Regular walking keeps your pet trim and fit to reduce weight related illness like diabetes and arthritis.
Movement stimulates the digestive tract to help food move properly and prevent issues like constipation.
Walking maintains joint flexibility and circulation. Lack of activity leads to stiffness and discomfort.
Exposure to new sights and smells plus your companionship make walks mentally stimulating.
Walking presents opportunities for pets to interact with people and other animals.
All those interesting aromas on walks provide enrichment and mental exercise.
Moderate exercise helps circulate the immune system's first line of defenses throughout the body.