The Right Amount of Exercise Depends on Your Dog’s Age

The time you need to devote to your pet’s physical activity depends on whether he’s a puppy, adult, or senior canine citizen.


Physical activity for a dog isn’t just about managing his weight, maintaining heart health, or slowing the muscle loss that comes with age and causes creeping frailty. Exercise is also very much about keeping up a dog’s mood and outlook on life. Just like for people, physical activity releases the feel-good brain chemical serotonin.

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