Every summer, and of course on January 1st, we see people getting back out to exercise. This is usually because the weather is beautiful, or to make sure those New Year’s resolutions are met. And then, before you know it, hobbling and sore muscles abound.
Often the family dog is included in the sudden need to exercise. Please remember that your dog can be as sore as you following a sudden change in exercise. So, if you are going to start getting in shape, start slowly.
Please don’t hop on your bike and take your dog for a 5 mile run. Start with long walks and condition for longer activities. Summer sunburns can also be a problem for white or light colored dogs. Waterproof sunscreen can be applied to the ears and top of the nose. Now get out there and “Get er Done!”