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Walk Your Dog to a Healthier You

The health benefits of dog walking to you and your dog Regular exercise with your pet is good for both your health and your dog's health and can be great fun. There's nothing like an exercise partner who's waiting by the door with a wagging tail to keep you motivated! Dog owners enjoy numerous health and social benefits by walking their dog a few times a week. Benefits include improved cardiovascular fitness, lower blood pressure, stronger muscles and bones (built up by walking regularly), and decreased stress. A regular walk is vitally important for your pet's health too. Obesity in pets is associated with a number of medical complaints including osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, liver disease and insulin resistance.Most dogs need...

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What You Need to Know About Pet Insurance from US News & World Report

Get pet insurance early because most plans will not cover pre-existing conditions. Cats and dogs are often considered family members, which may explain why U.S. pet owners are increasingly investing in pet insurance. According to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association, pet owners spent more than $1 billion on pet insurance in 2017, insuring 2.1 million pets in the United States and Canada, a nearly 17 percent jump from the previous year. If you're thinking about getting pet insurance, here are some factors experts suggest owners consider, from premiums to genetics to overall quality of care. Click here for this post with More Information from US News & World Report..

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