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Heading out the door to take your furry friend on a walk? Read below to learn about some essential items that you shouldn’t leave home without when you are your pup are heading out for a walk.
Before we decide what is necessary for your next dog walk, let’s think about the importance of taking your dog on a walk.
As a pet parent, it’s up to you to do what you can to keep your dog healthy and happy. That includes exercise, good food and investing in a pet healthcare policy to help assure he can receive any medical attention he needs should the occasion arise.
Here are Some Reasons you Should Take your Dog for a Walk:
Dogs require exercise to not only give them the opportunity to relieve themselves but because they need the sensory benefits of being out-of-doors.
At a minimum, your dog should get a walk in the morning and before dinner then again before bedtime. If you have a pet sitter or dog walker, or if you’re home, your dog would love a midafternoon walk as well.
Dog Walking Necessities
When you take your dog for his walk – whether it’s a long walk, a run through the woods or a slow stroll around the neighborhood, here are some items to consider taking along with you:
Keep all of your dog walking essentials next to his harness, leash and collar; this way you don’t have to hunt around for any items when your dog is anxious to go on a walk.
Are you and your pup prepared for your next walking adventure?
Nothing in this article should be construed as financial, legal or veterinary advice. Please consult your own advisors for questions relating to your and your pet’s specific circumstances.
1 Pet Insurance offered by MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a Delaware insurance company, headquartered at 485 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022, and Metropolitan General Insurance Company (“MetGen”), a Rhode Island insurance company, headquartered at 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, in those states where MetGen’s policies are available. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is the policy administrator authorized by IAIC and MetGen to offer and administer pet insurance policies. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC was previously known as PetFirst Healthcare, LLC and in some states continues to operate under that name pending approval of its application for a name change. The entity may operate under an alternate, assumed, and/or fictitious name in certain jurisdictions as approved, including MetLife Pet Insurance Services LLC (New York and Minnesota), MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions Agency LLC (Illinois), and such other alternate, assumed, or fictitious names approved by certain jurisdictions.