offering through the ... estimates that net proceeds from the offering will be approximately ...
... 4 As the administration moves forward with health care ... research released this week by the Deloitte Center for Health ... Diego highlights how comparative effectiveness and consumerism will challenge the ... , During a time when the majority of U.S. consumers ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:WaveSense Reduces Diabetes Testing Cost by 50% 2Health News:The Rev. Michael J. O'Connell Assumes Chairmanship of Hazelden Foundation Board of Trustees 2Health News:GHXcellence Awards Honor Healthcare Providers and Suppliers for Achievements in Supply Chain Performance 2Health News:GHXcellence Awards Honor Healthcare Providers and Suppliers for Achievements in Supply Chain Performance 3Health News:Aesthera Announces Installation of 1000th Photopneumatic System in US 2Health News:Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Pricing of Common Stock and Warrant Offering 2Health News:Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Pricing of Common Stock and Warrant Offering 3Health News:Health Plans Prepare for Health Care Reform: Comparative Effectiveness, Consumerism Drive Future Changes, According to Deloitte Study 2Health News:Health Plans Prepare for Health Care Reform: Comparative Effectiveness, Consumerism Drive Future Changes, According to Deloitte Study 3Health News:Health Plans Prepare for Health Care Reform: Comparative Effectiveness, Consumerism Drive Future Changes, According to Deloitte Study 4Health News:Health Plans Prepare for Health Care Reform: Comparative Effectiveness, Consumerism Drive Future Changes, According to Deloitte Study 5
(Date:9/23/2014)... Sept. 23, 2014 CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the acquisition, development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics addressing ... market with a primary focus on China ... Shrotriya , MD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ... appointment was made in connection with the recently announced ...
(Date:9/23/2014)...  Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the ... address unmet medical needs in the areas of ... has appointed Rasappa Arumugham , PhD, as ... has over 25 years of diverse experience in ... of formulation research, analytical method development, quality control ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Sept. 23, 2014  As physicians seek information ... communication channels to learn about new therapies or ... from a new report by global sales and ... that communicating via a customized mix of digital ... best opportunity to engage with physicians. And, productive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CASI Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment Of Rajesh C. Shrotriya, MD To The Board Of Directors 2CASI Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment Of Rajesh C. Shrotriya, MD To The Board Of Directors 3CASI Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment Of Rajesh C. Shrotriya, MD To The Board Of Directors 4Soligenix Appoints Rasappa Arumugham, PhD, as Vice President of Biopharmaceutical Development 2Soligenix Appoints Rasappa Arumugham, PhD, as Vice President of Biopharmaceutical Development 3Soligenix Appoints Rasappa Arumugham, PhD, as Vice President of Biopharmaceutical Development 4As sales reps see doors close for in-person visits with physicians, digital doors open communication 2As sales reps see doors close for in-person visits with physicians, digital doors open communication 3As sales reps see doors close for in-person visits with physicians, digital doors open communication 4As sales reps see doors close for in-person visits with physicians, digital doors open communication 5
... HIV-1 Antibody Test (Reveal Test) is MedMiras ... antibodies in human serum or plasma against ... in response to HIV infection. The Reveal ... membrane technology, and is comprised of a ...
... The OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid ... a single-use, qualitative immunoassay ... Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type ... 2 (HIV-2) in oral ...
... The advanced performance benefits ... been applied to the ... Implants) Upper Extremity Plates. ... combine to provide a ...
... of TiMAX material have been applied to a ... and an ultra-low profile combine to provide a ... extremity. , ,This complete set of periarticular plates ... , Fibula Composite Plate , Spider ...
Medicine Products: