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Features January 2018 Issue

How Much Exercise is Right?

Your dog's got to get in on the physical activity. He needs the feel-good chemicals released in his brain, too.

How Much Exercise is Right?

Striking a balance between "couch potato" and "injury prone."

Exercise does more than help keep your dog’s weight where it should be, maintain his cardiovascular fitness, and forestall the frailty that often comes with creeping age by staving off much of the muscle loss that accompanies advancing years and weakens the body. Exercise also contributes to a dog’s good mood, just like it does for people, by releasing serotonin in the brain.

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