World Pet Association: Benefits of Walking your dog

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We all know there are benefits for both you and your pet when it comes to walking your dog everyday, but World Pet Association spells it out in an article out this month:

Every year, October 1st marks the start of National Walk Your Dog Week, a pet holiday week meant to spread awareness of the health benefits of getting out and going on a walk with your dog. And health benefits are abound, not only in burned calories and steps taken. Walking your dog is probably one of the healthiest things you can do for both your and your pooch’s health.

These are four reasons we recommend getting out everyday to walk your dog:

It’s Good For Your Dog’s Physical Health

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This is the most obvious benefit of the walk. Walking not only gets your pooch’s blood flowing, the heart pumping and the calories burning, but also can aid in getting the digestive system moving—great if your dog’s been experiencing any, ahem, digestive backup (this is NOT a time to forget your waste bags!). However, if your dog is prone to hip or joint problems, you might want to look into a hip + joint supplement to promote cartilage growth and joint mobility.

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Pet Product News: Feline-Friendly Living Spaces

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Pet Product news has a great article out on Feline-Friendly Living Spaces:

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Pet owners love to pamper their cats. They want to keep their pets cozy, so it is important to offer comfortable beds and furniture that cat owners can enjoy viewing in their living spaces.

Mark Strayer, principal designer at Sauder Woodworking Co. in Archbold, Ohio, said that industry trends show pet owners are looking for the best, highest-quality products. The company’s consumer research shows that nearly 80 percent of millennial pet owners regard their pets as family members, and 76 percent would buy certain items for their pets before buying something for themselves, Strayer said.

“Today’s pet owners believe their pets should be pampered, resulting in owners buying products that demonstrate a sense of sophistication and style,” he said. “Owners prefer products that fit their lifestyle and have clean lines, modern designs and soft fabrics.”

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