Exercising with Your Dog

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As a dog lover myself, here are a few tips...

l Make sure both you and your dog are in shape before undertaking any vigorous activities. l Bring a collapsible dog bowl and a supply of drinking water. l If you take your dog running, keep an eye out for signs of heat exhaustion, such as excessive panting, salivation, vomiting or staggering. l Watch the weather. Taking your dog out for a workout on a hot or humid day could lead to heat stroke. l If your dog gets severely overheated, immediately carry it to a shady spot, allow it to drink small amounts of water and hose it down if possible. Consult a veterinarian. l Periodically check your dog’s feet for cuts, thorns or cracked pads. l Keep pets licensed and on a leash, and scoop the poop. l Don’t take your dog for a run or workout right after it’s eaten.