All dogs of various ages and sizes need to be exercised on a daily basis. It has benefits for you as well as your dog or puppy. The benefits are multiple but the length of the walk and time you are gone varies with each breed of dog, size and age of your puppy. For instance, a larger dog may enjoy long walks, hikes and jogging, while the smaller breeds and young puppies do not have as much stamina. A healthy walk begins with the proper collar or harness and leash. For the appropriate supplies for your dog, contact your local Rockford-area Petsmart or Petco as listed below or one closest to your home for the best choices.
When walking your smaller breed of dog, you need to use your own judgment as to how far the little legs can carry it. These little guys also have less fur than the larger breeds and are more sensitive to the elements. It is safe to say that you can walk your little dog for about 30 to 45 minutes to provide it the required health benefits, although a longer walk is not a problem, if your dog can handle it. You alone know just how much your dog can withstand.
Most small dogs consider themselves to be ten feet tall with larger than life personalities. They require daily walks just as much as the larger breeds but a walk regimen can be altered due to inclement weather. A small dog can quickly get overheated in hot, humid weather and be subjected to frigid temperatures, needing protection when it is cold outside. In such hot or cold temperatures, walks may need to be shortened to protect your little guy. In the hot weather, provide plenty of fluids while cold weather may warrant your pup wear a coat or sweater for more comfort. Walking your small dog is still important for its health, despite the weather, yet it is important to monitor your dog’s needs for the purpose of doing his business.
If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at – Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – Petco or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – Petsmart -PETLAND, (815) 332-4200 – Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 – 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 – 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 – CVS Pharmacy
For the Chihuahua lovers in the Rockford area, you can check out – Chihuahua Land Rockford or Chihuahua Rescue. You can also find some beautiful, healthy Chihuahuas and other small puppies at – http://www.scottspuppypalace.com/teacuppuppies.htm.
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