Even when we feel like it's too cold to go outside, we need to keep our dog's health in mind. If they aren't being taken on regular walks, they need another activity to supplement the exercise they're missing out on.
Exercise is essential
Just like humans, exercise is essential all year round. Dogs are more likely to encounter weight problems than cats. These weight problems can lead a shorter lifespan, poor quality of life and even obesity.
Pet obesity is associated with other medical problems including osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, liver disease and increasing their chances of needing surgery.
To prevent your dog from gaining weight or facing any of the health risks associated with obesity during winter, we recommend finding ways to help your dog stay active indoors.
Automatic ball launchers are great
The PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher provides your dog with plenty of indoor and outdoor fetching fun. The Ball Launcher is perfect for the cooler months when your motivation to play with your dog outdoors has disappeared with the warmth and sunlight.
The Automatic Ball Launcher allows your dog to play for 15 minutes then gives them 15 minutes to rest before they start all over again! Check out all of its features here!
So this winter, make sure you think about how you can keep your dog's health in check to make up for all those times you choose to stay in bed instead of braving the cold for your dog's daily dose of exercise!