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Pet Insurance

Exercise Is Important for Your Pets

by Jon Vijungco
Managing Director
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June 22, 2018

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It might be cute to have a chubby dog or cat, but this can later develop into some very serious health issues. Just like humans, our pets need to exercise on a regular basis in order to maintain their health and to help drain excess energy that can cause them to be unruly and hard to manage at home. Here are a few reasons why it is important to give your pets some good regular exercise:

  • Prevention: One of the main reasons to provide routine exercise for your pets is to help prevent health problems later on. Our pets can suffer from a multitude of health conditions if they become overweight or if they are living sedentary lifestyles.
  • Better Health: Walking your dog or giving your cat a place for it to run and climb is very important to their health. With regular exercise, you can help improve their joints, reduce problems with their digestive health, and help prevent other health issues as well.
  • Better Behaved: Animals that are unable to exercise can build up a lot of energy. This energy needs to be released somehow and if it is not released through exercise, it is usually released through bad actions. Your pet will misbehave and they may not listen to you because they have so much energy and all they care about is expending it. So giving your pet a walk is a good way to release that energy and generally keep your pet well-mannered.
  • Age: Exercise can also help your pets when they get older. Regular exercise will help them continue feeling young and living energetic lives, rather than succumbing to the effects of old age early.

The importance of ensuring that your pet is getting regular physical activity on a daily basis cannot be undermined. You want your pet to feel healthy and have healthy lives. Most importantly, having a healthy pet can save you trips to see the veterinarian and save you money. Finally, the best time to get pet insurance is when the pet is young and healthy. So while exercising your pet to maintain a healthy lifestyle is important, it is equally important to get pet insurance for your healthy pet, so if an unexpected accident or illness will occur, pet insurance will be there to help you make a better choice to maintain your pet’s healthy lifestyle.

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