Those Paws Are Made for Walkin'!
Spring is slowly springing here in Wisconsin! Do you have walking plans with your pup?
We both have legs and feet…walking is our natural mode of transportation. There are nearly endless benefits of walking WITH your dog. Not only does it get us where we want to go, but for both dog and human it improves mood, reduces stress, and supports myriad healthy body functions. And best of all, you get to spend time with your favorite furry friend!
If your goal (for you OR your dog) is better fitness, a walk with him can be turned into a well-rounded workout. Myfitnesspal has some tips on how to prepare for a more vigorous walk (or run!) and how to keep it at a healthy pace. —-> How to Turn Walking Your Dog Into a Workout
Lastly, remember your dog’s limits after a less-active winter indoors. Whether she’s young or older, soft tissue injuries and even neck/disc injuries are common when dogs first hit the grass after the long snowy months. Dr. Karen Becker has an important article revolving around the transition from winter activity to spring activity, and also tips on how to keep your dog toned all year round. Check it out! —-> A Major Recipe for Injury - Vets See No Shortage Every Year at This Time
HAWS PET OF THE WEEK
To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page. You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.
Cha Cha is just as fun as the dance she is named for. This lively gal is a month shy of a year old. She is a medium sized, mixed breed dog who thoroughly enjoys life. She adores people and gets along with some dogs. She would do best in a home with children 10 and up because of her exuberant nature. Cha cha is a hoot and very smart, she is looking for a family to keep her physically and mentally stimulated. Are you ready to dance into your future with this gal? Come to HAWS and visit her!
Don’t forget—both of our locations will be closed on Sunday, April 21st in observance of the Easter holiday. We’ll resume our normal hours on Monday, April 22nd at 9am.
Have a beautiful Easter weekend!
Your Friends at End of the Leash
Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.