What Does Active Dog Month Mean for Dogs?

It's hard to find people who don't love dogs. According to the American Pet Products Association, roughly 53% of American households own at least one dog. The majority of those owners (91%) consider their dogs to be family members. 

What Is Active Dog Month?

April is observed as Active Dog Month / Canine Fitness Month, and it is the perfect time to get your dog moving. This awareness month is all about encouraging and motivating people to get their dogs active. Here at Actijoy, we're all about active dogs and think that it is not only April we should focus on fulfilling our dogs' exercise needs.  That we can all continue our efforts even past April and help our dogs stay healthy and happy. 

Why You Should Celebrate Active Dog Month

We love our dogs, but we don't always treat them like the athletes they are. In fact, most of us don't treat them like athletes at all. The last thing you want for your dog is to be out of shape and unable to keep up with you when you're out hiking, jogging, or playing fetch. Dog obesity is still on the rise, and many veterinarians claim that the number of overweight pets has even increased over the pandemic. So take some time to think about your doggy's exercise needs. We all have hectic lives. Find some valuable tips about how to add exercise with your furry friend into a busy schedule here.

Best Time to Get Your Dog Into Shape

If you've been looking for an excuse to get your dog into shape, then Active Dog Month is the perfect time to jump into it. It's never too late to start an exercise routine, and just like with humans, regular exercise can improve your dog's overall health, fitness, and quality of life. And it's not only good for you and your dog, but it's also a great way to bond and build a healthy relationship. You can even get into shape together by following a few simple tips on how to Create a Workout Plan for You and Your Dog. Dogs make great sporting partners. Make sure to check the sports you can do with your dog

3 Ways to Celebrate Active Dog Month

There are many benefits to being active, and dogs are no exception. Active dogs are more likely to live longer, healthier lives. For dogs who are overweight, exercise can help them lose weight and keep it off. 
    • Get a dog tracker
    • Set the goal
    • Fulfill your dog's exercise goals every day 

Help Your Dog Live A Longer, Happier Life

A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that dogs who were walked regularly (at least 30 minutes a day) lived an average of 1.8 years longer than dogs who were walked less.

There are so many benefits to exercising with your dog, like improved bonding, better health, and longer life. So put on your sneakers and get out 'dogether'! 


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Please note: all dogs should be treated as individuals. The Actijoy™ blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only. In the case of emergency, always seek qualified healthcare from a local veterinarian or emergency facility. Actijoy™ blogs are not designed to treat, diagnose, or prescribe medication for your pet.

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