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Winter Exercise Guidelines

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Getting pets who dislike the cold to go outside in winter can be a challenge, but chilly weather or not, pets need fresh air and exercise.
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A dog’s age will also play a role in how much physical activity it requires.

 

Knowing the breed can do more than tell you how much exercise to give a dog. It can also tell you what kind. If you have a retriever, your pup will likely enjoy a game of fetch. If you have a sled-dog breed, you will want to exercise the muscles used for this activity. And if you have a herding breed, your pet will need to run and chase.

Dogs should also have a chance to play with humans and other dogs, along with opportunities for enrichment and mental stimulation. At one point in time, all dogs had to scavenge or hunt for their food, so toys and games that encourage dogs to work for their food can be both mentally and physically satisfying.

 

Breeds with thick coats and long hair can generally tolerate cooler temperatures better than short-haired ones. If the conditions are extreme, there are things you can do to make sure your dog is safe and comfortable.

For example, on very icy days, boots can help. Radosta also says, “Sometimes dogs will get ice balls on their feet, so bring a plastic spoon to scoop out the ice balls. Protect the ears and toes for dogs that aren’t as furry, or if you’ll be out for a very long time. When you go inside, wipe your dog’s feet off and make sure there’s no cracking in the pads.”

 

But whenever dogs are shivering or lifting their paws, then it’s time to go inside.

 

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