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Features March 2014 Issue

Bigger Dogs Get Their Owners Walking More Than Smaller Ones

The Michigan State University research indicated that owners of dogs weighing more than 45 pounds were more likely to walk their pets than those whose dogs were smaller. Even owners of small dogs who did walk their pets averaged fewer minutes per week than owners of larger dogs. Because toy breeds and other small dogs need less walking to get their “fill,” owners of larger dogs fare a little better when it comes to the physical activity benefit of owning a dog.

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