How much exercise does your dog need?

The answer for the general case may surprise you:

“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.” This is according to Dr. Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

The full article on canine exercise published in K-State News is worth reading. How much and how often an individual dog needs exercise will depend on his/her age, breed and physical condition. As with humans, it is a good idea to get the doctor’s OK before starting a new exercise routine. Consult your veterinarian to develop an appropriate exercise and diet plan.

Remember to call Pet Comforts LLC if you would like our staff to help keep your dog exercised , happy and healthy!

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